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n. the lawful and natural father or mother of a person. The word does not mean grandparent or ancestor, but can include an adoptive parent. (See: adoption)

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This provision was enacted, however, because too many women have died in Planned Parenthood's clinics.
Moreover, Planned Parenthood is not the only organization that helps women; towns around America teem with clinics which help women with the same, or more, services than it does.
Attacks on Planned Parenthood seek to undermine a network that has capably served millions of women for decades.
Trump and other members of his incoming administration, such as Vice President-elect Pence and recently-announced (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/11/28/trump-to-name-rep-tom-price-as-next-hhs-secretary/?utm_term=.e5826c3e71fe) HHS Secretary Tom Price , have expressed opposition toward federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which also provides abortion services.
Neither the letter nor the study actually get into the really troubling "content" of those tapes, which have Planned Parenthood employees casually talking about the disposition of organs, tissues, and body parts of babies they've just aborted.
Food and Drug Administration reports that there are 8,735 licensed mammography facilities in America, but Planned Parenthood operates none of them.
That all changed last fall when Planned Parenthood of Southwest Florida became the first affiliate in Florida to offer first trimester abortions.
The stability of Planned Parenthood's abortion count--between 324,000 and 334,000 since 2008--is remarkable, given that national figures for abortions have been in a nosedive since 2008; they have dropped 13% in just the last three years.