As other states restrict or ban abortions, the California laws aim to improve access and protect patients and clinicians. They will also expand services to accommodate an expected influx from other states.
As many other states have outlawed or restricted the procedure, California is preparing to spend up to $20 million to bring women from elsewhere in the country to its abortion clinics.
The court’s ruling on Friday lets states decide for themselves whether to allow abortion. California is controlled by Democrats who support abortion rights, so access to the procedure won’t be threatened anytime soon.