Bill To Protect Abortion Services For Out-of-State Patients Moves Forward

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A woman wearing sun glasses holds a sign that reads "Abortion is a Civil Right" among a crowd of people.
 (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Renewed Urgency To Approve Bill To Protect Abortion Services 

A bill to protect abortion services for people traveling to California from states where abortion is banned is now on a fast track in Sacramento. Assembly Bill 1666 was introduced after Texas enacted a law to punish women who receive an abortion or anyone who assists her.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED 

Facing Life Project Exams Life After Prison

The Facing Life project investigates “life after life” in California’s prisons. The lives of eight people are documented. They were released  from life sentences in California prisons, following policy changes in the state. But the project sheds light on mass incarceration and its systemic issues.
Guest: Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED, Host of Rightnowish Podcast

Bill That Would Allow Teen Vaccinations Without Parental Consent Passes Committtee

The state Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance a bill that would let teens get vaccinated for COVID-19 without their parents’ consent. The bill is from San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED 

Groups Drop Lawsuit Over California's Net Neutrality Law  

Cable, phone, and wireless companies have dropped their legal bid to block the state’s net neutrality law.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED  

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