I remember the first time my mother told me what choice looked like for my own reproductive rights. I couldn’t have been older than eight, and she explained to me that every woman, myself included, has the right to choice over her own body.
I remember the first time a boy made me feel like I didn‘t, the rage that went through me was indescribable.
I remember when I didn’t feel safe in my own skin for the first time, scared and cautious around every turn I made, every man I spoke to.
I remember the way my heart sank and tears spilled from my eyes when election night came to a close.
I remember asking my family life education teacher what I was supposed to do for my own reproductive health as a lesbian and her saying she did not like to answer that in front of the rest of the class.
Planned Parenthood provides 115+ services for people of every story and background, no matter who they are or what they’ve been through. They provide and still provide me with my own education on sexual health. I have watched countless women over the years need services from Planned Parenthood and clinics just like them.
THIS IS A STEP for the women who can’t afford reproductive safety. THIS IS A STEP for those of us angry about abortion bans. THIS IS A STEP for those of us searching for a change.
TAKE THIS STEP WITH ME.