Family Planning
Family planning is one of the more controversial topics in our society today. Trying to ensure that everyone is given the equality both men and women and the rich and poor. Who pays for it? What if you can’t afford services? Issues that arise within the family planning arena are contraceptives, abortion, and education.   Abortion is a difficult issue — no one approaches it lightly or makes a decision about whether to have an abortion lightly. Abortion also touches upon a significant number of important, fundamental ethical questions: the nature of personhood, the nature of rights, human relationships, personal autonomy, the extent of state authority over personal decisions, and more. All of this means that it is very important that we take abortion seriously as an ethical issue — seriously enough to identify the various components and discuss them with as little prejudice as possible.
As a leader in the human service organization I would respond to this issue by fighting for more education and greater health coverage. So much time gets wrapped up in the political arena that could be spent educating society on the choices they have in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions. I would also lobby for services to be covered under government funding or for a reduced fee giving everyone the opportunity to receive fair care. It would be more cost effective to provide the pill to a woman than cover the medical cost of a pregnancy or another child being born into welfare. I believe it to be unethical for rich women to be able to receive family planning services and not the poor.