Sen. Dodd Responds to Roe v. Wade Ruling
NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women’s reproductive rights:
“Clearly, the court is adopting dangerous policy, undoing a half-century of precedent, and putting the lives and freedoms of millions of women at risk,” Sen. Dodd said. “But California will not sit idly by as women across America are stripped of their rights.”
“We already have strong laws supporting women, and this year we have a dozen bills to enshrine and expand women’s reproductive healthcare and the right to choose,” Sen. Dodd said. “I’m a principal coauthor of SCA 10 to explicitly add the guarantee of reproductive freedom in California's Constitution. That will go to a vote of the people in November.”
“We will continue to defend a woman’s right to choose as well as access to health care by building a protective firewall in our state constitution,” Sen. Dodd said.
“Women will remain protected here,” Sen. Dodd said. “And I urge other states around the country to follow suit.”
Senator Bill Dodd represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sonoma, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. You can learn more about the district and Senator Dodd at www.sen.ca.gov/dodd.