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Fontana Lawsuit

After over a year of painstaking efforts by PPOSBC to adhere to all necessary steps to obtain construction permits for a new health center in Fontana, the city has continuously blocked Planned Parenthood from those permits and thus blocked patients from needed care. Most egregiously, the City Council violated the California Constitution by enacting a moratorium on new construction that, per information provided by the city, only impacts PPOSBC’s planned health center while sparing other businesses, including those with ties to City Council members. 

In response, PPOSBC has chosen to take a stand for our patients and our community's rights by filing a lawsuit against the City of Fontana. Fontana deserves access to affordable, high-quality health care.

Proposition 1

Proposition 1, also known as, Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom, is a California ballot proposition and state constitutional amendment that was voted on in the 2022 General Election. The proposition passed with more than two-thirds of the vote, amending the Constitution of California to explicitly grant the right to an abortion and contraceptives.

Abortion Services at Planned Parenthood
  • Planned Parenthood provides options counseling which presents patients with all of their options including parenting, adoption, and abortion. We trust patients to make the decision that is best for them, and then provide the appropriate resources.
  • Abortion is a deeply personal decision. Ultimately decisions about whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child must be left to each individual, their family, and their faith, with the counsel of their health care provider. 
  • By age 45, half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy and 1 in 4 will have an abortion.
  • 92% of abortions occur within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Abortion is a safe and common procedure.
Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC)
  • PPOSBC provides high-quality reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. In addition to compassionate reproductive care, we also offer comprehensive primary care with Melody Health, and breastfeeding and nutrition support with Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services.
  • Last year, 130,660 patients made up 260,493 medical visits across our nine local Health Centers.
  • Our reproductive health services include life-saving cervical cancer screenings and breast exams, Pap tests, STD testing and treatment, all forms of birth control, emergency contraception, HPV vaccines, and more. Learn more about PPOSBC in our Annual Report.
  • Over 94% of services are preventive.
  • PPOSBC never turns anyone away. We spent over $3 million in charity care through our Continuing Access to Reproductive Equity (C.A.R.E) Program last year, designed to cover costs for needed services of those that are unable to pay.
Planned Parenthood Across the Country
  • For 106 years, Planned Parenthood has been providing education, information, and health care services needed to make responsible choices about sex and reproduction.
  • More than 2.4 million patients have been served in one of our 600 Health Centers across the country.
  • 75% of patients have incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level and approximately 60% of patients access care through the Medicaid program and/or the Title X family planning program.
  • 77% of Planned Parenthood patients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy.
  • 26% percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are contraceptive services.
  • It is estimated that the number of unintended pregnancies averted by Planned Parenthood contraceptive services in a single year is around 500,000.
  • One in five women will go to Planned Parenthood at some point in her life. 

*As of 2019

Planned Parenthood Financials
  • Like any other health care provider, Planned Parenthood receives reimbursements for the medical services they provide.
  • PPOSBC never turns anyone away. We spent nearly $3 million on charity care last year, a program designed to pay for needed services of those that are unable to pay.
  • Federal funding DOES NOT pay for abortions. The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal dollars to be spent on abortions, except in the rare case of rape, incest, or the pregnant person's life is in danger.

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