Katy Perry donates $10K to Planned Parenthood, urges fans to follow suit

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Katy Perry publicly donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood on Friday (Nov. 11) and encouraged her fans to support that or similar organizations that in threat of having their government funding taken from them, following Donald Trump's presidential election on Tuesday.

In an Instagram post announcing her contribution, Perry said, "It's time to turn words into action" and that her first step is to support these sorts of organizations.

She continued, "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. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for 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."

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Singer Katy Perry, center, holds a sign in support of Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, as Clinton speaks at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. With Vice President Joe Biden officially out of the presidential race, the nation's first nominating contest between front-runner Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining steam, according to a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Katy Perry attends the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner as a guest of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs during a rally for Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, not pictured, ahead of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Clinton's odds of winning the Democratic presidential nomination are now at or near an all-time high, according to prediction markets PredictWise, Pivit, and PredictIt. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Singer Katy Perry performs during a rally for Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, not pictured, ahead of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Clinton's odds of winning the Democratic presidential nomination are now at or near an all-time high, according to prediction markets PredictWise, Pivit, and PredictIt. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Singer Katy Perry performs during a rally for Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, not pictured, ahead of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Clinton's odds of winning the Democratic presidential nomination are now at or near an all-time high, according to prediction markets PredictWise, Pivit, and PredictIt. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Katy Perry listens to the national anthem at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry, center, wears a dress bearing the campaign logo of Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, during the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. With Vice President Joe Biden officially out of the presidential race, the nation's first nominating contest between front-runner Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders is gaining steam, according to a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Katy Perry (C) attends the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner as a guest of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Katy Perry attends the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner as a guest of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry performs during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton before the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Singer Katy Perry performs during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton before the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Singer Katy Perry, wearing a dress with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign logo, arrives at the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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After earlier this year Trump praised the "very good work" Planned Parenthood has done for "millions of women," more recently he outlined his pro-life policy specifics with a call to ban the organization's federal taxpayer funding.

While it's still too early to say what a Trump presidency might mean for Planned Parenthood's federal funding, it seems safe to assume that Republicans running each branch of government are not going to be inclined to treat the nonprofit favorably.

"That is just my experience, but I know Planned Parenthood's broader range of services can sometimes be the only medical support low-income families ever see," Perry continued. "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.

"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. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally."

It's time to turn words into action❗️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. 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. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for 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. That is just my experience, but 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. 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. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally. Go to: https://www.plannedparenthood.org to show your support. #wewontgoback

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