City Council In California Tries, Fails To Pass Abortion Ban

Jackson Women's Health Organization (Dodds case)

At a glance

  • City council voted 3-1 on Saturday to withdraw the abortion-free city proposal after emotion meeting.
  • Impact of measure if passed would have been largely symbolic, considering officials in heavily Democratic California will continue to protect right to abortion.
  • Many residents said officials should focus on more local concerns such as homelessness.
  • “Not your purview. Not your purview.” some in the audience reportedly screamed at overflow meeting.

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