29 October 2012
The Mission Statement of Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a name that most people in the United States can recognize. They are an organization funded by the government specializing in reproductive health, sex education, and abortions. This mission statement relates with my theme because Planned Parenthood is a place where many people go to get counseling, birth control, and more for free or a low cost.
The purpose of this mission statement, just like any other mission statement, is to explain the reason for Planned Parenthood is existent. The actual title of it is “A Reason for Being.” One of the reasons I believe a mission statement is important for all organization is so people can know what the business stands for and why it is important. The first sentence states, “Planned Parenthood believes in 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” (Mission). Discrimination is a very sensitive topic in the business world. For a business to begin their mission statement expressing how they do not tolerate discrimination of any kind is very prominent and shows that it is very important for their audience o know this to begin with.
When most people the of Planned Parenthood, they associate it with abortion. Pro-life supporters hate it and Mitt Romney stated that he would stop funding to the organization if he were elected into office. You can ride pass the Planned Parenthood on Poplar any day of the week and you will surely see abortion protesters outside picketing. What they do not realize is that this organization is not just aimed toward pregnant women who are contemplating abortion, but also toward men and women who need contraception, who are confused about their sexuality or body image, who are in...