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Reproductive Freedom

Women’s Health - Who Decides?

Don’t miss two timely short documentaries about the crucial importance of protecting women’s health choices.

Dr. Glennah Trochet
(fmr. Sac Co. Public Health Officer)
Ana Sandoval Planned Parenthood
Christi H. Ketchum Our Rightful Place, LLC

Sun April 22nd 7PM

“Movies On A Big Screen” at
The Guild Theatre
2828 35th St (between 3rd & 4th Ave)
Admission Free • Donations Appreciated

"Not Yet Rain" screening

Women’s rights are human rights – on screen!

In honor of International Women's Day

College Democrats and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte invite you to a free screening of the documentary
Not Yet Rain

Thursday, March 10, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Unsafe abortion causes 13 percent of maternal deaths worldwide. In Ethiopia, safe, legal abortion is saving women’s lives, and changing the future for millions of women.

Not Yet Rain, a short film by Emmy-winner Lisa Russell, produced in association with Ipas, explores abortion in Ethiopia through the experiences of women faced with the challenge of unwanted pregnancy. While a new abortion law marked great progress toward reproductive freedom, Not Yet Rain shows that changing the law is just the first step.

Kirsten Sherk, the film's co-producer, and representatives of Ipas and Planned Parenthood will lead a discussion following the screening.

Tell Rep. Lungren: Stop the Attacks on Women's Health!

Tell Rep. Lungren: Stop the Attacks on Women's Health!

NARAL, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, ACOG, and other women’s organizations will rally outside Representative Dan Lungren's office Tuesday to protest his support of the anti-choice agenda on Capitol Hill, specifically HR3 and HR358.

All are welcome!

WHAT: Rally outside of Rep. Dan Lungren’s District Office
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15th at 11am
WHERE: 2339 Gold Meadow Way, Gold River, CA 95670

The Power of Choice on Access Sacramento Channel 18

Access Sacramento Channel 18 will replay The Power of Choice, D. Fadiman's documentary on the struggle to secure safe and legal reproductive health services for women in the U.S. Access to abortion and critical reproductive health care continue to be in peril, now more than ever in post Roe v Wade years. Please tune in and reacquaint to recommit. Please work to protect a women's right to determine her future. And stream radio program Tipping Point (C. Jones & M. Metzler) Thursdays at noon

Tuesday, January 25th @ 10:00pm

Planned Parenthood Capitol Day

Capitol Day 2010

Register TODAY for Planned Parenthood Capitol Day!

Last year over 800 Planned Parenthood supporters, staff, parents and teens gathered in Sacramento to raise their voices in support of Planned Parenthood. Are you ready to join us this year?

Sign up now! Participation includes a free t-shirt, free lunch, and more importantly the opportunity to make a difference for reproductive health care in California. Make friends and meet people from across the state - participate in the education fair and fun workshops!

· When: All day on Wednesday, May 5, 2010

· Where: Sacramento, CA

· Contact: Raquel Simental, Public Affairs Director, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

(916) 325-1730 or via e-mail at

· Register Online:

Planned Parenthood Capitol Day is the perfect opportunity to talk with legislators about the many preventive health care services offered by Planned Parenthood and issues important to Californians.

Tragedy in Kansas: Abortion Provider Dr. Tiller Slain

From NARAL Pro-Choice America...

I’m writing you today to express my immeasurable shock and deep sadness over the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas.

On behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America and our affiliates, our prayers and thoughts are with Dr. Tiller’s family and friends.

If you don’t know very much about his background, for almost two decades Dr. Tiller and those individuals who helped provide care to his patients have lived under intense harassment tinged with persistent threats of violence. Even under these adverse circumstances, Dr. Tiller never wavered in his commitment to providing abortion services and other reproductive health care to women and their families, often in the most difficult and heart-breaking circumstances.

Planned Parenthood Capitol Day 2009

Planned Parenthood Capitol Day 2009

State Capitol
4/22/2009 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hosted By: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
RSVP by: March 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Join Planned Parenthood volunteers, activists, and staff for a Day of Action at the Capitol in Sacramento!

* Participate in the Planned Parenthood Education Fair
* Talk with legislators about reproductive health issues that are important to you
* Learn about reproductive freedom issues and advocacy opportunities

California's Proposition 4: no, No, and NO again!

Proposition 4 is another bad anti-choice proposal: parental notification, an automatic child abuse investigation if the young woman doesn't want to notify her parents and can't find a judge to approve. And if she is able to find a judge, the judge then has to declare her mature enough, and the judges have to make annual reports, county-by-county, on how many abortions are approved for young women each year.

Proposition 4 on the general election ballot is an initiative measure to amend the California State Constitution to impede a minor's ability to obtain an abortion, even in the case of rape or incest. This is all too familiar. Twice in the past three years, Californians have narrowly defeated two similar measures -- Propositions 73 in November, 2005 and 85 in November, 2006. But this time, the measure is in danger of passing. A poll (caution: .pdf file) conducted by the Field Research Corporation has it at Yes 49, No 41, with 10 percent undecided as of September 26th. All of this in a state that is 71% pro-choice.

