Medication Abortion Access Project
Essential Access Health works to expand access to abortion care in California and across the country. Nearly 90% of counties across the United States, including 40% of counties in California, lack an abortion provider – disproportionately impacting rural regions, low-income communities, and Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. Increased availability of medication abortion has the potential to close gaps in abortion care and help ensure that everyone, regardless of where they live, can get the safe and effective early abortion care they want and need.
California Senate Bill 24 (SB 24) – the College Student Right to Access Act, requires University of California and California State University campus health centers to integrate medication abortion care into their service delivery by 2023. Essential Access serves as the lead trainer and convener of campus health center partners and stakeholders to support successful implementation of the measure. Trainings are also available through Essential Access Health’s training arm – the Learning Exchange – to support the integration of medication abortion at additional campus health centers, primary care clinics, and other diverse health settings.
Medication Abortion Access Project activities include:
- Technical Assistance
- Partner Convenings + Stakeholder Engagement
- State + Federal Advocacy