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Bus Tour Protesting Pending Supreme Court Abortion Decision Stops in Pasadena

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 6:19 am

The Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) “Powered by Pink” Bus Tour stopped in Pasadena on Tuesday to continue protesting a pending Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

The ‘Powered by Pink’ Bus Tour is making its way across California and will stop at Santa Monica on Tuesday before heading to Long Beach for a rally.

The event will include statewide elected officials like Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, celebrities like Chelsea Handler, and key partner organizations throughout the state.

“The city of Pasadena passed a reproductive freedom resolution,” said Juliana Serrano, vice president of advocacy and equity at Planned Parenthood Pasadena. During Tuesday’s bus ride.

“The city of Alhambra also did it. The city of Glendale is going to be passing a resolution. It gives these municipal governments the opportunity to make a statement and say. “Yes this may feel like a big nationwide issue, but it’s also a super local issue.”

In February, the city adopted a resolution in support of reproductive freedom. The resolution was brought forth by Councilmember Jess Rivas and Councilmember Steve Madison.

“The city of Pasadena will continue to uphold everyone’s equality and liberty by protecting their reproductive freedom, educating residents about their rights to reproductive freedom, welcoming anyone to Pasadena to fully exercise their reproductive rights and acting as a model for other cities that want to uphold full reproductive freedom for all.”

Last month Politico ran a story containing what they claim is a draft of the high court’s majority opinion.

The opinion seeks to completely overturn Roe v Wade, which would undo 50 years of Supreme Court precedent recognizing the federal constitutional right to a safe and legal abortion:

“The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO,” the site reported in an article by Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward.

In Roe v. Wade, a 1973 decision, the high court ruled the constitution protects a woman’s right to have an abortion without government restriction. Conservatives have attacked the law since it was passed.

According to the article Alito, a conservative wrote that Roe must be overturned and it is time to heed to the Constitution.

In a statement in May, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley said, “No matter the outcome when the Supreme Court eventually issues its final decision, we will continue to provide abortion services to people seeking care. Abortion is and remains legal in California. Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley is open and proudly providing abortion services, while also actively working to expand abortion access. This will not change, no matter what the Supreme Court decides. While it’s not easy to grasp this devastating news, I can confidently say that we were ready for this worst-case scenario and prepared to offer more abortion appointments. We are standing strong, and we are able to do this because our patients, supporters, and community all believe in the essential health care we provide every day.”

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