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Aug312017
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Leader Announces Retirement

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today announced the retirement of Mary Nolan, who has served as Executive Director since 2015. She will continue to lead the organization through the fall as leadership transition plans are developed.

"We are so grateful for Nolan's leadership at a tremendously critical time for women's health and rights," says Becca Uherbelau, Board President for PPAO. "She has never wavered in her commitment to reproductive freedom for Oregonians."

"Mary Nolan is a true pro-choice ...

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Aug282017
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 accessible reproductive health care is important to them. They'll share personal stories about advocacy, affordable care, birth control, cancer, education, LGBTQ issues, youth issues, STDs and safe, legal abortion.

Please gather your friends for ...

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Aug152017
Governor Kate Brown Signs Reproductive Health Equity Act

PRO-CHOICE COALITION OF OREGON PRESS RELEASE

Governor Kate Brown today signed the nation's most progressive reproductive health policy into law. The Reproductive Health Equity Act (House Bill 3391) is the first legislation in the United States to comprehensively address systemic barriers to accessing reproductive health care, expanding coverage to thousands of Oregonians throughout the state - regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity.

Developed by the Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon with input from legislative champions, the new law makes ...

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Aug12017
PPAO, NARAL Executive Directors File Complaint Against Oregon Family Council for Referendum 301 Elections Law Violations

The executive directors of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon filed a formal complaint Tuesday against the the Oregon Family Council (OFC), an anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ extremist organization, for elections law violations contained in a Referendum 301 mailer. The mailer, signed by OFC Executive Director Jack Louman, provides incomplete signature-gathering instructions and inaccurate information about Referendum 301, which seeks to roll back key provisions of the Oregon Healthcare Protections Bill (House Bill 2391).

The Healthcare Protections ...

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Jul252017
Senate Moves to Imperil Health Care for Millions

Today, the Senate voted to move forward with an effort to pass Trumpcare, which would repeal Obamacare and "defund" Planned Parenthood. The move came despite millions of people across the country expressing opposition and outrage at the various pieces of legislation that have been proposed - which would all leave tens of millions uninsured, charge women more for less insurance coverage and prevent millions of people with Medicaid coverage from coming to Planned Parenthood health centers for basic, preventive care. Vice ...

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