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November 7, 2017 -- Reproductive FACT Act

In my first year in the Assembly, I took on what became a huge pro-choice battle, by authoring the Reproductive FACT Act to address so-called crisis pregnancy centers. In 2015, the Legislature passed our law to require all reproductive health centers, including crisis pregnancy centers, to share information with patients about the full spectrum of reproductive services available in our state.
 
Women should have access to all information about services that can help them make critical decisions about their health and their futures. 
 
For two years, anti-choice groups have fought us every step of the way, in every court they could find. In four different lawsuits, the courts upheld our law, but that has not stopped them.  
 
They appealed those decisions to the U.S. Supreme Court, and they even found a conservative judge in Riverside County who just ruled in their favor.
 
It’s hard to believe we still need to fight for a woman’s right to choose in California, but it is clear we cannot take anything for granted.
 
We must keep fighting to make sure that every woman has the right to make her own decisions.