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station, you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 7. >> good morning. and a happy friday to you. i'm sorry. and i'm james and on this friday ahead of pride weekend in san francisco, we want to check the weather. a lot of folks have plans to be partaking in celebrations. john, what can we expect? it's going to be a beautiful weekend, guys. a little fog during the morning hours, but don't let that stop us. skies will clear out really nicely and >> really already have across the bay area this morning. unless you're looking at the golden gate bridge where you can only see the very top of the bridge right there. that's about one of the only spots where fog is still that dad's a couple of patches in the north bay and along the bay shore and at the coast. but really a lot of burn off is already occurred in sunshine is already on its way. areas like the embarcadero already sitting under that sunshine. current temperatures range from the 40's at the coast and up in the north bay with petaluma at 48 degrees to the 50's and 60's along the bay shore. brett, would your warmest spot along with
livermore at 66 degrees? now skies are nice and clear for most of the bay area. a sign of things to come come saturday and sunday. a pride weekend. i'll be talking about everything you can expect as we do push through this forecast. still ahead, john, thank you for that. seen any major delays, but we are seeing some fog that may slow you down this morning, especially. >> if you're crossing the golden gate bridge, about 20 minutes to make it from 37 to the tolls. but take your time as you're traveling. >> heading into the metering lights have been on for the past hour and a half still under 14 minutes to make it from the maze to the fremont street exit. so that in not slow things down that much heading to a long one. 0, one from 85 towards menlo park. just under 34 minutes to 37 to 18. 82 all moving at the limit. so you have some areas that are still pretty light. the 5, 18, 80 of been busy since we had an earlier disabled tractor trailer. the air now about 90 minutes to make a down from crockett towards the maze darya. james, back to you. thanks. a lot,
ryan. a 71 and wildfires broke out in several bay area. cities. >> causing road closures and evacuations. yeah. pretty scary moment for a handful of folks. we're going to start off in alameda county. that's where kron four's will. tran has the latest on the canyon fire burning in pleasanton and the tesla fire burning in the hills east of san jose. >> good morning. well, >> they are just a handful of fires that are happening right now. in fact, there are only 10% contained, but at any moment now, cal fire usually gets together at around 7 o'clock in the morning. that's when they will give us an update. hopefully they made some progress in the overnight hours at best skies. hopefully they didn't let the fire keep moving forward. but you can clearly see the fire department right behind me. this is one of several fire departments that rushed to the scene and it is empty because they're all on the front lines, working the fires. let me show you the bigger fire that they're dealing with right now. we're talking the livermore fire also known as
the tesla fire that at last check last night was at 300 acres. only 10% contained. it's unincorporated area of livermore. but the fear is embers. and the good news is it's not windy this morning, but the embers and it continuing to spread because it's so dry that it might move towards the areas where people live. so fortunately so far that's not happening as far as the canyon fire will that broke out at around 2.10 yesterday afternoon on the ridge of pleasanton between fremont and pleasanton in the larry, a got some big guys that they actually had to call for backup that the oakland fire department. they came out the fremont police department excuse me, the fire department. they also came out on top of evacuating about 450 people. >> but the good news is late last night they saw that the fire was not moving forward, that all of damage or potential damage was behind them. and that's when they told people to return.
>> home going to monitor the situation will try to find out exactly what's going on with cal fire and their latest numbers. the canyon fire at 71 acres. we're not hearing of any major injuries or any structures damaged or destroyed, possibly an outhouse. but of course, that can be replaced compared to >> a house or houses. unfortunately. >> back to all right. thanks a lot. we'll meanwhile the scenic fire, the one burning between crockett and port costa is more than 100 acres in size and about half contained at the moment. fire crews say forward progress stopped and they've been working overnight to get the fire under control. evacuation orders were lifted as well. kron four's dan thorn has the latest. >> fire crews trying to stop fast-moving flames chewing through dry grass and brush the scenic fire. breaking out along car tina scenic drive in contra costa county, the heat and the terrain making the ground battle >> air support was brought in to help it really that that
the air resources where the key, you know, that that was really the key slowing this down. crockett fire department p i o steve trotter says the entire community of port costa has had to stay on alert. flames quickly threatened homes there thursday afternoon and nearby train service was forced to stop as the blaze moved dangerously close to the tracks. our chief officers arrived on scene. >> immediately recognize that this this fire was moving quickly just with temperatures in the wind, there was quite a bit of spotting. you know, they call for additional resources right away. smoke was seen for miles as a billet across the carquinez strait, a park in the path of the fire. so wouldn't guardrails and hillsides ignite the charred area reminding people that fire danger is this is going to be a busy fire season. we're prepared to that. we train for that >> you know, we're ready. it's on standby to keep our. >> committee sent reporting in port costa, dan thorn kron. 4 news.
