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2014 Bills Pending and Bills Signed!

Four of PPAC's priority bills have already been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.Two additional bills are still pending - help support signing them into law!

Letters delivered to Governor Brown!

Earlier today, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California delivered more than three hundred letters to Governor Brown urging him to sign our priority bills into law!

Great American Write-In

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, the Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition hosted it’s 11th Annual Great American Write In to commemorate Women’s Equality Day celebrating the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting US women the right to vote.

UPDATE: CA Assembly And Senate Pass SB 1094 - Bill moves to governor's desk.!

SB 1094 passed successfully out of the State Assembly and through a Senate concurrence vote and is on its way to the Governor’s desk!

Rising American Electorate and Reproductive Justice

Lupe Rodriguez, Public Affairs Director at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, shares her insights about the Rising American Electorate and reproductive justice on the blog The Left Hook.

Kick-Off Event in support of Sharon Quirk-Silva!

On August 23rd the Community Action Fund (CAF) of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties hosted a campaign headquarters kick-off celebration to formally begin the field program to elect Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD65).

Today is Women's Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day, and we at PPAC urge you to join with leaders from throughout the state to educate and advocate on behalf of reproductive rights and justice.

Reproductive health, rights and justice organizations applaud the state’s decision to protect abortion access

California has a long history of supporting reproductive health access. And we’re pleased that the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) stepped in to prevent employees from being forced to pay separate insurance coverage for abortion services.

Be Bold

Is there a right way or a wrong way to get pregnant? To parent? To terminate that pregnancy? If your pregnancy is planned, it can feel all roses and sparkles and unicorns. But if that pregnancy is unintended, it can be saddled with assumptions, judgments, and stigma.

Youth Organizing and Policy Institute: Power Tour

The goal of PPAF’s Power Tour is to teach young progressives how to use their voice. They accomplish this by giving young people the opportunity the gather with like-minded members of their communities to learn together how they can create palpable change.

Politics, Sex, and Cocktails Event in Santa Barbara

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties is thrilled to announce that Houston Mayor and Planned Parenthood supporter, Annise Parker, is the headlining speaker at the Action Fund’s annual Politics, Sex & Cocktails fundraising event!

Generation Action!

I attended Path to Power 2014 in Washington along with a Planned Parenthood volunteer and fellow classmate at Occidental College. We woke up early, boarded our plane, and before I knew what hit me, we were scooped up by a bus and on our way to Evergreen State College.

A reminder of the harassment women go through. Every. Single. Day.

A reminder of the harassment and bullying that women and reproductive health care providers are subjected to. Every. Single. Day.

Women legislators, young leaders stand up for #CAbills4women – but more help is needed, NOW!

As a woman who came “of age” in the late 70s, it’s really hard for me to believe we’re still fighting for access to something as common day as birth control – that’s right BIRTH CONTROL.

Two CA Universities Limiting Abortion Coverage

Two universities in California - Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara University - have made decisions to eliminate most abortion coverage. PPAC is urging a solution to ensure that the thousands of employees are not left without coverage.

We track issues impacting reproductive health in court cases, legislation, and in the news - learn more:

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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