Statement on the Overturning of Roe v Wade

For immediate release:
  • Susan Kennedy
  • Director of Communications, Office of Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin
  • 925-437-2510

“Today’s Supreme Court decision officially overturning Roe v Wade is shattering news and it sends a devastating message to women across this country that they are not equal and they have no control of their own body. Limiting access to reproductive care, including abortion is a fundamental violation of individual liberty and freedom.

I have always supported a woman’s right to choose and I am proud to support SCA 10, by Senate President pro Tem Atkins that would codify California’s commitment to making certain that in California, a woman’s right to choose is protected and will remain a private matter between her and her medical provider. We cannot and I will not stand idly by and leave women without this important right.”