PPAU is the only reason that I have a happy and healthy child
“PPAU is the only reason that I have a happy and healthy child. I began getting my birth control pills from PPAU at the age of 16, determined not to become a pregnant teen. My parents did not have health insurance coverage for me but because of Planned Parenthoods affordable pricing I was able to pay for my own prescription as well as yearly women’s health screenings. At 18 years of age I became addicted to heroine, I was not able to work and eventually became homeless. I knew that to become pregnant at that time would be disastrous for all involved. I was directed by the staff of my local PPAU to their free clinic where I could pay what I could afford, which for several months was nothing at all. Eventually I broke free of my addiction. I am so grateful that my recovery was not complicated by the guilt of having dragged a child through that hell with me. I have been in recovery for 6 years now and loyal patient of PPAU for 16 years. My first child, a girl, was born in August of 2015. She is perfect and healthy and well cared for by my husband and myself. PPAU provided me with access to care in a non-judgmental and educational environment. I will be forever in their debt because they helped me to plan my pregnancy.”
— Brittany N.