Policy

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|

Updates from the Capitol 🏛

by Zahir Janmohamed
APANO Policy Director

With the Oregon Legislative Session wrapping up in about six weeks, APANO is proud to announce that the issues we championed have made great strides. We owe a big thanks to you for supporting our work, for showing up to our events, and for championing these issues. 

But […]

By | 2017-05-24T22:13:41+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Featured, Legislative Advocacy, 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|

Why Ethnic Studies Matters to Me

by Stephanie Vo-Nguyen
Portland Public School student

Social studies has always been my favorite subject. As a student in elementary school, I was always inquisitive and eager to learn more about the history of my country. As years passed, I solidified my sense of ethnic identity as an American born Vietnamese, and because conversations about these subjects arose, […]

By | 2017-03-15T19:02:15+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Featured, News & Events, Policy|