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Good morning, California.
“It was an incredible moment in our nation. … I remember, too, that there were wings of hospitals that were literally devoted to women who’d had botched abortions, and were suffering and dying from sepsis. … The times were dire.”—Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Santa Barbara Democrat, at a Capitol press conference commemorating the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide.
- “I like Jerry Brown, but it’s another straight white male telling women what to do with our bodies. Not OK.”—Sen. Connie Leyva, Chino Democrat, at that same presser, referring to Gov. Brown’s decision to veto 2018 legislation requiring abortion pills at university campus health clinics.
- Leyva praised Gov. Gavin Newsom, who signed the bill last year.