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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

Demand Has Quadrupled at Some California Abortion Clinics Since Roe Fell

Women are making ‘traumatizing’ trips across state lines for care. One woman had never flown on a plane before and was petrified to make the journey from Texas to California. Another drove all night from El Paso to make her appointment because she couldn’t miss work. A third was...

Jan. 10, 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

Rush to California: Out-of-State Patients Surge to Abortion ‘Sanctuary State’

In the small, dusty town of Needles, the I-40 bridge links the haves and the have-nots. For women on the Arizona side, abortion care has vanished. On the California side, it is as accessible and low-risk as a tonsillectomy. Last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that ended 50 years of federal abortion protections has set off...

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

Orange County Activists Rally as Roe vs. Wade Threatened

Sadaf Rahmani, who oversees public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, said the organization had been working to raise awareness about the potential vulnerability of Roe vs. Wade in the hands of a conservative-majority Supreme Court...

May 4, 2022