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Earlier in the day, Newsom and the governors of Washington and Oregon announced a joint commitment to protect and expand reproductive rights along the west coast. It's one of a number of proposals put forward by state Lawmakers to protect and expand abortion access in the state.

While the ruling does not change abortion access in California, which has legal protections for it, lawmakers and advocates decried the decision and the implications it has for people across the country.

"We are not going to go backward in California and we have the tools and the ability to fight to protect a woman's right to choose in our state," Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis said at a press conference Friday morning. "It is still legal here. It's going to still be legal in California."

Kounalakis says the caucus is working on more than a dozen bills expanding access to reproductive rights. That includes a proposed amendment to the California Constitution explicitly banning the state from denying or interfering with abortions or contraceptives. The amendment has already cleared two legislative committees. Voters must approve the amendment before it becomes law.

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