Mission: To provide convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information through patient services, education, and advocacy.
Programs: Clinics: planned parenthood los angeles has 19 health centers throughout los angeles and has more than 234,000 patient visits every year. More than 78% of our patients live at or below federal poverty level. Our call centers receive 3,000 calls on the busiest of days providing education and information to patients and community members. The majority of our health services are prevention-focused, including life-saving cancer screenings, education, sti testing and treatment, and family planning.
education: planned parenthood los angeles provides youth, parents, teachers, health providers, community-based partners and schools with accurate, culturally relevant and research based health education. Our programs cover not only sexual and reproductive health care but also healthy relationships and decision-making. Every year our educational programs reach over 23,000 youth and adults in hundreds of schools and dozens of partner agencies and community-based organizations. Our promotoras communitarias reach 25,000 members of the community each year.
public affairs: the public affairs team engages in advocacy and community organizing. Public affairs works to protect and expand access to reproductive health care, public education and comprehensive sex education in schools. Efforts include protecting and expanding funding for publicly funded programs (fpact, medi-cal, aca), heath care services to the uninsured and/or under-served communities, ensuring comprehensive sex education in schools and communities, protecting and expanding reproductive rights and access to care for all. The public affairs department houses the agency's communications and media work.
1. I run a national charity for endangered children, so I know about charities and about how they are supposed to be run.
2. I am pro-choice, though I do not believe that abortion should be used as a cavalier method of birth control, and I am bothered by late-term abortions, except where the mother's life is at risk.
3. I believe that if there is a God, He would not allow a soul to be lost and if there is an abortion, He would make certain that it is placed in a child that will be born, and therefore also believe that pro-lifers really do not have much faith in God.
That said, the people at this Planned Parenthood are among the rudest, most unfeeling people I have ever encountered, and I have encountered a lot of people. In the case of a young woman who, as a result of her abortion, can no longer give birth to children, those in charge of Planned Parenthood—at least those I tried to speak with—couldn't care less. I even asked, were there some sort of reconstructive surgery that would fix the problem, if they would pay for it, to which came a lot of non-responsive answers. And this after I was hung up on several times by different people.
A center that deals with abortion, especially with young woman, many who are in their teens, needs to possess sensitivity. This is severely lacking at this Planned Parenthood; at least from my recent experience. And I phoned, not as just some random individual, but from another organization. Two thumbs down for this place. If I were a woman, I'd look around for somewhere else; perhaps a hospital. The people here may not use coat hangers to perform abortions, but I felt like I was being beaten up over the phone by one.