A retired New Jersey-based clinical psychologist, Dr. Beth Grosshans has more than 25 years of experience helping children and families. In addition to her professional work, Dr. Beth Grosshans has been a supporter of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit provider of women’s health services.
One of Planned Parenthood’s initiatives is its Clergy Advisory Board (CAB), a group that advocates for women’s reproductive issues from a faith perspective. Formed in 1994, CAB is composed of leaders of multiple religions from across the United States.
CAB works with Planned Parenthood at state and national levels to support women’s health education and ensure the protection of rights. CAB members actively publish op-ed pieces, essays, blogs, and articles that put forth their beliefs on key issues.
CAB maintains official stances on several issues pertinent to women’s reproductive rights and health, including widespread availability of birth control and funding for family planning services. Additionally, CAB promotes access to sex education with the goal of helping young people make informed decisions regarding sexual behavior.
Another of CAB’s efforts is counteracting the practices of “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) funded by other organizations. CAB members believe that many CPCs give pregnant women partial or misleading information about their health and their rights. CAB provides guidance to these women without judgment or deceptive intent.
Before she retired, Beth Grosshans worked as a clinical child psychologist in Flemington and Princeton, New Jersey. Beth Grosshans also authored Beyond Time, a book about parenting, and is a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood.
According to Planned Parenthood, the organization received an unexpected rise in queries about birth control at their health centers and via their online portal directly after Donald Trump won the electoral vote and became president-elect. Trump vowed that he would cut the federal funding of Planned Parenthood, which may have pushed citizens to book appointments with the non-profit organization. Although there is no assurance that Trump will push through with his promise, patients are taking the threat to the organization seriously and are actively seeking out Planned Parenthood’s help.
Most of the appointments were set because patients wanted to access birth control before the possible aforementioned stripping of Planned Parenthood’s funds. According to Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, there has even been an increase in requests for IUD insertions. They predict that the number will rise as long their organization is still operating around the nation.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development