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2017 Pro-Choice Champions Will Be Honored May 17th at Courageous Voice Breakfast

2017 Pro-Choice Champions Will Be Honored May 17th at Courageous Voice Breakfast

Every year, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon presents the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award to recognize leaders who go above and beyond in advocating for reproductive health care. We are proud to announce that this year’s honorees are the Chief Sponsors of the Reproductive Health Equity Act: House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, Representatives Jeff Barker and Julie Fahey and Senators Laurie Monnes Anderson and Richard Devlin.

Please join us to honor our Pro-Choice Champions at the 2017 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Staceyann Chin on Wednesday, May 17th in Portland. Click here to secure your seat.

“Oregon has led the way in preserving access to reproductive care for many years,” says House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson of Portland, a former Board Chair for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. “Now, with Trump and congressional Republicans waging a direct assault on women’s health care, it’s time for Oregon to take the next step forward.”

“As a former police officer, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating impacts that come with a lack of access to health care and reproductive care,” says Representative Jeff Barker of Aloha. “This bill ensures that all women, regardless of their economic status, can use these healthcare services when they need them.”

“Protecting access to reproductive care for all Oregonians is the right thing to do,” says Representative Julie Fahey of West Eugene and Junction City, “and will lead to healthier communities, healthier individuals and lower costs for critical care.”

“I’m worried about the ability for many women to pay for reproductive and other healthcare services they need, and this will take that barrier away,” says Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson of Gresham, who chairs the Senate Healthcare Committee. “This will be a major step forward so all women can have access.”

“I have been a lifelong champion for women’s health and equitable access to services,” says Senator Richard Devlin of Tualatin. “Equitable access to health services, including reproductive health services, is paramount to a healthy society.”

WHAT: 2017 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Staceyann Chin
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17th (doors 7:30am, breakfast 8-9am)
WHERE: Sentinel Hotel’s Governor Ballroom, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland
COST: $125 general admission, $250 VIP admission available here

Posted on April 24, 2017 in News.
 
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