I was 20 and my wife was 17 when our daughter was born in 1998. We were very poor as you can imagine at that age. Because of the service we received from the dedicated and loving professionals at Planned Parrenthood we were able to afford a long term birth control device which kept us from having to have another child at a time when raising the child we already had was as much as we could possibly handle. Because we were able to focus our attention and resources on that child she turned out to be a brilliant young woman who is now in college at IU in Bloomington Indiana. She is on a full scholarship and is studying to be a neurosurgeon. Nobody is in favor of abortion. If people truly want to stop abortion they will focus their efforts at alleviating the causes of abortion. These causes are poverty, inadequate education, and inadequate access to birth control. Planned Parenthood strikes at all of these root causes by serving to educate and provide health options like birth control to poor communities who cannot afford the services that many wealthier Americans have access to. An attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on working families. The fewer Planned Parenthood clinics there are to help poor families acquire birth control and associated education the more unwanted pregnancies and abortions we will ultimately see.