The end of choice

June 24, 2022

Today, the Supreme Court delivered their decision dismantling Roe v. Wade.

Here’s what that means:

In blue states, women will continue to get the once Constitutionally guaranteed care they need and deserve. And here in California, our Democratic leadership is hard at work to codify abortion rights into our state constitution, and to protect our health providers from being targeted by vigilante lawsuits originating in states that have made accessing abortion more dangerous and more difficult.

In red states, women will be forced into back alleys or to deliver babies they don’t want. Many will suffer emotional trauma and unimaginable hardships as a result. And women will die. There are already stories of pharmacies refusing to provide medications associated with miscarriage care, out of fear they will be charged with aiding an abortion.

I am sad, frustrated, and angry beyond words. Not so long ago, leaders on both sides of the aisle supported women’s right to choose abortion. Today, banning abortion is not only written into the Republican Party platform — it has grown into the full-fledged abomination of being the recognized law of the land.

That’s why it is so important that we flip this 140-year Republican senate seat into a blue stronghold.

As an unabashedly pro-choice woman, and a lifelong Democrat, I consider the fundamental right to an abortion to be a redline issue for me.

As your State Senator, I will fight to ensure women and girls can safely and affordably access the full range of reproductive care, including abortion.

We won’t go back.

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