Building on a 2016 ban on city-funded travel to states with anti-LGBT laws, San Francisco officials July 23 voted unanimously to extend that ban to states with restrictive abortion laws.
“It will expand the existing ordinance to states that have waged war on our constitutionally protected right to an abortion,” San Francisco Supervisor Vallie Brown, who introduced the proposal, said at a board meeting Tuesday.
Five states — Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi — passed laws this year that ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. Missouri also enacted a law banning abortions after eight weeks, and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a prohibition on all abortions in the state, except when “necessary to prevent a serious health risk” to the woman.
The law approved by San Francisco Tuesday not only bans city-funded travel, it also forbids the city from contracting with companies headquartered in states with restrictive abortion laws or anti-LGBT laws.
Every supervisor on the city’s 11-member board supported the proposed ordinance as a co-sponsor. Though it was unanimously approved it will require one more board vote before going to the mayor’s office for signature.
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Back in the 50s, conservatives used to wrap themselves in the flag while they burned it with non-American conduct. Several decades later, liberals wrapped themselves in the Constitution while they burned it by trying to deny the Bill of Rights to others. Today, liberals wrap themselves in the banner of tolerance as they discriminate in previously unheard of ways.
Who decides what laws are ‘restrictive’ or ‘anti’? What happens when a well qualified bidder, from one of these ‘banned’ states, submits a winning bid on a major city project? Sounds like an Attorney’s full employment measure.
Considering the absolute mess that politicians have made of San Francisco, I doubt that the leaders of any of the boycotted states would want them in their states anyway. They should be thanking the SF supervisors.
I moved from the left coast to a conservative central Midwest state to get away from the insanity.
It’s ok to kill babies, it’s ok for the homeless to defecate and urinate on public property, and it’s ok to give homeless drug addicts a place to do their drugs in peace? San Francisco is the modern day Sodom…..
Entirely unconstitutional on its face. But, the local courts are as phantasy-prone so who knows what will happen. Beautiful place run by fools and cowards. No future there at all, except moral decay and destruction. Catholics, it is time to leave Sodom.
I’d like to ask our government officials, please don’t speak on my behalf of my opinion on moral issues. Please stick to helping us to govern laws to help us live in harmony is why we elected you. Not to play god or tell us what God ask of us.
For whatever you do to the least of these, ….
Like the ionized rocks of Sodom & Gomorrah, that exceeded 4,000C, California is begging for a “thermal event”.
These States would be glad if the San Franciscans would stay away.
Trust me. They will not be missed.