“I couldn’t afford health insurance... Planned Parenthood was there for me.”
To celebrate Planned Parenthood’s 100th birthday, we’re posting 1 story every day from patients and supporters until we reach 100.
Story #20: Ashley Purdum, Planned Parenthood of New York City patient
Ashley Purdum is grateful for an IUD covered under Obamacare and for the family she is choosing to have: her husband and her dog Cliff
I was in my early 20s and couldn’t afford health insurance, Planned Parenthood of New York City was there for me. In fact, it was the only provider I visited for several
years, visiting both the Boro Hall and Margaret Sanger locations for my
yearly check-ups depending on which was closer to whatever (crappy)
apartment I was sharing (with too many roommates) at the time.
This was mid 2000’s - pre-Obamacare - and while I couldn’t see general
doctors regularly, I had peace of mind receiving a clear bill of health
and the access to my right to decide whatever healthcare decisions I was
making for my own body.
Now that I’m able to, I give back every chance I can, in hopes that other young
people continue to receive that same access to healthcare that is
unfortunately being threatened in the current tumultuous political
The kindness of the pro-life movement will never cease to astound me. Ran across a video about this man on Facebook, did some research, and his story is honestly really beautiful.
Not only has he provided dignified burials of thousands of aborted children, he is raising all of these beautiful babies as his own after helping women who had been considering abortions make the right choice.
“Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.”
i’ll be doing some blog rates because 1) m super bored rn and have nothing else to do hahah and 2) i’ve always wanted to do one of these i might not do all of them tho, but that just depends on how many i get