Lori’s Story: Planned Parenthood Helped Me Become a Mom

Lori, a mother of two from House Speaker Paul Ryan’s district in Wisconsin, credits Planned Parenthood with preserving her ability to bear children. “While still a young teacher, I called Planned Parenthood for an appointment after experiencing severe pains in my low abdomen. I was given an appointment for that same day. A large cyst and multiple benign tumors were detected in my ovaries. Planned Parenthood connected me with a gynecologist who removed them in time to save a healthy portion of one of my ovaries. It was enough, because years later, that same doctor delivered both my daughter and my son. I am forever grateful to Planned Parenthood for their quick action during my health emergency. It is because of their care, in part, that my husband and I were able to grow our family. I continue to support Planned Parenthood so that others may also benefit from their capable and compassionate healthcare.” See supporters in action: https://www.istandwithpp.org/supporters See more Planned Parenthood stories: https://www.istandwithpp.org/stories TAKE ACTION: https://www.istandwithpp.org/take-action Transcript: GFX: Lori, Mom, Substitute Teacher Lori: My name is Lori, I’m a busy mom from Wisconsin. I like being from Wisconsin. It’s beautiful and just a really place for a family to grow up. As a new teacher in a Catholic high school, I was underinsured. And so, for my preventative care, I used Planned Parenthood. I go there every year for my exam, my screening, and my grandmother died of cervical cancer so it was very important that I was screened. And then one day I was having these horrible pains in my lower abdomen. And I called my doctor at Planned Parenthood and told them. And they got me in that same day. And they did some preliminary tests and said yeah, you need to get an ultrasound. Found out that I have tumors and cysts in my ovaries and that it was a health emergency. They acted quickly. It was within a span of 10 days. And they were able to save a half of an ovary. And that was enough because I was able to have children. So I’m grateful to Planned Parenthood. I feel like it’s my duty to stand up and show the gratitude that I have for Planned Parenthood when they are facing their struggle, because they helped me through mine. People are starting to speak out, and gain speed, and bond together, and we need to keep using that influence to get our members of Congress to listen to us before they act on something I think we’ll all regret.more

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