I was nineteen when I first went to Planned Parenthood. I hadn’t had a pelvic exam that year, and since I was active with my boyfriend, I wanted to make sure I was okay. I also needed birth control. My name was called, and about an hour later I was on my way.
I don’t have a life changing tale about how Planned Parenthood saved my vagina. I don’t think I need one. Yes, my story is pretty mundane, but without Planned Parenthood, would I even have one to share? I can’t afford health insurance, I’m sexually active, and I want to make healthy choices for myself. Planned Parenthood allows me to do so in an affordable way.
If Planned Parenthood ceases to exist, then my mundane gynecological visits do, too.
So why are congressmen trying to take away my right to ensure I continue to be safe and healthy?
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT BACK:
Sign the petition over at http://www.ppaction.org/IStandWithPP
Twitter the hashtag: #IStandWithPlannedParenthood