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California Leaders Plan Constitutional Amendment on Abortion (2)

May 3, 2022, 11:48 PM

California’s top officials vowed to place a measure on the ballot as soon as November that would enshrine abortion rights in the state’s constitution, following reports the Supreme Court signaled the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“If the Supreme Court of the United States won’t protect our bodily autonomy, California will make sure our constitution won’t leave any room for confusion,” Senate President pro tempore Toni Atkins said during a Sacramento briefing Tuesday.

The action came after Politico reported Monday night that it had obtained a draft majority opinion of the justices that would strike down the 1973 Roe v. ...