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OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued guidance on abortion rights and protections under California law, which remain fully intact, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. These include the right to safe and legal abortion; the right to confidentiality; the right to obtain an abortion without parental consent; and more. More information on how to exercise these abortion rights and updates on efforts to strengthen and expand access to safe and legal abortion in California are available at oag.ca.gov/reprorights.
“During this dark moment in our country, it is important to be crystal clear: Your right to choose in California remains fully protected, and abortion within our state remains fully legal,” said Attorney General Bonta. “We have strong laws in place protecting reproductive freedom, so know your rights, do your research, and report violations of the law if you see them. As Attorney General, I will use the full authority of my office to protect your rights and make California a safe haven for all.”
In today’s alert, Attorney General Bonta reminds Californians that the state has strong laws in place protecting reproductive freedom, including the right to safe and legal abortion. Specifically, in California:
In preparation for the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Attorney Bonta issued an information bulletin to law enforcement to remind them of state and federal laws protecting security around and access to reproductive healthcare. Attorney General Bonta also issued a consumer alert warning Californians seeking reproductive health services about the limited and potentially misleading nature of the services provided by crisis pregnancy centers. And the Attorney General emphasized health apps’ obligations under California law to protect and secure reproductive health information.
Californians who believe their right to reproductive healthcare, including accessing abortion, has been violated should immediately file a complaint at oag.ca.gov/report.