>> 7, 0, 5 is the time in the north bay. firefighters fought a brush fire, several of them in vacaville and benicia. the one in vacaville was burning in the area when a vista lane and tim road. they're calling it the tim fire. it burned. 26 acres about 80% contained right now. according to the latest from cal fire. fire officials say that fire is technically under control. so they're working on putting out the remaining hot spots. meanwhile, nearby in benicia forward, progress has been stopped on a brush fire that's burning on do right near valero. the refinery see images of it here. it's about 10 acres in size. >> good news for bart riders. they plan to reopen the track between concord and pleasant hill today. so maybe you won't be delayed again. that track has been closed since tuesday because the triple digit heat that melted because part of the track to bend and then at that ended up causing a train derailment. the closure has led to delays for is bay riders for a couple of days
now. so let's hope things are better today. stanford university says things are better with power now partially restored on the main campus. they've been without power since tuesday when the edgewood fire started burning in san mateo county. stanford says they expect to have power fully restored by this weekend. but since they're only at half power right now, classes are canceled again for today. they're thinking they could get them back in class on monday at the earliest and this weekend was supposed to be a big soccer match at stanford between the san jose earthquakes in the la galaxy. but they've decided they're going to have to postpone that. now because the power outage, the rescheduling that game september 24th. >> well, we are on high alert this morning for the supreme court's ruling on roe v wade. that ruling could come down as early as today. it was 50 years ago that the high court granted women the right to have access to abortions anywhere in the country that could all change. kron four's. justine waltman takes a look back now at how roe v wade came to be.
>> in january 1973, the supreme court ruled the united states constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion. the case was brought by norma mccorvey jane roe, who in 1969, was pregnant with her 3rd child. she wanted an abortion but lived in texas where abortion was illegal. her attorneys filed a lawsuit against her district attorney henry wade alleging the texas abortion laws were unconstitutional. the case went to the supreme court where the justices ruled in her favor 7 to antiabortion politicians and activists have soudht for decades to overrule that decision. what is before the court now? dobbs first jackson women's health organization. the case centers around a mississippi law that would ban most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. in may of 2022. a leaked draft majority opinion penned by justice samuel alito hinted
the court is prepared to overturn roe with its final decision on dobbs versus jackson. the release of a draft opinion for a pending case is unprecedented in recent supreme court history. justine waltman kron. 4 news. 7, 0, 8, right now. and today, san francisco police want to assure everybody they're going to able to get out, enjoy the pride weekend safely. yeah. the department is laying out their safety plans later this morning. >> before all the festivities begin at kron 4. sarah stinson is in the city for us with that part of this weekend story. good morning, sara. >> that's right. one of the biggest pride celebrations in the entire world is hosted right here in san francisco and with large crowds, of course, come safety concerns it. they're expecting at least half a million people to show up in years past over a million people showed up. so it's going to be a big one. that's why san francisco police say they have an extensive plan to make sure people can celebrate safely.
they've been working with event organizers as well as different law enforcement agencies, both local, state and federal. and so that's the important thing is that they have a plan so that they are ready to go. police say they'll be all stuffed up to make sure they can handle calls for service citywide. >> police say while the castro's open for business on saturday, there's no official organized events. so there will be no street closures but different bars and restaurants are hosting their own individual events in shops or their unique. and you're encouraged to enjoy all that. but you cannot walk around with alcohol on the streets. you cannot drink in public and that will be strictly enforced. the pre-dawn sunday starts at 10, 30 at market street from embarcadero to the celebration at civic center. and at that festival, there will be screenings, you know, like security checkpoints with metal detectors or handheld lawns. bags are discouraged. but if you bring one keep in mind will be searched. you can buy drinks in the venue. no outside alcohol allowed
inside. expect to see a heavy police presence at the festival at the parade because police want to make sure safety is the number one priority. here are some tips for you personally so you can celebrate safely. police say, of course, pride is all about community. so make sure looking out for others. if you see something, say something in reported immediately, you can sign up for emergency alerts and on your screen. you can see i have to do is text the word pride sf one word, 288-8777. if you're drinking, drink responsibly, use public transportation, don't drink and drive. police want to make sure you remember not to accept drinks from strangers. police say there's there. it's always to better to travel with the in great numbers. safety in numbers. they say when you're leaving a venue, a bar restaurant, make sure your with your group and everybody is accounted for. now. they're going to go into greater detail about their safety plan this morning at 11, 30 san francisco police holding a press conference really trying to reassure people that they are going to have your back as
you celebrate, try and keep you and everyone safe. in the meantime, have a safe but fun friday found these little beads in that in the newsroom. will pride beads so we're gearing up for an exciting weekend. aria james, another weekend, another day where we get to celebrate. we just had the warriors parade. there goes another one. yeah, i want i want the beads back so those who might >> no, just find will. they're not mine. but james gave everybody the little pencil, which everything she ate in denver. thank you, alright, we'll have a also want add a bunch of them. >> all right. still ahead on the kron, 4 morning news rideshare drivers are demanding lift. do better. >> at protecting them while on the job. we'll tell you why they say the company needs to have better policies to ensure their safety. john. >> and today already clearing up really nicely after some fog earlier this morning can see a little bit of it there in the distance. 80's for your highs near the bay 90's
