Karl Eastlund, president of the Great Washington and North Idaho Planned Parenthood, will speak Wednesday at Bethany Presbyterian Church about justice issues surrounding women's reproductive health.
The discussion, which begins at 6:45 p.m., is part of the church's monthly speaker series.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion. Child care will be provided.
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