Sunday, August 28, 2022

TALK ABOUT EVIL: 71% in California Back Proposition 1, Abortion Until Birth; California voters poised to add abortion rights to state constitution, new poll finds

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Poll: 71% in California Back Proposition 1, Abortion Until Birth"
A new poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of registered voters in California approve Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion until birth if passed by a referendum in November.
The text of Proposition 1 is as follows:
The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundawental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This section is intended to further the constitutional right to privacy guaranteed by Section 1, and the constitutional right to not be denied equal protection guaranteed by Section 7. Nothing herein narrows orJimits the right to privacy or equal protection.
The legislative counsel’s digest points out: “Existing law, the Reproductive Privacy Act, declares that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions and prohibits the state from denying or interfering with a person’s right to choose or obtain an abortion before viability of the fetus, or when the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the person.” Proposition 1 appears to extend the right to abortion through birth. --->READ MORE HERE
California voters poised to add abortion rights to state constitution, new poll finds:
A ballot measure to amend the state Constitution to include abortion and contraception as fundamental rights appears likely to pass this November, as the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe vs. Wade persists in the mind of voters nationwide.
A poll released Wednesday by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found that 71% of over 9,000 registered voters support Proposition 1. A majority also support other policies protecting abortion rights.
Two in three Californians expressed concern about the court reconsidering rulings that protect contraception, same-sex marriage and other rights. By nearly the same margin, voters support laws recently passed in the legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to assist women from other states traveling to California to seek abortions.
The proposed amendment has been criticized as unnecessary in a state that already has strong abortion protections on its books, and for the risks inherent in placing anything on the ballot. Numbers like this effectively put those concerns to bed, said IGS co-director Eric Schickler.
“There’s a tendency for people to vote no on ballot propositions, so there’s always some risk. But when you have something like this polling that shows such a wide margin, I think that risk is pretty unlikely in this case,” said Schickler. “It would be really surprising at this point if it didn’t pass.” --->READ MORE HERE
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