>> well, it has happened after nearly 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion. that is done. that is over. as of this moment. we just got the ruling from the u.s. supreme court. yeah, the court has, as we expected overturn roe v wade, the decision. >> i think adults few years ago, but now and it is as we know because it was leaked in favor of overturning roe v wade with justice samuel alito indicated the court was prepared to take this moment to step the red. the majority opinion justice roberts concurring and officially recognizing that as the decision of the court. and you can see these live pictures here from the supreme court in d c that people are starting to will expect probably days if not weeks of protests and rallies. >> and and action by saying i don't want to outlaw abortion. roughly half of the states our
laws ready to the ready to they're ready to react to now that they have the basically the green light is what's happening. this is unthinkable, you know, just a few years ago. but now it is because, you know, of this ruling, it is now possible that states can do what they want and california has been preparing to james, as we've talked about ever since his opinion was leaked, getting fit getting things into place. so that what is expected to happen, we can handle, which is that women who can't get an abortion in their state would come to california, which has made it clear that abortions will still be legal in our state. yeah. designating california as a sanctuary state for those who need. >> abortion, health care services. in fact, our attorney general rob bonta, he's already been assembling a ca dre, a volunteer lawyers who say they are ready, willing and i'm waiting to defend anybody who comes to our state to seek you know, reproductive rights who may be
prosecuted by people in their home state. there. these larger standby ready to defend them in the courts. this is something that obviously has been polarizing for the nation for years, but it's already mentioned the roe v wade has withstood several attempts to overturn it over the 50 years. it's been in place. but things are different now with the makeup of the court having changed in recent years becoming majority conservative. with justice, is that to have been appointed by presidents who have indicated in the past that it had been there wish to overturn roe v wade and that they were looking to seat the court with judges that would one day do that and looks like that day has arrived. that's obviously going to cause a lot of consternation for many across the and that's why, you know, they're all gathered here and we all knew that this was about to come out in june. we didn't know the exact date and time. >> so i think that everybody who is fired-up to protest this decision, there was like a network and they were all going to contact each other
from washington, d.c., all the way to hear the bay area. so we will begin to see people gather. i'm sure here in the bay area to, you know, they they all had plans in place to make there opinions clear about how they feel about this overturned. just going back to roe v wade, which was in 1973, where the u.s. 7 of the 9 sitting justices agreed at that time that the constitution protects the right to abortion. that was a case initially raised to challenge a texas law that banned abortions except in the case of pregnancy. and it did life threatening to, you know, the woman so. >> that that that happened back in 1973. and as you said, james, you know, over the years the attempts have been made. the attempts have been made as the court has changed, you know, and so the court when it changes and when new justices come on, there's always that question. well, where do you stand on roe v wade you know, it's going to come up. you know, it's going to come up and >> and with the justices tip
the way they are now, that was the big concern was was that this would happen and indeed it has. yeah, i mean, it was back when roe v wade was put into place that the justices at that point with their ruling pretty much protected abortion rights across the country. up until the point of viability, which at the time was to be around. 24 weeks of pregnancy. but these court challenges over the years and these laws that have been implemented in states. >> over the years have costly battle, too. make that threshold much sooner and pregnancies. in fact, most recently it was laws in texas that would make abortions illegal after was like 8 weeks of pregnancy, which for many women, they may not even be aware. they're pregnant yet. >> at that point, lot of women do. yeah. and so it's been cases like that that have made their way to the supreme court. and it was the supreme court who ruled. >> that in the end, the the original ruling really was flawed to begin with. and so they have since it with today's ruling overturned it. does that mean that outlaws are banned? now that abortions
are banned across the country. know. yeah, it means the lake. it's now turned over to the states decide for themselves whether and when abortions are legal. and so i think there there there could be if you're not careful, a lot of confusion over this because you're going to see the headline. >> which you see right there on our flag. supreme court overturns roe v wade and people are going to some who might have not been up with this in the details go all. oh, my gosh. nationwide. this is not a nationwide thing. yes, it's a nationwide ruling. but like just james just said, california has made it clear where we live has made it clear abortions will still be safe and available. >> but the problem is not so. so let's say texas or florida or somebody that wants to a lot. >> they say, well, that's fine. you can go to a state that allows we're not allowing it. but you know how difficult it is for many people who are in this boat to be able to say, i'm going to travel to another have the money to travel to a state that have to stay there. i i mean, this is
somebody maybe a woman who can't afford medical care, right? you know, for anything let alone 4 and abortion and for traveling for housing front and the where with all and then time is is important. when a woman finds out and makes this decision, the timing of when she may choose to terminate is to terminate is important. and so it takes time to get all that in place. and it takes resources or it takes knowledge and its investigation and support. so those are all going to be lacking in many states. and to further complicate the matter. >> a lot of the states are putting in place what i meant earlier trigger laws which now go into the books immediately roughly half the states in the union have these sorts of laws in place that will make it much more difficult for women to obtain abortions in some of the most extreme cases. some of these laws authorized private citizens to prosecute of to sue anybody who gets an abortion that violates the state's law or anybody who assists in a person receiving abortion. and it could also
