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Cecile Richards speaks out against the bill to "defund" Planned Parenthood

At Planned Parenthood: our motto is "Care. No matter what." The bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and "defund" Planned Parenthood is here. This attack on our health care is harmful and unpopular. Add your name now to help us stop it: http://p.ppfa.org/2ly1S6V

On 1/22/17 Planned Parenthood took down hate. #IDEFY

On the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood teamed up with young artists and supporters online for #IDEFY Live. The event used art to celebrate defiance, and to show that we can work together to take down ignorance, phobia, and the status quo. Learn more at http://DefyNow.org

What "Defunding" Planned Parenthood Really Means

Planned Parenthood provides care for people across the country. 1 in 5 women in America have been to a Planned Parenthood in their lifetime. For many people, Planned Parenthood is the only place to get care in their community. Defunding Planned Parenthood would cause a national health disaster - and the people who would be hurt most would be those struggling to get by.

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 overian 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.