February 19, 2014: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California applauds effort to restore cuts to MediCal program
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California applauds Assembly Budget Chair Nancy Skinner and Dr. Pan for their leadership in helping to restore the cuts to the Medi Cal program and ensuring greater access to health care for millions of Californians.
January 22, 2014: Protecting Access to Women's Health, 41 Years After Roe v. Wade
January marks the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court Case that legalized access to abortion for women throughout the nation. This landmark ruling is grounded in a belief that the majority of Americans continue to hold today -- that every person should have the right to make private medical decisions without the interference of politicians.
January 21, 2014: Referendums to Overturn Abortion Access Laws Fail to Qualify
Today, the California Secretary of State issued a memorandum indicating that efforts to qualify referendums to overturn two bills dealing with abortion access have failed.
January 15, 2014: Take action to oppose H.R. 7!
Women should be allowed to select the health coverage that best meets their unique needs and politicians who interfere with this are going too far. These legislators are so intent on putting safe, legal abortion out of reach for the women who need it, they are willing to RAISE taxes on small businesses and women. This law would make it illegal for families and businesses to use tax credits and other subsidies to purchase this private insurance, taking coverage away from countless women.
January 14, 2014: Assembly Health Committee defeats ACA 5
Today the CA Assembly Health Committee voted to protect California teens and reject ACA 5, which would put a parental notification initiative on the ballot. The count was 12 votes against the bill, 5 votes yes. No votes included Chair, Dr. Richard Pan, Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano, Toni Atkins, Susan Bonilla, Rob Bonta, Wes Chesbro, Jimmy Gomez, Lorena Gonzalez, Adrin Nazarian, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Manuel Perez and Bob Wieckowski.
January 9, 2014: “Statement by Kathy Kneer, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, regarding the proposed 2014-15 California State Budget.
“The State Budget proposal presents some good news for Medi-Cal providers. We truly appreciate that the Governor is proposing to stop the recoupment of the 10 percent cut in reimbursement rates paid to Medi-Cal providers. This is critical to maintaining provider participation in the Medi-Cal program as it expands to serve the newly eligible individuals under the Affordable Care Act."
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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.
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.