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Thousands rallied in support of women’s rights, including abortion access, at the Jan. 19, 2019 Women’s March in San Francisco. (Shutterstock)

If Roe falls, California will have an outsized role in providing abortions

Texas law won’t undo abortion rights here, but the ripple effects will be large

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

Texas’ Senate Bill 8 and the federal Hyde Amendment make it difficult to obtain an abortion, particularly for women of color, low-income individuals and women in rural areas. (iStock)

Abortion access in California is under greater threat than we think

Last year, more than 7,000 patients came to get care they were unable to obtain in their home state

  • Sep 9, 2021

 

Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, rejoices as she leaves the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics

AUSTIN, Texas — Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down…

 

Reagan Barklage of St. Louis, center, and other anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights…

Reagan Barklage of St. Louis, center, and other anti-abortion activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he gets into his vehicle in Washington following a meeting at the Republican National Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump’s abortion flub shows risks of ‘winging it’ on policy

APPLETON, Wis. — It was a question sure to come up at…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he gets into his vehicle in Washington following a meeting at the Republican National Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump backtracks on question of punishing women for abortion

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
After gaining fame and fortune by performing illegal abortions in San Francisco, Inez Burns spent two years in jail and lost most of her money to the IRS.(Courtesy photos)

Inez Burns: A Necessary Evil

Love her or hate her, praise her or damn her, there was…

After gaining fame and fortune by performing illegal abortions in San Francisco, Inez Burns spent two years in jail and lost most of her money to the IRS.(Courtesy photos)
Dr. Robert Thompson, left, who worked under the alias Dr. James Grant, was convicted of second-degree murder for performing an illegal abortion on Eva Swan, right, in 1910. (Courtesy photos)

The Crimes of ‘Dr. Grant’

Is abortion murder? Today, the answer depends on your religious and moral…

Dr. Robert Thompson, left, who worked under the alias Dr. James Grant, was convicted of second-degree murder for performing an illegal abortion on Eva Swan, right, in 1910. (Courtesy photos)
In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't…

In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Jason Green wears a holster with bananas marked "Smith" and "Wesson" at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/2015 AP)

New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. — Laws taking effect at the start of the new…

In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Jason Green wears a holster with bananas marked "Smith" and "Wesson" at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay/2015 AP)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 photo, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards is sworn in before testifying at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding," in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK — Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood…

In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 photo, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards is sworn in before testifying at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding," in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Facing Congress, Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

WASHINGTON — The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women's health organization…

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards listens to a question while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, photo, mail is delivered to a Postal Annex store in Sacramento, Calif., that is listed as one of two addresses associated with a nonprofit organization known as the Center for Medical Progress. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Group behind anti-abortion videos is something of a mystery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It calls itself the Center for Medical Progress, and…

In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, photo, mail is delivered to a Postal Annex store in Sacramento, Calif., that is listed as one of two addresses associated with a nonprofit organization known as the Center for Medical Progress. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce a resolution today states that sex-selective abortion bans can lead to women being denied services.

Supervisors to consider resolution opposing sex-selective abortion bans

San Francisco would become the first jurisdiction in the country to go…

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce a resolution today states that sex-selective abortion bans can lead to women being denied services.

Minors have same abortion rights as adults

This week’s column is one that may be controversial to some, as…

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

New California law expands who can perform abortions

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants in California will be…

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Bakersfield mulls anti-abortion resolution

The Bakersfield City Council is bracing for a large turnout when a…

Abortions to resume at Columbia clinic

Planned Parenthood will again offer abortions at its Columbia clinic after a…

Va Board of Health to take up abortion-clinic regs

The Virginia Board of Health is developing permanent state regulations governing clinics…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerPro-life walk: Thousands of pro-life marchers shut down Market Street from City Hall to Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday for Walk for Life West Coast

Pro-lifers march to urge adoption over abortion

Thousands of people marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday to protest…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF ExaminerPro-life walk: Thousands of pro-life marchers shut down Market Street from City Hall to Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday for Walk for Life West Coast