LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Janice Hahn to support Proposition 1: Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom.
“The Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision will lead to increased deaths of women, particularly women of color, and it will be destructive to the rights of all. Reproductive health, including abortion, is a human right. This Board must continue to do whatever possible to guard this right – this includes supporting Proposition 1,” said Supervisor Solis.
Proposition 1, which is before the voters in this 2022 General Election, would amend the California Constitution to specify that the State of California cannot deny or interfere with a person’s reproductive freedom, extending to their fundamental right to an abortion and contraception. This amendment would enhance the public policy of the state by explicitly guaranteeing in the California Constitution what previously was a matter of case law. It will ensure that Californians can make personal medical decisions regarding reproductive rights with dignity and freedom from infringement.
“Roe’s downfall means reproductive rights are under threat at every corner of this country. We need to enshrine the right to an abortion in the California Constitution and, this election, voters will have the opportunity to do just that. We as a Board represent over 5 million women in LA County – this is one-fourth of all the women in California. As voters start to go to the polls – or mail in their ballots, this is an opportune time for our Board, comprised of all women, to proclaim our support for reproductive freedom and Proposition 1,” said Supervisor Hahn.
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