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.
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.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
California prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
California law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Freedom of Choice Act
California has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions
California guarantees that women's birth-control prescriptions will be filled.
Insurance Coverage for Abortion
California guarantees insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Insurance Coverage for Contraception
California law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
California provides low-income women access to abortion.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
California provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
California law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
State Constitutional Protection
California's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.