CMA board chair issues statement in support of Prop. 1 to enshrine the right to reproductive freedom in CA

July 07, 2022

Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., Chair of the California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees issued the following statement in support of California's Proposition 1.

“The California Medical Association (CMA), representing the physicians of California, is proud to support Proposition 1, which will place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to enshrine an individual’s right to reproductive freedom. 

California has a long history of protecting and defending reproductive health care rights, and by reaffirming our basic and fundamental principle that women should be able to get the health care they need, our state is once again leading the way.  

CMA strongly believes that medical decisions – including those around abortion and contraception – should be made by patients in consultation with their health care providers. 

Passage of Proposition 1 will send the strongest possible message that reproductive freedom is a fundamental human right that will be protected in California with the fullest force of the law.” 


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