New­som announces emer­gency leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect Ari­zona abor­tion providers

Newsom announces emergency legislation to protect Arizona abortion providers

Gov. Gavin New­som (D‑CA) announced on Sun­day that law­mak­ers in Cal­i­for­nia are work­ing on emer­gency leg­is­la­tion to help abor­tion providers in neigh­bor­ing Ari­zona as a restric­tive abor­tion law is set to be reim­ple­ment­ed in the Grand Canyon State.
New­som said on MSNBC’s Inside with Jen Psa­ki that he, along with the Cal­i­for­nia Leg­isla­tive Women’s Cau­cus and oth­ers, will be intro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion this week to ensure abor­tion access for Ari­zo­nans in Cal­i­for­nia. The announce­ment comes weeks after the Ari­zona Supreme Court upheld an 1864 abor­tion law in the state which bans the prac­tice unless a moth­er faces imme­di­ate life-threat­en­ing con­di­tions.
The governor’s office con­firmed to the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er that New­som has been work­ing with sev­er­al groups to “quick­ly and effec­tive­ly respond” to the loom­ing reen­act­ment of the 1864 law in Ari­zona. Details on the leg­is­la­tion are set to be unveiled in the “com­ing days.”
“The Governor’s Office is work­ing …