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Ilyse Hogue and Amy Everitt: CPCs, pseudo-clinics, should have to post women's rights

Our op-ed shows why it's so important for California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the Reproductive FACT Act into law.


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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