Most of us believe we should have the freedom to decide for ourselves whether and when we have children. That requires accessible abortion care. This measure adds the right to abortion into the California Constitution to ensure people continue to have the power to control their own bodies and decisions.
Prop 1 will amend the California Constitution to explicitly prohibit the State from denying or interfering with personal decisions related to abortions and reproductive care. It declares that individuals have a fundamental right to decide to have an abortion and to use or refuse contraceptives. As the US Supreme Court, radical right-wing forces, and state legislatures across the country attempt to take away the right for people to decide if, when, and how to have a family, Californians need protection to assert our freedoms. People of color, low-income people, and gender non-confoming people are disproportionally impacted by the restriction of reproductive freedoms, and our community must show up in solidarity.