Encinitas City Council passes reproductive freedom resolution

The City Council of Encinitas recently passed the resolution on reproductive freedom. (Adobe archive photo)

Posted: Oct 23, 2022 / 4:54 pm PDT

Updated: October 23, 2022 / 5:00 pm PDT

ENCINITAS, California – Encinitas city council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of Proposition 1 on Wednesday, according to a press release from Mayor Catherine Blakespear’s office.

The resolution, written by the mayor of Encinitas, would amend the California Constitution to guarantee a woman’s right to abortion and contraception.

In describing the importance of his resolution, Blakespear highlighted the recent Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, who explained that he ended 50 years of constant law protecting reproductive rights at the federal level.

“It’s moments like these that make me incredibly proud to serve with Tony Kranz, Joe Mosca, Kellie Hinze and Joy Lyndes on the Encinitas City Council,” said the mayor. “Taking a strong stand on the fundamental issue of protecting women’s reproductive freedom is simply the right thing to do and puts us on the right side of the story.”

According to Blakespear, Proposition 1 would prevent the same thing from happening in California by writing the words “abortion” and “contraception” directly into the state constitution.

“This is the number one problem for thousands of women – and men – in the 38th district,” she said.

Originally known as the 10th Senate Constitutional Amendment, the Proposition 1 measure will appear in the California ballot this November.