Interest Groups In Planned Parenthood

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Margaret Sanger. This woman changed the future of the use of contraceptives in the United States forever. She established the organization that we would come to know as Planned Parenthood, one of the largest providers of reproductive health services in America. The roots of Planned Parenthood go back to Margaret Sanger, October 16, 1916, and Brooklyn, New York. Margaret Sanger committed her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally accessible for women. After graduating from college, she worked in New York City as a visiting nurse. Many of the women she took care of lacked proper contraceptives, and when faced with an unwanted pregnancy, they resorted to back-alley abortions that were unsanitary and unsafe. Sanger was called …show more content…
In a way, interest groups represent what a democracy is. Interest groups allow people to have a say in their government since they are able to express what they personally think in a way that is more likely to gain attention from the government or powerful political figures. This is because interest groups join people who believe in the same issue to fight for what they believe in. It is more likely for change to occur when people fight together. Interest groups allow individual’s voices and opinions to be heard, and that is essentially what a democracy is. Additionally, because interest groups can be about and focus on a wide range of platforms, they r allow every individual to express their own personal opinion because they are not limited to the opinions of political figures, they can all be shown through different interest groups. A benefit of having interest groups is that since there are so many interest groups for one issue working both with and against each other, they can end up balancing each other out to reach a common ground and everyone is pleased. Although, the opposing view is that a common ground cannot be reached through interest groups. In a realistic, modern society, there are many different interests as to what is good for the people. Therefore, it is likely there is no “common good” because of the wide amount of contrasting opinions from each person and group of people in our society. What is good for one person may not be good for everyone else, or even other people. Similarly, what one person thinks does not represent what everyone else thinks. For example, many people in the United States believes that abortions are bad and should be illegal, but others believe abortions should be legal and women should have the ability to be in charge of their own body. Planned Parenthood does not fulfill everyone’s wants because they support women having abortions, despite the fact that there are lots of