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California Aims to Be an ‘Abortion Sanctuary’ Post-Roe. Is it Prepared?

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...

July 14, 2022

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

End of Roe v. Wade Makes California an Abortion Destination

On June 30, a 26-year-old mother of two and her friend left the Phoenix area at 10 p.m. and drove hundreds of miles to the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Bernardino. They arrived about 4 a.m. and slept in their cars until the clinic opened at 6:30. The mother had an abortion and left the clinic around 10 a.m. to drive back to Arizona, where abortion faces new restrictions, if not an outright ban. Such a journey, described by Dr. Janet Jacobson, is much more common since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a woman’s right to an abortion...

July 11, 2022

Planned Parenthood Expects Out-of-State Abortion Appointments to Increase by 700%

The number of women coming across state lines to Planned Parenthood's nine health centers in Orange and San Bernardino Counties has skyrocketed following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Michele Gile reports...

July 8, 2022

Southern California Sees Stark Increase In Out-of-State Abortion Patients

Nichole Ramirez, senior vice president of communications and donor relations at Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties speaks to the organization's efforts to ensure access to abortion care for anyone who needs it.

July 8, 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

Senator Dave Min and Planned Parenthood Affirm Abortion Rights As Supreme Court Reverses Roe v. Wade

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties issued the following statements in response to the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi state law that banned nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a law that was...

July 8, 2022