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HR-5 (2017-2018)

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Revised  January 17, 2017


House Resolution No. 5

Introduced by Assembly Members Burke and Cristina Garcia
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Berman, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonta, Caballero, Calderon, Cervantes, Chau, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Daly, Eggman, Frazier, Friedman, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gomez, Gonzalez Fletcher, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Levine, Limón, Low, Medina, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, O'Donnell, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Reyes, Rodriguez, Rubio, Santiago, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Weber, and Wood)

December 05, 2016

Relative to Planned Parenthood.


HR 5, as introduced, Burke.

WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood has provided critical reproductive health care services for 100 years to millions of women, men, and their families; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood is a critical component of California and the nation’s health care system, providing cancer screenings, birth control, and reproductive care to women throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood’s seven California affiliates serve nearly one million women in 115 health centers throughout our state, many of whom could not access or afford care elsewhere; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood has been a safe, culturally sensitive, and secure health care provider where one-in-five women in the nation have sought confidential, professional, and compassionate care; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood’s doors are open to everyone no matter his or her age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or immigration status; and
WHEREAS, Thousands of women and men are safe and healthy today because of the care they received at Planned Parenthood health centers throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, Access to contraceptive care and abortion services have enabled tens of millions of women to exercise autonomy over their reproductive lives, attain educational equity, and attain economic security; and
WHEREAS, Planned Parenthood is under attack from those in government who seek to overturn the landmark United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade and shut the doors of health centers providing abortion services, including Planned Parenthood; and
WHEREAS, The incoming presidential administration has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, appoint United States Supreme Court justices who will repeal the Roe v. Wade decision, and deny millions of women adequate access to care; and
WHEREAS, The California State Assembly supports making sure all women have the ability to select a health care provider of their choice; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the California State Assembly opposes all proposals in the United States Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, to limit Planned Parenthood’s ability to serve its clients, and all efforts to appoint judges who have a record of opposing equal health care rights for all women; and be it further
Resolved, That the California State Assembly will work with stakeholders and others to ensure that our Congressional representatives understand our steadfast commitment to women’s rights and pledge to oppose any plans by the incoming presidential administration that threatens the Roe v. Wade decision or defunds Planned Parenthood; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk provide copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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