Newsom set to make California a ‘sanctuary’ for women seeking abortions
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in December that his state will become a “sanctuary” for women from other states seeking abortions if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
- California, along with other Democratic states, has been working to protect its abortion rights in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision.
- The Golden state proposed a November ballot measure that would preserve the right to abortion in California’s Constitution.
California, along with a number of blue states, has been working to preserve its abortion protections in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
The Golden State came on top with a comprehensive strategy including a legislative bill package with over a dozen proposals, new funding to expand abortion access, and a proposed midterm ballot measure that would preserve the right to abortion in California’s Constitution.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said in December that his state will become a “sanctuary” for women from other states seeking abortions if the Supreme Court overturns Roe.
“ABORTION STAYS LEGAL IN CA,” Newsom tweeted on Friday to express his disappointment, saying “This is not the America we know.”
The Supreme Court’s ruling put great pressure on states where abortion remains legal. Newsom previously said that California will be an abortion haven for pregnant women living in states where the procedure is restricted or entirely banned.
Newsom established a council last fall to see the future of abortion following the passing of a restrictive Texas abortion law. The council drafted a list of recommendations that became abortion-related bills introduced in the California Legislature this year.
Senate Constitutional Amendment 10, which is expected to be on the November ballot, would ask voters to change the California Constitution to declare that “the state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.”
On Friday, Newsom signed a bill into law to protect abortion clinicians and out-of-state patients from abortion laws that threaten to impose criminal penalties. Other proposals moving through the Legislature would offer financial help to people coming from other states for abortion-related services, according to Politico.
Newsom has proposed the state spend $125 million to help clinics throughout the state prepare for an expected surge in patients from states hostile to abortion seeking care. Additional funding for some of the Legislature’s proposals may end up in the final state budget by month’s end.
Jodi Hicks, president of Planned Parenthood affiliates of California, called the Supreme Court ruling “a stain in our nation’s history book.”
“To people across the country living in a state hostile to abortion: California is here for you,” Hicks said in a statement.
June 29, 2022 at 6:15 pm
WTF….choose not to use contraception? Don’t want to get pregnant? Then stop having sex! Or practice sodomy, can’t get pregnant that way!
There are some instances where abortion is needed, but not used instead of contraception! These people have lost all common sense.
They should write in “automatic sterilization “ into the law if you seek more than one abortion. (Native American’s weren’t given choice with 1st abortion)
You want to have sex? Better be prepared to pay your way, not right to make taxpayers pay for your stupid decisions! Time for taking responsibility for all decisions you make. Way to many free rides with no accountability, past time to grow up people!
June 30, 2022 at 7:32 am
I’ve NEVER seen so many people upset about NOT being able to kill a baby, it’s Sickening. So many options available before abortion. Everyone is being taught that irresponsibility is a constitutional right.
June 29, 2022 at 8:17 pm
Alright, Newsom, you promote abortion right up to the moment of birth. You and the New York Governor promoting the same abortion options will be greatly appreciated by the rest of the country if you could also just retain these abortion minded freaks as permanent residents so they aren’t infecting the rest of this country with their sadistic mental illnesses. Does the Golden State still have enough gold to compensate these women who insist on waiting the full term of the pregnancy for their baby’s hearts, livers, and kidneys? How much does the black market pay for those parts, Newsom? You can have them, Newsom! They’re all yours! It’s easy to sympathize with desperate parents who will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to save their sick childs life, but it doesn’t make sense to cut up healthy babies to save sick ones. You sadistic disgusting greedy freaks!
June 30, 2022 at 7:29 am
The left always championing for life…….by taking it. I’ll bet that all the old members of congress screamed “baby killer” at the vets coming home from Vietnam back in the 70’s are now the ones who profit from killing babies. These people are mentally ill.