I have endometriosis and have experienced serious, crippling pelvic pain since I was 11 years old. I was prescribed birth control pills to manage these symptoms while I was in college, and my pills could cost me anywhere from $60 to $100 per month. For a college kid with a campus job, that was a huge blow. These were pills I relied on to be able to maintain a normal life without pain keeping me from going to class, working, studying or enjoying my social life. But when the Affordable Care Act kicked in, I finally didn't have to shoulder that financial burden. I could focus on my health and my education. I'm now 26 years old, married and still living with endometriosis. Not only do I still have to worry about the physical pain of my incurable illness, but the emotional pain constantly hangs over my head. I'm at a higher risk for miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy with my disease, if endometriosis hasn't made me infertile. I'm also in danger of serious pregnancy complications, so birth control is more important than ever to me. After the election, I opted to get an IUD to hopefully slow the growth of my endometriosis and to protect me from a pregnancy that I may not be able to safely endure. Were I to lose coverage for my chronic illness or have my reproductive health options reduced, it would seriously impact my family's finances and my ability to continue living a normal life. I chose to get an IUD to have the peace of mind that, for at least five years, I won't have a high-risk pregnancy or have my endometriosis go untreated. I'm thankful to have health insurance through my employer, but repealing the Affordable Care Act would still impact me as a woman with chronic reproductive health issues. I believe all women should have access to health care that doesn't unduly burden them or limit their choices. This is why I stand by Planned Parenthood.