Pop star Katheryn Hudson, who goes by the name Katy Perry, announced on Friday that she had donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood over concerns that the organization could be defunded by the government under the new presidency.
“It’s time to turn words into action,” she wrote on social media. “There are so many steps to take, but my first vow is to support organizations that may have their funding support taken from them in the future by the government.”
Perry said that she was donating to Planned Parenthood because of the information she received on sexual activity as a youth, stating that her parents had sheltered her from the subject.
“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,” she advised. “I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them.
Perry suggested that she might not have been the musical celebrity that she is today without the organization.
“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,” she wrote. “Without this education, I may have had a different life path.”
“I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future,” Perry said. “Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. christiannews.net