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Jul112019
Ninth Circuit Denies Emergency Relief from Domestic Gag Rule

An en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today refused to block the Trump-Pence administration from enforcing the dangerous Title X gag rule.

Title X is the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, which serves nearly 50,000 Oregonians each year. Trump’s gag rule makes it illegal for healthcare providers in the Title X program to refer patients for abortion, and it blocks access to care through ...

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Jun202019
Ninth Circuit Lets Title X Gag Rule Go into Effect, Threatening Health Care for Thousands of Oregonians

A ruling today by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allows the Trump administration’s dangerous and unethical Title X gag rule to take effect in every state but Maryland. The gag rule makes it illegal for healthcare providers in the Title X program to refer patients for abortion, and it blocks access to care at Planned Parenthood by imposing cost-prohibitive and unnecessary “physical separation” requirements.

The news comes after Planned Parenthood and ...

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Apr242019
Planned Parenthood Celebrates Federal Court Victory to Block Trump's Gag Rule

A federal district court judge in Oregon announced yesterday that he will issue a preliminary injunction to block the Trump-Pence administration’s gag rule on Title X, the nation’s only program dedicated to affordable birth control and reproductive health care.

In March, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and the American Medical Association filed suit challenging the gag rule for being illegal, unethical and threatening the health care of millions of people who rely on Title ...

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Mar62019
Tix on Sale for 2019 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Brittany Packnett!

Since 2011, the Courageous Voice Breakfast has celebrated brave leaders who speak truth in the face of hostility. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon believes it's crucial to harness our collective power and amplify our stories.

Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” keynote speaker Brittany Packnett is an unapologetic educator, policy expert, writer and advocate for the empowerment of women and ...

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Feb222019
Trump-Pence Gag Rule Will Have Devastating Impact on Oregon Women

The Trump-Pence administration today released a domestic gag rule, which will dismantle the nation’s family planning program and put millions of people’s health at risk.

This gag rule makes it impossible for Planned Parenthood health centers to participate in the Title X program at all. Planned Parenthood serves 41 percent of the people who rely on Title X for care in Oregon, meaning the new restrictions will have a devastating impact on care across the state.

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Jan32019
Buy Tix for PPAO Valentine's Benefits!

We’ve all had them: dates that go terribly, hilariously awry.

On February 5th and 6th, Portland’s sharpest storytellers will share “tales from the dark side of dating” at our beloved Valentine’s benefit, It’s Not Me, It’s You. After hearing these personal stories, you’ll leave either feeling grateful for your current relationship — or with the realization that being single isn’t so bad after all!

Please note: Due to overwhelming demand, PPAO is presenting 2 ...

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