April 21, 2023
LA County Department of Health Services Will Continue to Provide Medication Abortions, including those performed using mifepristone
April 21, 2023 (Los Angeles) – The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services will continue to provide medication abortions to patients in need, including those performed using mifepristone when medically appropriate.
LA Health Services will continue to provide access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health care which includes medication abortion. This access is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.
LA Health Services has a sufficient supply of mifepristone, one of two drugs commonly prescribed for medication abortion. If the court system prevents further marketing and distribution of that drug, well-established practice and extensive scientific evidence support the use of a second FDA approved drug, misoprostol, both alone and in combination for medication abortion.
Abortion is legal in California. The Department of Health Services remains committed to ensuring that all residents, and in this case pregnant people, have access to compassionate care.
Safe and confidential abortion care remains available to pregnant people of any age, regardless of immigration status, or insurance coverage. LA Health Services patients can find more information on our Abortion services, including safe and confidential access to mifepristone at: LA Heath Services_Family Planning
Los Angeles County’s Safe Haven Abortion Project website has a guide to resources in LA County for anyone who needs abortion care, family planning care, or related services.
You can find the guide at: Abortion Safe Haven. Or you can talk to your own doctor or nurse and get information about your options.