Newsom touts abortion access in California on Red States billboards [Video]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • Gov. Gavin Newsom placed pro-abortion billboards in seven red states.
  • Newsom urged residents of the states to seek care through a California website.
  • He said he placed the billboards in the states that have some of the tightest abortion restrictions.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pro-abortion campaign has transcended beyond California borders as he placed billboards in seven states with restrictive abortion bans to taunt governors and inform residents about a new informational abortion website.

“We want women to know that we have their backs,” Newsom told The Washington Post, which first reported on the efforts. “We care, they matter, and we’re not going to turn our backs on them because they’re from another state.”

The billboards, his latest out-of-state advertisement efforts, were rented using his reelection campaign money, per The Post.

The advertisements, which tout California’s recently-launched informational website, can be seen in Texas, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma.

“I’m doing this because I’m privileged to be able to do it,” Newsom told The Post. “I’m doing this because I care. I’m doing it because the people that support my candidacy support this. And when many heard about this, they wanted to support additional efforts like it, to be fully transparent with you.”

Newsom posted images of the billboards in a Twitter thread with short messages to the governors of the seven states.

Newsom tweeted Governors Greg Abbott of Texas, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Tate Reeves of Mississippi, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Henry McMaster of South Carolina, and Kristi Noem of South Dakota.

The Democrat governor notified the seven Republican governors on Thursday that the billboards “will be launching in your state today.”

Texas rewards private citizens with up to $10,000 for suing abortion providers or those who help others obtain the procedure.

Indiana, the first to pass an abortion ban after Roe’s reversal, prevents abortions 10 weeks after fertilization except in cases of rape, incest, if the pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant individual, or if the fetus has a “lethal fetal anomaly.” 

Oklahoma has five contradictory abortion bans — but nearly all abortions are illegal.

Ohio bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Recently, a 10-year-old rape victim was forced to seek the procedure out of state, attracting national media attention and commentary from politicians.

South Carolina’s “heartbeat bill” bans abortions following the detection of a fetal heartbeat. While the law includes exceptions for rape, incest, fetal anomalies, and when the pregnant individual’s life is threatened, it also requires providers to perform an ultrasound, let the patient listen to the fetus’s heartbeat, and inform the patient of the fetus’s development.

South Dakota makes all cases of abortion illegal except if the patient’s life is at risk.

Newsom urged abortion-seeking patients to head to California for care.

The billboards direct individuals to a new state-run website with information and a list of abortion providers.

Source: USA Today

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2 thoughts on “Newsom touts abortion access in California on Red States billboards [Video]

  1. No one should be able to believe that liar, he’s ruined his own State of California just because the democrats are to change our country and government an take away our to free speech. And not try to make his buy those over priced EVs, this green new deal is a hoax, and you politican want to line your pockets with taxpayers money. You treator.

  2. No word from the idiot who sits behind the huge walls of the Vatican and calls himself God’s representative. Having been raised in a Catholic family and Church I did learn that all life is God’s will. I recently re defined my religious affiliation to non denominational because of the actions of the Vatican and filth who profess to be Christians. I cannot accept nor will I accept this insanity that has engulfed this planet called Earth. I expect The lord Jesus Christ to soon respond.

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