In his terms as governor, Jerry Brown has consistently made an investment in the rights and health of women and families through his budgetary measures and bills signed. As he says farewell, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California wants to say thank you to Governor Jerry Brown and acknowledge some of his contributions to this movement.
- In his first term he appointed more women to state positions than any other governor in history.
- During his last term, he increased abortion access by signing AB 154, which allowed certified nurse practitioners, midwives, and physician assistants to provide abortions.
- He increased health care access for low income Californians by lowering provider rates and funding the health care workforce.
- In 2017, he allocated Proposition 56 funds towards reproductive health services, which helped keep Planned Parenthood health center doors open.
We again thank Governor Brown and his office for the years of service committed to Planned Parenthood in California. Over the course of his tenure, Governor Brown and his team have worked tirelessly to lay the groundwork for organizations like Planned Parenthood to keep their doors opens to the millions of patients we serve.