California will be ‘a beacon of hope’ for out-of-state abortion seekers, say leaders

May 4, 2022

Other proposals regarding funding include a bill that would create a state-administered fund for abortions that encourages private-sector donations, “so that the state funds don’t have to provide alone for this influx,” state Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), the author of Senate Bill 1142, said Tuesday.

“We are going to do our best to create a welcoming and safe environment with the ability to support [nonresidents], and we will see how that works once we have the fund established,” she said. “We know that wealthy women will always have choice; others will face death. But California will be the national beacon for reproductive justice. We hope and ask that other states be so bold.”


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