San Diego becomes safe haven for reproductive freedom

San Diego becomes safe haven for reproductive freedom


  • San Diego has become a safe haven for reproductive freedom following a city council resolution that allows access to abortion.
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said that he would work to include the right of choice in the state constitution.
  • The state has been doubling its efforts to provide abortion access following the leaked draft opinion that discusses overturning Roe v. Wade.

California is making sure to deliver on its commitment to providing abortion access. The San Diego City Council has unanimously voted for a resolution that would make the city a safe haven for reproductive freedom and access to abortion.

The resolution ensures that legal abortion access in the city would still hold even if the landmark 1973 ruling of Roe v Wade is overturned.

According to the resolution, the city has a responsibility as California’s second-largest city to “serve as a model and commit to support and defend the right to reproductive freedom and safe access to abortion services.” 

The city noted that at least 13 states have placed laws that would immediately take effect once Roe is overturned — with 26 states poised to ban abortion entirely.

San Diego City Councilmember Stephen Whitburn declared, “No matter what happens with the Supreme Court ruling, no matter who you are or where you come from, no matter the color of your skin or your socioeconomic status, I want everyone to know that you are welcome in the City of San Diego to exercise your reproductive rights. I want all San Diegans who are scared and frustrated about this potential ruling to know that you have members of this city council and a mayor that have your back, and we will not back down.”

The nationwide debate on abortion was renewed after a leaked draft opinion revealed that the Supreme Court was looking to overturn Roe v. Wade, which protects the federal right to an abortion. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) had stated that he would work with state senators to “enshrine the right to choose in the California constitution.”

The rest of the state has followed suit. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering legislation that establishes a reproductive health pilot program where patients have safe access to abortions, regardless of their residency.

Other states and cities shared similar sentiments.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), who called the leaked opinion “atrocious,” made it clear that “abortion is safe and legal in Illinois” no matter what the high court decides.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) similarly stated, “Chicago’s doors are open. We unequivocally respect you and your choices.” 

Connecticut went beyond all that. They approved a bill that not just expanded abortion rights and care, but also prevented agencies from disclosing an out-of-state patient’s medical records and cooperating in investigations and prosecutions of abortion providers.

Source: The Hill

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6 thoughts on “San Diego becomes safe haven for reproductive freedom

  1. San Diego won’t be the first city, California and NY will be known as the sanctuary States for Abortions, just like they are the sanctuary States for illegals.

  2. SOOOOO, Lefties AGREE with the “leaked” SCOTUS decision that it SHOULD be a State’s Right? But they will STILL “protest” (hopefully much less “mostly peaceful” than before), because they HATE DOING things legally?

  3. California’s welcoming baby killers has got to be one of the states best ideas ever. It would eventually reduce the massive numbers of Californians from destroying the rest of the country with their ignorance and woke agendas. It attracts massive woke ignorance back out of other states and puts it back where it belongs. The only thing that’s missing would be one way gates to keep all the fruits and nuts from escaping California’s borders again. The next best thing that could happen is New York follow suit!

  4. Of course Chicago’s Lori Lighthead would want killing babies legalized, that’s what happens every week in Chicago anyway. The only difference is that the ones currently being killed are ‘babies’ who happen to be in school.

  5. OH YEAH ?

  6. If those who advocate so strongly for “rights of the unborn” strongly advocated for unquestioned, free birth control for all to PREVENT the situation, I might give them credence. If they would strongly advocate for keeping the already born alive, well fed, healthy and decently educated, I might believe them – but mostly, they simply do not care.
    Forcing a woman to have a child she may not want, and may not be able to adequately care for is reproductive slavery, every bit equivalent to rape, and lasting for many years. It is just plain sadistic and mean.
    If a woman is forced to have a child, she should be fully paid for the hours spend caring for the child, for her loss of opportunity, education and jobs she may have had. Those forcing her should personally pay the bill.
    And what of the children: Cannon fodder for war? Cheap, desperate labor so the rich can get still richer and the rest drown in debt? Can/will we educate them? Feed them? Provide healthcare? How many more mouths can the world feed?
    The REAL solution is to PREVENT the need for abortions, but that is seldom suggested. Maybe it’s more fun to beat up and destroy the lives of those who are desperate and cannot fight back. It certainly is easier……..

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