California’s new permissive laws include allowing abortions to be done by health people who are not doctors.
This development is, in some ways, more important the Roe v Wade. By expanding the community of people who can and are willing to perform abortions, it makes ever more difficult the prohibition of abortions sought by religious groups.
This means if abortions are made illegal in some states, there will be such a variety of people trained to perform them, policing will be ever more difficult. Liberalizing the laws as to who can perform abortions should lower the cost and make them more available.
One thing that needs to be done in our country to improve health care and make it available to more people is to remove religious dogma and the accompanying politics. Anti abortion politics have made health care for women worse, especially lower income women.
The pattern developing in our country of encombent politicians having little competition in carefully drawn districts will probably result, eventually, with states having much different laws about various things like abortion and gay rights. People will have to travel or move to states where there is less religious influence. Perhaps national fund raising projects will provide air travel from conservative to liberal states.
The old saying, “That’s a peculiar way to run a railroad” certainly applies to our country. But, so long as religion remains a large force in healthcare laws and policies, that’s how it is.