California Future of Abortion Council Statement on Roe Anniversary and the Push for Expanded Abortion Access in 2023 - Reproductive Freedom for All

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California Future of Abortion Council Statement on Roe Anniversary and the Push for Expanded Abortion Access in 2023

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 20, 2022
Contact: Information below

CALIFORNIA – The California Future of Abortion Council (CA FAB Council) steering committee, comprised of ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE, Black Women for Wellness Action Project, Essential Access Health, NARAL Pro-Choice California, National Health Law Program, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, and Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare (TEACH) released the following statement on what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“The California Future of Abortion Council is dedicated to making California a place where everyone can live, thrive, and raise families in healthy communities. The profoundly personal decision about whether, when, or how to become a parent is one of the most significant life decisions that people make and all people should be able to make that decision without unnecessary barriers or political interference.”

“Last year’s Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe after nearly 50 years of the fundamental right being in place, has led to dozens of states enacting total or extreme bans on abortion care – leaving millions of people without the ability to access legal abortion in their home state. In the face of this extremism, California continues to provide a blueprint for what is possible when policy centers people, equity, science, and medicine.” 

“In 2023, the CA FAB Council will continue to champion policies that make accessing abortion easier and safer for people in California and those who come to our state seeking care. Together, we are envisioning and working towards a bolder and better future for all post-Roe.

“The 2023 update to the FAB Council’s historic report highlights new policy recommendations that state leaders and lawmakers can pursue to continue to increase access to safe, equitable, and affordable abortion care during the 2023-2024 legislative session. 

“The FAB Council also thanks Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins and Senator Nancy Skinner for authoring SR 9 and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry for authoring HR 6, the resolutions commemorating the Roe Anniversary. SR 9 advanced from the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 17, and both measures are expected to be heard on the Floor this week.”



Andy DiAntonio, National Health Law Program

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Jen Wonnacott, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

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Ally Boguhn, NARAL Pro-Choice California

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The “California Future of Abortion Council” (CA FAB Council) is comprised of reproductive freedom and sexual and reproductive health care allies, partners, and leaders. The CA FAB Council works in collaboration with policymakers, researchers, advocates, providers, patients, and key constituents to determine potential challenges in the state and recommend solutions that will continue to provide access and stability for both Californians and those who may seek services here from out of state. The CA FAB Council allows for those dedicated to protecting reproductive rights and expanding access to sexual and reproductive health care to come together. Learn more here.

For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.