Have you heard about the protests happening here in California? Right now there is an important opportunity to show that as a Californian you stand strong in support of Planned Parenthood being able to provide access to care all across the state of California, despite loud protesters who would prefer otherwise and want to block a new health center.
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is opening the very first Planned Parenthood health center in Imperial Valley this spring and needs your help! The Imperial Valley community has told us that they need more access to reproductive health care to curb the high teen pregnancy rate, but the new health center is facing opposition from a vocal group of protestors.
Why A New Health Center in Imperial Valley?
Imperial county has the fifth highest teen pregnancy rate in the state, 70 percent above the state average. We’re working hard to bring access to reproductive health services to the Imperial Valley - an underserved area needing improved access to cervical cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and abortion services.
What's going on?
Vocal protestors are speaking loudly in opposition and we need your help to fight back and show that California supports the new Planned Parenthood Imperial Valley health center.
Check out this recent news story and video from El Centro about the upcoming opening of the center.
How Can You Help?
An important way you can show your support for the new Planned Parenthood Imperial Valley health center is to change your Facebook profile image to the “I HEART PLANNED PARENTHOOD” logo. To change your Facebook profile picture, click here for directions.
Tweet using the hashtag #PlannedParenthoodIV - you could say: I support expanding #ReproHealth access into underserved communities in California - #PlannedParenthoodIV @PPPSWHealth
With your support, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is going to bring life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and abortion services to the Imperial Valley. Providing safe and legal abortion is a small yet important part of what we do.
Please change your Facebook profile picture to the image above! With your support, we can make a real difference in Imperial Valley.
Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PlannedParenthoodIV to make your voice heard and learn about the progress in opening the first Planned Parenthood health center in Imperial Valley.
We appreciate your support!
Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson
President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest