Planned Parenthood, Literally

The recent public outrage over the  government pulling funding for Planned Parenthood has generated massive amounts of support for the organization. Much of this support was garnered in the sharing of personal stories detailing how the organization had helped the writer. Not surprisingly, I have my own Planned Parenthood story. Even less surprising is that it ties to adoption.

In summary: they helped me to avoid pregnancy (by providing affordable birth control) and when I did not avoid it (due to my own poor judgment) they helped me decide NOT to abort my daughter.

I could recite the story. I could describe the pamphlet they gave me that described the process of abortion.  I could tell you how I felt when they told me about abortion (completely without judgment) and when they told me about parenting (sadly, the only option they did not tell me about was adoption and I find that prophetic in its own right. If only I had known then what I know now…).

I won’t recant all those stories.  I will however ask you to read some older posts wherein I discuss my experience with Planned Parenthood.

In all your reading, remember this, they influenced me in my decision to NOT abort my child.  While I have regretted her adoption for the last 25 years, I have never once regretted her existence on this earth.

A Parody of My Friend Will

Running Back

Thank you, Planned Parenthood for  my planned parenthood.

2 Thoughts.

  1. It sounds like you had a positive experience with them (As positive as it can be anyway). I don’t have a personal story, but I support them as well.

  2. I’m with you, Suz, in support of PP. I went to them AFTER losing my son to adoption, determined never to get caught off guard again.

    Abortion wasn’t legal when I got pregnant. Not an option in the U.S. Would I, if it had been? I don’t think I can answer that. It’s hard to go back and say what we might have done if things were different.

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