After the Supreme Court’s decision this summer to narrow Roe v. Wade, California Governor Gavin Newsom is rivaling Republican-led states that restrict abortion access.
Newsom, a Democrat, is working to make California a safe haven for women who are seeking abortions. On Tuesday,
He launched a new state website to help women who don’t live in California get access to reproductive health care.
The website provides a tool to identify a provider and financial aid information. Newsom wants to make California safe for abortion-seeking women.
In a video that was released to introduce the website abortion.ca.gov, the governor of California addressed the privacy concerns of women who live in red states.
She told them the website wouldn’t collect personal information. This comes as conservative legislators in various states propose laws to ban medical tourism.
In a video that was posted on Tuesday to advertise the site, Newsom was heard saying, “We have your support, regardless of whether you live in California or not.”
We’ll fight for your rights even if Republican states limit your internet access or medical travel. California is friendlier.
This is the next stage in Newsom’s high-profile campaign against conservative governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’ Greg Abbott.
Newsom has been making use of the large war budget he collected by successfully fending off a recall campaign in 2017 in order to raise his image on a national level.
This is because there is a little possibility that Newsom may have a genuine rival to his re-election in November.