Letter: Attacks on Planned Parenthood make no sense

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A year ago, I needed information about my reproductive health and didn’t know where to turn. I wasn’t comfortable talking to my parents and my friends weren’t the most reliable source of information. Luckily, I found Planned Parenthood.

As a patient, I receive high-quality, affordable and compassionate care. I am listened to, have my questions answered and leave my appointment knowing I have a health care provider I can count on, no matter what.

Thanks to Planned Parenthood I am able to take the steps I need to protect my health. I can focus on completing my education and my career goals without the worry of getting pregnant when I am not ready to start a family.

Given the important role Planned Parenthood has played in my life, the political attacks just don’t make sense to me. Why should politicians tell me where I can and cannot go for care? Or think it’s OK to insert themselves in my health-care decisions?

Planned Parenthood was there for me when I needed affordable, quality health care. I don’t know what I would do without their services. I am lucky to have a provider I know and trust. It’s time for the politicians behind these attacks to step into 2015 and understand the critical role Planned Parenthood plays in meeting the health-care needs of millions of people just like me.

Rebecca Soule
South Portland