California Future of Abortion Council Steering Committee Statement on Legislature Advancing Comprehensive Bill Package Protecting & Expanding Access to Abortion

California Future of Abortion Council Steering Committee Statement on Legislature Advancing Comprehensive Bill Package Protecting & Expanding Access to Abortion

California Continues its Reproductive Freedom Leadership in National Moment of Crisis
Three Senate Bills Move to Assembly; Ten Assembly Bills Move to Senate

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 in response to the California Legislature passing the entire CA FAB Council supported bill package out of their ‘House of Origin.’ The package includes 13 bills that stem from the recommendations put forth by the CA FAB Council in its report issued in December.

“California leaders are meeting this moment of crisis and ensuring that California is going to continue to lead the way in the fight for Reproductive Freedom.”

“Los líderes de California están enfrentando este momento de crisis y asegurando que California continuará siendo un líder en la lucha por la Libertad Reproductiva.”

“As extreme politicians in more and more states enact cruel, dangerous and stigmatizing bans on abortion, with Oklahoma being the latest example, more and more people are being forced to travel elsewhere in search of the essential health services they want and need. California has often served as a beacon of hope and has paved the way for protecting fundamental rights and expanding access to care.”

“Mientras mas políticos extremistas en más y más estados pasan prohibiciones del aborto crueles, peligrosas y estigmatizantes, Oklahoma siendo el ejemplo mas reciente, más y más personas están obligadas a viajar a otros lugares en busca de los servicios de salud basicos que quieren y necesitan. Frecuentemente California ha sido una luz de esperanza, y un pionero en la protección de los derechos fundamentales y además creando más acceso a la recursos de salud.”

“Reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations across California are working hard as we anticipate the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to ensure people, regardless of their home state, will be able to access abortion services here in California. We can’t leave anything on the table. The CA FAB Council has put forward a robust and comprehensive package to make the promise of abortion access, a reality for all. Because as we know, just because a right exists does not mean access to that right is equitable.”

“Las organizaciones de salud, derechos y justicia reproductiva en todo California están trabajando duro mientras anticipamos la decisión de la Corte Suprema en Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization, para garantizar que todo el mundo, sin importar su estado de origen, puedan acceder a los servicios de aborto aquí en California. No podemos dejar nada sobre la mesa. El Concejo CA FAB ha presentado una guía completa e integral para realmente hacer la promesa del acceso al aborto una realidad para todos. Porque como muy bien sabemos, el hecho de que exista un derecho no significa que el acceso a ese derecho sea justo.”

The bill package successfully moving through the California Legislature into the second legislative chamber is accompanied by a $100+ Million investment put forth by Governor Gavin Newsom in his revised budget proposal that would make several key investments in workforce, infrastructure, security, community-based organizations providing medically accurate information, and more. Read the CA FAB Council’s statement on Governor Newsom’s budget proposal here.


Brandon Richards, Director of Communications

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

[email protected], 916.233.3857

Andy DiAntonio, Director of Communications

National Health Law Program

[email protected] | 703.615.0786


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.

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