California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Wednesday that protects abortionists who send abortion pills to pro-life states from being prosecuted.
“California already has a law protecting doctors who perform abortions from out-of-state judgments. But this law was designed to protect doctors who treat patients from other states who travel to California,” CBS News reported.
“The new law goes further by prohibiting authorities from cooperating with out-of-state investigations of doctors who send abortion pills to patients in other states,” according to the report. “It also prohibits bounty hunters or bail agents from arresting doctors and pharmacists in California and transporting them to another state to stand trial for providing abortion.”
California law is similar to laws passed in New York and Massachusetts; however, it also prohibits state media companies, like Facebook, from complying with investigations conducted outside the state.
“Healthcare providers, physically located in California, will be able to offer a lifeline to people living in states that have cut off access to essential care and be safe from those states’ draconian laws,” said the author of the bill, Democratic Senator Nancy Nancy. Skinner said in a statement.
The law only applies to abortionists in the state. If abortionists leave the state and continue to prescribe abortion pills, they will not be protected by the law, according to the report.
“We will continue to protect women and health care workers who seek and provide basic care,” Newsom said.
The leading pro-life group, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, blasted the law in an emailed statement Thursday.
“In their minds, there are no national boundaries,” Katie Daniel, state policy director for SBA Pro-Life America, said in part. “They don’t care about the laws or how many women are dying – they are simply determined to impose nine-month abortion on demand, paid for by taxpayers, across America. »