“We’re kind of reeling,” said Patrick Hurd, who is CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia — recipient of a 2010 grant from Komen — and whose wife, Betsi, is a veteran of several Komen fundraising races and is currently battling breast cancer.
“It sounds almost trite, going through this with Betsi, but cancer doesn’t care if you’re pro-choice, anti-choice, progressive, conservative,” Hurd said. “Victims of cancer could care less about people’s politics.”
Thinking today of all those women pre-Roe who died in back-alleys and unsafe clinics in their quest not to have a child. Appreciating our reproductive freedoms today. Hoping we never go back to that time.
If you’re in the mood for an hour-long podcast, this is a really cool radio show featuring Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe in front of the Supreme Court, and the current head of NOW on women’s rights then…and now.
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Today I made an appointment at Planned Parenthood to get a round of STI tests, just in case. You can request an appointment online, including the time of day and day of the week you prefer. Convenient! And your boss doesn’t have to hear you through the thin walls of your tiny office when you tell someone on the phone you’d like to be tested.
I haven’t been to Planned Parenthood since graduate school when I had no health insurance, but I personally believe they are much less judgmental and have mostly female doctors (you can request a female specifically too).
I’ve included the link to the list of clinics in the Chicago area, but you can search by your zipcode.
(Remember they offer MANY services besides abortion, thank you. Wow, even men’s healthcare, which I did not know!)