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SF Supervisors Debate Opposition To Ban On Gender-Based Abortions

San Francisco could become the first city in California to go on record as opposing a state ban on gender-specific abortions if a resolution proposed by Supervisor David Chiu is adopted.

09/09/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones, May Impact San Francisco Law

After the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that requires buffer zones around entrances to reproductive health clinics, Bay Area legislators and abortion rights supporters are looking into whether similar local laws will be impacted by the high court’s decision.

06/26/2014

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Supervisors Criticize Anti-Abortion Banners On Market St.

Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street.

01/15/2014

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Santa Clara University Faculty Criticize Decision To Drop Abortion Coverage

The decision to drop elective abortion coverage from the Santa Clara University health insurance plan surprised some faculty, who say the move goes against the school’s tradition of openness.

10/10/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allowing Non-Doctors To Perform Certain Abortions

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.

10/09/2013

Pope Francis I. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Tells Catholic Church To Stop Obsessing Over Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/20/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

State Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions

A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.

08/30/2013

California State Senators speak during a session of the California State Senate in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Non-Physicians To Perform Abortions

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion is one step away from the governor.

08/26/2013

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California Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions

Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.

05/28/2013

Pro-life and pro-choice activists argue in front of the US Supreme Court during the March for Life on January 25, 2013 in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Appeals Court Strikes Down Arizona Abortion Ban

A federal court in San Francisco Tuesday struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

05/21/2013

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