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We Made History with HB 3391!

by Kara Carmosino
Director of Programs and Strategies

Three years ago, on a blustery December day at Menucha Retreat Center, a handful of APANO members and staff were huddled over a large roll of paper with other reproductive justice leaders in Oregon. We were just beginning to discuss the statewide bill that would become the […]

Let’s Be Real—Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Are False Solutions

Over the weekend, House Republicans tried to push forward a bill banning late-term sex-selective abortions in Oregon (HB 2588), similar to bills that have passed in seven other states. HB 2588 would require a healthcare provider to refuse to provide an abortion if they think the patient is making a decision based on […]

By | 2017-07-04T00:12:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|

My Reproductive Health Equity Story

by Lena Wood
APANO Member

My name is Lena Wood and I work as a certified nurse-midwife in NE Portland, Oregon. I am a Korean-American adoptee and the mother of an 18-month old who was conceived unintentionally despite using birth control during my midwifery training. I have a background in elementary education and have volunteered as a […]

By | 2017-04-15T04:35:50+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|

April 2nd API Health Justice Forum Agenda and Workshops

Check out our Program and register for the Asian & Pacific Islander Health Justice Forum! This Saturday, April 2nd at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (OHSU). Attendees can register on the day of. For accommodations or questions, contact [email protected] or

By | 2016-03-30T20:31:25+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Events, Health Equity, Immigration, News & Events|