December 16, 2022
FROM KBFPC’S DECEMBER 2022 COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
2022 has been an eventful year.
Access to reproductive and sexual health has experienced ups and downs here on the Kenai Peninsula and across the country. The Supreme Court’s Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization denying the constitutional right to abortion care, the closure of the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Soldotna, attacks on LGBTQIA+ adults, teens, and families, and misinformation campaigns meant to confuse adults and teens seeking birth control, emergency contraception, or abortion care; all of these will have long-lasting negative effects on community health.
These affronts were countered with growing efforts to increase funding for the Federal Title X program which supports access to family planning programs like KBFPC’s for the first time in a decade, community shows of support for LGBTQIA+ families here in Homer, around the state, and across the U.S., more public discussions about what access to quality reproductive and sexual health education means to each of us, passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, and partnerships formed to fill gaps in reproductive healthcare on the Kenai Peninsula. (More news about the next stages of our Remote Services Initiative are coming in the new year!)
This last newsletter of the year highlights ways each of us can come together, stay informed, get involved, and speak up about the value of reproductive health in your own life and the health of our whole communities. Thanks for being part of the KBFPC community.
Happy holidays from all of us at KBFPC!
Claudia Haines, CEO
ALSO INCLUDED IN DECEMBER’S NEWSLETTER:
- MOMologues Live!
- Title X Study: Positive Impact of Access to Birth Control on Young Women’s Lives
- Every Voice Matters: Community Health Needs Assessment survey
- Join KBFPC’s Information & Education Committee
- Year-end Giving
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