San Diego, California - On the final stop of his statewide “California for All” health care tour, Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom rallied with San Diego legislators, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, patients and local advocates in support of reproductive health and freedom. While the White House and states like Alabama attack reproductive health care, Governor Newsom highlighted his historic $100 million budget proposal to invest in reproductive and sexual health care in California.
“While men in legislatures across the country are telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies, California is taking the exact opposite approach," said Governor Newsom. "We aren’t just protecting reproductive freedom – we are seeking to greatly expand access to reproductive and sexual health care here in the state.”
Governor Newsom was joined today by San Diego Assemblyembers Todd Gloria, Shirley Weber and Lorena Gonzalez. At the event, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest President and CEO Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson discussed the organization’s efforts to expand reproductive health care throughout Riverside, San Diego and Imperial counties. Planned Parenthood patient Eboney Stewart shared how doctors helped her identify fibroids on her uterus and provided necessary surgery.