“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

When 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 climate. 

READ all stories from Planned Parenthood supporters here!
An exceptional man: Vietnamese man adopts unwanted children to save them from abortion
Tong Phuoc Phuc is an exceptional man, with an exceptional way of dealing with the rampant abortion rate in Vietnam: He adopts the unwanted children. Over fifty of them so far, to be exact.

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.

God bless you, Mr. Phuc.


“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.”

can anyone just imagine if the book she was holding was a wedding planner 😍

and asking for help in their marriage. AH ❤❤

but seriously though. someone has to help them plan their wedding…

cuz nick looks like he doesn’t even want to do shit.

B L O G R A T E S ! ! !

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


  • mbf me 
  • reblog this post 
  • send me an ask talking about your day or anything at all!! but please include ** before what you’re gonna say so at least i know it’s for a blog rate

exp: **you’re pretty cool or **i ate ice cream today!!


URL: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | WHO DID YOU KILL???
ICON: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | INCREDIBLE
MOBILE THEME: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | AESTHETIC
THEME: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | GIVE ME THE LINK TO THAT PLS
POSTS: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | MEMETASTIC
OVERALL: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | LOVELOVELOVE
FOLLOWING?: no, but ily tho | I am now | yes! | FOREVER AND ALWAYS  

pls don’t let this flop