Katy Perry donates generously knowing what it's like to need help
Pop sensation Katy Perry has made a generous donation to America's Planned Parenthood in the wake of Donald Trump's recent presidential election win.
She posted a screencap of the donation page, which showed that she had given $10,000 (£7,937.45) to the organisation. Planned Parenthood is a crucial resource in the USA she shared a statement on her decision to back them:
"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. Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path."
She added: "I know Planned Parenthood's broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see. I know what it's like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance. 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."
Watch Perry, a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, talking about her parents' decision to vote for Trump below:
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