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Santa Barbara Ready to Receive Arizona Patients Amid Chaotic Abortion Ruling

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled last week that a law written in 1864, criminalizing abortion for patients and providers with no exceptions for rape or incest, could be enforced across the state. California cities like Santa Barbara are now preparing for the influx of out-of-state patients seeking reproductive healthcare. “This is a chaotic landscape for patients,” said Luz Reyes-Martín, vice president of Planned Parenthood California Central Coast. “People are being faced with their rights and access to health care changing on a dime.” The 1864 law was never completely taken...

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