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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

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

Commentary: This Is What the End of Roe Looks Like in Southern California

The U.S. Supreme Court’s official decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and take away abortion rights at the federal level is an outrage. Decades of progress for the health of pregnant people and financial independence of mothers has just been undone. Abortion will...

July 6, 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

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

The Future of Abortion Access and Reproductive Healthcare in California

On Tuesday, May 3, the day after the draft opinion on Roe v. Wade from the Supreme Court of The United States was leaked, Jon Dunn, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, spoke with Larry Mantle on NPR’s AirTalk to discus...

May 4, 2022

A Firsthand View of the Crisis Ahead for Abortion Rights—and What We Should Do About It

This term, the Supreme Court is set to rule on the Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, and with a 6-3 conservative majority it seems likely they will severely restrict, or overturn, the almost 50-year precedent established by Roe v. Wade....

April 15, 2022