West Hollywood officials to hold reproductive rights press conference

Elected and Appointed, Community Leaders and Organizations Hold Reproductive Rights Press Conference and Call to Action at West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 , 12 p.m.

In 1993, the city of West Hollywood became the nation’s first declared pro-choice city. In response to the leak of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling quashing Roe vs. WadeWest Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister, West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Sepi Shyne, West Hollywood City Council Member Lindsey P. Horvath, and other city officials to be announced, will speak in response to leaked SCOTUS draft notice quashing Roe v. Wade.

A majority of the court voted privately to overturn landmark rulings on abortion rights, leaked documents show. The draft opinion is a categorical and unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision that guaranteed federal constitutional protections for the right to abortion and a subsequent 1992 decision – Family planning c. Casey – which has largely upheld the law. “deer was patently wrong from the start,” Alito writes. The document, labeled as a first draft of the majority opinion, includes a note that it was circulated among the justices on February 10. If Alito’s plan passes, he would rule in favor of Mississippi in the closely watched case over that state. attempt to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

On January 23, 2022, the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Council joined the National Council of Jewish Women of Los Angeles (NCJW | LA) for ROE @ 49: Courageous Conversations on Abortion, a virtual event to commemorate the Roe’s birthday c. Wade, the landmark US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. The event highlighted ways to speak out against the growing political onslaught against access to abortion, reaffirm support for the right to choose, and advocate for reproductive justice and accessibility to care. health.

Roe v. Wade is the landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, rendered on January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion in the United States. The city of West Hollywood in 1993 was the first city in the nation to declare itself pro-choice and the city has continually supported state and federal legislation protecting and advancing women’s reproductive rights and access to health care .

Parking is available in the automated parking structure located at West Hollywood City Hall and in the paid parking lots surrounding City Hall.

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