1 year since Supreme Court abortion ruling: Has LA seen more out-of-state patients?

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Saturday, June 24, 2023
California voters enshrined the right to abortion care last fall and the state vowed to be a safe haven for women facing restrictions somewhere else. What does it look like one year after the ruling?Planned Parenthood Los Angeles told Eyewitness News they were prepared for an influx of out-of-state patients, but what does that look like now?

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- It's been a year since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, overturning federal abortion protections.

Since then, more than a dozen states have banned or nearly banned abortion access.

California voters enshrined the right to abortion care last fall and the state vowed to be a safe haven for women facing restrictions somewhere else.

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles told Eyewitness News they were prepared for an influx of out-of-state patients, but what does that look like a year later?

ABC7 reporter Christiane Cordero spoke with Celinda Vázquez with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles who explains it all in the video above.