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Signs of the Times: What Protesters Are Carrying at Saturday’s Abortion Rights Rallies in Southern California

Anybody who participates in a march or rally is sending a message just by being there, but many choose to carry signs to make their beliefs known. Here are some of the signs that Southern California News Group photographers saw on...

May 18, 2022

Thousands March for Abortion Rights in Los Angeles, Santa Ana

Thousands of people took to the streets across Southern California on Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to protect abortion rights, with the U.S. Supreme Court apparently poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decisionThe Women's March Foundation said it received more than...

May 18, 2022

Orange County Abortion Rights Protest Held in Santa Ana

"The Bans Off Abortion Rally is really for us to stand together against the Supreme Court's decision to take away our freedom. This is the first time we've lost a constitutional right, so not only is it unprecedented, it's outrageous. Generations before us, thousands of women fought tirelessly to ensure we had the right to abortion so now its our turn to fight to protect that right," said Nichole Ramirez, Senior Vice President of Communications and Donor Relations, Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties. 

May 17, 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

California Preparing for Influx of Abortion Patients if Roe v. Wade Falls

Last week, a 26-year-old mother from El Paso arrived at the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Orange for an abortion. She had left her children with her sister, gotten in her car after work and driven through the night to reach the clinic. “That is a 750-mile drive — for a five-minute procedure,” said Dr. Janet Jacobson. “Those stories are no longer unusual for us.”

May 12, 2022

California Expects Influx of Out-of-State Abortion Patients

Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties Senior Vice President of Communications and Donor Relations Nichole Ramirez speaks to KTLA on the expected influx of out-of-state patients seeking abortion care in California.

May 9, 2022

‘All Hands On Deck’: Some States Brace for Influx of Patients if Roe is Struck Down

“Are we ready? 100 percent. Our doors are staying open, and we are ensuring care for everybody,” Ramirez said. “Can we use support? Absolutely. We can use all the help we can get.”

May 6, 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