June 14, 2022

California State Lawmakers Introduce Amendment to Create a State Right to Abortion

California lawmakers announced on June 12 that they are introducing an amendment that would create a right to abortion in the state's constitution.

As introduced by pro-abortion legislators, the amendment would “prohibit the state from denying or interfering with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion.”

If California legislators approve the amendment by a two-thirds majority in both houses, the amendment will be brought to November 2022 ballot for voters to approve.

This comes after Gov. Newsom announced that $125 million in state funding would pay for abortions, offer monetary incentives for abortionists, and pay for abortionists to move to California.