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Governor Newsom to discuss draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade

California’s governor and high legislative leaders need to add abortion protections to the state’s structure.

CALIFORNIA, USA — Governor Gavin Newsom held a media briefing in Los Angeles County Wednesday to discuss California’s dedication to safeguarding reproductive freedom.

“This is a remarkable moment in American history when all over the country instead of expanding rights they’re about to roll back rights. Our entire history is about expanding rights not restricting rights. If you think it affects someone else over there – this is about you — they’re coming after you. Who are you? All of us,” Newsom stated.

News reviews earlier this week detailed a preliminary U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion that might overturn Roe v. Wade and finish federal constitutional protections for the fitting to abortion.

When requested in the course of the media briefing what his message was to ladies on the market who’re scared about this determination, Newsom stated, “you matter, we care, now we have your again and we love you – we’re not strolling away from you. Your physique, your selection.”

California’s governor and high legislative leaders need to add abortion protections to the state’s structure. Their feedback got here simply hours after Politico revealed a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court. The opinion indicated a majority of justices help overturning the choice that stops states from banning abortions. 

If that occurs, abortion rights teams say at the least 26 states are doubtless to limit or ban the process. Newsom has pledged to make California a sanctuary for folks from different states looking for abortions. Adding abortion protections to the state’s structure would make it a lot more durable for future lawmakers to repeal them. 

On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted that “our daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers will not be silenced.”

Newsom’s office stated its objective is to put the modification on the poll this November, although lawmakers may have to act rapidly to make that occur. They have to vote on it earlier than the tip of June to give state officers sufficient time to print the ballots.

It takes a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to put a constitutional modification on the poll. That shouldn’t be an issue in California’s Legislature. Democrats management so many seats they might muster the mandatory votes with out counting on Republicans.

The modification would develop into legislation if greater than 50% of voters help it in November. About 76% of doubtless California voters oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, in accordance to an April poll carried out by the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonpartisan suppose tank.

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