By April Dembowski
June 7, 2022
Although half of the U.S. states plan to ban or limit abortion care if the Supreme Court overturns Rowe vs. WadeCalifornia is positioning itself as a sanctuary for abortion access and is preparing to welcome people across the country for that care.
The state’s democratically-led legislature is considering 13 bills, a package designed to reduce the cost of abortion and facilitate abortion. It includes proposals to protect people from law enforcement action if they have an abortion or are assisted in a delivery. Governor Gavin News has pledged $ 125 million in state funding to support these efforts.
“The goal is to really make sure that California is a reproductive freedom state for all,” said State Councilor Buffy Weeks (D-Auckland).
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