Proposition 4 changes the California Constitution to prohibit abortion for minors caution -- large .pdf file -- until 48 hours after physician notifies the young woman’s parent or legal guardian. To make matters worse, it mandates reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions on minors, and it authorizes civil damage awards against physicians for violations.

It gets worse for young women in potentially abusive situations. In this case, the physician would be allowed to skip the notification only if an equivalent notice has been delivered

... to an adult family member designated by the unemancipated minor and has made a written report of known or suspected child abuse concerning to unemancipated minor to to the appropriate law enforcement or public child protective agency. Such report shall be based on a minor's written statement that she fears physical, sexual, or severe emotional abuse from a parent who would otherwise be notified and that her fear is based on a pattern of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of her exhibited by a parent. The physician shall also include the minor's statement with his or her report and shall also retain a copy of the statement and the report in the minor's medical records. The physician shall also include with the notice a letter informing the adult family member that a report of known or suspected child abuse has been made concerning the minor and identifying the agency to which the report was made. The minor shall be informed that the notice and the letter will be delivered to the adult family member she has designated.

Woodland Rally and Walk

Meet me Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Davis Yolo United Davis HQ at 1801 Hanover Drive, Suite C (behind Save Mart) to carpool to Woodland Rally and Walk or at Woodland United HQ at 444 Main St at 9:30.

Saturday, Marriage Equality USA and other good thinking groups are making a huge effort to knock on all the rest of the doors in Woodland to identify which voters are supporting No On Prop 8, No On Prop 4, the Democratic candidates, do last minute voter registration and to give people handouts for No On Props 8 and 4, and a slate card with the Democratic positions. It's easy; it's fun and we can't get it done without you.

So, come join us. We'll carpool from the Davis Yolo United headquarters at 1801 Hanover at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Phone Bank Thursday - Help Planned Parenthood Defeat Prop 4

Wellstone Democratic Club and Sacramento for Democracy
are teaming up to help

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte


Prop. 4 threatens the health and safety of our state's most vulnerable teens

Join us for phonebanking at Planned Parenthood's Midtown Administrative Office

When: Thursday, September 11, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: 201 29th Street, Ste. A (29th & B Streets)

Sacramento, CA

Full training and snacks are included

If you have any questions, please call Gina Rowe at 916-591-2468

No on Prop 4 Fundraiser

Women Democrats of Sacramento County and
Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento

Invite you to spend an Evening in Paradise
Tuesday August 26th 5:30 - 7:30
at the Bali Wine Bar & Grill
2416 18th St. (18th & Broadway)
in support of the Campaign for Teen Safety No on Prop 4

Hors d'oeuvres and no host bar
Silent auction

Individuals $15
Sponsorships $100 - $200 - $500 & up

RSVP to or Kate Lenox 457-7149

Feds: Birth control equals abortion and Prop 4 info

Two stories and a link to info on Prop 4

Feds: Birth control equals abortion

    On Nov. 2, 2006, Kat Kerlin reported in the RN&R that “Some anti-abortion groups are taking a stand not only against abortion, but also against contraception. … [M]any of them are now moving from the fringes into high-ranking governmental positions, where they’re making key decisions about reproductive health.”

    If anyone had any doubts about this seemingly extreme prediction, the Bush administation is providing plenty of evidence. A draft regulation being circulated at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would cut off federal funds to hospitals and states that try to compel medical providers to offer legal abortion services to women. But that’s not the key provision. The regulation then goes on to define abortion as “any of various procedures—including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action—that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation.” Many commonly used birth control methods block implantation in addition to ovulation.

Stonewall TV Ad for Heather Fargo

Sacramento Stonewall's Television Ad debuting this week

Reproductive Freedom Day

Join CCRF for our 6th Annual

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sacramento Convention Center
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come to Sacramento to learn about current reproductive health and justice issues, meet other activists from around the state, and tell legislators why reproductive rights are important to your community. Your voice matters! Please join us to represent the diverse needs of the women of California.

Registration is $60. Subsidies, scholarships and travel funds are available!!
For information please email

Reproductive Freedom Day is sponsored by
The California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom

Feinstein exposes Richard Honakerââ‚Ã

From NARAL...

Thanks to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, we may be one step closer to sending anti-choice judicial nominee Richard Honaker back to Wyoming without a lifetime judgeship.

Earlier this week, Sen. Feinstein chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Honaker, one of President Bush’s most anti-choice judicial nominees to date.

Sen. Feinstein, a strong and independent pro-choice leader, put Richard Honaker’s anti-choice views into the spotlight. Among other things, Honaker admitted that his work as a Wyoming state legislator was in fact a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and that he thinks Roe was wrongly decided.

Please thank Sen. Feinstein for asking tough questions and playing a critical role in exposing Honaker’s anti-choice views.