mean they can pursue somebody outside of their stay to prosecute them for going out of state to commit what would be a crime. >> in their's, which was the concern here is our clinics will continue to provide abortions. so would we be sued by say somebody all right. we're going to much more we're going to much more why hide your skin if dupixent has your moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis under control? hide my skin? not me. because dupixent targets a root cause of eczema, it helps heal your skin from within, keeping you one step ahead of it. hide my skin? not me. and for kids ages 6 and up that means clearer skin, and noticeably less itch. with dupixent, you can change how their skin looks and feels. and that's the kind of change you notice. hide my skin? not me. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent. serious allergic reactions can occur that can be severe. tell your doctor about new or worsening eye problems such as eye pain or vision changes, including blurred vision, joint aches and pain
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the supreme court >> has ended constitutional protections for abortion and these protections have been in place for nearly 50 years. they have. we're at some point here pretty quick going to start seeing some responses coming in from. >> not only political leaders in washington, but here locally in california and of course, planned parenthood. we're keeping an eye out for their reaction and response. we know that they have been preparing bracing. >> requesting extra funding for the what we expected was going to happen today, which was the supreme court overturning of roe v wade. they are concerned, rightly so that we may see an influx of people coming to california seeking. seeking protection for reproductive rights for women. because this could lead to bans abortion ban athletes, half the state, possibly prosecution. >> from their own state for coming to california to seek those services. let's talk about how this was all made possible. really fortified by 3 appointees of former president donald trump on the high court is what and bold in
the right side of the court and allowed this ruling to happen. because, james, as you talked about over the years it's looked like something might happen to abortion rights, but they managed to stick for this long. so we've got our political analyst michael yaki with some reaction. we talk about how we came to this point. what might happen next. and michael, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> course, this is what we've been talking about with the conservative side to roe v wade that they saw this as a a long game, a long process over many years and decades of eventually populating the court in a way that would rule in their favor. and that has happened today. >> well, i mean, there's always been a litmus test for every republican appointee since probably ronald reagan up until the last point he's of donald trump. that has been are you going to be someone who is going to overturn roe v wade other than some many disappointments along the way. but they finally were able to that with that. the gore said jimmy barrett, browning and
brett kavanaugh appointments by trump in news. it's 4 years in office that gave them it took away sort of justice roberts being able possibly moderate in the opinion that make it a 5, 4, decision. now it's 6, 3, this is without a doubt. i mean, let's make no mistake about it. this is. that court explicitly stated that they were overturning roe v wade. the explicitly stated that there is no more found within within united states constitution a right to privacy for women that actually now the decision on whether or not to allow abortion is solely within the control states and state legislatures and not within that any vested right of privacy for a woman to do what she wants to do. need to do with regard to iran, adi and biological medical decisions anymore. so this is a if
incredible decision in many ways because this is taking away a constitutional right. this is saying, well, you had something but we've decided and, you know, with the leader decision we decided that it doesn't really exist that never ever existed. it was all fantasy built up by liberals and now, you know, this is going back to where it should be state legislatures. luckily and thank god for those live in california, california will be one of those states where a woman's right to choose is still exercise out. be it by state grant and not by any inherent right that they have as a result of the supreme court decision today. and when we look at these people, you know, outside washington, d.c.. >> we're going to see them on both sides of the issue because they're going to be huge celebrations. you know, by those who've been fighting
for this for years for the overturned and then there's going to be huge protest for those that are against it. we're going to see that like we're seeing in this live shot from dc. we're going to see it all over the country. so it has a political analyst who i'd like you to speak to. what's the point of going out and doing something like this when this is not changeable? i mean, the supreme court has the final say. so what kind of impact where these people on gainst need to go next? they go to the ballot box. i mean, this is this. >> this has been a very clear and obvious pathway but by their by the republican party, by the far right republican party that's has been supporting presidential candidates again since ronald to go and overturned overturn roe v wade. their tests for candidates is are you going to prove a point to court justices who will do that? and the president there presidents have had a litmus test for all
their candidates and they can say all they want, but they they weren't there, but they bore. if anything, all the people who and ever understood how important it is for to have a senate and a president that reflect their views may not be all that. but if this is an important issue to that in this is something that they believe in there. part of this is something that they can up abide by and talking people. people on both sides. you have to make it about electing senators and electing presidents reflect your view. you can you can and to the success, the republican party and the right wing of this has been their sole focus on that has a look the electoral strategy. i think that as democrats struggle and why one of them we pulled in different directions as climate change. civil rights issues like that. but this is something that that, you know, maybe maybe
