California's women lawmakers are fighting against President-elect Donald Trump's statements that he'd support overturning abortion rights.
"President-elect Trump’s statements and policies threaten to restrict our freedoms, cut off our healthcare, affect our economy and the pocketbooks of working families, and drag us back to an era of back alley abortions," said state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chairwoman of the California Legislative Women's Caucus, in statement from its Democratic members. "While our abortion rights will remain protected here in California due to the strength of our state laws and Constitution, we will remain vigilant in speaking out against any Supreme Court nominee who will overturn our hard-fought American freedoms and impact the economic security of working families.”
Trump campaigned on restricting abortion rights and told CBS News Sunday that he would appoint anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision that prevented states from banning abortions, legalizing it throughout the nation. Trump indicated that once the decision was overturned, women would have to go to states without abortion bans to get one.