California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed more than a dozen new abortion laws Tuesday, including some that deliberately clash with restrictions in other states — a sign of the coming conflicts that must be sorted out as lawmakers rush to set their own rules now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
Most abortions are now illegal in 13 states, and others — including Texas, Oklahoma and Idaho — allow people to sue anyone who performs or aids in an abortion. Meanwhile, Democratic-led states like California, New York and Connecticut have been writing and passing laws to make it easier to get an abortion, with California promoting its abortion services on a state-funded website designed in part to reach women who live in other states.
Conflicts seem inevitable as more people travel for abortions in the coming years, especially with California and Oregon prepared to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to help pay for things like travel, lodging and child care. On Tuesday, Newsom signed a number of laws meant to thwart investigations from other states seeking to prosecute or penalize abortion providers and volunteers in California.
The laws block out-of-state subpoenas, empowering the state insurance commissioner to punish health insurance companies that divulge information about abortions to out-of-state entities. They ban police departments and corporations from cooperating with out-of-state investigations regarding abortions that are legally obtained in California. And they shield prison inmates from other states’ anti-abortion laws.
“An alarming number of states continue to outlaw abortion and criminalize women, and it’s more important than ever to fight like hell for those who need these essential services,” Newsom said in a news release announcing the signings.
If another state tries to apply its laws against someone in California, and California officials say they can’t do that, there is “a lot of gray area as to who is right in that situation,” said Mary Ziegler, the Martin Luther King Jr. professor of law at the University of California, Davis.
I wonder how God views the buying of votes with innocent babies’ lives?
and the buying of votes by the selling of baby body parts. Talk about genocide, this is real genocide. Right at our doorsteps, and of all races. Time to remember the Israelite midwives who refused to kill the Israelite baby boys at the order of Pharoah because they feared God more than a mortal man.
Please! Why are you Catholic leaders not stopping this, or speaking up for all to hear. Certainly this needs help from your leadership
where are the churches today that all proclaim to serve GOD and Jesus, this could all have been avoided had they not accepted and caved in to the people who are immorial and those with the power of influence.
There is absolutely nothing more important to Dems like Nuisance than killing unborn babies. Nothing.
Hope you all will join the big Novena to Our Lady of the Rosary to Defeat Prop. 1, led by the California Catholic bishops! It just started today! Contact your local Diocese, and join!
Please join the California Catholic Bishops in their Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, to Defeat Prop. 1, which started today. Here is the place to sign up: https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/CACATHOLIC/Events/7096/Register
“An alarming number of states continue to outlaw abortion and criminalize women, and it’s more important than ever to fight like hell for those who need these essential services,” Newsom said. Are one or two “alarming” numbers? Is he lying or ignorant? Many states have limited abortion. Abortion proponents have called limitations “bans.” And, which states have “criminalized women?” Our Catholic governor is fighting like hell and with hell on this matter. Pray for his conversion. Killing babies is not an “essential service.” It also appears he is fighting for the presidency in 2024 or why else would he be using his campaign money to promote abortion in other states. If he wants abortion up until birth in California, why is he so compelled to impose that on all 50 states?
Imagine … a line of miter’d and crozier’d California bishops, each leading hundreds from their flocks, converging on the state capitol, to obtain an audience with the governor and the legislature, to stop this madness.
Dare to dream…