Women: 1997

California Supreme Court, in American Academy of Pediatrics v. Lungren strikes down the 1987 law requiring teenagers to obtain parental consent or a judicial warrant for an abortion.

Women: 2002

Therapeutic Abortion Act, passed in 1967, is struck from the statute books and replaced with the Reproductive Privacy Act, guaranteeing every woman’s right to control her own childbearing.

Women: 2005, 2007, 2008

Anti-choice forces put initiatives on the state ballot requiring teenagers to have parental consent to obtain an abortion, in an attempt to circumvent the supreme court’s 1997 ruling; the measure fails every year.

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