After weeks of speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.
By a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that there is no federal constitutional right to an abortion. The majority opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito and is 'very similar' to the draft opinion leaked last month, according to reports.
The decision will have a massive and immediate impact on abortion laws in the U.S. - with many states expected to enact abortion bans or other restrictions.
What does this mean for California? According to the LA Times:
... access to abortion in California will continue to be protected under state law and those rights will likely be expanded soon by Democratic leaders.
California law grants anyone of reproductive age “the fundamental right to choose to bear a child or to choose and to obtain an abortion.” That includes minors, who under state law, can consent to an abortion without their parent’s knowledge.
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