The Board of Supervisors effort to close a loophole in San Francisco’s landmark universal healthcare law remains the center of debate despite months of discussions and political wrangling over how to fix the problem. Read More
On Tuesday the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 for final passage of Supervisor Malia Cohen and City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s plainly unconstitutional ordinance known as “False Advertising by Limited Services Pregnancy Centers.” Read More
Misleading advertising by pregnancy centers that could jeopardize a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion was banned in San Francisco on Tuesday, and it could trigger a legal fight. Read More
‘You would think people who are trained in the legal profession would understand the implications and the importance of a decision from the United States Supreme Court,” Supervisor Malia Cohen said at last Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Read More
San Francisco could be headed for a legal showdown over a proposed law targeting so-called crisis pregnancy centers that attempt to dissuade women from getting abortions.
Supervisor Malia Cohen said her legislation aims to protect pregnant women who are led to believe certain pregnancy centers provide abortions or emergency contraception, only to find they don’t offer those services, and counsel against the procedure instead. Read More
In most electoral situations, you can’t win unless you’re No. 1. But with San Francisco’s top-three ranked-choice voting system, the mayoral race might come down to who can net the most votes for Nos. 2 and 3. Read More
At an event trumpeting a clean streets program in the Bayview district on Wednesday, Supervisor Malia Cohen voiced a thought about changes in Mayor Ed Lee, changes that have, not surprisingly, surfaced as his run for office in November becomes more and more inevitable. Read More
San Francisco officials are taking aim at so-called crisis pregnancy centers, which they say masquerade as women’s health clinics to promote an anti-abortion agenda.Supervisor Malia Cohen introduced an ordinance Tuesday to prohibit the centers from making misleading statements about the services they provide, including implying that they refer women for abortions. Read More
After resolving a dispute over where spaces should go, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 Tuesday approving a new program that has The City partnering with City CarShare to convert neighborhood parking spaces into spaces designated for the car rental service. Read More
In a deceptive ploy to preach to pregnant women, anti-abortionists have set up “crisis clinics” in San Francisco claiming to offer non-judgmental abortion services, city officials say.
The so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” market themselves as offering abortions and counseling services to women with unwanted pregnancies. But really they’re pushing an “anti-abortion agenda on those seeking constitutionally protected medical services,” according to the City Attorney’s Office. Read More