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Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) is a trusted resource, providing accessible, compassionate health care in our four health centers in the Monterey Bay region. PPMM’s mission is to ensure that every individual has the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make every child a wanted child and every family a healthy family.
Governor Newsom declared California to be a Reproductive Freedom State, and a safe haven to all who seek abortion care. Desperate people are already travelling thousands of miles for care at our health centers. Many who cannot travel for personal or financial reasons will die from ending their own pregnancies or seeking unsafe care – just as in the days before Roe v. Wade. PPMM will remain undeterred because people’s lives depend on us. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has been preparing for this moment: we are building larger health centers near airports and major transportation hubs, training more abortion providers, and expanding hours so we can be open whenever our patients need us. As a result, we are prepared to serve an additional 250-500 abortion patients every week throughout our affiliate as more and more states go “dark” and deny their residents the right to control their own bodies.
For a while, I didn't have health insurance, and I went to a variety of clinics. There's really no comparison with the care that you receive at Mar Monte. Having an abortion is not an easy decision, and when the day came I was pretty upset. At the other clinics, I couldn't make an appointment and I had to take an entire day off work. But at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, I felt cared for and respected. PPMM is quality health care, compassionate, a safe haven, and a trusted community resource.
- Phoebe N/A