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NEWS
March 1, 1990
A $25,00 allocation to Pasadena Planned Parenthood, reluctantly approved in December by the city Board of Directors, will not be needed this fiscal year after all. City directors were informed Tuesday that the family planning agency will receive its full state funding to operate a clinic at 1045 N. Lake Ave. Although Gov. George Deukmejian had cut statewide family planning funds last year, the Legislature restored the money in a bill passed in January.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1999
* Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties received two awards for its sex education programs. The Affiliate Excellence Award for "Special Efforts Serving Teens" was given by Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and the Apple Tree Award was given by the Assn. of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
We are writing in support of the new Planned Parenthood clinic scheduled to open in the South Bay. As parents of two children, fortunate enough to receive quality health care, we cannot overlook or ignore those women and young girls who do not have health care. As a college student, I used Planned Parenthood for my gynecological needs and depended on them for the low cost services I couldn't have afforded elsewhere. Quality, dependable, inexpensive and available health care should be a right and not a luxury for every women especially during pregnancy so that the future generations can have the advantages of a healthy start on life.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
After a tumultous and short-lived breakup between the two nonprofits in February, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is sending grant money Planned Parenthood's way. At least 17 Planned Parenthood affiliates will be receiving funding from their local Komen organizations, according to a report out in the Washington Post. The move comes as the breast cancer foundation continues to reforge ties after an unsuccessful attempt to stop funding the sexual and reproductive healthcare provider's breast-health services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
In a scathing letter to Orange County officials, Planned Parenthood accused them of having "gerrymandered" the process for doling out health grants and having imposed obstacles to prevent it from running a breast-health program.
NEWS
November 16, 1986
In the article, "Teen Sex Education Campaign Launched" (by Beverly Beyette, Oct. 17), Faye Wattleton, the president of Planned Parenthood, states that it is irrational to believe that sexual activity among teens will stop and then describes a new campaign effort to increase the awareness and acquisition of contraceptives. As a pediatrician who works in a low socioeconomic area, it is difficult for me to understand how a rational mind could think that spending $1 million on contraceptive awareness could do anything to the incidence of teen-age pregnancy.
NEWS
February 1, 2012 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Now it's real serious. California state Sen. Alex Padilla says he's severing ties -- and taking off his own tie -- with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The announcement comes a day after the Komen foundation announced it was ending grants to Planned Parenthood for breast-cancer screening and other breast-health services. Padilla, according to a news release, has volunteered as one of the foundation's "Pink Tie Guys," who raise awareness about breast cancer by donning -- you guessed it -- pink ties at public events.
NEWS
February 2, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood for breast health services was not politically motivated, said the group's founder and chief executive in a new video posted on the organization's site and YouTube. Rather, said Nancy Brinker , it came out of Komen's new granting strategies and criteria that some people, she said, "have regrettably mischaracterized. " In 2010 Brinker initiated a "comprehensive review" of grants and standards, not anything unusual for the nonprofit.
OPINION
May 10, 2011
Religion and politics Re "Abortion is the hot topic," May 8 Republicans should bear in mind that many right-wing conservatives are agnostic, pro-choice and favor the "right to die," among other personal liberties. Sponsoring antiabortion legislation is a waste of their recently gained legislative power, the equivalent of shooting themselves in at least one foot — and we need both. Religious issues have no place in politics. Some of these people should get down off the cross.
NEWS
November 26, 1986 | United Press International
Mary Ann Sorrentino, executive director of Planned Parenthood in Rhode Island, who was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church for supporting abortion, resigned Tuesday. Sorrentino said she wants to devote more time to personal projects.
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