I’ve been at Planned Parenthood in Tempe, Arizona, on and off since 1989. I was here when they started providing abortion services. I’m here now to witness the “40 Days for Life.”
Those protesters have no idea what happens inside these walls.
They don’t know about the 12-year-old who came in. She was raped by her father. We helped send him to prison.
They don’t know about the young girl who was sexually assaulted by a close friend.
They don’t know about the mother of six who brought her 17-year-old daughter in for an abortion. Their family was struggling for basic necessities. They had no food. The daughter excelled in high school and wanted to go to college. She wanted to have a future.
They don’t know about the girl who was raped by the “coyotes” that brought her and her mother across the border. She came to Planned Parenthood, pregnant and seeking an abortion.
They don’t know how we’ve helped these women — and thousands more.
I am Emily X.
I am Planned Parenthood.