“I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me, who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing,” Perry wrote.
“I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them,” the staunch Hillary Clinton supporter continued. “Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family.”
Perry went on to declare that without Planned Parenthood she “may have had a different life path.”
Noting that the organization is the only support some low-income families have, the singer then opened up about her own financial struggles with health matters while she was growing up in California.
“I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance,” she wrote. “I remember having 13 cavities as a teenager, and the best option my parents could come up with was to try and take me to Mexico because we couldn't afford anything in California.”