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Commentary: Want to really help moms and kids in Orange County? Share your abortion story

May is full of Mother’s Day tributes on social media and elsewhere. Those are nice, but if we really want to show appreciation for moms, we need to fight back against attacks on reproductive healthcare, bodily autonomy and abortion rights nationwide. To do that, we need to make it less scary to talk about abortion...

May 10, 2023

Abortions Will Be More Painful Without Mifepristone. Advocates Say That’s the Point

By suspending a drug used in medicated abortions, a conservative federal judge in Texas did more than make it harder for people to obtain abortions. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk also made it more painful. And that may be the point, abortion rights advocates say....

April 11, 2023

Local Effects of Potential Abortion Medication Ban

What impact could a Texas lawsuit have in California, on the availability of a drug prescribed for medication abortion? KVCR’s Jessica Greenwell spoke to Ramona Thomas, legal counsel for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, to find out...

March 30, 2023

Mailbag: Mifepristone Ban Would Affect Patients’ Rights in Orange County

A Texas federal court decision in the coming weeks could ban the use of mifepristone, a safe and common abortion drug that has been widely used for over 20 years. What many people here do not realize is that the Texas judge’s dangerous and unscientific position will limit Californians’ access to safe abortion care — and possibly to other lifesaving treatments.

March 13, 2023

Abortion Providers Deserve Our Support, Not Threats to Their Lives

Caring, experienced doctors in our country must live lives of “sustainable anonymity” simply because they provide abortions. At Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC), our physicians are arranging for their homes to be held in a partner’s name, rather than their own. They have mail delivered to a P.O. box rather than their homes...

March 10, 2023

Abortion Navigators Get Patients to California from Out of State, Including Some Who’ve Never Left Home

Heeva Ghane has been a surgical nurse with Planned Parenthood for a year, but since the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion in June, she has taken on a new role: helping people from other states get an abortion in California. She is a “patient navigator.”

Feb. 21, 2023

Planned Parenthood Storytelling Project Makes Stop in Laguna Beach

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties hosted a new storytelling project event in Laguna Beach. This immersive art experience provided a unique opportunity to...

Jan. 17, 2023

How to Talk About Abortion With Your Family

Teen Vogue talked to Andrea Schmidt, Public Affairs Project Manager at Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, about how to talk about abortion over the holidays. Their tips can...

Dec. 16, 2022