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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

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

Rep. Obernolte Supports Abortion Ruling by Supreme Court, Cites Roe v. Wade 'Flawed'

Protest and rallies throughout the country, state, and local cities have been sending divided messages as the nation continues to explore an argument that was settled nearly 50 years ago. In Victorville at the superior courthouse, about 80 people showed up to show their disagreement with the Supreme Court ruling...

July 8, 2022

Senator Dave Min and Planned Parenthood Affirm Abortion Rights As Supreme Court Reverses Roe v. Wade

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties issued the following statements in response to the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi state law that banned nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a law that was...

July 8, 2022

Laguna Beach Protest: Swift, Strong Reaction Following Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe vs. Wade

A few hundred people gathered in Laguna Beach to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision — the 1973 case that expanded women’s rights to include the option to have an abortion — one that...

July 8, 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