Do you think cutting planned parenthood will help the economy get out of debt or make things worse?
Planned Parenthood is under fire by the new Presidential elect Donald Trump, but by defunding this center it will affect our economy. According to Andrea Flynn from the Atlantic Newspaper stated,”The Congressional Budget Office said in a new report on Thursday that cutting off the women’s health organization from federal money would actually increase public spending by an estimated $130 million over 10 years.” Without the production of planned parenthood, taxes will increase and citizen will now have to pay more to keep it open. Planned Parenthood helps the economy, but also helps women too. According to Emma Brown from the Washington Post stated, ”The National Women’s Law Center highlights research that shows the initial availability of birth-control pills in the early 1970s accounted for 30 percent of the growth in the proportion of women in skilled careers between 1970 and 1990… Women’s ability to plan and space their pregnancies has been shown to improve educational attainment and increase wages and lifetime earnings. And the children of mothers who had access to birth control have higher family incomes and college completion rates.” It not only helps women for the long run, but having the supply of birth control can also empower women too. All in all, planned parenthood helps fund the United States economy, but does planned parenthood only provide abortions or other services too?
(The picture beneath shows the women fitting to keep Planned Parenthood clinics open and ensure the benefits for women.)
What can defunding planned parenthood do to people without insurance?
With the new President, most women have been scrambling to get all their necessary treatments now and get the benefits of not having insurance at planned parenthood. According to Sandy Florez a Professor at the University of Miami stated,“Census data on uninsured women and children in 2009, approximately 20 percent of 18-to-64-year-old women in the country are uninsured. Combine this statistic with the fact that one in five women in the country use one of Planned Parenthood’s services, and you have a significant chunk of the female population that might will be left without proper resources to receive treatment for preventable diseases.” No insurance can be the cause for untreated diseases and that without planned parenthood there would be increase of unplanned pregnancies. Jaeah Lee from motherjones.com stated,“Nearly half said they were "unable to access the birth control that they wanted to use" in the three months before they became pregnant. Among the reasons: cost, lack of insurance, inability to find a clinic, and inability get a prescription.” It shows that without insurance getting the necessary medical needs can be very difficult or not even a priority, but with planned parenthood could they use fetuses that were aborted for research?
Could the U.S. have another baby due to no more funding of abortions/ Planned Parenthood?
The first ever baby boom was In World War 2. It was the rapid growth of babies being born, but can this happen in the twenty-first century without planned parenthood? According to Danielle Paquette from The Washington Post who cited the New England Journal of Medicine stated, “The group’s birth rate shot up. Between 2011 and 2014, the number of these births, covered by Medicaid, climbed 27 percent.” The rate went up, but they were covered with Medicaid. Therefore, without insurance the rate could double in size even and cause a baby boom. Secondly, Amanda Marcotte stated in her article Texas’s Unwanted-Baby Boom that, “Thousands of women who want abortions but can’t get them will be turned into either happy, glowing mothers or saintly birth mothers giving their babies up for adoption as a result of this sudden loss of access… Women go to Mexico to buy ulcer medications that induce miscarriage and are available over the counter, or even at flea markets, and often end up in abortion clinics anyway, trying to fix the half-aborted pregnancy that results because they took the wrong dosage.” Women will go to an extreme to have an abortion and that could eventually kill them if it is not done properly. Therefore, defunding planned parenthood can hurt thousands of women's lives.