“For me, personally and professionally, it’s unprecedented how we are regressing in terms of healthcare and women’s rights,” one participant said.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling is being described as the most significant curtailing of an established constitutional right in the court’s history.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California. They include the politics, more legislation, a possible influx of out-of-state patients and changes for health care providers.
The ruling came with recent mass shootings fresh in the nation’s mind and gun-control legislation being debated in Congress and beyond.
“We know that the leaked draft has invoked feelings of dread and despair for so many across our state,” said State Sen. Lena Gonzalez. “Since Roe v. Wade was decided 50 years ago, we knew this day would come.”
“[Young women] have been complacent because this is the way it’s always been,” Carol Roberts, 74, told the Post. “But I hope this shocks them into action.”
Jacqui Viale, a member of Long Beach Register Sisters, said the group of about 100 just wanted to come together to feel the loss of Ginsburg, who she described as a “legal giant.”
Local residents have planned a candlelight vigil, with social distancing, at 6:30 p.m. today in front of the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, 275 Magnolia Ave.
In a victory for California same-sex couples, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld lower-court decisions banning Proposition 8, making gay marriage legal once again in California.