To start with i really do not want to start a debate on choices - i am trying to find answers . My family has wore me out with in fighting - so i am turning to strangers for simple advice & opinions .. I have donated money to almost every known charity thinking i was doing a good thing .. Helping the less fourtnate .. Helping for cancer research .. Helping the homeless .. Church groups , school groups , veterns groups , emergency help groups , animal groups , sick children hospitals.. Ronals mcdonald homes . Always salv . army .. Local & national . You name it i probably donated to them . My donations have been as little as loose change to large bills and larger checks . I recently found out how donations given to cancer research groups - pink ribbon for breast cancer. Relay for life - Actually gave monies they collected to planned parenthood . Also united way apparently also does . Not sure how many others do . How do you know what the donations goes to ? Asking the one collecting donations wouldnt know , and im sure by somehow contacting the ceo of these charities id be given a blow off line . My problem with this is i am pro- life - I will not judge anyone who for what reason they had abortion but saddens me they felt was only choice . That said ..... How do i find out which charities do not give monies raised thur donations to planned parenthood ? Wish i had the choice , choice where my donations go .. Also my tax dollars . My next question is regarding obamacare ... Is it free insurance or do you pay for it ? Seeing as how it now covers so many - is there still a need to donate to charities such as st judes , march of dimes anymore ? These kids now will have healthcare to cover medical & not relying on donations to help . I will still continue to donate to charities but the more i am finding out on them the less inclined i am to do so . No longer will i donate if i disagree with issues morally against by beliefs . I sincerely am Not trying to start any polical fights . Had enough of that . These are questions that cause major fights with people in my life who i love dearly but are too fired up & too hard headed to see where i am coming from . Thanks .