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Jun152018
My Health, My Story: A Planned Parenthood Speakout!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is fighting to reduce shame and stigma, to empower, to inspire and to change the conversation around the fight for reproductive health. We are speaking out because we cannot afford to go back.

Local community members will talk about why access to safe, legal abortion is important to them. By raising our voices, we can help protect reproductive freedom at the ballot box in 2018. Extremists are gathering signatures for a dangerous ballot measure that ...

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Jun62018
New Research: Oregon Would Suffer Under Trump-Pence Administration Gag Rule

New research out this week shows that the Trump-Pence administration’s dangerous new gag rule could mean 41 percent of Oregonians who rely on the nation’s family planning program would lose access to essential reproductive health care like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment at their preferred healthcare provider.

The rule makes it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers and any other provider in the Title X program to tell their patients how they ...

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May312018
Governor Brown Joins Growing Opposition to Trump’s Domestic “Gag Rule”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined 13 other governors across the country in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar opposing the Trump-Pence administration’s domestic gag rule, which would make it illegal for healthcare providers to refer for abortion and impose new restrictions intended to block patients from Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control. They join the 73 percent of Americans, 200 members of Congress and 110 public health organizations who already oppose the ...

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May212018
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Welcomes New Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) announced today that Emily McLain will serve as its new Executive Director. She will make her first appearance at the 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast on May 30th in Portland, and will officially join the staff on June 13th.

McLain previously served as PPAO’s Government Relations Consultant from 2014 to 2016. During her tenure, PPAO passed landmark legislation to expand access to birth control and to protect patient privacy.

“We are thrilled that Emily ...

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May182018
Trump-Pence Administration Expected to Introduce Rule That Gags Providers

Following reports that the Trump-Pence administration intends to introduce a gag rule today that would undermine the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood issued the following statement.

This gag rule would do three things:

  1. It would impose new rules that are designed to make it impossible for patients to get birth control or preventive care from reproductive healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood.
  2. Under this rule doctors, nurses, hospitals and community health centers across ...
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