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Jenna Tosh, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, is expanding its program with the rape crisis hotline.
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Planned Parenthood adds Osceola to rape hotline referral program


Sexual assault victims in Central Florida will now be able to get low-cost treatment closer to home. That’s because of an agreement between the local Planned Parenthood and Victim Service Center announced this week. Planned Parenthood’s new Kissimmee clinic is now part of a referral agreement with Victim Service Center, which runs the local 24-hour rape crisis hotline.
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The demonstrators say women need affordable health care. Photo by Amy Green
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Health Care as a Gender Equality Issue


Women’s rights activists are calling on state lawmakers to expand health care for all Floridians. They gathered Wednesday one day after primary elections to celebrate women’s right to vote and call on women to back candidates in November who support the Affordable Care Act. A small throng of elected leaders and representatives from Planned Parenthood and other groups gathered at Senator Beth Johnson Park. Johnson was the first woman in the state Senate. Michelle Levy of the League of Women Voters of Orange County says uneven access to affordable health care is a lingering source of inequality for women. “We have the right to vote, and if we don’t use it for issues that are important to women then what …
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