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California to Commit Millions for Out-of-Staters’ Abortions

Inside Perry Memorial Hospital As Senators Get Deal To Prop Up Obamacare
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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California lawmakers on Wednesday authorized spending millions of dollars to support people who travel from other states because abortion is illegal or severely restricted where they live.

Grant money from the Abortion Practical Support Fund could be used to cover assistance to non-California residents under the measure (A.B. 204) that advanced on votes of 50-16 in the Assembly and 31-9 in the Senate. The $20 million in taxpayer money to be directed to that fund would be supplemented by private donations under a law Newsom signed in June.