"...Then, at age 17, I became pregnant. I went to Planned Parenthood, and the staff confirmed my pregnancy. They took care of me. They were extremely compassionate and informative. They explained the different options that were available: I could carry the pregnancy to term and keep the baby; I could give up the baby for adoption; or I could have an abortion..." - Shawanna, PP Patient
"I wasn't sick. I had no symptoms that there was something wrong with me. If I hadn't been a patient of Planned Parenthood, I would not have known that I had cervical cancer until I was sick - and I probably would have died." – Christy, PPWI patient
“As an underinsured college student, I went to a Planned Parenthood location near my hometown for a yearly exam and the test results came back that I had pre-cancerous cells in my cervix. If I wasn’t able to be seen by Planned Parenthood, or have that option available to me, it could’ve gone very badly. Planned Parenthood helped me to be a mother.” - Gina, PPWI patient
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"Getting cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood is really important. I do have a family history. So my aunt had ovarian cancer. She is actually no longer with us, which makes it even more important to me to continue to get those check-ups." - Courntey, PPWI Patient
"Health should not be the last priority. People should not have to choose between - Can I do something that I want with my life, like going to college, or can I afford health care" - Sophie, PPWI Patient
"One day, I was having these horrible pains in my lower abdomen, and I called my doctor at Planned Parenthood. I found out I had tumors and cysts in my ovaries, and that it was a health emergency. They were able to save half an ovary, and that was enough, because I was able to have children." – Lori, PPWI patient