AB 154—based on the six-year HWPP #171 study conducted by ANSIRH—removed barriers to abortion access by authorizing trained nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), and physician assistants (PAs) to maximize their training and practice in early abortion care. The HWPP study results demonstrated that these skilled health professionals can safely and competently provide early abortion care and that women appreciated receiving care in their own communities from providers they know and trust.
Taylor D, Battistelli M, Anderson P, Arida J. What NPs/CNMs/PAs need to know/do to provide abortion care in California. August 2017.