Here’s everything you need to know about accessing care in the state!

Abortion Rights

ProtectionsYES: California does protect abortion under state law. This includes in-person medical abortions and abortion by mail services.
BansNO: California does not require a reason for a person to seek abortion care.
NO: California does not ban second trimester standard method abortion care.

Reproductive Healthcare

Extended Care & AccessYES: California extended qualified healthcare professionals that can provide abortion care.
YES: California state law protects people from blockages, harassment, and violence when seeking reproductive healthcare.
YES: California guarantees fulfillment of birth control prescriptions.
Counseling & AccessNO: California does not force pregnant people that seek abortion care to invasive and bias counseling or waiting periods. If you’d like to speak to someone regarding your reproductive care, call the ACCESS’ hotline: https://accessrj.org/case-study/access-reproductive-justice-healthline/
Emergency ServicesYES: California state law expands access to emergency contraception in emergency rooms.
Barrier to AccessYES: California does allow specific organizations or individuals to deny people specific reproductive healthcare, resources, and/or referrals.
Young People & AccessYES: California mandates parental consent for young people seeking abortion services.

Reproductive Healthcare Coverage

Public CoverageYES: California has Medicaid-funding for family-planning services.
YES: California provides low-income people abortion care without restrictions.
Private CoverageYES: California state law guarantees coverage for contraceptives.
YES: California state law ensures that abortion care is covered in the private insurance market.

Abortion Rights Resources

Abortion Clinics Near YouView Planned Parenthood health centers that provide abortion care and get the information you need to schedule an appointment.https://www.plannedparenthood.org/abortion-access
ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICEACCESS removes barriers and builds the power of Californians to achieve reproductive justice.https://accessrj.org/
Black Women for WellnessBlack Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.https://bwwla.org/
California Future of Abortion CouncilThe CA FAB Council works in collaboration with policy makers, researchers, advocates, providers, patients, and key constituents to determine potential challenges in the state and recommend solutions that will continue to provide access and stability for both Californians and those who may seek services here from out of state.https://www.cafabcouncil.org/