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California Again Attempts to Increase Abortion Access

Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. (Vince Meehan/Mission Valley News via Scoop San Diego)

Last year’s attempt to add new providers didn’t add many. Will this year’s attempt go better?

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In California, A Measure To Expand Access to Safe Abortion Care Fails

In late February, California Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) introduced a bill in the state Senate that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and nurse midwives (CNMs) to provide first trimester aspiration abortion care. Sen. Kehoe withdrew the bill Friday because it lacked enough votes to pass a key legislative committee.

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