Kings County Board of Supervisors: Keep the Women's Reproductive Health Clinic Open
  • Petitioned Joe Neves
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

District 1 Supervisor
Joe Neves
District 2 Supervisor
Richard Valle
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District 3 Supervisor
Doug Verboon
District 4 Supervisor
Tony Barba
District 5 Supervisor
Richard Fagundes

Kings County Board of Supervisors: Keep the Women's Reproductive Health Clinic Open

    1. Kelsey Robinson
    2. Petition by

      Kelsey Robinson

      Hanford, CA

If we do not take action, the Hanford Board of Supervisors will vote to close the Reproductive Health Clinic in January 2014. The Reproductive Health Clinic is the only specialty Women's Clinic in Kings County, CA; being the “only one” of anything is a very big deal, but the distinction is especially important here. Kings County is a rural community with a high undocumented population and the third highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of California, which means that there groups of people that are either unable to go to other clinics, or are simply too uncomfortable to do so. Just because a woman isn’t officially a citizen of the US, or just because a sixteen-year-old made a split second mistake, doesn’t mean they should be denied health care, and allowing the RHC to close would be unfair to all of the people who need it.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. "Decision-maker Richard Valle" is NOT the real Richard Valle

      Kelsey Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      Hey petitioners! Just letting you know that the poster of the last two comments who claims to be Richard Valle is NOT the real Richard Valle from the Kings County Board of Supervisors. DO NOT post on this petition posing as someone else. Thank you.

    3. Decision-maker Richard Valle responds:

      Richard Valle

      this clinic is something that the teenage girls in this community need, not all of them have someone to talk to about birth control, or somewhere to go to find out about their options. closing this clinic would be a grave mistake that ou...

    4. Decision-maker Richard Valle responds:

      Richard Valle

      This facility has helped a number of people I know. I know it is making a difference. It can't be closed. Full stop. There is no good, logical, or financially beneficial reason for closing it's doors. If you think it will save money, just...

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Reached 200 Supporters!

      Kelsey Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      Hey there petitioners! We've gotten to 200!! Keep on spreading the word about why we need to KEEP THE CLINIC!

    7. Reached 100 Supporters!

      Kelsey Robinson
      Petition Organizer

      Hey all! We've reached 100 supporters for the Keep the Clinic cause, which means we're doing SO good! Tell your friends all about this and get them to sign our petition to keep the reproductive clinic open!

    8. Reached 50 signatures
    9. Decision-maker Richard Valle responds:

      Richard Valle

      Thank you for writing me. You know you have my support. Keep the Clinic! All my best. - Richard Valle

    10. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rachel Curtis MCKINLEYVILLE, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Women have a right to be able to go to these places when they need to.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent.

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

      Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

      • 8 months ago

      Mendocino County BOS decided to shut down Public Health Family Planning about a 1 1/2 yr ago. Now Mendocino County has an explosion of pre-teen and teen pregnancies. There is a reason these services and clinics were put into place in the first place. LEAVE THEM ALONE AND HELP THEM THRIVE. Your community must have these services! Penny wise, pound foolish.

    • Linda Wiley WILLITS, CA
      • 9 months ago

      It is our right to have this option!

    • judy hammond LATON, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      it was there when I needed it and it was very helpful then as it is now


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