Newsom Attacks Arizona’s Abortion Policy With Insane Move

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) claimed that this week lawmakers in his state were going to bring forward a bill that would provide assistance to women who are traveling from Arizona trying to get an abortion. This bill comes after the recent Arizona Supreme Court decision which has resulted in the state having some of the strictest restrictions in the country. 

Earlier this month the Arizona Supreme Court implemented an 1864 abortion law that would prevent access to abortion in almost all cases. The law is going to start being implemented on May 1st. This is despite the fact that national Republicans have been pushing for laws that are not as strict. Still, the state lawmakers have dismissed all attempts to have the decision overturned. 

During an MSNBC interview with Jen Psaki, Newsom stated that the law was sickening. He continued by pointing out that this ban was putting the state laws back to 1864 and that this was a decision they were celebrating. He added that the “emergency legislation” they were putting in place would give Arizona abortion providers a quick way of getting approved to work in California. It would also give them the option to continue working for a neighboring state. 

Newsom did not provide any exact days for the introduction of the bill or how he would be pushing it through the Legislature before the summer recess. The government’s office has also pointed out that the effort was the result of Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) putting out a call to action.

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