Protestors Battled It Out In Front Of Planned Parenthood This Weekend
Planned Parenthood can’t seem to catch a break these days. According to WoodTV.com, this past Saturday outside of a Planned Parenthood in Grand Rapids, Michigan, protestors could be seen playing a proverbial tug-of-war for the organization’s morals. On the one side was a pro-life group against Planned Parenthood and its practices, and on the other side a pro-choice group or a group in support of PP and it’s practices. The right to assemble is given to us by the Bill of Rights, but it also states that that assembly must be peaceable. When signs are brought advertising that PP sells baby parts and that women who have abortions are murderers, the question of what is considered peaceable is truly brought into play.
Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that offers a variety of reproductive and sexual health services ranging from education to birth control to STD checks to abortions and more. And of course, regardless of the amount of women and teens that PP has helped there’s always going to be haters. Those on the righter side of the wing have taken issue with teens having access to info on sex and condoms; apparently they didn’t read the results of countless studies stating that abstinence-only education absolutely does not work. But anyway, the true issue people have with PP are the abortions—nothing gets conservative white guys fired up more then the ability to declare what women can and can’t do.
However, fortune favored PP and their funding up until the recent release of some videos showing some employees of PP discussing the fetal tissue donation program, aka selling aborted fetuses for profit. Had these videos not been obviously edited and proved to be fake says the Huffington Post, PP would probably no longer exist. Yet regardless of the numerous investigations launched by Congress that soundly proved that nothing of the sort happened at PP, people are still protesting the organization for selling baby parts as seen in Michigan this weekend. There’s no denying that people have the right to protest, but when they are protesting to take away other people’s rights is it still considered peaceable? Or is that in violation of our other unalienable rights that our government was created to protect, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?