Many states are reviewing their laws regarding abortions since the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. California is no exception. Women living or traveling to California, who aren’t planning to start a family any time soon, may be wondering if an abortion is still available to them.
We’ve done the research for you and found the answers to all of your questions regarding abortion laws in California.
What Does Post Roe Look Like in CA?
The new ruling from The Supreme Court states that an abortion is no longer a Constitutional right. As a result, each state has been charged to decide what type of abortions should remain legal.
In California, the Attorney General recently released a statement reporting that abortions will remain fully legal and fully protected. So to answer the initial question, yes, women can still have abortions performed in the state of California post-Roe.
Types of Abortions Allowed
California state law allows elective abortions to be performed for any reason before viability. Viability refers to the point in gestation when a fetus can survive on its own outside the womb. This is typically around 23 weeks.
Once the stage of viability has been passed, California law still provides protection for abortions when the life of the mother is threatened or at risk. California will remain one of the most pro-abortion states within the U.S. in this era post Roe vs. Wade.
Guidelines For Wellness
Facing an unexpected pregnancy can leave women feeling lost and confused. Our staff at Turlock Pregnancy and Health Center are here to help women navigate through all their rights and options, so they can leave feeling empowered.
We offer many services, including ultrasounds and STI testing, at no cost to you. Your health and future are our top priority. Call and schedule a no-strings-attached appointment today at (209) 656-9898. You don’t have to take this journey alone.