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Keep Planned Parenthood Doors Open!

While the state is faced with difficult budget decisions due to the COVID-19 crisis, the state budget must continue to prioritize Planned Parenthood’s ability to provide high-quality, affordable health care.

Already, Planned Parenthood is the only health care option for so many patients, especially those that are low-income or have no insurance, a number we know is growing during this crisis.

We must protect access to sexual and reproductive care, now more than ever.

Furthermore, family planning services currently receive an enhanced federal match of 9:1 to encourage access to those services, which is the highest federal match rate for any type of service in California.

Any cut to Proposition 56 funding would lead to a significant loss – up to $1 billion dollars - in sexual and reproductive care funding for Family PACT and Medi-Cal patients at a time when they need compassionate care now more than ever.

Stand with Planned Parenthood

Will you stand with Planned Parenthood and help us continue to urge legislators and the Governor to Protect Planned Parenthood? 

Find your local Planned Parenthood to join their email list and get involved today.

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UPDATE:

Last week the Senate put forth an alternative budget proposal to the Governor’s May Revise, which proposed cutting $100 million in Proposition 56 funds from reproductive health care providers. This proposal is a step in the right direction. And while the work to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health care is not over, we look forward to working with the Assembly and Governor to pass this proposal that protects funding for these services.

As the state prepares for more Californians to rely on social and health services programs during the COVID-19 recession, it is more important than ever to ensure that Proposition 56 funding remains intact so that reproductive health care providers, including Planned Parenthood, can provide the full scope of sexual and reproductive care to all residents, regardless of their circumstances.