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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 01:04 PM

 

New Ad: What would we lose each year without Planned Parenthood? | The Briefing


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Reply New Ad: What would we lose each year without Planned Parenthood? | The Briefing (Original post)
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 OP
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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 01:17 PM

1. So many great things they do for our country.

 

Breast Exams

Planned Parenthood performed half of a million breast exams in 2013, which is the last year that numbers are available. These exams, while no fun, are imperative for detecting early cancers. The organization also teaches women how to do their own self-exams.

Pap Tests

Planned Parenthood performed 400,000 pap tests in 2013. These tests can find pre-cancerous cells. Without Planned Parenthood, low-income or uninsured women would have no place to go for preventive and reproductive health care.

Pregnancy Prevention

Thanks to Planned Parenthood, over half a million pregnancies were prevented. Not all people can practice abstinence, so the organization provides free and affordable birth-control measures such as the pill, condoms, and IUDs. They also provide Plan B pills, which prevent pregnancies. Contrary to popular beliefs, these pills do not terminate pregnancies. They prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg.

Prevent And Treat STD’s

Planned Parenthood gave 4.5 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), and that includes HIV treatment. Yes, HIV is scary, but it is not the only unpleasant STI. Some can lead to cancer.

Educates Pregnant Women

You wouldn’t know it, listening to high-level conservatives, but Planned Parenthood educates women about all of their pregnancy options. Two of those options are giving a baby up for adoption and keeping the child. Women often choose one of these two options. Just know that after giving birth and seeing your baby for the first time, it is exceedingly difficult to give her up for adoption.

Private Health Care Not Available

So what do these ultra-conservatives want? Would they have women who cannot afford private health care contract breast and cervical cancer? Do they want us to get pregnant even if we do not want or cannot afford to have another child? They want us pregnant even if it means losing our life? They would even want to take away our access to information – our choice – be that keeping the baby, giving her up to adoption, or something else.


http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/08/03/5-planned-parenthood-benefits-advantages-private-health-care/

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 04:09 PM

2. Great ad

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:48 PM

3. KNR

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