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Medication Abortion is Still Legal in California

In yet another attack on abortion care, a federal judge in Texas blocked the FDA's approval of mifepristone — a medicine safely used in medication abortion for more than 20 years. Although this decision came from a federal court in Texas, it doesn't just apply to patients in Texas — it could apply to people in every state in the nation, including California. Currently FDA approval for mifepristone remains intact. Learn more about the case here. 

Let’s be clear: this cruel, unprecedented attempt to restrict access to abortion care nationwide has absolutely no basis in science or medicine. This is another politically motivated attack on abortion, orchestrated and funded by extreme anti-abortion actors.

Mifepristone is extremely safe and effective, and has been used by more than five million people since first approved over 20 years ago. It is used in more than half of abortions, and blocking its approval could make abortion harder to get across the country.

Rest assured, our doors stay open. Planned Parenthood California Central Coast will continue providing a full range of reproductive health services to our patients, including medication abortion, at all 6 of our health centers. 

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Abortion is Still Legal in California

The Supreme Court has eliminated the federal constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade. This dangerous outcome will open the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion.  

With the Supreme Court stripping Americans of their federal constitutional rights, dozens of states can quickly move to ban abortion. We’ve already seen many states pass bans; this decision will fuel the efforts of lawmakers to ban abortion across the country.   

This might seem like a scary and confusing time, but Planned Parenthood California Central Coast is here to help you understand how these laws might affect your ability to get care. We will continue to provide information and resources to help you get abortion care because your health and well-being are our highest priority, no matter where you live.