Why We Oppose SCA-10, The Abortion Amendment to the California State Constitution

Why We Oppose SCA-10, The Abortion Amendment to the California State Constitution

Pasadena – June 11th

Reproduced below is the text of the League’s Letter in Opposition submitted June 10th to the Senate Judiciary Committee considering the proposed Abortion Amendment to the California state constitution, CSA-10.


Senator Umberg and members of the Committee: 

On behalf of pro-life voters across the state of Californa, the Right to Life League OPPOSES SCA-10, an amendment to codify abortion as a fundamental right protected by a right to privacy as well as the constitutional right to equal protection as expressed in our state Constitution.  

Where does privacy come from? A personal “right to privacy” cannot exist unless and until a person exists. 

Put differently, to exercise a right to privacy, or any other fundamental right for that matter, an individual must first exist.  For when does an individual attain the right to privacy if not at the point of existence? 

Settled science informs us that human beings come into existence at the moment of conception. 

Accordingly, the amendment’s disordered approach justifies a right to destroy another person in existence by placing a subordinate right to privacy ahead of the individual’s fundamental right to exist.  

For these reasons, this amendment should be rejected as incompatible with natural law and the foundations of the laws governing our state.



Theresa Brennan, Esq.                                                                                 Susan S. Arnall, Esq.
President/Executive Director                                                                        Vice President of Legal Affairs
Right to Life League                                                                                   Right to Life League

Susan Swift Arnall, Esq.

Civil Rights attorney for the Unborn, Wife and Mother of 7. Member California State Bar, SAG/AFTRA.