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California Today: Preparing for a Surge In Abortion Patients

Since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last month, California has embraced its role as a primary abortion refuge. With the right to abortion guaranteed in California’s Constitution, state leaders and abortion rights advocates have been preparing for an influx of patients from states where abortion is now banned or severely restricted. “California has led the way in showing what a state can do proactively to protect abortion rights and access,” said Mini Timmaraju, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “In a post-Roe world, this kind of forward-thinking action is more important than ever.”

July 11, 2022

Rush to California: Out-of-State Patients Surge to Abortion ‘Sanctuary State’

In the small, dusty town of Needles, the I-40 bridge links the haves and the have-nots. For women on the Arizona side, abortion care has vanished. On the California side, it is as accessible and low-risk as a tonsillectomy. Last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that ended 50 years of federal abortion protections has set off...

July 8, 2022

Doctors Need Answers on Dobbs. Lawyers Don’t Have Them Yet.

Health-care lawyers are being flooded with phone calls in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to throw out Roe v. Wade and return the abortion issue to the states. Hospitals, health systems, telehealth providers, and doctors are looking for answers about whether Texas’s restrictive abortion law will come to other states, whether their health plans could be seen as aiding and abetting...

July 8, 2022

Rep. Obernolte Supports Abortion Ruling by Supreme Court, Cites Roe v. Wade 'Flawed'

Protest and rallies throughout the country, state, and local cities have been sending divided messages as the nation continues to explore an argument that was settled nearly 50 years ago. In Victorville at the superior courthouse, about 80 people showed up to show their disagreement with the Supreme Court ruling...

July 8, 2022

California to Redouble Efforts as Safe Haven for Abortions

California Governor Gavin Newsom and other top officials vowed that the most-populous state will be an abortion sanctuary and will lead other liberal areas seeking to protect reproductive rights in the wake of the US Supreme Court ruling dismantling Roe v. Wade. State lawmakers are...

July 8, 2022

Laguna Beach Protest: Swift, Strong Reaction Following Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe vs. Wade

A few hundred people gathered in Laguna Beach to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision — the 1973 case that expanded women’s rights to include the option to have an abortion — one that...

July 8, 2022

New Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade Exposes Old Reality; America Split on Abortion

Even as the Supreme Court’s move to strike down Roe vs. Wade ended the nation’s old rules on abortion, it created a new reality — America is about to become a split country when it comes to a woman’s right to choose. And in the new, post-Roe world...

July 8, 2022

Commentary: This Is What the End of Roe Looks Like in Southern California

The U.S. Supreme Court’s official decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and take away abortion rights at the federal level is an outrage. Decades of progress for the health of pregnant people and financial independence of mothers has just been undone. Abortion will...

July 6, 2022

Thousands Rally, March for Abortion Rights Across Southern California

“We’re not backing down,” said Nichole Ramirez with Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, which organized the Santa Ana rally. “Generations before us have been fighting for the right to safe, legal abortions, and they’re rightfully upset that they have to do this again. So, we feel like it’s our turn now to fight.”

May 16, 2022