Why Is Planned Parenthood So Controversial?

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An anti-abortion group made accusations about Planned Parenthood. Now, Washington is in a battle over its future. So what’s driving this controversy?

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Planned Parenthood 2013-2014 Annual Report
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/6714/1996/2641/2013-2014_Annual_Report_FINAL_WEB_VERSION.pdf
“In 2014, Planned Parenthood expanded our reach — and deepened our impact — providing the health care and education that help millions of people pursue their dreams and realize their full potential, and advocating for full access to and equity in reproductive health care.”

Title X Family Planning
http://www.hhs.gov/opa/title-x-family-planning/
“For more than 40 years, Title X family planning centers have provided high quality and cost-effective family planning and related preventive health services for low-income women and men.”

Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/health/fetal-tissue-from-abortions-for-research-is-traded-in-a-gray-zone.html
“This may be just one more battle in the nation’s long war over abortion, but the dispute has raised questions about who the buyers and sellers are, what fetal tissue is used for and what the law allows.”

Democrats block Planned Parenthood defunding; McConnell offers ‘clean bill’http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/24/senate-democrats-block-bill-defund-planned-parenthood/72695166/
“Senate Democrats blocked a bill Thursday to keep the government funded through Dec. 11 because of a Republican provision to strip Planned Parenthood of federal money for a year.”

What Does the Planned Parenthood Video Show?
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/planned-parenthood-abortion/398558/
“Women who have abortions can choose to donate fetal tissue for research, and providers can be reimbursed for costs involved in that process, but they can’t profit.”

Videos deceptively edited, Planned Parenthood tells Congress
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/videos-deceptively-edited-planned-parenthood-tells-congress/2015/08/27/5633612c-4cdd-11e5-902f-39e9219e574b_story.html
“Officials at Planned Parenthood mounted an aggressive defense in a letter to Congress on Thursday, offering evidence from an outside investigator that undercover videos targeting the women’s health organization were heavily edited and should be considered unreliable.”

To watch the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress
http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/
“The Human Capital project is a 30-month-long investigative journalism study by The Center for Medical Progress, documenting how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies.”

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