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.
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.