California is open for abortions — whether you live in the state or not.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that anyone in the United States is welcome to come to his state and get an abortion — and taxpayer dollars might even pay for it, the Fresno Bee reported. Newsom was reacting to the increasing pushback against abortion from other states where the practice is not considered just another routine medical procedure.
Newsom is even encouraging film companies that don’t want to work in pro-life states to bring their business to California where abortion on demand is the political status quo. (RELATED: Democratic Senator Asks 8th Grade-Students If Government Should Be Taking Away Their Abortion Rights)
The California governor also joined governors from Oregon and Washington in sending a letter to all governors to maintain the legality of abortion through legislation.
“We’ve been battling an escalating attack on the freedom of women and families to determine their futures,” the governors wrote. “Newly enacted and clearly unconstitutional laws in a handful of states compel our states to act now to reaffirm longstanding commitments to safeguard the fundamental rights of women.”
Newsom went further, issuing a proclamation Friday that invited women to come to California for an abortion and reminded them that the state allows taxpayer dollars to be used to fund the procedure. (RELATED: Why Are So Many Democrats Supporting Or Quiet On Late-Term Abortion? They Owe A Lot To Planned Parenthood)
States like Alabama, however, are embracing pro-life policies that restrict or prohibit abortions. The “Human Life Protection Act,” which the governor of Alabama signed into law last month, bans all abortion except when the health of the mother is a vital concern. The law has proven to be a lightning rod for Democrats.
Democrats like Newsom continue to push for fewer restrictions to abortion. House Democrats are demanding the repeal of the Hyde Amendment that prohibits taxpayer funding of most abortions and promoting the restoration of funding for overseas abortions.