California Lawmakers Doubling Down on Expanding Abortion Access, Welcoming Out-of-State Residents
June 28, 2022 | California
Following the historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last week to overturn Roe v. Wade, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed new legislation to make abortion services widely accessible and legal in California for abortion seekers from other states.
Since the 1973 precedent—which overrode state-level abortion restrictions and largely legalized the procedure nationwide—has been overruled, the issue of whether and how to regulate abortion access is now back at the states’ discretion.
“We know that states like Missouri are already targeting women seeking abortions in states like California where abortion remains legal,” Newsom said in a statement June 24. “This legislation seeks to protect women and care providers from civil liability imposed by other states, and sends a clear message that California will continue to be a safe haven for all women seeking reproductive health care services in our state.”
Introduced by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), Assembly Bill 1666 (AB 1666) seeks to prevent other abortion-banning states from imposing “civil liability for providing, aiding, or receiving abortion care” in California…. (Excerpt from The Epoch Times)