someone is going figure out how to take a lesson on this because the only way this will change the only way you could reverse this decision today is through a president and supreme court that will have that will that to a supreme court appointees that can have a different makeup to redress. this is not unprecedented american history. there have been times when the supreme court is sharply one way or the other. and the modern supreme court, as we know only came about because of the appointments by eisenhower and kennedy in 50's and 60's. but you know, that was always my luck. the strategy a political strategy. and i just want to clear, michael, as you're talking, we're showing some video. >> i saw the t-shirts on protesters they're supporting the ruling. we you know, they're wearing shirts that say i am the pro-life generation. they were some young women out there and they
had no bullhorns in there and they're rallying right now celebrating but yeah, they're they're there. you've got political power as well. they're obviously very happy with the decision that we should point out that the >> will of the american people at large. yes, is not in favor decision holding that we've seen over the years has shown a majority of americans are in support a woman's right to choose and that it has clearly been a minority of the populace that want roe v wade overturned. nonetheless, that minority has been able to create a majority on the supreme court. well, like jockeys and like i saying, it's through who have who and how right. and so it's interesting. you were talking about that, michael, about. >> you know, okay, need to vote on with people who are allied with you. a lot of people vote on many issues. he like they they pick a candidate. they say, well, i'm fiscally republican of socially. then we've got you know, show maybe they don't put that at the forefront and they go well, i'm in a vote for will. i like fiscally this time rights? >> yeah. and here's the thing.
this is and this is going to be really important thing going forward. they're going to be issues sort of left hanging that i have not yet had a chance to digest that whole decision. but how does this affect plan b? how does this affect contraception? these are these. remember, there were times in this country when you could not sell perceptive at all. chris would be connecticut 1963, you how far back how far as how far are are the proponents of of taking of this decision, the people who are rejoicing about this going to affect that has to go, in fact, things like ivf, frozen embryos. there are a lot of things that emanate from this decision because there is now no longer any protection for the woman in this decision and heard and your choice that all centered on the issue of whether or not a state how a state can define life and its its duty to protect life and
that can have all sorts of issues for plan b for contraception. for idea of what frozen embryos in storage. there's a lot of stuff here that it's going to be impact that that will have a lot of unintended consequences. i about the ripple effects in vitro fertilization. how what you mean when you start talking reproductive rights, there are a lot of different avenues. so, ok, you can go. michael, you said frozen embryos. and james, you said in vitro and they. >> they will implant, you know, a bunch eggs and then or they will destroy. can choose the most viable, right and then destroy the rest or let's say you froze your eggs. they go, ok, i don't want them anymore. can you destroy them or so many certain states bring up. i just want to say we have heard reaction start to come in now. michael, get your take on these. okay, us. the state attorney general bonta has reacted and also a former president, barack obama and all that. the control know that. like to read that one next after rob bonta. >> but here you can see the attorney general's reaction says this is a dark moment in
our country. but california refuses to go back as attorney general. i will use the full force of the law to protect reproductive health care for everyone who seeks it in our state, abortion remains legally protected in california and will keep fighting to expand access. so what do you think of that, michael, as far as what this means for california, what we're going to see? >> our leaders here too. >> well, i think that we'll see certain business is unknown, but it set with this little twist again with the supreme court has done is said that a woman's right to make decisions on around is gone. it all rests now. people like rob bonta and the men and women in the can and the california legislature. it's a longer you're in aaron, right? it's like saying my ability to to exist as a human being is now governor and totally at the mercy of the state. and that's exactly what it is. so, you know, people have to look
really hard at state elections as they hathe republican have done again very well. elect charlie in a lot of the states like mississippi that brought these decisions, the supreme court to be served and a silver platter today. you've got to have to make sure that the people who you elect in state government as well as the united states, congress and senate are people who are going to protect your ability to access right now, a discretionary medical decision. granted to you by the state. that's the keep it is a discretionary medical decision granted to you by the state is not something that you can just. and demand. and they have a right to. it is whether or not the state will allow it. >> will allow you to have that medical right. all right. let's bring up to 4 presidents. twitter statement this morning. you can see it on your screen. he writes today, the supreme court not only reverse nearly 50 years of precedent it relegated the
most intensely personal decision someone can make to the whims of politicians and ideologues attacking the essential freedoms of millions of americans not goes right to the point you just made that it takes this. what many had assumed was a fundamental right about how you treat your own body. and as the former president said has relegated it to the whims of politicians and ideologues. and as the wind blows. the president is set now that your rights can change. >> you know, when you think about when you think about the district, the struggles that brought wrote to the court in the first place. the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions going on cross country at severe cost and danger to the lives of of the women were seeking this isn't the idea a book abortion is not going away. it's going underground. it's going it's going to go to states that will that will
allow that will allow a woman to have that electives, a medical procedure. it's going to go to whether or not your your insurance company or by the way, the next attack is going to be on the insurance companies. make no mistake about this. there's going to be attacked by the right against insurance companies offering coverage for that. even in states like california. okay. i really want you to pick that apart because you. because let me tell you, it could sure it is. yeah, insurance that you can't do anything without insurance. the state. >> to write getting ok, explain exactly what that attack would be and how it would unfold practically for somebody who has insurance. is this follows that texas law? >> well, think think about this. this is this is. >> in the hole in the fight of obamacare, there is a huge fight at the end about whether or not they would allow access to reproductive. services, including just access to
