Congresswoman Shares Her Planned Parenthood Story
In the middle of Tuesday's five-hour congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood, one congresswoman shared a story about her experience with the organization.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from Illinois, told a story that illustrates how vital Planned Parenthood is for many men and women -- particularly among low-income people.
Duckworth explained, coming from a poor family, she got through college using student loans, Pell Grants and two jobs.
To get one of those jobs as a waitress, Duckworth needed a health exam.
She couldn't afford a doctor. But her to-be employer told her all she needed to do was go to a local Planned Parenthood, get an exam and she could start the job in two days.
It was a lifesaver... I remember what it was like to be a young person needing the healthcare and being able to trust that I could go to my local Planned Parenthood to get all the care that I needed. So thank you to the organization for providing those services for me.
Here's the full clip.