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Faith Leaders Support Proposition 1

I am the pastor at Irvine United Congregational Church and a member of Clergy for Choice, and I work with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Our organized group consists of faith leaders from various congregations who advocate for reproductive healthcare and education.

Nov. 2, 2022

Commentary: Vote yes on Proposition 1 to ensure the right of abortion in California

The negative consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade are already being felt across the country. Multiple states have outlawed or severely restricted abortion, leading to legal confusion and fear around miscarriages, fertility treatments and other areas far beyond simply abortion. Some politicians in these states are now publicly declaring that they will try to restrict or outlaw contraception...

Sept. 8, 2022

Strong Asian American Support For Abortion Rights Tests Republicans In Orange County House Races

The Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is shifting the political calculus around the country, including in two Orange County congressional districts with significant Asian American populations...

Aug. 20, 2022

Push to Ban Abortions In San Clemente Faces Headwinds Even In Conservative OC

Linda Verraster cannot imagine why elected officials in San Clemente would spend time debating abortion. The coastal Orange County city has no hospitals or clinics that perform abortions, and it has no power to stop residents from seeking the procedure elsewhere. There are other issues that need attention, Verraster says, like homelessness and affordable housing...

Aug. 6, 2022

After Public Outcry, San Clemente Rejects Anti-Abortion ‘Sanctuary For Life’ Resolution

The San Clemente City Council was set to consider a resolution later this month that declares the city a “sanctuary for life where the dignity of every human being will be defended and promoted from life inside the womb through all stages of development in life up and until a natural death.”

Aug. 5, 2022

This Orange County City to Consider Banning Abortions, Becoming ‘Sanctuary for Life’

The San Clemente City Council is set to consider a resolution in a couple of weeks that would declare the city a “sanctuary for life,” making it an abortion-free zone...

Aug. 3, 2022

San Clemente City Council to Consider Condemning Abortion

San Clemente's city council is set to consider a resolution that would declare the city an abortion-free zone and a sanctuary for life. The council is expected to review the non-binding resolution in mid-August...

Aug. 3, 2022

San Clemente Could Become an Abortion-Free Zone

The city of San Clemente is considering a resolution that would ban abortions, declaring itself a "sanctuary for life" as it becomes an abortion-free zone...

Aug. 3, 2022

Senator Dave Min and Planned Parenthood Affirm Abortion Rights As Supreme Court Reverses Roe v. Wade

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties issued the following statements in response to the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi state law that banned nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a law that was found unconstitutional by both the District Court and Fifth Circuit...

July 1, 2022