Ari­zona attor­ney gen­er­al floats Cal­i­for­nia as abor­tion ‘safe haven’

Arizona attorney general floats California as abortion ‘safe haven’

Ari­zona Attor­ney Gen­er­al Kris Mayes has a gold­en state of mind as she explores options after the Ari­zona Supreme Court upheld a law out­law­ing abor­tion unless a moth­er faces imme­di­ate life-threat­en­ing con­di­tions.
The deci­sion was hand­ed down ear­li­er this week, enrag­ing abor­tion activists. It will be “prospec­tive­ly enforced” by April 23. The Ari­zona Demo­c­rat told NBC News that her office is talk­ing with neigh­bor­ing states about a safe haven for abor­tion providers as she attempts to block enforce­ment of the law, men­tion­ing Cal­i­for­nia as one of the pos­si­ble states.
“I total­ly under­stand the fear that doc­tors, phar­ma­cists, and nurs­es are hav­ing right now in the face of the knowl­edge that we are bar­rel­ing toward the poten­tial imple­men­ta­tion of this 1864 ban,” Mayes said.
“That’s why I’m work­ing with oth­er states on avenues for poten­tial­ly hav­ing them go to those states to prac­tice med­i­cine in the near term. One of my visions is that poten­tial­ly we could have a safe haven in Cal­i­for­nia for our doc­tors, nurs­es, and abor­tion providers,” s …