Abortion in California: A Medical-Legal Handbook

PIs: Jennifer Templeton Dunn, JD

Other Collaborators: Jennifer Mraz, JD; Erin Cassard Schultz, JD; Eleanor A. Drey, MD; EdM; Karen R. Meckstroth, MD, MPH

Funders: UCSF’s Bixby Center for Reproductive Health and an Anonymous Donor.

Project Objective:  Abortion in California: A Medical-Legal Handbook was created for clinicians and lawyers looking to navigate the bounds of California law in order to fully understand how the law interacts with clinical practice.

Project Description: 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. Abortion in California: A Medical-Legal Handbook was created for clinicians and lawyers looking to navigate the bounds of California law in order to fully understand how the law interacts with clinical practice.

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