Reproductive Justice Means Access to Care

by Crystal Paradis-Catanzaro

As an uninsured young adult working three jobs, Planned Parenthood was my only option for access to birth control and well-woman exams. Since they were there for me to provide much-needed sex education, information on and access to birth control and compassionate, professional health care, I’ve become outspoken about reproductive justice and the fact that I #StandWithPP.

I was very excited and grateful to be asked to share my story at the #PPact4Hillary event and even get the great honor to introduce Cecile Richards at the Hillary Clinton endorsement event.

You can see my remarks below (and I had to include the part at the end where, a little later in the program, Hillary thanks me for being a volunteer with PP and with her campaign).

It remains one of the greatest honors and the entire experience was phenomenal. Many thanks to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund team, led by Kelley Robinson and Kersha Deibel, for running a well-organized, fun and inspirational event.

You can catch a few more glimpses from this wonderful event in this campaign video entitled “Love & Kindness.”