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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

Reproductive Freedom: ‘I am afraid if Roe v. Wade is overturned, more pregnant people will die’

This week, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case centers around a Mississippi law that would ban almost all abortions after...

Dec. 6, 2021

California Makes Plans To Be the Nation’s Abortion Provider in a Post-Roe World

With access to abortion at stake across the U.S., California is getting ready to become the nation’s abortion provider. Abortion providers are already girding for a surge in demand. Dr. Janet Jacobson, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties, said three or four out-of-state patients visit her clinics each day...

Nov. 15, 2021

PPOSBC's Robert Armenta Recognized for Leadership in OC Latino Community

Robert Armenta, Senior Vice-President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, has been recognized for his leadership in the Orange County Latino community by Senator Dave Min. Senator Min, who represents California's 37th Senate District, recognized a number of community leaders in honor of...

Oct. 21, 2021

Dr. Shannon Connolly of Planned Parenthood: “Make All Health Care Organizations Nonprofits”

As a part of our interview series called “5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System”, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Shannon Connolly. Dr. Shannon Connolly is a family physician and associate medical director at Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties. She attended medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, did her residency at...

Sept. 9, 2021

Abortion Access in California is Under Greater Threat Than We Think

A new Texas state law restricting abortions and a Supreme Court case from Mississippi could have dire consequences in California. Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, American women and their families have benefited greatly. Unfortunately, decisions about abortion access elsewhere could...

Sept. 9, 2021

Dr. Shannon Connolly of Planned Parenthood: 5 Things We Must Do to Improve the US Healthcare System

The pandemic has really highlighted three big problems: inadequate funding for public health infrastructure, significant health inequity for many communities, and a lack of understanding or trust in science by a significant proportion of our population. These are each enormous and very complex problems that will require a nationwide effort to correct.

Sept. 3, 2021

To Get More People Vaccinated, We Need to Cut the Red Tape

We may have a high rate of COVID-19 vaccination, but the pace of shots for California adults has slowed. Vaccine hesitancy is “a thing,” more so than many medical professionals predicted, particularly among young adults. However, for many younger people statewide, the Inland Empire and Orange County, “hesitancy” doesn’t mean...

June 12, 2021

PPOP Nets $204,000 for Reproductive Health Care

More than 225 guests came out on Aug. 9 to help Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties raise more than $216,000 to further its reproductive health care mission at its summer fundraising event, “POPP: Protect Our Planned Parenthood.”

Aug. 19, 2019