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California sues anti-abortion organizations for unproven treatment

"California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday sued an anti-abortion group and a chain of anti-abortion counseling centers, saying the organizations misled women when they offered them unproven treatments to reverse medication abortions. Heartbeat International, a national anti-abortion group, and RealOptions Obria, which has five anti-abortion counseling centers in Northern California, used “fraudulent and misleading claims” to advertise a procedure called abortion pill reversal, according to the lawsuit. Abortion pill reversal treatments are unproven, largely experimental and have no scientific backing, Bonta said in the lawsuit...."
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California grads headed to HBCUs in the South prepare for college under abortion bans

"When I'laysia Vital got accepted to Texas Southern University, a historically Black university in Houston, she immediately began daydreaming about the sense of freedom that would come with living on her own, and the sense of belonging she would feel studying in a thriving Black community. Then, a nurse at her high school's health clinic in Oakland, California explained the legal landscape of her new four-year home in Texas – where abortion is now banned completely. Vital watched some TikTok videos of protestors harassing women outside clinics in other states. She realized her newfound freedoms would come at the expense of another. That's…
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New details on firebombing of Costa Mesa abortion clinic by a Camp Pendleton Marine and two others

"A federal grand jury indictment is expected to be unsealed in Santa Ana today and the arrest of a third defendant will beannounced in the 2022 firebombing of a Costa Mesa clinic operated by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The details will be released at a morning briefing at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Defendants Tibet Ergul, 21, of Irvine, and 23-year-old Chance Brannon, of San Juan Capistrano are scheduled to be arraigned on federal charges after the briefing, federal officials said. Brannon is an active-duty Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. …
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California Awards Millions to Enhance Security for Reproductive Health Facilities

"In keeping with the commitment to protect reproductive rights of patients and providers throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced nearly $8 million in grants being awarded to bolster physical and data security at 21 facilities that provide abortion-related care and reproductive health services..."
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