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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

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

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

Laguna Beach Protest: Swift, Strong Reaction Following Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe vs. Wade

A few hundred people gathered in Laguna Beach to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision — the 1973 case that expanded women’s rights to include the option to have an abortion — one that did not seem to surprise abortion advocates but still sent shockwaves that reverberated from coast to coast...

June 24, 2022

Protesters Rally for Abortion Rights in California and Across the U.S.

Donna Troy Wangler was among the few women gathered at an abortion rights rally in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday who wasn’t toting a sign proclaiming her views. But the Inland Empire high school teacher had a poignant story to share about her daughter Lauren, who was born with Down syndrome and was 6 years old when she died...

May 16, 2022

Orange County Activists Rally as Roe vs. Wade Threatened

A number of Orange County politicians and pro-choice activists and community members were rallying Tuesday, after a draft Supreme Court opinion reportedly leaked to a news organization presented a legal case for overturning Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision legalizing abortion...

May 4, 2022