Planned Parenthood Case Study

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Planned Parenthood Overview * Introduction of the Organization * History of the Organization * Further actions of the Organization Planned Parenthood Introduction: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is an interest group that pursues a world in which all children are desired and cared for, all women and men have equal rights and dignity, sexuality being expressed with honesty, equality, and responsibility, and the decision to bear children is private and volunteer. The mission is to guarantee the right and ability of all individuals to make decisions of their sexual and reproductive health by providing health services, education and support. Planned Parenthood is the largest U.S. provider of reproductive health…show more content…
Following Margaret Sanger, Alan Frank Guttmacher became president of Planned Parenthood and served from 1962 till 1974. During his tenure, the Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of the original birth control pill, giving rise to new attitudes towards women's reproductive freedom. Also during his presidency, Planned Parenthood lobbied the federal government to support reproductive health, culminating with President Richard Nixon's signing of Title X to provide governmental subsidies for low-income women to access family planning services. Planned Parenthood grew to become the seventh largest charity in the country, providing services to four million clients each year through its 170 affiliates whose activities were spread across 50 states. From 1996 to 2006, Planned Parenthood was led by Gloria Feldt. She activated the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the organization's political action committee, launching what was the most far reaching electoral advocacy effort in its history. She also launched the Responsible Choices Action Agenda, a nationwide campaign to increase services to prevent unwanted pregnancies, improve quality of reproductive care and ensure access to safe and legal abortions. Another initiative was the commencement of a "Global Partnership Program" with the aim of building a vibrant activist constituency in support of…show more content…
In short, nonprofit organization that does research into and gives advice on contraception, family planning, and reproductive problems. In short, PPFA is a non-profit organization providing reproductive health and maternal and child health services, it contributes to pro-choice legislation, complete sex education, and access to affordable health care in the United States. Prevention is one of this groups top
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