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2013 Victories:

October 9: Governor Brown signs Assembly Bill 154 and Assembly Bill 980

About AB 154:

Today, women in rural areas may need to travel for several hours to reach an abortion provider. Clinics in urban communities are overburdened, often requiring long waits. By expanding the types of health professionals who can provide early abortions, AB 154 bill helps women obtain the care they need in their own communities from healthcare providers they know and trust.

About AB 980

This bill creates equality by preventing abortion providers from being targeted with unnecessary regulations and requires all primary care clinics to be held to the same standards. Today we are seeing other states severely limit access to reproductive healthcare. AB 980 gives California the opportunity to ensure equality among primary care clinics, instead of allowing unnecessary regulations targeting abortion providers that limit access to quality care.

2012 Victories: AB2348 and SB 623

Assembly Bill 2348 (Mitchell) increases timely access to birth control in California by authorizing registered nurses (RNs) to dispense hormonal contraceptives such as the pill, patch and ring under a standardized procedure. As of January 1, 2013, women will not have to wait to see a doctor or advanced clinician to get birth control. Instead, RNs will be able to provide hormonal birth control to patients after taking a routine health assessment.

Senate Bill 623 (Kehoe) will allow the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), to continue evaluating the safety, effectiveness and satisfaction rates of early abortions performed by nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants under a statewide pilot project.

Supporters of AB 2348 include Planned Parenthood, the California Family Health Council, American Nurses Association- California, and Physicians for Reproductive Choice. Supporters of SB 623 include the American Civil Liberties Union of California, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice California and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice.

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