Share Your Story
Whether it's affordable birth control or the right to safe and legal abortion, your experience and perspective matter.
Sharing your story is one of the most powerful ways to build connection and bust stigma — around abortion and all sexual and reproductive health care.
Patient & Supporter Stories
Robin & Jim's Story
"Abortion access isn't an issue we have always been passionate about, but we ARE now the fact of the issue. Our desperately wanted daughter is the issue. If you believe you wouldn't make this choice if you were in our shoes, please be grateful you likely haven't had to... You can't imagine what you would do unless you have actually be in the position."
Robin & Jim, St. Louis
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because they stood with me, through the hardest time in my life. They helped me get my life back! If it wasn't for them I don't know where I would be!"
Kate, age 37, St. Louis
"The unique thing about going to Planned Parenthood is that...[it's] an environment where every single person in the room is supportive, and they understand, and there's no judgement."
Lori, age 34, St. Louis
"Planned Parenthood has been there for me when no one else was. They have been there through all seasons of my life."
Shasta, age 38, St. Charles
"Planned Parenthood is comfort. There is no expectation to defend or explain yourself. Feeling respected and comforted at a vulnerable moment is what makes Planned Parenthood so valuable to so many women."
Alexandra, age 25, Columbia
"When I couldn't afford birth control Planned Parenthood was there for me. They never judge you."
Autumn, age 22, Joplin
"Planned Parenthood has provided easily accessible women's health care for me since graduate school. They have always been so easy to schedule with, and I know I can go there without fear of unexpectedly high bills. They are caring, supportive, and professional."
Elyse, age 27, St. Louis
"Planned Parenthood is synonymous with women's health. When I began going there for birth control pills when I was 18, it was because I could trust them in all areas of women's health."
Sarah, age 38, Rogersville
"The nurses, doctors, and others at Planned Parenthood always treated me with respect and without judgement. I am a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood and I will be for the rest of my life."
Brandi, age 37, St. Louis
"[How I build my family] is a conversation between me & my doctor, not me & my state senator."
Jessica, age 34, St. Louis
"From the moment I arrived the staff made me feel at ease and welcome, regardless of ability to pay."
Michelle, age 41, St. Louis