Proposed Constitutional Amendment ensuring access to abortion, contraceptive health care clears two key committees

Measure would face voter approval on November ballot

June 14, 2022


Tuesday, June 14, 2022


Ray Sotero | 916-834-1128 |

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys released the following statement today after two key Senate policy committees approved a proposed ballot measure that would ensure Californians have access to abortion and related safe reproductive health care.

Approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, SCA 10, Reproductive Freedom, by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and co-authored by Hertzberg, next faces a budget review.

“Today’s actions were needed steps to ensure California families know they will continue to have the right to decide what is best for their health and future,” Hertzberg said. “For 50 years, this was settled law. Unfortunately, that may soon change. With adoption of this Constitutional Amendment, California women will continue to have the right to safe and legal medical care.”



For more, visit Senator Hertzberg’s website and follow @SenBobHertzberg on Twitter.

Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg represents nearly one million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. Learn more at