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Assemblymember Berman Statement on Draft U.S. Supreme Court Opinion on Roe V. Wade

For immediate release:

Five members of the Supreme Court are set to unleash an historic attack on women's rights by allowing conservative state legislatures dominated by white men to deny women access to abortions. Such an action will disproportionately impact women of color, young women, and poor women who are less able to travel out of state to seek safe and legal medical services. This is what the Republican Party has been fighting to accomplish for decades, and they won't stop here - their next targets will be same-sex marriage and a woman's right to contraception. These are issues that are supported by strong majorities of Americans, but they are under attack by Republican politicians and the judges they have appointed.

California has long defended a woman’s fundamental right to choose to bear a child or to choose to obtain an abortion, and has strongly supported the institutions that provide safe abortions for women. No federal action or Supreme Court decision will shake our state’s defense of the right to access legal and safe abortion services. 


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