Has Planned Parenthood provided you with health care, education, or advocacy opportunities at some point in your life? If yes, we would love to hear your story.
I turned to Planned Parenthood when I was in high school for birth control. If Planned Parenthood hadn't helped me, I would not be who I am today.
I found out about the Affordable Care Act while volunteering at Planned Parenthood. I was so excited because it meant I could have health insurance again.
I would not have been able to afford birth control, which I needed for a medical reason, without Planned Parenthood.
If I hadn't gone to Planned Parenthood, I would not have gotten my diagnosis of stage two breast cancer. I might not even be here today.
We know that students are sexually active—it's a fact. And so we need to make sure they are equipped with the right tools to make healthy decisions.
Planned Parenthood was the only provider that took my endometriosis seriously. If it weren't for Planned Parenthood, I wouldn't have been able to have a child.
At 17, I became pregnant. I decided to terminate the pregnancy because it was the best option for me at the time. It's important that abortion remain safe and legal for women.
If Planned Parenthood didn't exist, I would not have access to reproductive health care. I really can't imagine a world without Planned Parenthood.
When I was 19, my boyfriend and I went to Colombia together. While we were there, I found out I was pregnant. Abortion is illegal in Colombia. I felt isolated, afraid, and alone. I didn’t know who to turn to or where to go. The only thing I knew is that I was not ready to bring a child into this world.
Because I was able to get preventive care, including birth control, I was able to fulfill my life goals: to graduate college and become a mother.
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