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Nov 9 - Dec 31, 2023

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte


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 invests in communities by providing health care and education, and by expanding rights and access for all.

The Big Idea

December marks 18 months since the Dobbs decision took away our federal constitutional right to safe and legal abortion. Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has worked hard to deliver timely care as people seeking abortion are forced to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles out of their state, endure longer wait times, and risk their own health and safety. The same lawmakers who advocate against abortion access are also threatening the livelihoods of those in the LGBTQIA+ community, especially our transgender neighbors. PPMM has spent years preparing for this seemingly unimaginable time and we will never back down. In all 34 of our health centers, patients can access kind and compassionate gender affirming care. We are building new and expanding current health centers near airports and transportation hubs, training more abortion providers, and expanding services so that we can provide care to all people no matter what.

When I was 26, I was in the midst of getting a PhD when I learned that my IUD had failed, and I was pregnant. I knew at the time I did not have the mental or emotional capacity to be a good mom, so I decided to get an abortion. I am so grateful that I was able to make that personal choice, that I can start a family when the time is right for me professionally and personally.

- Abby N/A