While anti-abortion activists’ continue their efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, supporters in Orange and San Bernardino Counties aren’t fooled by the latest attacks and false accusations.
We’ve heard from our legislative champions, school board members and community leaders and their message is clear – they stand with Planned Parenthood. They know that every day, our health center staff provides the best care under the highest ethical and legal standards because nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our patients.
Thank you to all our supporters in our affiliate counties who continue to fight for women’s health and rights and proudly stand with Planned Parenthood. -The Community Action Fund of PPOSBC
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because for nearly one hundred years they have helped women of all backgrounds access affordable health care. Attempts to discredit their work threatens to unravel the progress we’ve made on women’s reproductive rights.”
Rep. Pete Aguilar, 31st Congressional District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they are an invaluable resource for our communities. From affordable healthcare to information and advice, Planned Parenthood is there for women and families of all income levels and backgrounds.”
Rep. Norma Torres, 35th Congressional District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because women deserve access to quality and affordable health services. It is unacceptable to threaten women’s health and safety because of partisan politics and misguided agendas. I will keep fighting for the right of women to make their own decisions about their health.”
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, 46th Congressional District
State and Assembly Champions
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because of their longstanding commitment to provide high-quality and affordable healthcare services to the men and women throughout my district. They have been a trusted partner throughout this state and nation in delivering access to healthcare services for those who have historically been priced out of the insurance network.”
Senator Connie Leyva, 20th Senate District
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because our community needs access to reliable and sound medical information in order to protect our health and well being.”
Senator Joseph Dunn (Ret.)
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they provide valuable health and education services to women in our community regardless of their income level.”
Assemblymember Jose Solorio (Ret.)
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because I believe that young people everywhere have the right to the knowledge, tools and services they need to make informed decisions about their bodies and healthcare. I feel that our nation's young people have the right to live full, healthy and productive lives."
Cynthia Aguirre, Trustee, La Habra City School District
“I support Planned Parenthood as they provide comprehensive sex education. Our community needs to be educated in all areas whether we are discussing abstinence, prevention of STI's and many other topics. Planned Parenthood provides these much needed services to all.”
Valerie Amezcua, Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they are the only organization delivering quality healthcare to our communities while simultaneously fighting for women's reproductive rights on local and national levels. Planned Parenthood is an ethical, law-abiding, charitable organization dedicated to its patients and the communities in which they serve.”
Michelle Bartlett, Chair, Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because every woman has the right to determine her own future.”
Jordan Brandman, Councilmember, City of Anaheim
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because abstinence is not sex education. Lack of early intervention leads to teen pregnancy and the spread of STD's… Women need choices and their reproductive process should be their decision and not in the hands of politicians."
Randall Ceniceros, Trustee, Colton Joint Unified School District
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because it provides important health services for women and does so with professionalism, sensitivity and respect. While the original mission of Planned Parenthood was to help women in responsible family planning, it has expanded its scope of service to include providing many other vital health services."
Rabbi Hillel Cohn, Rabbi Emeritus - Congregation Emanu El - San Bernardino/Redlands, CA
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they provide vital medical services to undeserved communities. I am proud to stand with Planned Parenthood.”
Jeff Cole, Trustee, Anaheim City School District
"Planned Parenthood is an important organization that deals with issues of equality for women and women's reproductive rights. It is a vital provider of reproductive health care for all women in the United States."
Lorri Galloway, Former Councilwoman, City of Anaheim
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because they continue to stand with millions of women who otherwise would not have access to quality health care services."
David Robert “D.R” Heywood, Trustee, Anaheim City School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because every person has the right to have access to affordable reproductive healthcare!”
Al Jabbar, Trustee, Anaheim Union High School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they have been a significant advocate of women’s health and reproductive rights for as long as I can remember.”
Sukhee Kang, Former Mayor, City of Irvine
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because every woman has the choice to make their own decisions in regards to their bodies.”
Michele Martinez, Councilwoman, City of Santa Ana
"I stand with Planned Parenthood for the simple fact that they provide parents and teens the resources needed, not just about sex, but also about reproductive health.”
Abigail Medina, Trustee, San Bernardino City Unified School District
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood offers safe and secure programs to families throughout our community. We must all stand together with Planned Parenthood to ensure everyone has access to professional health care”.
Art Montez, Trustee, Centralia School District
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because our communities need access to high quality health education and services that include responsible planning and support."
Dr. Jose F. Moreno, Former Anaheim City School District Trustee
"I support Planned Parenthood because women deserve access to respectful, compassionate, and affordable health care without discrimination. Their doctors, nurses, and other staff offer valuable medical and education services to those who need it. Many women rely on Planned Parenthood as their only means of health insurance and it's important to ensure they can receive care."
Brett Murdock, Former Mayor, City of Brea
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because access to affordable reproductive health services and comprehensive sexual health education helps us be a healthier community.”
Bao Nguyen, Mayor, City of Garden Grove
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because our community needs access to comprehensive health education so that they can make informed choices.”
John Palacio, Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because everyone deserves to have access to affordable reproductive health services and comprehensive sexual health education.”
Julio Perez, Executive Director, Orange County Labor Federation
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they were there when I needed to have my annual health examinations and didn’t have health care. It provided me with peace of mind – and that was priceless.
Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Trustee, Anaheim Union High School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they stand for providing critical healthcare services to women in every corner of Orange County. Thank you Planned Parenthood!”
Vincent Sarmiento, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Santa Ana
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because women deserve a safe environment to be trusted to make their own decisions.”
Connor Traut, Trustee, Centralia School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because it provides needed and necessary health related concerns in a thoroughly professional and legal manner.”
Donald Singer, Trustee, San Bernardino Community College District
"I stand with Planned Parenthood because simply stated, it is just the right decision."
Kent Taylor, Trustee, Colton Joint Unified School District
“I stand with Planned Parenthood because they have been this nation's most arduous supporter of women's reproductive rights.”
Henry Vandermeir, Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County