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Planned Parenthood self-describes as, “a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.”  Planned Parenthood promotes “the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.”  Based on this belief, the mission of Planned Parenthood is:

  • “to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual
  • to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services
  • to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality
  • to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications”


According to their 2012-2013 Annual Report, Planned Parenthood received $540.6 million, or roughly 45% of their total revenue, from government health services grants and reimbursements.1  Planned Parenthood came under national scrutiny in 2015 following the release of 11 videos by the Center for Medical Progress which allegedly depicted top Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners and officials arranging for the sale of aborted fetus parts and fully intact aborted fetuses.2  These videos reignited questions of whether federal tax dollars should be used to fund the organization. 


1Planned Parenthood Annual Report
2Planned Parenthood Sues Maker of Shocking Videos
 

Issue Topic

Planned Parenthood

Polling question

Should the federal government continue to provide funding to Planned Parenthood?

Yes, Strongly Agree
Yes, Agree
Neutral / No opinion
No, Disagree
No, Strongly Disagree

National results

Total Middle School and High School Respondents: 2

Total Voting Age Respondents: 26

Issue Poll Summary:

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