California Future of Abortion Council: Recommendations to Protect, Strengthen, and Expand Abortion Care in California

Executive Summary

In September 2021, more than 40 organizations, including the National Health Law Program, joined together to form the California Future of Abortion (CA FAB) Council. Sexual and reproductive health care providers, reproductive rights and reproductive justice advocacy organizations, legal and policy experts, researchers, and advocates, with the support of California’s Governor and Legislative leadership, convened to identify barriers to abortion services and recommend policy proposals supporting equitable and affordable access to abortion care for Californians and all who seek care here.

It is imperative that California take the lead, live up to its proclamation as a “Reproductive Freedom State,” and be ready to serve anyone who seeks abortion services in the state. We are releasing the following Recommendations to Protect, Strengthen, and Expand Abortion Services in California – a list of legislative, executive, and administrative actions for state policymakers to implement in order to meet the needs of people seeking abortions.

These recommendations reflect the actions identified by the CA FAB Council and are crucial to ensuring that California is a state where the rights of patients seeking abortion care, and those who support them, are protected. The recommendations will also enable us to track the progress our state makes in advancing them.

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