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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

Thomas: Let’s Make Sure Women’s Rights Don’t Become History in OC

March is Women’s History Month, but it’s almost painful to think about this year, as federal protections for women’s bodily autonomy can now be described as just that: history. Since the Supreme Court’s June 24th decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we have had to ask ourselves whether our country’s laws really support women’s rights—and we have to act quickly to ensure these rights don’t become history here in Orange County as well...

March 6, 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

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