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Women’s Rights Talking Points: Planned Parenthood

 

Planned Parenthood

As they state on their website, Planned Parenthood is an organization that believes in the fundamental rights of each individual to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. Here are a few facts and statistics about Planned Parenthood.

  1. Background Information
    1. Formed over 100 years ago
    2. Provides accurate and reliable information about reproductive health
    3. Provides birth control, legal and safe abortion services, cancer screenings, and testing/treatments of STDs
  2. The Facts:
    1. Provides services for 5 million women and men, including LGBTQ individuals.
      1. 45% of their services are STI/STD tests and treatments
      2. 31% are contraception services
  • 13% are other Women’s Health services
  1. 7% are cancer screenings and prevention
  2. Only 3% are abortions services
  3. 1% are other services
  1. Of those 2.5 million patients…
    1. 84% are 20 years old or older
    2. 75% have incomes at or below the 150% of the federal poverty level
  • 23% are latino
  1. 15% are black
  1. In one year planned parenthood provides…
    1. 4.2 million STI/STD tests and treatments
    2. 2 million family and contraceptive services
  • 1.2 million pregnancy tests
  1. 930,000 emergency contraception kits
  2. 360,000 breast exams
  3. 324,000 abortions performed
  • 72,000 cancer screenings for women whose cancer was detected early
  1. Links!
    1. Here is the link to the Planned Parenthood website
      1. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn
    2. Here is the link to the script Planned Parenthood has made for calling your senator or local representatives.
      1. https://www.istandwithpp.org/call

 

 

 

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