Thanks for your interest in supporting my campaign to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. The ability to decide when and how many children to have is essential to basic self-determination and the ability to provide for ourselves and our loved ones.
My first exposure to Planned Parenthood was in 1973 when a PP educator gave a lecture in my health class on sex ed. Later, in college, I received services at the Planned Parenthood Clinic on a sliding fee scale. Fast forward 20 years: I'm a healthcare provider in a successful private practice and I was asked to give a donation to our local Planned Parenthood Clinic. I reflected on how Planned Parenthood was there when I needed them as a young woman. I've been a supporter ever since.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio provides high quality, comprehensive reproductive care to women and men, serving 64,807 patients in 2018. Planned Parenthood is the leading provider of breast and cervical cancer screenings for women and STI testing nationwide. One in five American women have visited Planned Parenthood clinics for care.
For all these reasons and more, I stand with Planned Parenthood.