As a waitress in my late teens, early twenties, I epitomized living paycheck-to -paycheck. I could not afford healthcare. Planned Parenthood provided me with critical healthcare services-annual checkups, birth control, and health screening tests I would otherwise have been unable to afford. They provide all this on a sliding scale so I had access to affordable and professional care. This kind of access to women's healthcare should not be defunded anywhere in the world.