California Launches Abortion.ca.gov | Governor of California

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The website provides people – inside and outside of California – with information on how, where and when to access abortion services.

SACRAMENTO – As other states ban basic reproductive health care and criminalize doctors and patients, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of abortion.ca.gov – providing people inside and outside of California with information about abortions, their legal rights, where to find providers, how to pay for services and financial assistance, ways to locate welfare and emotional support, and more.

Click here to watch a video message from Governor Newsom on abortion.ca.gov

While other states try to prevent people from accessing this critical information or traveling to other states for reproductive health services, abortion.ca.gov provides information specifically for those coming to California for an abortion. The website does not collect any personal information about visitors to the site.

“Abortion is legal, safe and accessible here in California – whether you live here or not, know that we have your back. As Republican states continue to roll back basic civil rights and even try to stop people from access information online or cross state lines for treatment, you are welcome here in California and we will continue to fight like hell for you,” Governor Newsom said.

Abortion.ca.gov is available in Spanish and will be translated in several additional languages. The website includes an interactive space Find a supplier tool that allows users to search for health care providers throughout California, as well as information if you live outside of California on the legal right to an abortion in California and travel here to obtain services.

“In California, we’ve made it clear that we trust women and respect every woman’s right to make decisions about her reproductive health and her future,” first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom said. “We know that when these rights are taken, it can have serious consequences for women’s health, safety, economic security and ability to live and thrive. So while other states seek to limit and completely deprive their residents of these fundamental rights, we are taking real action to make it easier for those in and out of state to access care.

“People seeking abortion and related reproductive care are in a vulnerable position, including because of the barriers they face, such as lack of transportation, housing, wage support or sick leave, and child care. For those outside of California seeking an abortion, these barriers increase exponentially. With the ongoing attack on abortion rights in many other states, initiatives to increase protections are needed more than ever,” said Sen. Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced).

“This new website is an essential resource, providing essential information to patients in California and beyond, and can hopefully serve as a model for the rest of the nation,” said Jodi Hicks, president and CEO of the director of Planned Parenthood Affiliates California. “No one should be forced to travel outside their home country for essential healthcare, including abortion care, but hardline politicians are making it a reality for millions of people across the country. This new website will increase access to accurate information and is essential for people to seek the care they want or need here in California. Planned Parenthood was proud to support this effort and we thank Governor Newsom for making it a reality – this website truly demonstrates California’s commitment to expanding access to abortion.

California has led the nation in expanding access to reproductive health care services and strengthening abortion protections:

  • Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. WadeGovernor Newsom signed legislation to help protect California patients and providers from civil liability for providing, assisting, or receiving abortion care in the state.
  • Governor Newsom and the Governors of Oregon and Washington have launched a new multi-state pledge to defend access to reproductive health care and protect patients and providers.
  • This year’s state budget includes more than $200 million in additional funding for reproductive health care services.
  • The Governor signed an executive order prohibiting the sharing of medical records, patient data, and other information by state agencies in response to inquiries or investigations by other states or individuals in those states seeking to restrict access to abortion, and announced the Governor’s policy to refuse to extradite anyone to California wanted by another state for legal abortion services provided in California.
  • Governor Newsom signed legislation eliminating copayments for abortion care services and signed into law a legislative package to further strengthen access and protect patients and providers.
  • In November, California voters will have the opportunity to amend the state constitution to enshrine the right to abortion following the introduction of a constitutional amendment by state leaders.

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