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.
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.
Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street.
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.
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.
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.
A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.
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.
Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.
A federal court in San Francisco Tuesday struck down Arizona’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.