|Why I Volunteer- Abby Welter
Last summer, I began to do a lot of reading on women's rights and inequality in the United States. With the War on Women being an ever-present issue in our society, I knew I had to help fight against it; not only does it affect women, but also our culture's ideological perspective of women. It upsets me when conservative politicians and political groups try to shut down or take away funding for beneficial organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Since beginning my internship at PPSO in October 2011, I have become more aware of the politics against women, misrepresentations of women in film and media, and the urge to silence women's voices. This issue has struck a major chord inside of me and I desperately want to do all that I can to benefit women's lives. As I approach my college graduation, I'm now seeking positions within the women's rights and non-profit sector. I strive to impact others on this issue and teach them about the potential detrimental outcomes that could arise if a woman's right to choose it taken away. Overall, I volunteer at Planned Parenthood because I enjoy working with people who have values similar to mine and I believe that they are positively impacting our country every single day.