OC/SB Planned Parenthood wins well-deserved award from José Solorio. [Now with Colbert videos!]

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We should write more about the heroic organization Planned Parenthood on this blog, and I intend to.  After all, the national Republican jihad against this vital group sort of began in this county, with the O’Keefe-like prankster Lila Rose getting her start here (traveling the nation impersonating a pregnant 13-year-old to see if she could find a PP worker who would fail to report her “pregnancy” to law enforcement.)  And it turns out that this mission of hers – which inspired our Board of Supervisors to defund PP in 2009 – was largely funded by OC attorney and GOP activist Mark Bucher – much more on Bucher soon.

Of course Planned Parenthood provides indispensable health services to tens of thousands of Orange County women, as is detailed in the press release below.  Also, kudos to José Solorio, whom we often criticize, for standing up for this crucial and besieged nonprofit.


State Assembly Member Jose Solorio Honors Planned Parenthood
As Exceptional Nonprofit Serving the 69th District

ORANGE, CA – Today, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was honored by State Assemblyman Jose Solorio with the Community Pillar Award. The accolade is given to organizations that play a vital role in the well-being of the 69th District, which includes portions of Anaheim and Garden Grove and all of Santa Ana. Past award recipients include Acacia Adult Day Services, Anaheim Family YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, KidWorks, Latino Health Access, THINK Together, and Working Wardrobes.

“Planned Parenthood offers much-needed support and resources for local families and residents in Orange and San Bernardino counties,” Solorio said. “This past fiscal year 12,680 patients from the 69th Assembly District have received affordable, high-quality reproductive health care, such as life-saving cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and family planning services including birth control, prenatal and fertility services.”

In addition to eight health centers in Orange and San Bernardino counties, Planned Parenthood provides nutritional support and services for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have young children, through the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program, and accurate sexual health education through community services, such as hotlines, parent and professional workshops, teen-to-teen education programs and in-classroom education.


About Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides essential reproductive health care, nutrition services, and education programs to more than 127,000 local women and men, regardless of their personal circumstances or ability to pay. The organization has been building healthy communities since 1965 with the most sophisticated instrument in medicine: accurate information that can help people make the best decisions about their health.

The organization is guided by the belief that health care is a basic human right and that prevention is the best medicine, which is why 93% of Planned Parenthood services are preventive, including life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman exams, education programs, STD prevention and treatment, family planning, WIC nutritional services, prenatal care, and more.

For more information about Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit us at www.someoneyouknow.org.


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