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As originally aired on KQED's "Forum" on July 13, 2022.

The day that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Gov. Gavin Newsom affirmed that California would be a sanctuary for those seeking abortion care and signed legislation protecting doctors and patients from liability imposed by states banning the procedure. About 10,000 more out-of-state residents will come to California annually to seek abortion care, according to a new UCLA report. But about 40 percent of California counties don’t have a single abortion provider. We’ll look at California’s “access deserts” and the realities of abortion access in the state, for Californians and out-of-state abortion-seekers alike.


Jon Dunn, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

Lauren Hepler, housing and retail reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Fabiola Carrión, director, Reproductive and Sexual Health, National Health Law Program

Michelle Rivera, program manager, Act For Women and Girls

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