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New California law increases abortion access for women

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Giving California women more access to abortion, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that allows nurse practitioners and certain other non-physicians to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy.

The governor acted on 32 bills in all, approving measures that will cap drug costs for cancer patients, expand the number of people on CalFresh, the state’s food stamp program, and promote breastfeeding.

Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins introduced the abortion measure because of concern that…

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