Gov. Gavin Newsom has joined his counterparts from Oregon and Washington in proclaiming their states save havens for ladies searching for reproductive well being care following the U.S. Supreme Court docket’s overturning of federal abortion protections underneath Roe v. Wade.
“California has banded along with Oregon and Washington to face up for ladies, and to guard entry to reproductive well being care,” Newsom stated in an announcement. “We won’t sit on the sidelines and permit sufferers who search reproductive care in our states or the medical doctors that present that care to be intimidated with prison prosecution.”
“We refuse to return and we’ll struggle like hell to guard our rights and our values,” he vowed.
Newsom, together with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, issued a Multi-State Dedication to defending entry to abortion, contraceptives and different reproductive well being care, and to defending medical doctors and sufferers “towards efforts by different states to export their abortion bans to our states.”
“The Supreme Court docket has made it clear — they need to strip girls of their liberty and let Republican states change it with mandated delivery as a result of the correct to decide on an abortion shouldn’t be ‘deeply rooted in historical past,’ ” Newsom stated.
“They need to flip again the clock to a time when girls had no proper to make selections about their very own our bodies, when girls needed to search care within the shadows and at nice hazard, when girls weren’t handled as equal residents underneath the regulation,” he sadi. “That is one other devastating step towards erasing the rights and liberties People have fought for on battlefields, in courthouses and in capitols.”
In an announcement of her personal, Brown stated, “You can not ban abortion, you may solely ban protected abortions.”
“And this disgraceful Supreme Court docket determination will undoubtedly put many individuals’s lives in danger, along with stripping away a constitutional proper that disproportionately impacts girls and has been settled regulation for many of our lifetimes,” she stated.
Inslee added, “The appropriate of selection mustn’t rely on which social gathering holds the bulk, however that’s the place we discover ourselves. Greater than half the nation’s inhabitants now lacks protected entry to a medical process that solely a affected person and their physician can and will make for themselves. As a substitute, regulation enforcement, vigilantes and judicial techniques can drive sufferers to bear the burdens of pressured being pregnant and delivery.”