California just passed the first expansion of abortion access in the US in seven years:
That makes new legislation in California all the more significant: A law signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown allows more medical practitioners to perform first-trimester abortions. It also may be the first state law to expand or maintain access to the procedure since Hawaii did so in 2006 (their law keeps abortion legal in the state if the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade were to be overturned).
The California legislation allows trained nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives to perform first-trimester abortions. Four states — Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Hampshire — already allow nurse practitioners to perform the procedures.
That piece is worth reading in full, because it has a lot of good information from the indispensible Guttmacher Institute.