Kehinde Missouri

Planned Parenthood

Lawmakers should not be allowed to defund Planned Parenthood.

Dear Ms./Mr.President, 

I have some concerns about Planned Parenthood I would like to address. I know recently President Obama has vetoed a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. I believe that defunding Planned Parenthood could cause more problems and issues that would have to be solved. As of now, some State lawmakers have defunded Planned Parenthood and this is a big problem. According to Stand with Planned most women who access care from a family planning center say it’s their main source of healthcare.This is a big reason to keep state lawmakers from defunding Planned Parenthood because if they do many women’s main source of health care will be gone.

According to Cornell University Law School, the First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion,expression,assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religions over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. If you help create a bill that will not allow federal lawmakers to create a bill that will defund Planned Parenthood it will show Americans and the rest of the world that we are moving towards the right direction as a nation. This will allow women to be able to know that they will be heard and not just left out of the equation because of their gender.

Even if you are unable to pass a bill that will prevent federal lawmakers from defunding Planned Parenthood,when they do bring up the bill again you can veto it. If you veto the bill this will show women that there is someone who is advocating for them on their behalf even if they are unable to make a decision on the bill themeselve​​s. I believe the job of the President is to represent all genders and not one over the other.

Yours truly,

Kehinde ​