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Samantha's Story

My name is Samantha G. and I have a Medi-Cal story I’d love to tell. As the daughter of farmworkers, I grew up knowing how difficult it was to access health care. So I was really happy when I qualified for Medi-Cal – to me it meant the ability to take charge of my health and to do the things I needed to do to be healthy and happy.

Art that Saves Lives

Planned Parenthood Northern California is proud to partner with THE MEDEA PROJECT: THEATER FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN on “Birthright?” presented by Brava! For Women in the Arts and Cultural Odyssey.

Cocktails for a Cause

If you are frustrated with the harmful policies impacting women’s health across the country, you aren’t alone. This year, California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is providing a new opportunity for young professionals in Sacramento to show their support for Planned Parenthood.

2015 Birds and Bees Bash

On March 14 Planned Parenthood Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties held the Birds and Bees Bash at the Coral Casino.

Planned Parenthood’s CA Affiliates Advocate at the Nation’s Capitol

Last week, Planned Parenthood affiliates from all over the country converged on the nation’s capitol for Planned Parenthood’s National Conference.

Sen. Feinstein stood up for women’s rights on the U.S. Senate floor

When Texas Sen. John Cornyn tried to corner California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on why she no longer supports a bill that she co-sponsored -- a human trafficking bill where Republicans are attempting a sneak attack to restrict abortion -- Sen. Feinstein stood up for women’s rights on the U.S. Senate floor.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera

For a person facing unintended pregnancy and unsure what to do, sympathetic advertising about “crisis” support through the full range of options may provide reassurance and a deep emotional draw. But there is one type of clinic on the rise in California that rarely follows through on this advertised promise: anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs).

Bringing Care to Imperial Valley

Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest is opening their first health center in Imperial Valley this spring and needs your help!

Why I want to Intern for PPAC!

As the new Intern for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, I am excited to learn about the legislative process by working for a nonprofit that helps support Planned Parenthood health centers who are committed to providing non-judgmental reproductive health care to over a million women and men every year.


Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, as part of the larger We Care for California coalition, took part in a press conference to a call attention to two bills which would restore money cut from the reimbursement rates paid to providers of Medi-Cal services.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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