Assembly Bill 1666 subsequent heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who’s supportive of abortion rights. It would take impact instantly together with his signature.

The measure would make it in order that “another state’s law authorizing a civil action against a person or entity that receives or seeks, performs or induces, or aids or abets the performance of an abortion, or who attempts or intends to engage in those actions” is opposite to California public coverage, and is unenforceable by California courts.

AB 1666 “creates the protections to make California a legal sanctuary for reproductive choice,” the bill’s Democratic sponsor Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan mentioned in a listening to earlier this month.

The bill is available in response to laws in states including Texas and Oklahoma, which permit non-public residents to carry civil suits in opposition to anybody who assists a pregnant individual in search of an abortion in violation of the regulation.
Many GOP-led states have enacted restrictive abortion laws because the Supreme Court’s conservative majority is predicted this month to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark choice that established a nationwide proper to abortion. A leaked draft majority opinion, which was published in May by Politico, would strike down Roe v. Wade. A closing opinion in that case may come as early as Friday.
Meanwhile, Democratic-led states, equivalent to Connecticut, Colorado and Washington state, have just lately handed legal guidelines to protect abortion rights. Connecticut’s and Washington’s laws is similar to California’s, in that it is designed to protect individuals who present an abortion or obtain help to receive the process in these states and are then sued in one other state.

AB 1666 is a part of a slate of legislative proposals from the California Future of Abortion Council, a coalition that features abortion rights advocacy teams.

“These precautions and protections are a key first step as California prepares for a post-Roe world, and unfortunately necessary given the increased hostility and frequency of abortion bans in other states seeking to target patients and providers,” Molly Robson, the legislative director for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, mentioned in a press release.


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