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Los Angeles Times Speaks Out for California's Reproductive FACT Act

"Antiabortion practitioners have the right to make their argument against abortion, but not to bamboozle women to advance their cause," the paper says.

"A crisis in accurate health advice"

The Sacramento Bee makes the case for regulating anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers that mislead pregnant women about their options.


California's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

45 percent of California counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice California
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Twitter: @ProChoiceCA
Phone: 415.890.1020
Fax: 415.890.1025

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Jerry Brown (D) is pro-choice.


  • The California Assembly is pro-choice.
  • The California Senate is pro-choice.


Refusal to Provide Medical Services

California allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

California has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

California prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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Emergency Contraception

California law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Freedom of Choice Act

California has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
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Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions

California guarantees that women's birth-control prescriptions will be filled.
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Insurance Coverage for Abortion

California guarantees insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

California law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

California provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

California provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

California law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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State Constitutional Protection

California's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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Informed Consent

California has an abortion-specific informed-consent law.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

California restricts post-viability abortion.
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