contraception as part of any a lot of planning. they had to make some compromise and we know that made it a little bit of that made a little bit less. but it was still there, ok, wait, wait, wait. you mean like like, i like the pill is free. like i get the pill for free. is that what you mean? >> yeah, ok, the republican congress could decide to go after because now there's no longer any inherent right that they had to that they had to push against. now they can simply say, well, let it selective. so we're going to strip this as a mandatory coverage and give it as elect complete total election to the stakes. >> so they could make it so expel is so let's say i live somewhere and they did that. michael and i've got insurance. but insurance doesn't cover the pill. and let's say i don't want to have a baby. i can't take the pill because i can't afford that. what you mean now? exactly. we're going back. >> we could possibly be going back to the time. of the literally 16, 17, 18, 100's it took. it took decades to get
the 2 to find the right kind environment in it. quite frankly, the right supreme court even have an accident right to access the contraception was resolved connecticut. then 10 year, 10 years later came roe v wade said the natural progression which is find the right to be able to decide whether or not i can't get pregnant. i should have the right to decide whether or not i should be and that yeah, first one is gone. the second is probably going to be the next thing under attack. if not, if not already wiped out in this court opinion against i haven't seen. i haven't seen really read the entire thing. you have to talk if you but but. but that has been sort of the the continuing pad of the of the ultra right and the very, very fundamentalists conservative movement of of this country and when you have when you have a struggle, state legislatures in a lot of the states that that produce.
these are 0, abortion access laws with the supreme court has said up. it's all good. you know, the next step is going to be. can sleep at all for can slated all for everything. so california, again, california now is and isn't always island. a place of refuge for for for women seeking seeking an abortion or and and being able to obtain contraception services. right. but it's only at that. the past and grant. the state legislature ok? so actually, now that you're saying that that's going to fall, a planned parenthood in large part who's our next interview. so, michael, we're gonna let you go because you just alluded a close. you need to write. you need to read the rest of this. so why don't you? >> go ahead and pore over all that information coming from the supreme court says we just got the ruling. we're staying on the air wall to wall with this. so we'll go back to you. and now we want to go to our
other because this is got it is a huge issue that >> we're going to be dealing with in california, as michael said, and a lot of that is going to fall on plan parents. yeah, he's going to be rippling effects that are going to take a little while to sort out as he said. >> there could be unintended consequences for things beyond just abortion. we could have the entire spectrum of reproductive rights impacted by this as states begin to pick and choose which ones of those things, whether they be in fertility rate that yeah, as whether the plan b plan as it be contraception. any one of these things states now, according to supreme court, have the power to pick and choose which rights they want to bestow on to a woman and a man for that. for that matter because, you know, if this is going to impact the decision that a couple makes as how to go forward with whatever they're trying to do either to become pregnant or to end a pregnancy. is going to be it's going to be see. which different avenues get tested by each of these different
states through the legal system. how and in what way? this issue comes back to the supreme court in the years to come regardless of where you live. it's going to be something that you're going to have to navigate. >> you're going to have to know the laws in your state. you're going to have to know, you know what your options are or are not. people may choose to live certain places to get help they want right they want to live. it's going to be very interest and another thing that's going to >> concerning an interesting to see is whether states will enact policies, allow them to pursue and prosecute a person who because right now people say all just cross the state line if you have a neighboring state. well, there are some laws on the books that allow the prosecution of people who evade local laws by going to a nearby state to do something that would be committed a crime that considered a crime in our state and the comeback. right. that could be something that's tested in the courts as well, which again, we're saying so maybe it becomes ok, well, i'm not just going go to
california. >> if i want to get an abortion, but i can't go back to, you know, say alabama. i've now got a live in california if that were held held up. that's next. right. and when we may be getting ahead of ourselves there right now, step one the states. about half of them are expected to ban abortion rights and the other half are expected to like california be calm it where people who do want to absolutely. and as we've covered here in tke last few weeks, we know that. >> certain organizations that support a woman's right to choose a planned parenthood. for instance, they've been seeking and in many cases being granted extra money in state budgets. not just here in california, but others as well to help cope. and and but for some of the extra costs that that's going to that they're going to incur as people from out of state potentially come their way. in fact. joining us now live on the phone to talk more about this is gilda gonzales on zoom. the president of planned parenthood, northern california, thank you so much for joining us this morning. this is a morning that has
been telegraphed for more than a month now, as we've been anticipating and expecting this ruling to come down in this morning, it has so no surprises, but you're slots. >> well, i can hardly speak. quite devastating. and shocking. and you're correct that we did have a second lead opinion. what you hear is my absolute ache for the 36 million women across this country who essentially will now have to flee their home states to get abortions and other reproductive health care. and i am so that we stand here in california and then we are reproductive freedom state and that we will be a safe haven for these millions of people that will need the care that they need and want killed. can if i can call you killed if that's okay, i hear in your voice.
