California Governor Newsom Launches Campaign Against Restrictive Abortion Bills

California Governor Gavin Newsom
California Governor Gavin Newsom. Credit | AP

United States – During his speech on Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom articulated an advertising campaign initiation to deter the recent bills proposed by Republican-controlled states to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortion and other reproductive care.

Multistate Campaign Unveiled

A multistate television campaign and an online petition drive will be unveiled on Monday, with the first television commercial focusing on a proposal now under consideration in Tennessee. The yet-called “abortion trafficking” bill submitted by GOP state lawmakers would be considered a felon offense, wherein an adult would be penalized for recruiting, harboring, or transporting a minor without parental consent to terminate the pregnancy, as reported by The Associated Press.

Newsom mentioned that specific regulations on abortion along the lines of a law that has already been passed in Idaho are also being considered in Oklahoma and Mississippi.

“The conditions are much more pernicious than they even appear,” Newsom said. “These guys are not just restricting the rights and self-determination to bear a child for a young woman. But they’re also determining their fate as it relates to their future in life by saying they can’t even travel.”

Tennessee’s Controversial Bill

Proponents of the Tennessee bill claim that it might make it illegal to drive a minor to obtain an abortion, as well as to provide information about local abortion providers or which states have more lenient abortion regulations.

The plan is being co-sponsored by Republican state representative Jason Zachary, who described it as “simply a parental rights bill.”

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade law in 2022, the pro-life advocates have been pursuing a fight for the states to enact laws that outlaw abortion and find ways to keep pregnant women and teenage girls from crossing state borders to obtain the procedure, as reported by The Associated Press.

Idaho is the first state which has banned the “abortion selling” law. This act of accomplishment marked the first time in the country that an abortion pill could not be obtained for a minor, and parents could not help in hiding the teenager from their home state when the teen wanted to have an abortion. Initiative

Newsom, a Democrat who is often touted for a possible presidential run, said that his effort called is completely funded with $10 million given by the national political action committee, which he launched last spring with the money from his state campaign funds. The endeavor nicknamed the “Campaign for Democracy,” is aimed at strengthening both Donald Trump and the Republican conservative agenda, he said.

Democrats Emphasize Abortion Rights

During the time of the 2020 presidential election and the ongoing battle for control of Congress, Democrats, and left-leaning activist groups have been able to count on abortion rights as one of their most significant voter-mobilizing and election-winning assets, as reported by The Associated Press.

It is their belief that they need to emphasize its winning aspect when they speak about funding miscarriage care, access to medication, access to emergency care, and IVF treatments. Last week, a verdict of the Alabama Supreme Court put into question whether in vitro fertilization will continue to be allowed in the state.