New York Times: The Dawn of Post-Clinic Abortion

Keep-Abortion-Legal-and-Safe-Button-Image.pngThe New York Times has released a chilling expose of what it looks like when abortion clinics are not accessible and women have to go it alone. Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Persian Gulf, where abortion is either banned or severely restricted. Unfortunately, here in the states, we have state and federal leaders (mostly men) who are trying to do everything in their power to include America in that statistic.

Banning abortion does not stop it. It simply makes it much more dangerous. With stricter laws going into effect each day and fewer women having access to abortion clinics, the possibility of abortions at home will undoubtedly rise across America.

 Click here to read the entire story.


It's Campaign Season!

Election2014.jpgIt's officially campaign season! And our endorsed candidates need our help now more than ever.

We just celebrated the 94th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Almost a century later, we now make up more than 50 percent of the registered voters in this country.

Let's use that power to move women closer to equality when it comes to representation locally, on the state level and in Washington.

We have some terrific candidates running this cycle so please join us in making a commitment to help between now and November to ensure their success. You can volunteer and/or donate directly to the campaign or join one of the local caucus events that are raising essential funding for our candidates.

Click here for a list of our endorsed candidates.

We can't just keep saying we'd like to see more women in elected office. We have to work together to make certain it happens!


NWPC OC Hosting Candidate Forum & Fundraiser

Meet_Candidates.jpgOrange County NWPC is hosting a candidate forum on September 8th with special guest speaker, Betty Yee.

It's the perfect opportunity to connect with other female leaders in Orange County and to hear from local candidates hoping to get the NWPC endorsement. This event is also an important fundraiser for our local endorsed candidates as well as -- the fabulous Betty Yee!

To become a Host or Co-Host, please contact Teray Stephens at or call her at (310) 488-7945

Here are the Details:

DATE: Monday, September 8th
TIME: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Loveland Residence
PRICE: NWPC $20 ($30 at the door) and Non-members $30 ($40 at the door)

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, click here.


Sacramento Press Conference

PP_Press_Conference.jpgPlanned Parenthoods across the state are ramping up advocacy and lobbying efforts for the hospital merger bill SB 1094 (Lara, D-Los Angeles).  This bill will give the Attorney General more authority in overseeing hospital merger activity.

The bill is facing stiff opposition from the CA Hospital Association (CHA), which has been working to defeat the passage of our bill so there was a news conference on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento.

Our Orange County caucus (which was integral in forming the women's coalition when Hoag hospital merged with St. Joseph's) headed up this action for NWPC.

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Toni Atkins: Our New State Assembly Speaker

tonyatkins.jpgSince officially taking office as California's Speaker of the State Assembly, Toni Atkins has been busy in Sacramento making us proud.

Speaker Atkins has a long history of authoring and supporting important legislation that has improved the lives of countless women, children and working families in this state.

We're excited that she's now leading the State Assembly and look forward to seeing even more important legislation introduced (and passed) that will help women and girls in this state.

Click here to keep up with what's going on at the Speaker's office.