Demand rises at California abortion clinics since Roe v. Wade fell

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One woman had never flown on a plane before and was petrified to make the journey from Texas to California. Another drove all ni...

January 3, 2023
12:48 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One woman had never flown on a plane before and was petrified to make the journey from Texas to California. Another drove all night from El Paso to make her appointment because she couldn't miss work. A third was so worried about getting in trouble that she asked the staff at Planned Parenthood if they could wipe her phone and destroy all evidence of her abortion.Six months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, prompting about half of the states in the country to move to ban or limit abortion access, these are the kinds of stories California clinics say they are encountering on a regular basis as they continue to serve an influx of patients from Texas, Arizona and beyond.

Marisa Kendall