Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

California Plans To Become The Nation's Abortion Provider

From Los Angeles Times:

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders have asked a group of reproductive health experts to propose policies to prepare it for more patients and abortion provides are grinding for a surge in demand.

Recent Texas abortion ban caused more and more out-of-state patients coming to the Planned Parenthood of California. The medical director of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties said that three or four of those patients visit her clinics each day.Planned Parenthood clinics in California say they already serve about 7,000 out-of-state patients a year and are expecting a surge of new ones, especially in travel hubs like the Los Angeles area.

If the strict abortion rights are banned nationally, California's clinics expect to 50 out-of-state patients a week. Clinics start to make plans to expand the appointment capacity in order to accommodate everyone. 

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