This 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 State Constitution to explicitly prohibit the State from denying or interfering with personal choices related to reproductive care. It declares that individuals have a fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and to use or refuse contraceptives. As the 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. Black, Indigenous, people of color, low income people, and gender non-conforming people are disproportionally impacted by the restriction of reproductive freedoms, and our community must step forward in solidarity for all families.