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Jun12017
Trump Administration Moves to Roll Back Access to Birth Control

This week, a leaked rule appeared to unveil the Trump administration's intent to significantly roll back access to birth control through the Affordable Care Act.

This rule comes as the Senate considers the American Health Care Act - the worst legislation for women's health in a generation. If passed, the AHCA would block millions of Medicaid patients from coming to Planned Parenthood for health care, kick 23 million people off of their health insurance, undermine maternity coverage and cause ...

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May302017
Celebrating 10 Years of Contraceptive Equity in Oregon

by Governor Kate Brown

It was only 10 years ago today that Oregon finally guaranteed contraceptive equity for women.

On May 30, 2007, Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act, requiring insurance companies to offer the same level of coverage for birth control as they do for other prescription drugs. It also required hospital emergency rooms to make emergency contraception available to survivors of sexual assault.

That day was the result of a long, hard-fought battle ...

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May192017
Save the Date for "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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May42017
Planned Parenthood Slams Congressman Walden for the Most Damaging Women's Health Legislation Ever

Today, with Oregon Congressman Greg Walden's vote, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the most damaging women's health legislation ever. The American Health Care Act would:

  • Take away health coverage for 24 million people.

  • "Defund" Planned Parenthood -- by blocking people with Medicaid from accessing preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers -- including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

  • Eliminate protections that restrict insurance companies from gouging people with pre-existing conditions by imposing crushing ...

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Apr242017
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 ...

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