LA County Launches Free Program for Abortion and Reproductive Healthcare to Individuals From Outside CA

September 19, 2022:-The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to unanimously advocate a proposed plan to furnish reproductive healthcare and abortion services at little or no cost to people past the state seeking help.

The county voted for the recommendation after the Supreme Court’s June decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson, which legislated there is no federal constitutional right to abortion.

The pilot agenda was pitched by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Chair Holly J. Mitchell and voted on recently.

“Although the Supreme Court’s judgment in Dobbs vs. Jackson was only two and a half months ago, the harm has been immeasurable. We persist in seeing reports of residents from other states transiting far to get life-saving reproductive healthcare services. Other states are shrinking the rights of pregnant women, girls, and other birthing individuals ─ but not here in Los Angeles County. We embrace those who live outside of California to travel here to obtain reproductive health services. It is our collective responsibility to support abortion and reproductive healthcare assistance as a fundamental right,” Solis expressed.

The motion authorizes the County Department of Health Services to build the program and institute it in clinics and hospitals at lower or no cost.

Alongside, Gov. Gavin Newsom began building billboards in some of the U.S. states with the most restrictive abortion bans, leading people who may need the medical procedure to a new state website about how to obtain care in California.