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
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