Carol's Story: Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

Carol came to Planned Parenthood for birth control. During her pelvic exam, the doctor told her that she had a growth on her ovary — which led to the lifesaving diagnosis of her cervical cancer. This is Carol’s story of care.

Aimee Boone Cunningham and her mother Cecilia Boone on meeting President Obama

Cecilia Boone, former PPFA Board Chair and daughter Aimee Boone Cunningham, PPFA Board Member, discuss the importance of women's health champions speaking up to defend Planned Parenthood. "It’s just impossible not to think about doing whatever you can to help," said Cecilia Boone Cunningham.

Courtney's story

Without Planned Parenthood, Courtney wouldn’t have been able to get the health care she needed to stay healthy and manage her endometriosis, which can cause painful periods, heavy bleeding, and even make it more difficult to become pregnant. “It’s frightening to think a service like that could be taken away from other women — I was just a girl who wanted to have a family one day and couldn't afford the medication that I needed. Without Planned Parenthood I would not have been able to have my son when I did or as easily as I did.” This is Courtney’s story of care.

A Veteran Clinician

Sally served her country in Iraq for 7 years. Now she's a staff clinician for Planned Parenthood, where beside her dedicated colleagues, she works to provide high-quality health care to women, men, and young people. "That camaraderie between brothers and sisters in the military seems very familiar in a Planned Parenthood setting." This is her story of care.

An Underserved Community

Planned Parenthood’s comprehensive health care services give Yulinda the power to prevent pregnancy, finish her education, and decide what her future holds. "I do love my community. It's so small and everyone just helps everyone, it's so great. The only downfall in my opinion is opportunity here." This is her story of care.

A Spiritual Patient

Yulinda is a practicing Catholic. She's also a Planned Parenthood patient and supporter. “We need to be educated about sex so that we don’t end up being parents when we don’t expect to or we’re not ready.” She and her boyfriend came to Planned Parenthood for birth control counseling so that they can prevent pregnancy and practice safe sex. Planned Parenthood is a “safe haven” where Yulinda's beliefs and health care decisions are respected without judgment. This is her story of care.

Emma Video Journal

“Stop blaming black women for our reproductive health choices.” Emma, a Community Organizer and Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, vlogs about combatting misinformation and scare tactics in North Carolina. This is her story of care. #WeArePP

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

Tayanna gets asked lots of questions about sexual health as a Field Manager for Planned Parenthood in South Carolina. “Just to be able to teach people and clarify things. People feel comfortable to ask me questions — I think that’s like the coolest thing about this job.” This is her story of care. #WeArePP

Keeping Faith — Emma’s Story

Reverend Emma, a Community Organizer in North Carolina, lost her sister to a treatable disease — because she didn’t have access to health care. Here she talks about the impact that her sister's death had on her faith and approach to community organizing. “There’s definitely been a lot of times in my life where I’ve wanted to call her — because she would have been really proud of me.” This is her story of care. #WeArePP