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Senate Passes SB 743 - The Free Choice in Family Planning Act

California Legislature Takes First Step Toward Protecting Reproductive Health Access in Trump Era

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday the Senate Health Committee passed SB 743 - the free choice in family planning act - by a vote of 27-12. The measure ensures that millions of low-income Californians will be able to continue to access essential health services from local providers they trust and rely for high quality care. This is particularly important for women who need an appointment without delay and have concerns about confidentiality.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - WINNETKA -- Beginning next year, women in California will have one less thing to worry about. That advancement was made possible with the signing last week of Senate Bill 999 by Senator Fran Pavley, which will allow women to receive up to a 12-month supply of birth control. The ability to receive a 12-month supply will eliminate the need to return to a pharmacy every 30 or 90 days to refill prescriptions, reducing the possibility of temporarily...

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California Bill Would Protect Patients’ Access To Their Chosen Family Planning Providers

California Bill Would Protect Patients’ Access To Their Chosen Family Planning Providers - The California bill, authored by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), cleared the Senate Health Committee last month and is scheduled for a hearing on Monday in the Senate Appropriations Committee. It is co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and Essential Access Health. According to the bill’s supporters, this rule allows patients to get care from a provider they feel most comfortable with.