Roe v. Wade was passed 45 years ago, but a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion is still under violent attack. We are lucky to live in California, where access to abortions is still widely available and abortion clinics are easy to get to. The El Cerrito Planned Parenthood is a few minutes from the El Cerrito Plaza BART station, making it very accessible. Appointments are easy to book online and are generally available quickly. And as with other Planned Parenthood centers, the El Cerrito branch will take you as a patient, regardless of whether or not you have insurance. Their services are rendered with discretion and kindness in a safe and supportive environment. You can also get birth control, STD tests, and pap smears here, too. The El Cerrito Planned Parenthood is a paragon of women’s health, and it sets a standard of care that should be available to women everywhere. Also, it’s next to a bar that’s open all day long, in case that’s the kind of aftercare you need.