>> you've known that this is going to happen. like you just said, we but i i feel like you seem it's pretty emotional and kind of kind of shaken up. it's devastating. it's devastating. and i think that. it can and arrested me the devastating impact that this is going to have. >> on millions of people's lives. and so are we. action is warranted. is it just hit? i mean, i almost feel too, like the gravity of it is now hitting you. you know, i mean, like before we talked about, >> you know, you could give us interviews a month ago. okay. this is going to happen. here's why it's bad. but i feel like i feel i hear in you like this is real now like its grave like it. yeah. >> i think we're all humans. and i think it's even if you. had a family member who had a long time illness, it doesn't take away the actual moment
where the finality happens. and so even though we know this is a direct result of election outcomes and after november 2016, we see we definitely saw this coming and then the second. but it's nothing like it being on record and being very clear. and now the action will begin to happen where these trigger states and other states up to 26 states. we'll begin to put dangerous abortion bans in place. so correct, the finality and the clarity and the reality of this situation has now occurred. >> okay. so first, a lot of people, you know, in your shoes, you go. well, i'm scared. and then the second thing is, well, i'm motivated. so now what do you do now? now? what do you do? >> let me clarify. i am not scared. that's not what i'm committee. i'm heartbroken for millions of women's. but what
i am mostly in this moment is resolved and resolve to do everything that we can play period in northern california, along with the other 6 plan para philly. it's here in california to make sure the california remains reproductive freedom state. the california voters will be considering a new state constitutional in constitutional amendment on the november ballot. and i encourage everyone to review and consider supporting this amendment. we will need to enshrine abortion access here in california. and that is my resolve now to make sure that we have the resources for legal protections. frankly, i need to consider having the right move degree of staffing and infrastructure to support any degree of search from out of state patients that we may be experiencing soon. >> and this is all us while we
have you. let me ask it to piggyback on what you just said. there. any person who may come to california seeking this help. do you still believe that there might be a social economic divide that gets formed now between the people who can afford to make it to california or any other sanctuary state for the services in those in their home states who simply cannot and may have to turn to that nightmare scenario we had before roe v wade, which is back alley abortions and a health crisis on that front that disproportionately impacts the impoverished among us or is there something you're going to maybe to provide that money may be to provide? i think. >> thank you for bringing up that. and i think part of the pain i feel as a woman of color is that in fact, we do know that those who are going to bear the greatest burden are women of color across this country due to economic and health care disparities that already exists. so that is definitely absolutely true.
