The majority of Planned Parenthood's services are not related to abortion. It provides basic health care services, as well as cancer screenings and tests for sexually transmitted diseases. Interestingly, another common service of Planned Parenthood is birth control, which helps prevent unwanted pregnancy, which helps prevent abortion. So the pro-lifers who want to defund Planned Parenthood are actually supporting increased abortion rates.
Planned Parenthood is being turned into a political football. But they go into communities where service is not available to the average person and they perform services that are legal in this country. Planned Parenthood is being demonized for providing abortion services but those services were deemed legal. It's just political posturing and heated opinions that get in the way of real policy. The federal government would not have funded them for many years if they didn't provide critical services that women and yes, even men really need.
I do believe that women get life-saving care at Planned Parenthood. It is a great alternative for women who cannot afford great or any health care. This has been an ongoing debate for ages. I think that Planned Parenthood may not be the best care a woman can receive, but it is a better option for women to receive birth control and pregnancy care instead of at home abortions.
Women need specialized help for their reproductive systems that Planned Parenthood actually gives. They provide screenings and testing which prevents infections and even helps catch cancer early on.That is life-saving care. Just because all women have wombs doesn't mean all the wombs are healthy and women don't need to be checked for health issues.