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Repro Health News Roundup!

With all the #Stormaggeddon talk about #Hellastorm making landfall in California, you were probably too busy running for cover from the rain and watching out for floods to read up on the latest Reproductive Health news this week!

Fighting for Fair Treatment for Pregnant Women – the Young vs. UPS case!

Pregnant workers should be treated fairly! The Supreme Court heard arguments this week on Young vs. UPS – an important case on pregnancy discrimination.

World AIDS Day: What It Would Really Take to Achieve the #WorldWeWant

We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS: worldwide, the number of people who are newly infected with HIV has dropped by 38% since 2001. Globally there were still 2.1 million new infections last year alone, and 22 million people living with HIV are still not able to access lifesaving treatment. We must prioritize prevention and treatment – we can and must do better!

Bucking the trend in California – and other reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s only fitting to look back on 2014 and remind ourselves of what we are thankful for this year. And there is so much to be thankful for in California as we continue to move forward public policy protecting and expanding women’s health and elect pro-women’s health champions!

LARC Awareness Week - #LoveMyLARC!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a LARC?!? Wait… what is a LARC? LARC stands for Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive – methods that are considered LARCs include the IUD (like Skyla, Mirena, or Paragard) and the Implant. These methods are incredibly effective at preventing pregnancy.

Thanks, Birth Control! Learn about the #ThxBirthControl campaign.

What’s been your experience with birth control? Share your stories as part of today’s #ThxBirthControl outreach on social media!

What do John Burton and Jim Brulte agree on? California is full of powerful women doing great work.

This week PPAC was honored to be part of a one-of-a-kind celebration in Sacramento – a convening of the best and brightest minds who want to redefine what it means to win like a girl.

California Election Results

Pro-Planned Parenthood candidates were victorious across all statewide offices and in many Congressional, State Sen, and State Asm districts.

Election Hotspots - Key Races in CA and Nationally

The Nov 4 election had many critical races and ballot measures nationally and in California where the outcome may impact women’s reproductive healthcare.

Weekend outreach huge success, final push to educate voters for Tuesday’s Election.

Volunteers in California joined Planned Parenthood action fund events to reach out to voters – knocking on doors, making phone calls, and getting the word out about where candidates stand on women’s health issues.

Happy Halloween: Kicking off Get-Out-The-Vote weekend across California!

What are we up to this Halloween? The spookiest thing we can think of is anti-women’s health politicians getting the chance to pass harmful policies, hurting Californian’s access to reproductive healthcare and medically-accurate sex education. Don’t let anti-birth control policies and patronizing views of women from the 1950’s rise from the grave like zombies! The strongest weapon to defeat that kind of danger is the power of your VOTE.

Why I Vote

Have you ever stopped to think about why you vote? Sure, it’s generally accepted that citizens of a society ‘should’ vote, but what actually pushes us to do so? Turns out, we here at PPAC vote for a variety of reasons, here are some of them.

Help educate voters about Scott Peters and Carl DeMaio – check out the video!

John Boehner is coming to San Diego this week to raise money for the Congressional campaign of Carl DeMaio. Now Boehner is stumping for DeMaio, who’s running against Congressman Scott Peters. Peters has a 100% pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-women’s health rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest is working hard with a new video ad to help elect Scott Peters because he stands up for women and their families – no matter what.

Who protects women's health? Dr. Ami Bera. CD 7 Debate Wrap-up!

Women's health supporter Dr. Ami Bera debated with opponent Doug Ose on Oct 8 - read our debate highlights and learn more about where these candidates stand.

Rock the Vote presents #TurnOutForWhat – what will you turn out for, this Nov 4?

We’re loving this new Rock the Vote #TurnOutForWhat video – fun and high energy! Whether it is women’s equality, reproductive health, birth control access, education, marriage equality, or another reason – why are you turning out this November 4?
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Planned Parenthood health centers across California work tirelessly to provide quality health care and education. Those services must be protected and expanded through advocacy.


Planned Parenthood protects and defends women's access to a full range of reproductive health care, including abortion services. Decisions about childbearing should be made by women, their families, and their doctors — not by politicians. In order to make an informed decision, women need access to all reproductive health care options and should have the right to obtain safe, legal abortion services without interference from the government.

Planned Parenthood works to protect every woman’s right to make her own decisions about childbearing, and access to services plays a critical part.

Birth Control - Contraception

Access to contraception is critical to public health as part of basic health care. Providing birth control and emergency contraception is 40% of what Planned Parenthood health centers do in California. Contraception prevents unintended pregnancies and enables women to more effectively plan when and if they become pregnant.

Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. If you are a victim of human trafficking or you think you have come in contact with a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1(888)373-7888.

Sexual Health Education

Planned Parenthood works with the federal and state governments to ensure access to real sex education programs. These programs give young people the comprehensive, medically-accurate, unbiased and culturally competent information they need to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.

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