When I was young, and a struggling single mother.... Planned Parenthood was my only option for services that I could afford. This enhanced my emotional and physical health, and ultimately made me a better parent. It gave me safety regarding the intense responsibility that comes with being a female. It was such a powerful gift that I kept going there even after I could afford to go somewhere else. In the last years, I paid the full price of services in the hope it would give another woman the dignity of a safe haven during her own challenging times.