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Congresswoman Publicly Shared A Personal Story About Planned Parenthood (Video)

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.

Duckworth said

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.

Citations: Tammy Duckworth's Experience With Planned Parenthood (C-SPAN)

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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