Press Release Nevada
Reproductive Freedom For All California Celebrates Governor Newsom Signing 2023 Sponsored Bills
Sacramento, CA — Today, Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed two reproductive freedom bills into law, including Reproductive Freedom For All California’s 2023 sponsored bills: SB 345 and AB 571.
Reproductive Freedom For All California Director Shannon Olivieri Hovis released the following statement in response:
“The signing of these bills reaffirms California’s continued leadership as a Reproductive Freedom State. This would not be possible without the continued support and collaboration of the governor and our champions in the legislature. We still have much work to do, but today, California has taken another step toward securing reproductive freedom for generations to come.”
Additional background on Reproductive Freedom for All California’s 2023 sponsored bills:
Senate Bill 345, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner, provides additional protections to providers who prescribe or dispense medication abortion, provide other reproductive health care services, or provide gender-affirming care to patients, regardless of where the patient is located. Additionally, it would expand California’s reproductive freedom state protections by prohibiting bail agents or private bounty hunters from capturing people in California after they have fled their home state to avoid criminalization of abortion or gender-affirming care.
Assembly Bill 571, authored by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, increases the number of licensed health care providers who are able to provide abortion and gender-affirming care in California by ensuring providers in the state have access to professional liability insurance without facing discrimination based on being a provider of these services.
For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.