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Addis Joins Governor Newsom & Women's Caucus on Abortion Access Bill

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) joined Governor Gavin Newsom, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and members of the Assembly and Senate to unveil legislation to expand access to reproductive care.

Senate Bill 233, spearheaded by the California Legislative Women's Caucus and co-authored by Addis, responds to the April 9th Supreme Court decision upholding Arizona's ban on abortion. SB 233 streamlines the licensing process for Arizona's abortion providers seeking to operate in California, ensuring access to critical reproductive healthcare services.

"People in Arizona and across the United States, especially young girls, BIPOC youth and LGBTQ youth, cannot count on the same access to basic reproductive healthcare that so many of us have had, and all of us deserve," said Addis. "I am honored to join our Governor and Women's Caucus leadership in answering Arizona's call for help, and I urge all of our colleagues in the legislature to do the same."

Addis, a member of the Select Committee on Reproductive Justice, has consistently prioritized reproductive freedom and women's rights in her legislative efforts.

If approved, SB 233 would be enacted immediately upon Governor Newsom's signature.

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

CONTACT: Julie Cravotto, (916) 319-2030