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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

New Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade Exposes Old Reality; America Split on Abortion

Even as the Supreme Court’s move to strike down Roe vs. Wade ended the nation’s old rules on abortion, it created a new reality — America is about to become a split country when it comes to a woman’s right to choose. And in the new, post-Roe world...

July 8, 2022

Thousands Rally, March for Abortion Rights Across Southern California

“We’re not backing down,” said Nichole Ramirez with Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, which organized the Santa Ana rally. “Generations before us have been fighting for the right to safe, legal abortions, and they’re rightfully upset that they have to do this again. So, we feel like it’s our turn now to fight.”

May 16, 2022

With Roe v. Wade in Peril, Women’s March Rallies Return to Southern California on May 14

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets and gather in parks across Southern California on Saturday, May 14, for rallies organized in support of reproductive rights. Many of the “Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally” events were planned even before the May 2 leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion indicating justices plan to undo federal protections around abortion access that have existed for half a century under Roe v. Wade...

May 13, 2022

If Supreme Court Overturns Roe, Southern California Could Be Haven for Choice and Outrage

More abortions and more people casting votes in November. Also, more outrage and frustration. All of those disparate trends and emotions could come to Southern California if the Supreme Court overturns or severely limits Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that guaranteed a federal constitutional right to an abortion...

May 4, 2022

New COO at Planned Parenthood for OC and SB counties

Krista Hollinger is the new chief operating officer at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties. She will oversee the second-largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation, covering nine health centers spanning Orange and San Bernardino counties. 

Feb. 8, 2022

Local Groups Will Use Grant Money to Protect Themselves from Hate

...The Office of Emergency Services is distributing $47.5 million to 290 community groups across the state...intended for “security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk for violent attacks and hate crimes due to ideology, beliefs or mission.” Recipients include synagogues, Asian-American nonprofits, Planned Parenthood clinics and Islamic centers.

Jan. 28, 2022

OC Register Milestones: PPOSBC's Terry Stapleton Named Woman of the Year 

Terry Stapleton, vice president of operations for Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) has been named a 2021 Woman of the Year by Congressman Lou Correa. She will be honored at an awards ceremony next month highlighting women whose work on the front lines and behind the scenes throughout the pandemic has kept communities in the 46th Congressional District healthy and safe.

Sept. 6, 2021

Planned Parenthood Medical Director, a Former Fighter Pilot, Began Flying Through Gender Barriers as a Girl 

Despite a cacophony of naysayers, rigid social conventions and legal hurdles, Dr. Janet Jacobson often took the road less traveled — from fighter pilot to physician to recently-named medical director of the Planned Parenthood chapter of Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Aug. 29, 2019