CA lawmakers unveil latest package of abortion-related bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It has been nearly nine months since the Supreme Court overthrew Roe V. Wade. Since then, voters have approved Proposition 1 to enshrine abortion rights in California, the legislature has passed a package of more than a dozen bills, and the governor has earmarked $200 million in the most recent budget to increase access to abortion improve.

On Monday, the Legislative Women’s Caucus introduced a bill aimed at improving access to abortion in California.

Lawmakers said privacy is the issue in this latest package of abortion-related bills. A bill would keep all information women share on apps, like those tracking a person’s period or fertility, private. Another would prevent law enforcement from seeing a person’s search history, a process known as reverse demand, according to MP Mia Bonta’s author.

“They can force companies in California to search their records and reveal the identities of anyone looking for a specific keyword search like medical abortion or health care or IVF or anything quite frankly related to our reproductive medicine and where we’re involved before one.” maternity hospital down the road,” Bonta said.

Another bill by Senator Nancy Skinner would protect abortion providers if they provide medical care to California residents, such as sending them a pill, while they’re abroad for some reason.

Though it ships across state lines, she says it’s legal.

“Now that’s not unusual,” she said.

Jonathan Keller is the founder of the California Family Council, a pro-life organization.

“California is really playing with fire here,” Keller said. “They are so keen to export their pro-abortion ideology to the rest of the country. They’re trying to invent legal fiction by saying that the laws of other states don’t apply to people here in the state of California.”

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But his biggest problem is the bill that would launch a public education campaign against pregnancy crisis centers, which Democrats say are deceiving by leading people to believe they offer abortion treatments.

“They really attack one of the best features of California’s social safety net, which is nonprofit organizations run by people of faith that seek to provide free resources and support to families in need,” Keller said.

Some of the other bills would ensure medical malpractice insurance would cover abortion treatment. Another would allow out-of-state medical school graduates — like residents — to practice in California for up to 90 days.


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