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Susie Cagle

11 neighbors want a functional Planned Parenthood open more than a few hours a week in Oakland.

Susie Cagle
Suggested by Susie Cagle
From Wikipedia:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), commonly shortened to Planned Parenthood, is the U.S. affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and one of its larger members. PPFA is a non-profit organization providing reproductive health and maternal and child health services. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Inc. (PPAF) is a related organization which lobbies for pro-choice legislation, comprehensive sex education, and access to affordable health care in the United States.

Planned Parenthood is the largest U.S. provider of reproductive health services, including cancer screening, HIV screening and counseling, contraception, and abortion. Contraception accounts for 35% of PPFA's total services and abortions account for 3%; PPFA conducts roughly 300,000 abortions each year, among 3 million people served.

The organization has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the country's first birth-control clinic. Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which in 1942 became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Since then, Planned Parenthood has grown to have over 820 clinic locations in the U.S., with a total budget of US $1 billion. PPFA provides an array of services to over three million people in the United States, and supports services for over one million clients outside the United States.

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Chris Palmatier
Adrienne
Max Allst├Ądt
Mollie Cohen-Rosenthal
dan
Conan Neutron
Dan
Alan Joseph Williams
Meli
Chris Kidd

Location

5323 Foothill Boulevard Oakland, CA

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Alan Joseph Williams

@Susie

Couple questions...first, is funding the issue, or is it some sort of policy?

Second, by "more functional" are you referring to the hours of operation, or the range of services/functions?

I remember some big fights about Planned Parenthood recently, but it would be great to have you drop some knowledge about the current situation.

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