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Supreme Court strikes down burdensome Texas Law restricting abortion!

The Supreme Court just ruled this morning on a pivotal abortion access case called Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt – this case challenged a harmful Texas law called HB2. This 5 to 3 decision is a decisive victory for abortion rights and means that extreme restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion will not stand.

Teen Sex Myths DEBUNKED

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest educators debunk common myths about teen sex in a new series of educational video shorts.

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Attends the Center for Community Solutions' Annual Tea and Tonic Fundraiser

On May 26, 2016, staff from Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest attended the Center for Community Solutions' annual Tea and Tonic event to honor all the volunteers and supporters working to end relationship violence and sexual assault by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice.

TRAPPED Debuts June 20th on PBS!

Several Planned Parenthood affiliates in California are planning screenings of "TRAPPED”: the story of the abortion debate told through the eyes of the medical professionals who provide legal and safe abortions for their patients. The film captures how Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws have adversely affected the work and lives of abortion providers and the patients they serve.

Minister Leads Over 50 People in Vigil of Support for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Health Center in Modesto

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County minister, Rev. Darcy Baxter, leads vigil of support for Planned Parenthood patients and staff in response to the recent arson attack on the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte health center in Modesto.

Promesa Lawsuit: Youth Have a Right to Contraceptives

An op-ed by Pedro Elías, Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in the Central Valley, was recently published to Vida en el Valle regarding the lawsuit against Promesa Behavioral Health filed by the National Center for Youth Law in February.

2016 Capitol Day Recap

Hundreds of staff, volunteers, supporters, and students from all over California traveled to Sacramento for Capitol Day: 100 Years of Impact on May 23, 2016.

This is Planned Parenthood. In Their Own Words.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties recently launched a new website called TheRealPlannedParenthood.org, featuring patient stories told by professional actors.

AB 1671 Moves to State Senate!

PPAC's sponsored bill, AB 1671 (Gomez), which protects the personal privacy rights of health professionals, passed the CA Assembly yesterday with 52 YES, 26 no votes!

2016 June Primary Voter Guide – just what you need to see where candidates stand!

Before you vote, you can get the facts about where candidates rate on reproductive health and find out which candidates are endorsed on the Voter Guide!

Volunteers of Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties Prep for Fall Book Sale Fundraiser

This September marks the 42nd year of the Mary Jane McCord Planned Parenthood Book Sale, all thanks to a year-round effort by around 200 volunteers.

National Nurses Week: Celebrating Heroes of Health Care

This week, Planned Parenthood health centers show their appreciation towards the compassionate and skilled nurses who work every day to keep the women, men, and young people in their communities healthy, and to ensure they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, including cancer screenings, birth control, testing and treatment for STDs, and accurate sexual health information.

Choose Your Future: Goal-Setting for the Life You Want

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and it's here with plenty of tools for teens and parent resources. Whether you're waiting until you're older to have a family, you already have a child, or you're unsure if you want to be a parent, you deserve the accurate resources and information to help you make the best decisions for you.

Promesa Lawsuit Fights for Reproductive and Sexual Health Care Rights of Foster Youth

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) filed a lawsuit in late February charging that Promesa Behavioral Health is harming foster youth placed in its care. The suit was filed on behalf of current and former residents of Promesa group homes claiming that Promesa has violated their constitutional right to privacy.

AB 1671 Assembly Public Safety Committee votes to protect privacy: Bill carefully weighs freedom of speech & right to privacy

The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to protect the personal privacy rights of Californians by passing AB 1671 on a 5-1 vote. Authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), AB 1671 closes a loophole in current law to prohibit the intentional disclosure and distribution of confidential communications that are obtained without a person's consent.
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