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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

Getting Stuff Done with Jennifer Trinh

 

Welcome to Getting Stuff Done: Election Edition. We met with some experts who told us all about how to get sh*t done. Because things are pretty crazy right now, and we have the power to make change...

Nov. 7, 2022

GMA: Crossing Borders While Navigating Legal & Physical Uncertainty During Abortion Ban Era

Associate Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties Dr. Connolly sits down with Good Morning America medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton to talk about the rising restrictions and impacts since Roe vs. Wade was reversed.

Nov. 2, 2022

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

After Public Outcry, San Clemente Rejects Anti-Abortion ‘Sanctuary For Life’ Resolution

The San Clemente City Council was set to consider a resolution later this month that declares the city a “sanctuary for life where the dignity of every human being will be defended and promoted from life inside the womb through all stages of development in life up and until a natural death.” But instead...

Aug. 8, 2022

Push to Ban Abortions In San Clemente Faces Headwinds Even In Conservative OC

Linda Verraster cannot imagine why elected officials in San Clemente would spend time debating abortion. The coastal Orange County city has no hospitals or clinics that perform abortions, and it has no power to stop residents from seeking the procedure elsewhere. There are other issues that need attention, Verraster says, like homelessness and affordable housing. Still, a debate about abortion has been...

Aug. 8, 2022

San Clemente City Council to Consider Condemning Abortion

San Clemente's city council is set to consider a resolution that would declare the city an abortion-free zone and a sanctuary for life. The council is expected to review the non-binding resolution in mid-August. The resolution was proposed by Councilmember Steve Knoblock and seconded by Mayor Gene James. It is sparking opposition from activists and some council members, as seen during a July council meeting. "It's ludicrous," Councilmember Kathy Ward declared...

Aug. 8, 2022