Continued Health Challenges Post “Dobbs”

Our featured guest is Sadaf Rahmani, the public affairs director of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. She speaks about the challenges of delivering reproductive health services in today’s complex regulatory framework, post SCOTUS’ “Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization” decision on June 24, 2022. With all the headwinds in which Planned Parenthood is navigating, public health trends are concerning: availability of emergency birth control methods, young adults seeking sterilization, and Fontana’s City Council imposing a moratorium on permitting a downtown Planned Parenthood care center. It is an enormously changed world since the previous public affairs director at Planned Parenthood was on this program July 30, 2019. Details for upcoming events are available:

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Lorraine Klaasen, “Jolinkomo,” Free At Last – album; and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo,” Flight of the Cosmic Hippo – album.

Applying to Schools in the Post-Dobbs Era; Girls Just Wanna Have Health

Today our guests for the full hour are three young women applying to colleges and universities in what we’re referring to as the post “Dobbs” era, where abortion and reproductive healthcare are highly restricted if not effectively banned in seventeen states. Offering their personal reflections, choices, and experiences as higher education applicants in this moment are: University High School senior Camryn Cummings, applying to undergraduate programs; and UCI alumna Kimberly Martinez and UCI undergraduate Kalisse Ajlouny, both of whom are applying for advanced degrees.

Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa – album; Miki Yamanaka, “March,” 29 seconds in, Human Dust Suite – album.

Pregnancy in CA, in the US, in 2022 AND California Propositions on the 11-8 Midterm Ballot

Today’s guest roster opens with Krista Hollinger, Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties, covering what is at stake regarding reproductive public healthcare infrastructure, in the moment we are in.

In the second segment (minute 26:42), Stephanie Campbell, as a volunteer for the League of Women Voters’ Speakers Bureau, speaks in an educational versus an advocacy capacity, speaks about California’s seven statewide propositions: Prop 1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, “Senorita,” The Enchantment – album; Tété, “Par Monts et Vallons (le Long de la Route),” Le sacre des Lemmings – album.