SACRAMENTO June 27, 2022 – In a historic moment for California, the State Assembly passed SCA 10, a constitutional amendment to make explicit the fundamental constitutional right to abortion and contraceptives in a 58-16 vote. The bill, jointly authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and co-authored by a large coalition of Democratic Legislators, successfully passed its final legislative requirement just three days after the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Legislative Leaders Applaud Historic Passage of Constitutional Amendment to Explicitly Protect the Right to Abortion, Contraceptives
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom – Statement on SCA 10
Governor Newsom Takes Additional New Action to Protect Women and Providers in California
“California will not back down from the fight to protect abortion rights as more than half the states in this country, enabled by the Supreme Court, ban or severely restrict access,” said Governor Newsom. “We are ensuring Californians will have the opportunity this November to enshrine the right to choose in our state constitution. And we’re not waiting until November to take action, today’s executive order ensures that the state will not hand over patients who come here to receive care and will not extradite doctors who provide care to out-of-state patients here. In California, women will remain protected.”
– Governor Gavin Newsom (June 27, 2022)
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Note: Representative Judy Chu, a Democrat from California, bottom center, during a protest near the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., US, on Thursday, June 30, 2022.