In the News

April 11, 2023

Two federal cases are happening at the same time. In one, a federal judge in Texas ruled Friday to block the FDA’s approval of Mifepristone, an abortion pill. In another, a federal judge in Washington also ruled Friday to keep the FDA approval in place, like it has been for decades. 

“You have these competing rulings, and both are being appealed, and neither go into effect until at least a few more days,” said state Senator Nancy Skinner.


April 8, 2023

California Legislative Women’s Caucus chair Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and vice chair Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, called the decision an “assault on women’s health and dignity.”

April 8, 2023

“California will not back down,” California Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Vice Chair Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters (Yolo County), said in a statement Friday. “We remain steadfastly committed to safeguarding access to reproductive care and abortion services and to legally protect our health providers and those who seek services.”


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April 8, 2023

The ruling comes less than a month after the Legislative Women’s Caucus and Future of Abortion Council announced a package of 17 bills building on last session’s work and primarily focusing on privacy and legal protections for patients and providers.

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Oakland and chairperson of the caucus, said during a press conference unveiling the legislation that lawmakers were “not done, not by a long shot” in their efforts to preserve abortion rights.

April 8, 2023

In California, state senator Nancy Skinner developed Hope after she “saw the pandemic was disproportionately affecting low-income families, particularly families of color – almost like a permanent sentence of poverty.” Nearly 38,000 children in California have lost a parent or caregiver to Covid, according to the Global Reference Group for Children Affected by Covid-19; almost two-thirds were Latino.

April 6, 2023

Attorney General Rob Bonta, Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, are proposing legislation that would require the advertised price of a product or service include all fees other than taxes.

“Californians are fed up with being bombarded by junk fees that, more and more, are making it unaffordable to attend a concert, go to a sporting event, take a vacation, or stay at a hotel,” Skinner said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans a hearing on the bill April 25.