However, our local friends at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties are NOT taking this lying down. They're planning their next actions... AND THEY NEED OUR HELP! If you're a progressive activist in Southern California, and if you care about women's reproductive rights, then you need to follow me after the flip to find out how you can take action.
Here's the email that I just got from my friend Serena at OC Planned Parenthood:
Dear Activists & Volunteers,
This morning the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Abortion Ban and let women's health take a back seat to right-wing politics. At Planned Parenthood, we're working hard to ensure that we can keep providing our patients with the best and safest health care possible under this dangerous law.
But we need your help...
Tomorrow, April 19th, from 10am 1pm, we'll be assembling a HUGE mailing to alert our supports of this legal set-back and how we're planning to respond. Please join us at our Administrative Offices in Orange for as long as you are able. In addition to assembling this mailing, I'll give you an update on what this decision means, how it will affect our patients, and what we plan to do about it. We'll also order lunch for those of you that are able to join us.
Please reply to this email ASAP to let me know if you'll be available.
Thanks for all your support--and the website will be updated soon, so check www.pposbc.org for more info throughout the week.
To RSVP to join this emergency improptu action, please reply to Serena at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll need as many people as possible. If you can join me and other pro-choice activists tomorrow, I'm sure our friends at OC Planned Parenthood will definitely appreciate it.