Governor Newsom Backs Plan for California to Pay for Some Abortions

California Gov. Gavin Newsom poses with workers and volunteers on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at a Planned Parenthood office near downtown Los Angeles. Newsom faulted his own political party Wednesday for setbacks in the nation’s culture wars and urged Democrats to launch a vocal “counter-offensive” to protect rights from abortion to same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn the constitutionally protected right to abortion, according to a leaked initial draft of the court’s new opinion obtained by Politico.

Roe v. Wade has ensured the right to an abortion for nearly 50 years and the Bay Area is determined to defend a person’s right to choose for at least 50 more years.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a Reproductive Health Package to expand access to these vital services and welcome companies from anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ+ states on Wednesday.

“California will not stand idly by as extremists roll back our basic constitutional rights; we’re going to fight like hell, making sure that all women – not just those in California – know that this state continues to recognize and protect their fundamental rights,” said Governor Newsom.

“We’re expanding access to these critical services, welcoming businesses and their employees fleeing anti-abortion states, and reaffirming our commitment to continuing to work closely with the Legislature and reproductive rights stakeholders to further solidify California’s leadership on abortion rights.”

Governor Gavin Newsom promises “Women will remain protected” in California.

Find more details of the plan here.

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