Los Angeles Officials Back Ballot Measure Codifying Abortion into State Constitution
The Los Angeles City Council introduced a resolution Tuesday to support Proposition 1 on the November ballot, which would codify abortion in the state constitution. But critics are concerned that the measure does not have a limit on late-term abortions.
Proposition 1 calls on amending the state constitution to “prohibit the state from denying … an abortion.” It was a response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 precedent which struck down a series of federal and state laws restricting abortion and largely legalized the procedure nationwide.
“Abortion must be protected in this country and failing to do so denies women the equality we all deserve,” LA City Council President Nury Martinez said at a news briefing at City Hall. Martinez and Council President Pro Tempore Mitch O’Farrell introduced the resolution to support Proposition 1….
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