Oct, 03, 2023

California Protections for People Who Need Abortion Care and Birth Control

Governor Gavin Newsom signed several bills into law to protect people from legal retaliation and prohibit law enforcement and corporations from cooperating with out-of-state entities regarding lawful abortions in California, while also expanding access to contraception and abortion providers in California. The package of bills also includes expanded birth control access regardless of gender or insurance coverage status by requiring health plans to cover certain over-the-counter birth control without cost-sharing and prohibits employment-related discrimination based on reproductive health decisions.