and we are counting on our abortion funds and other resources to really support in at in other states who have limited resources to support them to get to as in other states that will provide them the care they need. >> so you're going to have to have sort of like a a plan in place and with money funded and the network and up uplift publicity engine behind it, that that is widespread nationwide so than in every other state, if there are some for woman who can't afford it, that they know where to go, how to get the money and it has to happen fast, too. >> yes, absolutely. so i encourage people to go to the plan. parroted websites and nationally go to abortion, find the finder dot or there are many resources, 2 of 4 to assist patients. and i'm much more information will be forthcoming. >> let me ask you to, as we
mentioned in our coverage, there are roughly half the states in the union right now who have trigger laws in more draconian than others. and in some states, a texas comes to mind. they've implemented laws that allow private citizens to sue people who seek abortions and to sue those who help them seek abortions for states that may be targeting organizations like planned parenthood legally who threatened or may threaten in the future to come after you for providing the services. what message would you have for them? >> well, we here in california are going to continue to do what we need to do. and for people who show up at our door. so that's why it's important that california remain reproductive freedoms, state because our state laws govern what we do here in california. >> we've heard from the attorney general of california rob bonta this morning saying he will stand by. a woman's right to choose reproductive rights and organizations like yours. i assume that you
obviously welcome that support. what message would you have for him and all those listening this morning? >> i think him, i think all our governor, other legislative leaders who have already been on record that they are committed. for california to remain reproductive freedom state. and it's not only just are very powerful, but we need every citizen. 2. the all in. is california needs to be 45 now. because we're about to see some real desperation. happening across the country. >> think you're also as you can see from this big rally. you're also going to see the other side, the very emboldened and vocal. they are very vocal. they are celebrating right now. and so i know that there was a big case about, you know, the buffer zones and seeing planned parenthood get some protection here in the bay
area of women who do make it all the way only to be, you know, attacked on their way into the clinic. but likewise, clinica workers, doctors and the like so. >> you may see it become more difficult. even in california. >> for your tree, you to operate. >> so plan parent. it has been in existence for over 100 years and we've act every day, every week, every month. this is not new, but you are correct. >> there will be more people who are emboldened with this activity. but again, california remains a reproductive freedom stay. we will ensure that patients have access. we do not safety measures lightly. we want to make sure all of our staff and anyone coming to has have a dignified and respectful experience. >> yeah, we should probably reinforce that point that your operations here in california, planned parenthood and all the other sanctuary states from
this day forward. they're not violating. the supreme court's ruled. that that is not with the supreme court decided today. that is correct. >> it reverts back to the states and that's why we talk about upwards of 26 states. well, now probably move to implement abortion bans. california is one of the 24 that will remain available for people to come to get care. >> what do you have to say to the other volunteers and employees there at planned parenthood? i know we've talked to that. we've talked about, you know, women who need the services and how they should see this and and how they should feel that they should still feel safe. but what about the employees who work on a daily basis there in your facilities? >> well, we have to acknowledge that there's going to be a full range of today and in the coming days and really honor that and respect that and my message and i am
gathering my staff are is really too remain confident and calm because people are needing us and in it is exponentially going to increase. and so we really do have to lean in to supporting one another. and be resolved. in our mission. >> all right. we we we want to thank you very much for your perspective and everything you said and we want to continue to talk to you because for we are going wall to wall with this. we do want everybody to be aware of what this means to women. so please stand by. and we're going now go to nancy pelosi, hear her comments here. taisha with her her faith, her family, not some right-wing politics shuns. donald trump and mitch mcconnell. pack the court with. while republicans seek to punish an control women, democrats will keep fighting ferociously to enshrine roe v wade. and law of the land.
this is outrageous and heart wrenching. but make no mistake. it's all on the ballot in november. supreme court has ended a constitutional right. this is 50 years. proclaimed a constitutional right. what happened today was historic in many respects ever to start in that it had not granted. recognized a constitutional right and then reversed it. this is a first. and again. just before imposed constitutional right to. and now for concealed weapons. happ at those justices coming before the senators in saying that they they respected. sorry, decisive that the precedent of the court. that they respected the right of
privacy in the constitution of the united states. did you hear that? were they not telling the truth? then? again? just getting to the gun issue because really in preparation for this morning on this really an exalted state about what happened and united states. senate yesterday. counter point. to the dangerous decision of this. trump in supreme court that they made yesterday. but the way to take us to as the bill is called community safety. the pi partisan safer communities act. right now. and i'm going to leave momentarily because we just finished voting on the room. we will be debating bill on the floor. and we going to bipartisan vote on it in th
house. we congratulate the senate on the work that they have done. and the timeliness of it to be passed in the senate. the strong bipartisan way on a day when the court. made such a dangerous, dangerous decision. we has democrats proposal that are included in this package. i to keep deadly weapons and dangerous hands by encouraging states to establish extreme risk protection laws. our otherwise known as red flag laws help put into straw purchases. close the boyfriend loophole. so many good things are in there and it's not everything that we won it. we must keep moving toward that found checks. but universal background checks, which will save the but this will write. and here we have house speaker nancy pelosi. she's moved from the topic of the supreme
court's overturning of roe v wade to the >> gun legislation that was approved in the senate last night. so she'll be sharing her comments there before leaving to go join another vote. but here are live pictures once more outside the u.s. supreme court where the big breaking news this morning is the fact the supreme court. has now overturned roe v wade sending the decision of what health rights a woman has back to the states to decide at that local level. we have congressman mike thompson now with us with some reaction because, of course, like james just said, >> the states are going to be more important than ever and our representatives. so what is your reaction this morning? >> i think it's terrible of the court took away 50 years of precedent. so first time in my life that anyone in the united states of america has actually lost or right, court took a right away from women, united states of america. and this is only the