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Planned Parenthoods of San Bernardino, Orange See Sharp Increase in Out-of-State Patients

The majority of patients come from Texas and Arizona where abortion access has been limited. But some people come from states where abortion is more accessible because the influx of out of state patients makes appointments scarce. Jon Dunn is the president of the Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. He says...

June 29, 2023

Out-of-state abortion seekers in Orange, San Bernardino counties doubled since Dobbs decision

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a constitutional right to abortion, more than twice as many out-of-state patients have come to Orange and San Bernardino counties seeking abortions, according to Planned Parenthood. “Often, when patients call us, we have an appointment in the next few days, but..."

June 28, 2023

Protestors gather to fight for abortion rights at OC Pride celebration

Michele Gile reports from Santa Ana, where hundreds gathered for the Orange County Pride celebration on Saturday. Supporters and protestors took center stage on the anniversary of SCOTUS's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, continuing their fight for abortion rights...

June 26, 2023

One year post-Roe: California abortion advocates forge ahead to protect access

Susana Gutiérrez lived in two worlds when the ruling of Dobbs v. Jackson came out a year ago and reversed nearly five decades of federal abortion rights. The first was her world at Stanford Law School in pro-abortion California, where she was surrounded by students who were focused on the structure of the pivotal Supreme Court opinion in what she describes as an intellectual exercise. The second was the world of...

June 25, 2023

Forget the birds and bees. Sex ed series preps young adults with disabilities for life, dating

There’s more to sex education than the birds and the bees. Even those armed with the grade-school basics often have to learn about relationships, boundaries and navigating the intricacies of desire and disappointment through trial and error. But for some individuals living with intellectual or developmental disabilities...

June 20, 2023

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