MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 May 2022 10:07:23 +0000 Calif. preps for more out-of-state abortion patients http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/85396ad6b4b844dfa73ee7e4c8621c8b As the Supreme Court weighs whether to curtail abortion rights, Planned Parenthood Northern California is preparing for a possible surge in women coming across borders to have the procedures done if they're outlawed in their own states. (Dec. 3) 85396ad6b4b844dfa73ee7e4c8621c8b Sat, 04 Dec 2021 00:00:15 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:   ASSOCIATED PRESS  Oakland, California - 3 December 20211. Various exteriors of Planned Parenthood clinic++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gilda Gonzales, CEO, Planned Parenthood Northern California:"If the Supreme Court does damage to Roe, we estimate that 26 other states will begin to deteriorate abortion access for their residents in their states. And it is estimated that California could see a 3000 percent increase in patients coming to us, which means that Californians who are seeking care will also bear a burden."3. Planned Parenthood sign++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gilda Gonzales, CEO, Planned Parenthood Northern California:"What is pretty typical of these patients is that they have the ability to travel and have the means to pay for the services. But what that tells us is those who are not able to get to us are people who are lower income. And so that is the tragedy of the situation in Texas, where the disparity of care being rendered to those who have less means."ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Francisco - 3 December 20215. Various exteriors of Planned Parenthood Northern California headquartersASSOCIATED PRESSOakland, California - 3 December 2021++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++6. SOUNDBITE (English) Gilda Gonzales, CEO, Planned Parenthood Northern California:"Here in California, the Planned Parenthood network, seven California affiliates and our Sacramento office, as well as 30 other partners, have created a California future for abortion access counsel. And we are about to produce a blueprint to show a path forward to secure abortion access not only for Californians, but for anyone coming to us out of state."ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Francisco - 3 December 20217. Sign at Planned Parenthood Northern California headquartersASSOCIATED PRESSOakland, California - 3 December 2021++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++8. SOUNDBITE (English) Gilda Gonzales, CEO, Planned Parenthood Northern California:"So what I can say is in that blueprint, it calls out the need for clinicians and providers because these are the people who will need to render the services. And as we know, COVID has put a much undue strain on the health care system. So we definitely need to see how we can generate more opportunities for people to come and provide health care services in our communities."STORYLINE: As the Supreme Court weighs whether to drastically curtail abortion rights, California and other Democratic-run states are preparing for what they expect to be a surge in women coming across borders to have the procedures done if they're outlawed in their own states.The CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California Gilda Gonzales says they're already seeing an increase in patients from Texas which recently restricted abortion access.While she said she's happy California can help those out-of-state patients with abortion services, she says it may start to strain the state's clinics and make it more difficult for Californians to get services.She also said it's unfair that only those from other states who can afford the trip are currently getting access, leaving low income patients behind.Planning in California is already underway to get ready for an even bigger surge if the Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade.Gonzales says that plan may include opening new clinics and hiring new doctors in California.California Governor Gavin Newsom also says the state government is standing by to help provide additional funding and support for increased abortion services demand if needed and will also be challenging any abortion restrictions in court.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. As the Supreme Court weighs whether to curtail abortion rights, Planned Parenthood Northern California is preparing for a possible surge in women coming across borders to have the procedures done if they're outlawed in their own states. (Dec. 3) Calif. preps for more out-of-state abortion patients