The complex political, cultural and regulatory landscape surrounding abortion care in the United States requires that abortion providers develop a sophisticated understanding of the legal system. Words such as preliminary injunction, deposition and amicus curiae flow easily off the tongues of many abortion providers. Similarly, attorneys and reproductive health advocates increasingly are becoming “experts” in clinical terminology and scientific data related to abortion.

This website was created for clinicians and lawyers looking to navigate the bounds of federal and state law to fully understand how the law interacts with clinical practice in California.

Procedural Information
Information relating to abortion procedures.

Information relating to patients and specific patient population.

Information about provider requirements and legal refusals.

  • Who May Provide Abortions
  • Nursing and Abortion (CNMs, NPs, and RNs) (coming soon)
  • Physician Assistants and Abortion (coming soon)
  • Residency/Medical School Education (coming soon)
  • Refusals: Individual and Institutional (coming soon)



This reference material on this website is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  This document provides general information, which may or may not be correct, complete or current at the time of reading.  This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.  For legal advice, please contact an attorney or your institution’s legal affairs or in-house counsel.

This site is under construction.