Makulinski Family Foundation Impact: Supporting Ethical Reproductive Care with Planned Parenthood

MFF Supports Ethical Reproductive Care


Since 1916, Planned Parenthood has provided ethical reproductive care to millions of people in the United States and around the world. As the country's largest provider of reproductive health services, they are a vital resource for many people and continue to provide essential health services in the face of opposition. That's why the Makulinski Family Foundation is a proud supporter of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Why Support Planned Parenthood?

There are many reasons to support Planned Parenthood, but one of the most important is that they provide essential health services to those who need them most. In addition to reproductive care, they offer STI testing and treatment, cancer screenings, and more. Moreover, they are often the only source of these services for low-income and rural communities.

Additionally, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of information about reproductive health—sometimes the only source available for young people who don't have access to unbiased reproductive education.

In some states, including Ohio, reproductive health curriculums have no rules mandating that students receive medically accurate, culturally unbiased, and non-religious education around sexual health. This can mean that the only contraceptive method they learn is abstinence, which, as several long-term studies demonstrate, isn't always effective.

Planned Parenthood supplements misinformation with accurate, unbiased resources focused on consent, methods of contraception, STIs, and overall sexual health.

Dispelling Myths About Planned Parenthood

Some that are opposed to supporting Planned Parenthood criticize its receipt of federal funding, especially in states where contraceptive services are unavailable for unintended pregnancies.

However, according to Title X, which outlines the statutes and regulations for family planning services, providers may not use federal funds to "perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning."

Planned Parenthood provides many other services beyond contraception and abortion care, including cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, and general health care. In fact, abortion services make up less than three percent of the services that Planned Parenthood provides. So regardless of personal stance on unplanned pregnancies, it's essential to support the many other services Planned Parenthood provides.

The Impact of Funding and Support

The Makulinski Family Foundation is proud to support the work of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We believe everyone deserves access to quality reproductive health care, regardless of their income or zip code. We also believe that Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for accurate information about sexual and reproductive health.

Since 2015, the Makulinski Family Foundation has contributed over $10,000 to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. These funds have gone towards supporting their many initiatives, including their work to provide reproductive health services to underserved populations, expand access to contraception, and fight for comprehensive sex education in schools.

Join Us in the Fight For Reproductive Healthcare

We know that our support has made a difference in the lives of those who rely on Planned Parenthood for care and information. If you would like to join us in supporting Planned Parenthood, you can donate here. Every little bit helps, and your support will make a big difference in the lives of those who need it most.

- Article by Amanda Kern (August 2022)