planned parenthood

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Planned Parenthood

 
an organization that provides reproductive health care services, including the promotion of accessible means of voluntary fertility control, operation of clinics, conduction of educational programs, conduction of research, and dissemination of information.

planned parenthood

a philosophical framework central to the development of contraceptive methods, contraceptive counseling, and family planning programs and clinics. Advocates hold that each woman has the right to decide when to conceive and bear children and that contraceptive and gynecological care and information should be available to help her become or prevent becoming pregnant. See also contraception.

planned parenthood

The concept that a couple or a woman may choose when to conceive and give birth. This is, of course, accomplished only by the careful and proper use of some form of birth control.
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Ernst was hardwired into the Gramscian network: He was affiliated with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), and Planned Parenthood of America.
It does not talk about the circumstances'' of when partial-birth abortion might be necessary,'' said Jane Johnson, interim president of Planned Parenthood of America.
Currently an independent consultant, Britton has held executive- level positions in health education at Stanford University, in studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and with Planned Parenthood of America.
31 Associated Press report that revealed the Dallas, Texas-based breast cancer charity had decided to discontinue most of its grant funding of Planned Parenthood of America (PPFA).

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