I have been reading in the news lately about the controversy with Planned Parenthood. Many people believe that Planned Parenthood has been selling fetal tissue for medical research from abortions. I read on IndyStar.com Planned Parenthood donates fetal tissue to universities with consents from the patient. I was taught in Woman’s Studies class that Planned Parenthood was originated to help control the population for the poor minority communities. In 1921 Margaret Sanger made birth control accessible for the poor communities since during this time only well to do families were able to afford and access birth control.
From 1921 Planned Parenthood has evolved, they not only provide birth control they offer health services for STI and cancer testing. Planned Parenthood does provide abortions yet it isn’t something that is advertised. Per Tampa Bay Times reported that 97% of Planned Parenthood services are used for breast cancer screening.
In 1978 Faye Wattleton was the first lady to become president of Planned Parenthood since Margaret Sanger not only is Faye a woman she is a black woman. Faye was president of Planned Parenthood since 1992 now Planned Parenthood does not only take lives with abortions (which is one of the lest services used) to having lifesaving screening available for poor minorities.
I know that many pro-life supporters fill that Planned Parenthood is bad for our communities but before you try to tear them down make sure you realize the good that they are also providing for families.