Accompanied by more than a dozen Planned Parenthood supporters, the governor made his remarks at one of the agency’s headquarters in South Los Angeles. In downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night, police and more than 200 abortion rights activists took to the streets in a clash that left one police officer injured.
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California lawmakers, already hosting some of the nation’s most extensive abortion protections, pledged to go further Tuesday, making it one of the first to guarantee the right to abortion under a state constitution.
California already uses taxpayer money to pay for certain abortions through the Medicaid program. And it requires private insurance companies to cover abortions, while preventing them from charging things like subscriptions and rebates for the process.
After Newsom wrote on Twitter that “our daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers will not be silent,” Republican Sen. Melissa Melendez replied that Newsom “does not understand that daughters-in-law, sisters, and stepmothers, the grandmothers who have a miscarriage gag them before you have the opportunity to say a word “.
The Newsom office said its goal is to put the amendment to the ballot this November, though lawmakers will need to act quickly to make that happen. They must vote before the end of June to give government officials enough time to print the ballots.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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