By Ally Bowlin
Live Action News
Unfortunately, I succumbed to society’s lies and the devaluing of women in the abortion industry at 21 years old. My post-abortion follow-up appointment at Planned Parenthood was no more than 15 minutes, not counting the 30 minutes past my appointment time in the waiting room and then another 15 to even see the doctor. Planned Parenthood treated me like a number toward their quota.
After I had answered her questions and she ensured I was no longer pregnant, the Planned Parenthood clinician referred me back to my regular gynecologist for contraception and any further care I may need. The doctor was nonchalant about whether or not I would choose to use contraception in the future.
If Planned Parenthood is all about “empowering women,” caring for women in need, or educating and training women, then why was I pushed out the door before I could even ask any questions? And I am not an outlier, a singular example of Planned Parenthood misogyny and profiteering. Former Planned Parenthood managers have confirmed that my experience of sub-par care and being ushered through the business quickly is Planned Parenthood’s business model.
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