IKDR! California continues to lead the nation’s fight for access to reproductive health care and privacy. Governor Gavin Newsom signed more bills left and right. He is shaking the table when it comes to making positive changes to benefit women who are seeking abortions.
According to his official website, he signed bills that add to the law to protect people from legal reprisal and prohibit law enforcement and corporations from doing business with out-of-state organizations. regarding legal abortion in California. In addition to expanding access to birth control and abortion providers in California.
In a statement, Governor Newsom said,
“An alarming number of states continue to ban abortion and criminalize women, and it is more important than ever to fight like hell for those who need these essential services. We are doing everything we can to protect people from any retaliation for accessing abortion care while also making it more affordable to buy contraceptives.”
He added, “Our legislature has been on the front lines of this fight, and no other legislature in the country is doing more to protect these fundamental rights – I’m proud to stand with them.” join them again and sign these important bills into law.”
There’s a lot in the pack, so we’ll break it down, Roomies!
Reports suggest that Bill AB 2223 helps ensure that abortions are not criminalized, barring a person from criminal or civil liability for miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or perinatal death due to causes occurring in the uterus. Proposition 2091 prohibits health care providers from disclosing medical information about an individual seeking abortion care pursuant to a subpoena or request from out of state.
Proposition AB 1242 prohibits California law enforcement and corporations from collaborating with out-of-state entities related to legal abortion in California. It also prohibits law enforcement from knowingly arresting a person to assist in legal abortion in California. SB 523 expands access to birth control – regardless of gender or coverage status – by requiring health plans to cover specific over-the-counter birth control without dividing cost sharing. It also prohibits employment-related discrimination based on reproductive health decisions.
Finally, SB 1375 expands training options for Certified Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives to perform aspiration abortion care. Governor Newsom was standing ten feet down beside the woman. If you recall, he previously signed SB 245 to eliminate cost-sharing for abortion services and AB 1666, intended to protect people in California from civil liability for providing assistance. or get abortion care in the state.
Roommates, you can expect more changes in California because Governor Newsom must sign or veto more than 500 bills by September 30.