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Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte endorses Neva Parker for Assembly

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I am thrilled and honored to announce Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte has endorsed my campaign for Assembly.

Fundamental to a woman's existence is the ability to have agency over her own body and her own life. But that hasn't been the case throughout human history. Women have had to suffer because others have felt entitled to our bodies.

I was diagnosed with Endometriosis when I was 25 years old. Birth control was prescribed to preserve my reproductive health so that I could have children later on. I was lucky enough to live in a time when access to that prescription and that care was an option. But so many women today are losing that option and I will fight with everything I have to make certain that doesn't happen here in California.

My opponent, Joe Patterson, has made clear his willful ignorance of the health implications of his anti-abortion stance. He's also made clear his lack of compassion for the services Planned Parenthood provides for some of his most vulnerable constituents.

Reproductive freedom is a constitutionally protected right in California and 54% of voters in this district agreed. But this year, he voted no on every single one of Planned Parenthood's priority bills that would have helped fortify that right in statute. Beyond that, some of these bills aren't even abortion related, but are aimed at improving care and outcomes for mothers...and he still voted no.

Having Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte's endorsement means the world to me, and I will work as hard I can to advocate for reproductive health care and protect that constitutional right here in California.

But I need your help! Consider a donation now of $25, $50, or even $100 to help me defeat Patterson and protect our constitutional right and our autonomy over our bodies.

For reference on the legislation Assembly Member Patterson voted against, here are the bills championed by Planned Parenthood this past session. (Taken from their website)

  • SB 487 (Atkins) Protect California’s Reproductive Health Care Providers – Protects reproductive health care providers from adverse actions as the result of another state’s law restricting comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.

  • AB 352 (Bauer-Kahan) Protect Patient Privacy and Confidentiality – Enhances privacy protections for patients who access sensitive health care services in California.

  • AB 1646 (Nguyen) Facilitates Guest Rotations in Medical Residency Programs – Allows for residents from other states to participate in guest rotations in an approved postgraduate training program or an ACGME certified training site in California if the person has graduated from a medical school and is engaged in postgraduate training outside of California.

  • AB 1707 (Pacheco) Reproductive Health Care Provider Protections – Enhances protections for reproductive health care providers from adverse actions as the result of another state’s law restricting comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.

  • AB 576 (Weber) Medication Abortion Equity Act – Aligns medication abortion policies with clinical guidelines and evidence-based research.

  • AB 492 (Pellerin) Behavioral Health Integration in Reproductive Health Care Pilot – Establishes two programs in the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to improve patients’ access to mild-to-moderate behavioral health services.

  • AB 583 (Wicks) Invest in Efforts to Improve Health Care for Pregnant and Birthing People – Establishes a pilot program to provide grants to community-based doula groups and community-based organizations to provide full-spectrum doula care to ( women and birthing people whose communities suffer from disproportionately high rates of negative birth outcomes, but who are not eligible for Medi-Cal coverage; and incarcerated women and birthing people.

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