City of San Mateo
Resolution in Support of CA Proposition 1
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 1, TO AMEND THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION TO EXPRESSLY INCLUDE AN INDIVIDUAL’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM, IN THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION
WHEREAS, the City of San Mateo supports the ability of all residents to access safe and affordable healthcare; and
WHEREAS, access to safe and legal abortion affects health, safety, economic stability, and quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the City of San Mateo is home to nonprofit health care providers that provide free or low- cost reproductive care, including abortion services; and
WHEREAS, the ability of women [and all people with uteruses] to safely access reproductive and other healthcare services is increasingly threatened across the country, especially with the United States Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade; and
WHEREAS, the City of San Mateo enacted Ordinance No. 2022-6 “Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities” to promote the full exercise of the right to privacy by patients seeking vital reproductive healthcare services; and
WHEREAS, the City of San Mateo supports the “Women’s Reproductive Freedom and Healthcare Privacy Action Plan” developed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo; and
WHEREAS, Proposition 1 on the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election would, if passed, amend the California Constitution to expressly include an individual’s fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which includes the fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, HEREBY RESOLVES that:
1. The City Council of the City of San Mateo affirms the importance of reproductive health, rights and justice, and women’s access to safe, comprehensive and affordable reproductive health care including the right to safe and accessible abortion services.
2. The City Council of the City of San Mateo supports the passage of Proposition 1 at the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election.
September 19, 2022, voted to adopt 5-0
Vote Yes on Prop 1 this November! Amend the California Constitution to explicitly prohibit the State from denying or interfering with personal choices related to reproductive care. It declares that individuals have a fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and to use or refuse contraceptive
Support reproductive health care access for people with disabilities! This bill would provide funding for training and education programs focused on reproductive health care specifically for this group of people. It also would add more doctors and nurses with disabilities to the workforce and calls for a study analyzing reproductive health for disabled communities.