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Getting Stuff Done with Jennifer Trinh

 

Welcome to Getting Stuff Done: Election Edition. We met with some experts who told us all about how to get sh*t done. Because things are pretty crazy right now, and we have the power to make change...

Nov. 7, 2022

GMA: Crossing Borders While Navigating Legal & Physical Uncertainty During Abortion Ban Era

Associate Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties Dr. Connolly sits down with Good Morning America medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton to talk about the rising restrictions and impacts since Roe vs. Wade was reversed.

Nov. 2, 2022

How These Healthcare Providers are Fighting a Rise in Congenital Syphilis

Dr. Shannon Connolly, associate medical director at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, in Anaheim on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Dr. Connolly says, “In the last 10 years, people not considered to be in high-risk groups are coming back positive for syphilis. I recently had a patient who tested positive, was a married heterosexual woman from the middle class, with no risk factors that I could identify.”

Sept. 29, 2022

Strong Asian American Support For Abortion Rights Tests Republicans In Orange County House Races

The Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is shifting the political calculus around the country, including in two Orange County congressional districts with significant Asian American populations. An energized Democratic Party is hoping the seismic decision will draw to the polls large numbers of Asian Americans, who as a group register strong support for abortion rights...

Sept. 1, 2022

After Public Outcry, San Clemente Rejects Anti-Abortion ‘Sanctuary For Life’ Resolution

The San Clemente City Council was set to consider a resolution later this month that declares the city a “sanctuary for life where the dignity of every human being will be defended and promoted from life inside the womb through all stages of development in life up and until a natural death.” But instead...

Aug. 8, 2022

Push to Ban Abortions In San Clemente Faces Headwinds Even In Conservative OC

Linda Verraster cannot imagine why elected officials in San Clemente would spend time debating abortion. The coastal Orange County city has no hospitals or clinics that perform abortions, and it has no power to stop residents from seeking the procedure elsewhere. There are other issues that need attention, Verraster says, like homelessness and affordable housing. Still, a debate about abortion has been...

Aug. 8, 2022

San Clemente City Council to Consider Condemning Abortion

San Clemente's city council is set to consider a resolution that would declare the city an abortion-free zone and a sanctuary for life. The council is expected to review the non-binding resolution in mid-August. The resolution was proposed by Councilmember Steve Knoblock and seconded by Mayor Gene James. It is sparking opposition from activists and some council members, as seen during a July council meeting. "It's ludicrous," Councilmember Kathy Ward declared...

Aug. 8, 2022

San Clemente Could Become an Abortion-Free Zone

The city of San Clemente is considering a resolution that would ban abortions, declaring itself a "sanctuary for life" as it becomes an abortion-free zone. Written and proposed by Councilman Steven Knoblock, the resolution "considers life to begin at conception." During a July 19 city council meeting, Knoblock spoke before other councilmembers, saying "my request is that the city council consider resolutions basically supporting the concept of life."

Aug. 8, 2022

This Orange County City to Consider Banning Abortions, Becoming ‘Sanctuary for Life’

The San Clemente City Council is set to consider a resolution in a couple of weeks that would declare the city a “sanctuary for life,” making it an abortion-free zone. The resolution, which was written and proposed by Councilman Steven Knoblock, states that the City Council “considers life to begin at conception” and stands against the establishment of Planned Parenthood...

Aug. 3, 2022