California launches website promoting abortion services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is launched new site Tuesday to promote public abortion services.

The state invested 1 million dollars in this site. It’s part of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to provide more access to abortion after the repeal of Roe V. Wade.

“Abortion remains legal and protected in California. We are behind you,” Newsom said in a video message.

Here is information about what people in California and beyond can do to access abortion services in the state.

The site lists clinics and links for those seeking an abortion to receive financial assistance for travel and accommodation.

Abortion rights advocates say the website goes too far.

“The website is an example of the extraordinary legislation the Legislature has passed and signed into law this year to make California an abortion sanctuary state,” said John Gerardi, executive director of Right to Life Central California.

California’s current budget includes $200 million to strengthen abortion services.

Opponents of abortion rights say they want the money spent elsewhere, while the governor and abortion rights advocates say the investment is needed to protect health care and a woman’s right to choose.

Newsom announced the website on the same day Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced a bill that would ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Graham described his bill as a “responsible alternative” to what he calls permissive laws favored by Democrats.

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“This is their agenda,” Newsom tweeted. “CA fights back.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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