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PPMM patients share their experiences receiving abortion care at our health centers and how their lives have been impacted by receiving essential health care services.

PPMM Storyteller, Amanda from Santa Cruz, shares her story.

Two days before I graduated from college, I went to Planned Parenthood to get birth control. During my appointment, I took a pregnancy test, and it was positive. I was terrified. I had just gotten accepted to graduate school, my boyfriend was volatile, and our relationship was turbulent. I could not see a healthy or happy future for myself or a baby. So, one week after I graduated - yes, I walked the stage pregnant and afraid and so, so alone - I had an abortion at eight weeks.

If it weren’t for Planned Parenthood…

Because I had access to abortion care, I was able complete a master’s degree, meet and marry my first spouse, travel through Europe with my mom, become an artist and performer, and now pursue a teaching credential with a partner who is so good to me.
None of those things would have been possible without mifepristone (the widely prescribed abortion medication, approved by the FDA 20 years ago, which could be severely restricted throughout the U.S. in a pending federal court ruling).

PPMM Storyteller, Liliana from California, shares her story.

Without Planned Parenthood, I and so many others wouldn’t have had access to safe abortions or birth control. I am grateful for the care the staff has provided me - with no judgment, but with so much understanding. If it weren’t for Planned Parenthood I wouldn’t be where I am today.

To the doctor, to the staff at the door, to the woman who held my hand and told me everything would be alright: Thank you.

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