Planned Parenthood maps strategy to protect abortion rights

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, second from right, watches as President Joe Biden signs an executive order on abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, July 8, 2022, in Washington. On Friday. Becerra addressed a gathering of Planned Parenthood leaders from 24 states, in Sacramento, California. Also seen are From left, Vice President Kamala Harris, left, Health and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE - California Attorney General Rob Bonta discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 24, 2022. Bonta addressed a gathering of Planned Parenthood leaders in Sacramento, Calif., that abortion-rights advocates could channel the “ruthless”energy” of anti-abortion advocates toward their own goals, “but not as a way to hurt people,” Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

FILE - People rally in support of abortion rights at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., May 21, 2019. Planned Parenthood leaders from 24 states gathered in Sacramento, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, hoping to map out a nationwide strategy that would emulate their success on the West Coast. . (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Planned Parenthood leaders from 24 states gathered in California’s capital Friday to begin work on a nationwide strategy to protect and strengthen access to abortion, a counteroffensive aimed at pushing back against restrictions that have emerged in more than half of the country after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.