May 16, 2022
FROM KBFPC’S MAY 2022 COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
Reproductive Health is a Human Right
The past few weeks have been peppered with devastating news on the local front and at the national level. The Homer area is navigating a tragic update about the loss of one of our community members, the central Kenai Peninsula got news the Planned Parenthood clinic in Soldotna is closing its doors on May 31, and the leak of Justice Alito’s draft initial opinion in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case before the U.S. Supreme Court left the nation reeling.
Each of these events has also revealed the strong ties between neighbors and amongst organizations that are critical to community wellness. Agencies and individuals are helping each of us process the news about Anesha “Duffy” Murnane who went missing here Homer in late 2019. KBFPC is collaborating with regional partners to support reproductive health care and education for the broader Kenai Peninsula, including Soldotna and Kenai, beyond June 1. And today, many of us in Alaska and across the country stood together to reflect the national support for access to safe and legal abortion services and reproductive justice.
All of us at KBFPC will continue to partner with agencies and organizations to provide the Kenai Peninsula community with critical access to reproductive health care and education. Thank you for supporting this work with your dollars, time, and voice. Read on to find out how you can volunteer and stay informed.
— Claudia Haines, CEO
ALSO INCLUDED IN May’s NEWSLETTER:
- Birth Control: Did you Know?
- Spring Fundraising Campaign Update
- May is Sex Ed for All Month
- Meet provider Sonja Martin Young, APRN/CNM
- Volunteer opportunities
- Pandemic Portraits exhibit
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