In California, the law requires women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion.
If they don’t, the state must have the abortion procedure performed elsewhere.
In California, if an abortion is not performed within 24 hours, the woman must be prosecuted for the crime of “knowingly” obtaining an abortion without a valid medical need.
A recent study found that of the 2,972 women who received abortions in the state between 2005 and 2014, 1,531 were prosecuted for a crime.
The law has led to the highest number of prosecutions of abortion providers in the country.
The state has also seen the highest rate of women seeking an abortion in the nation.
For example, a study by the Brennan Center for Justice found that California accounted for 42% of all abortions in 2016, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
California’s abortion rate has been steadily increasing in recent years, as the number of abortions has skyrocketed.
Between 2005 and 2019, California’s abortion rates increased from a national average of 2.9 per 1,000 women to 3.1 per 1.000 women.
By 2020, California is forecast to see a 5.6 per 1 1,100 women.