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California Will Become Abortion ‘Sanctuary’ if Roe Overturned



With the imminent possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, California abortion clinics and advocates announced a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for those seeking the procedure.

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) created the California Future of Abortion Council, consisting of more than 40 abortion providers and advocacy groups. The council released a lengthy list of 45 suggestions for the Golden State if Roe is overturned.

“We’ll be a sanctuary,” Newsom told The Associated Press. “We are looking at ways to support that inevitability and looking at ways to expand our protections.”

The report suggests providing travel expenses, like gas, lodging, and transportation, for out-of-state patients seeking an abortion. It also recommends that lawmakers reimburse providers who provide service to patients who can’t afford to pay.

Newsom said he’ll include some of the 45 recommendations in his upcoming January budget proposal.

Currently, the state’s Medicaid program pays for abortions for low-income residents. California is one of six states that require private insurance companies to cover the procedure.


The pro-choice research group, The Guttmacher Institute, said that 132,680 abortions were performed in California in 2017.


California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned