Planned Parenthood controversy worth examining

Stephanie Atchley and Lexie Ray


Lately, Planned Parenthood has had many allegations against them saying that the company was trafficking fetal body parts for money. It is illegal to make money off of organs, but Planned Parenthood is saying that they are only getting money for the processing and shipping. Either way the nonchalant attitude towards surgically removing organs from fetuses is a form of desensitization that society has began to feel towards abortions. Planned Parenthood has performed 327,653 abortions just from 2013-2014.

People have begun to think of abortions as a birth control, instead of what they really are. Abortions should be thought of as murder and should be taken more seriously in our society than it is. A woman has a right to do what she wants to do with her own body, but it should end there. While the fetus may be growing inside of her body, it is a total other human being. Even though the fetus does not have the ability to voice its opinion on the matter, it should still have the right to live.

I can understand and sympathize with women who have been sexually assaulted or have major health risks who might consider abortions as a solution. The fact of the matter is that 75% of women who have abortions are not victims of sexual assault or have major health problems.  

As abortions are not a topic to be taken lightly, trafficking the body parts of the fetus should be treated just the same, legally and ethically.  Being more concerned towards obtaining the parts of a fetus, instead the well-being of a mother during an abortion is not ethical.  If the money that Planned Parenthood gained is not really for processing and shipping, then it also a legal issue that needs to be taken care of.