Only six other states and Puerto Rico have discrimination protections for victims.
By expanding abortion access, California bucks the national trend of passing legislation that restricts abortion access.
California enacted a law Wednesday that will gradually raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.
A bill that would protect the rights of domestic workers has passed the California State Senate.
Assembly Bill 154, written by Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), will allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified midwives to perform abortions within the first 12 weeks of a woman's pregnancy.
"[This law is] going to send [students] a message that they are a part of the school community and that they are valued and that we want to see them participate fully and want to see them succeed. That's a powerful message that, frankly, they have not been getting up to this point."