California prepares for increase in demand after declaring itself abortion sanctuary

The ongoing fight on reproductive freedom sparked a bold announcement from the state capitol this week, with Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing California will be a sanctuary state for those seeking abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. "We are looking at potentially tens of thousands of patients," said Jodi Hicks, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. "California has already been impacted by the lack of [abortion] access throughout the country." All of the 108 Planned Parenthood clinics in California are now seeing an average of two to three patients a day from Texas alone, Hicks shared.