I turn 26 next year. And I will lose the privilege of being covered under my parent's insurance. That leaves me with what options? Yesterday's victory is HUGE, but it is a only a battle in an ongoing war. The current administration will continue to push a greedy and immoral agenda. But we will continue to let our voices be heard. This is where Planned Parenthood comes in. Rewind almost 10 years ago, before I was even sexually active, my doctor had prescribed me birth control because, like many women, my periods were irregular. I went two months without a period, I had two periods in a month. It wasn't good for my body. I learned that my mom was paying out of pocket for my prescription because, even though we were and still are insured, it is through a Catholic hospital. When my insurance refused to cover my birth control prescription, it made me feel like having birth control was taboo and I thought, “Well... that's strange! This wasn't an issue of preventing pregnancy, this was an issue of one of my organs not working properly.” After a few years I came off birth control to find that fortunately my periods had regulated. But later, when it did become an issue of preventing pregnancy, I was living on my own, and frankly I did not think it was any of my mother's business that I was seeking birth control. :) That was when I decided to go to Planned Parenthood. What a breath of fresh air! There was no taboo or stigma or nervousness. Talking about sex and reproductive health and birth control was as normal as talking about the weather. And it turns out, it's also significantly less expensive. Not only did they welcome me with warmth and put me at ease- they gave me my first month's prescription free! And on my second stop in to pick up my pills, I got another pack free when the lovely lady at the front desk noticed me scrutinizing the amount of cash in my wallet. I make 10.25 an hour. Three dollars above minimum wage, but it is still not enough. I do fine to cover my immediate expenses, but there's not much left for emergency savings let alone affording my own insurance with the current state of healthcare in America. The ACA needs to be revised, not repealed. If I can't afford health insurance for myself how could I afford caring for a child at this stage in my life? I am not prepared to have a child so I am making the responsible choice in taking measures to prevent it. It is everyone's right to decide whether or not they want to have children. It is a personal choice and a private one that should remain between a woman and her doctor- not for a politician to decide. Ironically, Senator Young, who – just 36 hours ago – voted to roll back the ACA and defund Planned Parenthood, won't consider the fact that abortion rates decrease when there is easy access to birth control for anyone who needs it. Education and easy access to STI testing, effective contraception, and pre-natal care, is not just important to individuals... it's pertinent to our society as a whole. I will ALWAYS stand with Planned Parenthood. Thank you.