Why People Go To Planned Parenthood

Feb 9, 2017

What does Planned Parenthood mean to you? We put that question to thousands of people in Southern Oregon and Northern California this week through a social media survey.

Credit Rhoda Baer for National Cancer Institute, ID 7496.

Their answers got personal, even as the question is steeped in politics. Last week Republicans in Congress renewed efforts to zero out federal support for the organization.

Planned Parenthood provides health services to people with minimal or no health insurance.

We hear from those who've been inside a PP clinic about why they went, and the care they received.

Shannon Rio is a Nurse Practitioner who provides reproductive health care, and abortions, to women in the Rogue Valley. She joins us with Riah Sadafy and Kendall Bartley from the Women's Resource Center at Southern Oregon University. 

We hear voices from our survey as well.