There have been a lot of stories in the news lately about Planned Parenthood and the selling of fetal body tissue. People are upset that an organization, especially one that receives more than half a billion in taxpayer dollars each year, could ever do such a thing. This is an organization that is trusted by many Americans, whether they use Planned Parenthood for its services or not. The name and brand carry weight. There is perceived credibility, and many people are now realizing that the organization they trusted is doing abhorrent things. Some are outraged at Planned Parenthood.
The Senate held a vote to reallocate funds that currently go to Planned Parenthood to other women’s health clinics that provide similar services. That vote did not pass. Some people are outraged at our lawmakers’ inability or lack of desire to stop the funding of Planned Parenthood.
People are posting all over social media, and there are heated exchanges between friends and relatives. Deep-seated emotions on both sides are causing divisions between people who’ve been close. It is difficult to understand someone who holds an opposing view, especially when you hold your own view so dear. Some of us are outraged at friends and family members for their views.