Based on THIS article. Is there an ethical issue?
1. Initially, when Planned Parenthood approached John Abbate to lease out space in one of his commercial office buildings, a deal was worked out. But Abbate, a Catholic and pro-life supporter, soon had a change of heart.
2. The ethical issue here is that this business is being denied office space because of the personal beliefs of the real estate owner and his family. Abbate is also the owner of 23 restaurants. He obviously doesn’t need the money, but instead of helping out a business he chooses to make a political statement. There is nothing ethical about that.
3. I believe that Abbate should put his beliefs and political statements aside and let Planned Parenthood lease the space in his building. Planned Parenthood is the largest U.S. provider of reproductive health services and they need a location to do business. Their operation consists of cancer screenings, HIV screenings and counseling, contraception, and abortion. In reality, abortions are only a small portion of Planned Parenthood’s budget. It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it.