I stand with Planned Parenthood because
I have faced a sex education system in the past that has led to discrimination and hate. I grew up in the Catholic School system and learning about all the 'shock' factors of sex and the harms. I was taught shame, hate, and telling others about how much they were sinners. I was taught abstinence and only such. Planned Parenthood helped empower me and educate me about the truths of sex. It has allowed me to share actual helpful information to my peers. It has helped me realize that when my 'virginity' was taken in an emotionally abusive relationship, I still had somewhere to go for support and help. I stand with Planned Parenthood because they stood for me.