Health Alerts For Women

Policy Priority: Freedom of Choice in Family Planning

April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s Reproductive Freedom Week and we are featuring our policy priorities for this year! First, we’d like to introduce you all to SB 743, the Freedom of Choice in Family Planning Act. SB 743 (Hernandez) would ensure that Medi-Cal managed care enrollees can receive family planning services from their qualified provider of choice. SB 743 […] Read More

Center for American Progress: By Eliminating Title X Protections, Anti-Choice Politicians Continue Attack on Women’s Access to Health Care

March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

March 30, 2017:  “Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate—with the help of Vice President Mike Pence, who cast the tie-breaking vote—voted to overturn an Obama administration rule that protects Title X providers, a move that could cause millions of people to go without access to affordable family planning services, reduce the Title X provider […] Read More

This Sunday: Redding Bowl-a-thon for Abortion Access!

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The National Network of Abortion Funds Bowl-a-thon is here! This weekend in Redding, we’re bowling to strike down barriers for abortion by raising money for our Women in Need fund. The Women in Need fund provides folks coming for abortion care with financial help for medical services, […] Read More

Urge your Senators: No Gorsuch!

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Call your Senators to tell them to oppose Gorsuch using this easy Senator locator tool!

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Millions 4 Roe: Oppose the Nomination of Neil Gorsuch

March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Feminist Majority Foundation has launched a new campaign, the Millions 4 Roe campaign. Among the many concerns that progressive leaders and organizations have with Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch are his concerning record and writings related to reproductive health care. Take a stand and use your voice with this tool by the Feminist Majority […] Read More

Cultivating Young Women Leaders in Northern CA

March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Written for GlobalGiving, By Linda L. McCrea – Program/Education Manager, Women’s Health Specialists Redding Women’s Health Specialists of Redding California continues to work with our young women in our communities to spread the power of peer education. Reproductive health knowledge and life skills support young women to continue the need for building self-confidence and honing […] Read More

Abortion Access Hackathon & Women’s Health Specialists in Time Magazine

March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women’s Health Specialists Social Media Coordinator Shireen Dada Whitaker speaks about the San Francisco Abortion Access Hackathon in this Time Magazine article! WHS and California National Organization for Women put on the first Abortion Access Hackathon at UC Davis in September and partnered for the 3-day event  dedicated to building innovative tech solutions to help […] Read More

Abortion Restrictions Negatively Impact The Most Vulnerable People In The United States The Most, Shows Yet Another Study, & It’s Proof Of How Much Safe, Legal Abortion Access Is Needed

March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Bustle article details new findings from National Network of Abortion Funds that demonstrate a not-so-new problem: “Three demographics of women in particular are disproportionately impacted by how difficult it already is to get an abortion: Low-income women, young women, and black women.” The article also details how much more difficult these circumstances get as […] Read More

Women’s Health Specialists February 2017 Newsletter

February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The organization-wide WHS February Newsletter is here! Sign-up to our e-mail list (bottom of this page) to get them directly to your inbox!

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Save the Date: National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thons!

February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The National Network of Abortion Funds Bowl-a-thon is here! Every April, we bowl to strike down barriers for abortion by raising money for our Women in Need fund. The Women in Need fund provides folks coming for abortion care with financial help for medical services, transportation, motels, […] Read More

San Francisco Abortion Access Hackathon

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

You might remember All Access: Sacramento, which was the first ever Abortion Access Hackathon! Women’s Health Specialists is partnering with a group of tech experts who double as independent abortion rights activists in San Francisco for another Abortion Access Hackathon–this time a 3 day event, March 3 – 5th, with over 300 participants! The event […] Read More

Huffington Post: “A Quick Guide To Supporting Abortion Providers That Need It Most”

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Check out the article “A Quick Guide to Supporting Abortion Providers That Need It Most” by Jenavieve Hatch of the Huffington Post, which has helpful info and a comprehensive list of independent abortion providers in almost every state. We are honored to be among those mentioned in this list of dedicated reproductive health clinics!

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WHS Executive Director Shauna Heckert’s Speech at the Sacramento Women’s March

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Check out the video of Executive Director Shauna Heckert’s speech at the Sacramento Women’s March, an official sister march to the January 21st Women’s March on Washington.

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Women’s Rights Are Human Rights and the Women’s March on Washington, Loretta Ross, Rewire, Jan 19, 2017

January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights and the Women’s March on Washington

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2017 Celebrate Choice Sponsors

January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thank you so much to our sponsors for all the Women’s Health Specialists Celebrate Choice benefits! Protect Roe Margo Fowkes, OnTarget Consulting, Inc. Terri OConnor Speculums for All 530 Collective ACLU of Northern California Janine Bera, M.D. & Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. Rena Duhl Regina Hovet Robert McCrea Melanie Row, CRNA Leon Schimmel, MD & […] Read More

Women’s Marches on January 21st

January 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Executive Director Shauna Heckert will be speaking at the Women’s March in Sacramento on the West Steps of the state Capitol, this Saturday, at the rally around 2pm. WHS will also be tabling at the march and sharing our resources and mission with the community. Women’s Health Specialists and Adoption Choices of Northern California will […] Read More

Women’s Health Specialists on Access Sacramento TV and Radio

January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

You can hear WHS Social Media Coordinator Shireen Dada Whitaker on Access Sacramento 95.6 today at noon talking about the current political climate, how it may affect independent abortion providers like Women’s Health Specialists, and what you can do to help! Listen online here. Catch WHS Executive Director Shauna Heckert and Shireen Dada Whitaker being […] Read More

Period Product Drive

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final count is in: Women’s Health Specialists Chico raised 1,354 period products to donate to Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and 6th St Center for Youth! The product tallies are: 488 Tampons 496 Panty Liners 262 Pads 108 menstrual cups (Thank you, Diva Cup for donating 100 cups!)   Thank you to all who donated […] Read More

Now Hiring: STI Prevention Project in Redding

January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Are you passionate about making a difference? Want to learn sexual health training and community outreach skills? Women’s Health Specialists Redding is recruiting participants of all genders ages 15 – 29 to be Peer Outreach Workers! Apply now via by contacting Dani via e-mail at dbrewster@cawhsorg or phone at 530-222-5570 ext 204 Full Redding Peer […] Read More

Letter to Trump Urges Elimination of the Hyde Amendment

December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The letter calls on President-elect Trump to end decades of healthcare discrimination and adopt reproductive healthcare policies based in dignity and respect for women. The letter notes, ‘For too long, low-income women and women of color have shouldered the burden on our country’s restrictive reproductive health laws. Together, we ask that you send a strong […] Read More