Fresno

Planned Parenthood preps Fresno stop in Supreme Court pushback tour

“Powered by Pink,” the statewide Planned Parenthood bus tour, is swinging through Fresno on Tuesday to protest abortion bans in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft decision. 

The bus tour will stop at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno in the northeast part of the city. 

There, Planned Parenthood will hold a press conference with the organization’s California CEO and president Jodie Hicks, along with local elected officials, community faith leaders. 

The list of local officials and faith leaders was not revealed on Monday. 

“This is a historic moment, and a moment of crisis, and once again California is stepping up to provide much needed national leadership in protecting abortion rights and access to abortion services,” Hicks said in a statement. 

“Californians are looking for ways to take action and the National Day of Action and bus tour will present people with the opportunity to learn what is happening, how California is leading, and what they can do to make sure California continues to protect and expand abortion rights and access. We are taking to the streets, then taking to the road.” 

The tour began in Sacramento with the National Day of Action “Bans Off Our Bodies” march and rally on Saturday. 

The tour will end in Long Beach with an event with the California Democratic Party on May 25.

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.