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California Passes Bill to Ignore Out-of-State Abortion Lawsuits

June 23, 2022, 7:50 PM

California would shut down the possibility of litigation against those who help women get legal abortions under a bill lawmakers approved Thursday and sent to the governor.

The legislation (A.B. 1666) would prioritize reproductive rights, long the public policy in California, over out-of-state laws intended to discourage abortion. The Senate passed the bill 29-9. The Assembly previously passed it 56-15.

It would take effect instantly upon Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature

The measure is part of California’s response to laws enacted in other states restricting abortion access. It heads to Newsom (D) as the US Supreme Court prepares to ...