Reacting to the End of Roe

June 29, 2022

This article was originally published in the Jewish Journal.

“I am worried sick about the women who will have to risk their lives either by getting unsafe abortions or from being forced to have a child they cannot financially or emotionally support.  I fear for the marginalized children and communities this decision will most impact. 
“As the father of a young daughter, it enrages me that these old paternalistic and theological laws are coming around again and as a California legislator this is why I have taken a leadership role in helping to deliver over $200 million for reproductive services and advocacy in California for our residents and those who come here seeking reproductive health support.  
“The right to privacy has been embedded in Constitutional precedent for nearly a century. It protects every one of us.