I have seen a lot of comments over the years on blogs where funding of Planned Parenthood is discussed... I always see people say that if you take away the funding, you are taking away a Woman's Choice.
I would like those who come across this blog and say the same thing to comment please and tell me HOW taking away funding of Planned Parenthood TAKES AWAY a woman's choice (ex, the most controversial issue, the funding for abortions). How does taking funding away from PP for abortions TAKE AWAY a woman's choice? Even if they are talking about funding for 'free' contraception like condoms and pill prescriptions, how does removing funding take away someone's CHOICE to use it? Last time I checked, people are not forced to have sexual intercourse in 99% of cases - it's a choice, so it should then also be a choice to use contraception to avoid pregnancy, or have an abortion to terminate a pregnancy, so why is taking away funding taking away their CHOICE? I don't understand. If I found myself in a position where I wanted to do the deed, but I did not have contraception available, I DIDN'T DO IT! As a stupid teenager, I made mistakes, but does that mean someone else should have been forced to provide me with the pill, when there was no guarantee I would even take it properly? Etc etc etc.
In my opinion, all it takes away is the free ride. They can still choose to terminate their pregnancy, they just don't have the option to have someone else pay for it through funding/tax dollars. So please explain how removing funding for Planned Parenthood that would be used for abortions takes away a woman's choice.
Thank you :)
Oh and before you talk about how some women do not have the money for the procedure on their own, maybe you should think about how we ALL have to buy food and water every single day of our lives, even though without those items, every single one of us would die. So please do not say that taking away their chance at getting it paid for takes away their choice. That is absolutely NOT the same thing. So - next reason/example please.