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Sen. Toni Atkins: Roe v. Wade leaked draft opinion is 'a call to action'

Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, in an undated photo.
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Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, is seen in an undated photo.

State lawmakers have come out in force this week to voice their support for abortion rights in California.

The leaked Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade has galvanized pro-choice sentiments across the state.

In addition to a package of 13 new bills aimed at strengthening reproductive rights, there’s now a push for a state constitutional amendment enshrining a woman’s right to choose in California.

State Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has been at the forefront of many of those efforts. She has stressed the role that California will play in strengthening women's reproductive efforts.

"This is a call to action, not just California but across the country," Atkins said.

Atkins joined Midday Edition on Friday with more on the ongoing legislative effort to bolster women's reproductive rights in the state.