Planned Parenthood Mar Monte provides a full range of primary health care, integrated behavioral health care, reproductive care, vasectomy, pediatrics, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. Our Westside Health Center (1119 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200) features our Transgender Healthcare Program.
Planned Parenthood is Bookshop’s second Words to Act On partner. Join us for a series of summer events focusing on the important topics of reproductive rights and community health.
Starting in June, check out our curated reading list for both adults and kids with books that delve into issues of health, women’s rights, sexuality and reproductive rights.
Wednesday, July 26th, at 7:00pm Community Read Discussion of Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker
Join Planned Parenthood and Bookshop Santa Cruz for a discussion of the book Life’s Work, our pick for a community-wide read. Dr. Parker, raised as a fundamentalist Christian in the Deep South, became an obstetrician who left abortion procedures to his colleagues. When the hospital he served in wanted to start limiting the procedure, he delved deep into his religious and moral beliefs to ultimately fight for the right for women to get the help they need. Soon he became an ardent abortion-rights supporter and practitioner, one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama. He uses this book to discuss his belief in the moral underpinning of the right to choice. Gloria Steinem says, “I wish everyone in America would read this book.” Join us and discuss.