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Aug162016
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Endorses Ballot Measure 97

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today announced its endorsement of Ballot Measure 97, which would provide stable, adequate funding for healthcare services and education programs by increasing the minimum tax for large and out-of-state corporations with more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales.

PPAO is the political arm of the organization, advocating on behalf of Oregon's 12 health centers and the 61,672 women, men and young people who count on Planned Parenthood services every year. PPAO strongly ...

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Aug12016
‘I Refuse to Remain Silent’

“I support Planned Parenthood because I refuse to be placed in a box.

“At a young age, I began to recognize the difference in how boys and girls were treated. I felt confident speaking in class in elementary school, so I frequently volunteered to read and often raised my hand to answer questions. I made sure that others who participated less had the opportunity to speak before I did, but for some reason, my classmates said to each other and ...

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Jul272016
‘The fight for feminism and reproductive justice is real, and it is hard’

"I support Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon because I am passionate about feminist activism and reproductive justice. A few years ago, I took my first women’s studies class when I was a student at a private university in New Orleans. At the time I had no idea what I wanted to do with my education or my life, and I found myself just going through the motions in the 'work hard, play hard' environment around me. Many of my ...

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Jul142016
'I Do Not Want Any More Women Treated This Way'

"I support Planned Parenthood because they make it their mission to advocate for women’s reproductive health care and emphasize compassionate, nonjudgmental care. As a young woman I have faced a lot of obstacles from my peers and even healthcare professionals on what was right for me and my body. When I was 16 and became sexually active, my mom took me to my physician to get a birth control prescription. Instead of being treated with compassion and care, I ...

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Jun282016
PPAO and BRO Condemn Franklin Graham Rally in Salem

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon issued the following joint statement in response to Franklin Graham's Decision America rally today in Salem:

"As progressive organizations, we condemn Franklin Graham's efforts to bring his hateful campaign to Oregon, particularly after this month's tragic massacre in Orlando.

"Franklin Graham has a long history of attacking the humanity of LGBTQ Americans - claiming that Satan is behind pro-equality advocacy, accusing LGBTQ people of 'recruiting' children and supporting Russia ...

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