If you have been wondering whether or not your state’s abortion laws have changed, you’re in good company. Since the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, many women have been concerned about not having access to an abortion if needed.
We’ve collected the details surrounding California’s laws and hope to bring some clarity to those residing or traveling in the state.
The New Era
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
It should be noted that the Supreme Court did not outlaw abortions in America. Instead, they shifted the power to make laws to each state. It is now the responsibility of each state’s lawmakers to decide how, when and if abortions will be performed.
Have California’s Laws Changed?
California lawmakers have responded to the reversal by upholding their previously determined stance on abortion. As of today, abortions remain fully legal and fully protected in California.
Essentially nothing has changed for the state of California.
Best Practices For Wellness
For women experiencing an unintended pregnancy, the protocol for care remains the same. Every woman in her early weeks of pregnancy is advised to have her pregnancy confirmed and receive an ultrasound.
The Mayo Clinic estimates that 10-20% of all pregnancies will end in a natural miscarriage. So if you are considering abortion, that may not be necessary. You can save yourself time, money, and recovery by first having a clinic confirm that your pregnancy is viable.
Ultrasounds provide vital information about a woman’s pregnancy that could save her life. An ultrasound exam can reveal potential complications, like an ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants and begins to develop outside of the uterus. These types of pregnancies are not viable and can cause life-threatening bleeding to the woman if not detected early enough.
Having an ultrasound will give you peace of mind and protect you from the complications of an ectopic pregnancy.
At Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic, we offer individualized support for every woman to be sure she receives the best of care. If you are feeling overwhelmed by a pregnancy diagnosis, reach out to us by texting 707-272-3051.
We provide medical-grade pregnancy tests, no-cost ultrasounds, and STI testing. Whatever you need, our staff is here for you. Your future is bright.