Voices of Courage
We need stories now more than ever. Stories raise up our values of compassion, community, and support for women—and connect us to others. Our stories show the real-life harm that the Trump-Pence administration, Congress, state restrictions, and religious refusals have on people across the country.
We will share stories until our bodies, families, and communities are safe.
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Planned Parenthood helped me when I had no insurance and had no other options. They provided me with affordable birth control (thanks to their sliding-scale […]
I work at a Federally Qualified Health Center, and none of our funds or locations are ever used for abortion services. Some of the providers […]
I could have died in November 2016 because my reproductive system was outraged. I felt like my reproductive organs hated me on that day. I […]
I’m a family physician working in a Federally Qualified Health Center in Harlem. We regularly take walk-ins, especially for prenatal visits. This particular patient, who […]
Although my parents were very concerned about their children possibly getting pregnant or having sex, they never did anything to talk to me about it. […]
I would like to share Tori’s story with you (named changed to protect patient). Tori and her husband planned their pregnancy carefully to come during […]
Last year I found out that the mutated BRCA2 gene (the gene mutation associated with breast cancer) runs in my family. As a woman in […]
As a trainee, I had the honor of caring for a patient who courageously opted to terminate her pregnancy. She was a woman in her […]
Women need and deserve a safe place to talk about their reproductive health. I am 24, and I am a virgin. I simply haven’t been […]
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