The state has been readying itself to become an abortion haven.
“ABORTION STAYS LEGAL IN CA,” Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted Friday morning, lamenting that “This is not the America we know.” | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo
California has been preparing for this moment for months.
The Golden State, along with a number of Democratic strongholds, has been working to shore up its abortion protections in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
But no other state has created such a comprehensive strategy — a legislative bill package with more than a dozen proposals, new funding to expand abortion access and a proposed November ballot measure that would enshrine the right to abortion in the state Constitution.