“They were open armed, they were very welcoming…they can kind of see that the people who go to Planned Parenthood are probably in greater need so that kind of caring feeling was definitely noticed.”
How an ordinary checkup gave rise to a frightening diagnosis, a successful treatment, and a committed advocate.
“The biggest thing that I’ve been saying to them is ‘if this matters to you, you need to get up and do something.’ Pick one thing to do. That does not mean posting on Facebook. That does not mean whining in my ear. It means what are you going to do?”
“I found out if you have insurance you can still come here—that’s money that will go to Planned Parenthood. So I feel like coming in and being a patient here, it’s like giving your patronage to a business that you care about.”
“I solidified my belief that reproductive rights are a basic human right. I grew more comfortable with my sexuality, learning how to talk about it openly and comfortably. I met dozens of truly remarkable folks, and I drew from their strength.”