CALIFORNIA – In anticipation of a possible overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in 2022, which could set the stage for more than two dozen states to outlaw abortion, abortion providers and officials in California are planning for the state to become a bastion for performing abortions.
In a December report crafted by the California Future of Abortion Council, which reportedly consists of over 40 abortion providers and various pro-abortion groups, a list of 45 recommendations were compiled for California to consider in the event the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
The onset of the report portrayed the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade as a near doom-and-gloom scenario for “women and other people who may become pregnant.”
“Should the Court overturn Roe or allow a pre-viability ban to remain in place,” the report said, “people in over half of the states in the country – over 36 million women and other people who may become pregnant – will lose access to abortion care.”
This report recommends funding – to include using state tax dollar – people who don’t live in California to help get abortions in the state by way of funding travel expenses like gas, lodging, and (ironically) childcare. And if a non-California resident meets a certain income level, the report calls to have their abortion paid for as well.
Unsurprisingly, the report also calls for there to be more abortion clinics established since the state anticipates an influx of out-of-staters who are looking to kill their unborn child if Roe v. Wade gets tossed by SCOTUS.
Perhaps the most disturbing call to action listed in the December report is asking for the creation of a scholarship program for medical students who are “dedicated to providing abortion care in underserved areas in California.”
But these recommendations aren’t merely part of some wish list crafted by leftist hopefuls – as some of California’s policy makers actually helped devise some of these very recommendations outlined in the December report.
Apparently, Governor Gavin Newsom himself started California Future of Abortion Council, saying earlier in December that some of the noted recommendations from the report would be included in his upcoming January budget proposal. In Governor Newsom’s own words, he said California will “be a sanctuary” for abortion.