There's been a lot of news stories about Planned Parenthood - an organization which seeks to deliver "vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide."1 People on all sides of the political divide offer opinion about what it should be, or whether it should exist at all.
Well, here's one perspective that might deserve more attention...
Many thanks to Reddit user room317 for sharing this piece.
I was at Planned Parenthood today.
That's right. Planned Parenthood.
Well, not because I am terminating a pregnancy, looking for prophylactics, treating an STI or anything else like that. (All those "dirty whore" things that people love to hate on.) Actually, I am sick and I can't get well. Down there. Not that it really matters why. (TMI?)
You know they do that at Planned Parenthood, right? They help women who are sick. Who need help down there.
And sometimes "down there help" does include terminating a pregnancy, getting prophylactics, or treating an STI. Sometimes it's cancer screening, diagnosing ovarian cysts, treating irregular periods, investigating pain that won't go away. Down there gets complicated.
I don't have medical insurance. Not because I am reckless, stupid, "dependent on the state" or anything even close to that. And not because I like to gamble.
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