The Jewish News of Northern California: In Bay Area, Local Governments Bolster Resources as Abortion Rights Fall

by: Emma Goss 

In the next 30 days, abortion will be banned in 13 states due to trigger bans that went into effect the moment the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday. At least nine more states have pending legislation to either ban or severely restrict access to abortion, according to research from the Guttmacher Institute, a policy group that supports reproductive rights.

Local governments in the Bay Area have been preparing for the Supreme Court ruling, with some already allocating significant funds for regional Planned Parenthood clinics to bolster their infrastructure and staffing for the expected influx of out-of-state abortion seekers.

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