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Mercury News Editorial about boosting Medi-Cal rates!

On Feb 20th the Mercury News published an editorial calling for a boost in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates and we agree! Read this great article about this critical issue impacting healthcare access in California.

40 Days should be about respectng a woman’s personal decision.

Every year the “40 Days for Life” protests outside women’s reproductive health clinics is timed to coincide with Lent. For Christians this is a powerful season. It is meant as a period of thought and reflection on the Biblical experience of Jesus.

February is Black History Month

Political and civil rights leaders believed that all people need access to health care to complete their education, plan their lives, and protect their families. We honor those leaders during Black History Month.

Valentine’s Day and National Condom Week!

Happy Valentine's Day and National Condom Week! Wait... what's National Condom Week? National Condom Week is from February 14-21 and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is encouraging sexually active individuals to talk to their partners about the importance of using condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancy.

PPPSGV commemorates Roe v. Wade

Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley welcomed prominent faith leaders to engage in a compelling conversation in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Roe Luncheon in Orange County!

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties’ Action Fund held their annual Roe v. Wade Anniversary event on Thursday, January 22. The luncheon, which took place at the Hilton in Costa, Mesa, CA, drew an audience of more than 270 supporters.

California Roe v. Wade Event Wrap-Up

This year Roe v. Wade anniversary events were held all across the state, ranging from rallies to luncheons to discussions to dinners and more - learn about the events and see photos.

Roe v. Wade 42nd Anniversary

It’s been 42 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman’s constitutional right to privacy includes her right to abortion. Since then, abortion opponents have been working tirelessly to chip away at access to safe and legal abortion by passing one restriction after another.

CA Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power

More than 500 women from across California converged on the Sacramento Convention Center this week to participate in the California Women’s Policy Summit, sponsored by the California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF).

PPSBVSLO Announces New CEO!

The Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties Inc. (PPSBVSLO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenna Tosh, Ph.D. as President & Chief Executive Officer, effective February 9. Jenna Tosh will replace long-time president Cheryl Rollings, who retired in November 2014 after twenty-five years of service.

Investing in Medi-Cal infrastructure is CRITICAL

Health care providers like Planned Parenthood face “fiscal cliff” due to antiquated reimbursement rates and record number of new Medi-Cal patients.

2015 Women's Policy Summit

The California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF) is proud to partner once again with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. PPAC is co-sponsoring the 2015 Women’s Policy Summit – and will participate in the first Women’s Health Policy Fair.

Our New Year's Resolution

There are so many options out there when it comes to setting your resolutions for the New Year. Like most of you, we here at PPAC are thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2015. But when it comes down to what Planned Parenthood patients need the most, it becomes clear what our resolution should be for the New Year: make sure Californians can access the care they need.

January 2015 Events!

Many events are occurring across California in January, many of them focused around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in 1973. Learn more about these events and go attend the closest one to you!

Holiday Reading List!

Looking for something to sitting down with a good book and a cup of tea during holiday break? We recommend these two recently published books and look forward to reading the third when it’s released this coming February. Enjoy!
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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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