YES: California does protect abortion under state law. This includes in-person medical abortions and abortion by mail services.
NO: California does not require a reason for a person to seek abortion care.
NO: California does not ban second trimester standard method abortion care.
Extended Care & Access
YES: 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 & Access
NO: 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.
YES: California state law expands access to emergency contraception in emergency rooms.
Barrier to Access
YES: California does allow specific organizations or individuals to deny people specific reproductive healthcare, resources, and/or referrals.
Young People & Access
YES: California mandates parental consent for young people seeking abortion services.
Reproductive Healthcare Coverage
YES: California has Medicaid-funding for family-planning services.
YES: California provides low-income people abortion care without restrictions.
YES: 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 You
View Planned Parenthood health centers that provide abortion care and get the information you need to schedule an appointment.
The 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.