California Opens Doors to Arizona Doctors

( – Doctors licensed to practice in Arizona will be able to temporarily perform abortions in California under a new law signed by Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom last week.

The new law, which was passed by California’s Democrat-controlled legislature in response to the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the 1864 near-total ban on abortions in the state, will allow Arizona doctors to travel with their patients to California to perform abortions until the repeal of the Arizona ban takes effect.

The Arizona Supreme Court delayed the enforcement of the 1864 abortion law, which bans all abortions except in the cases of incest or rape, until at least September 26.

Lawmakers in Arizona voted to repeal the 1864 abortion law and the state’s Democrat Governor Katie Hobbs quickly signed the repeal into law. However, the repeal would not take effect until 90 days after the current legislative session ends in June or July.

Currently, abortions are legal in Arizona during the first 15 weeks.

Given delay before the repeal takes effect, the Democrat-controlled California legislature sought to ensure that Arizona women who are seeking an abortion through the end of November could have the procedure done in California by their regular doctors.

To that end, the law would allow doctors licensed in Arizona to apply to California regulators to perform abortions in the state. It ensures that any Arizona doctor who meets the requirements will be approved within five business days of applying.

In signing the legislation, Newsom said that California would continue “to protect reproductive freedom.”

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, the California Democrat has vowed to make his state a “sanctuary” for women from other states who are seeking an abortion.

In the past two years, the Democrat-controlled state has enacted dozens of measures protecting abortion, including using taxpayer money to help out-of-state women travel to California to obtain an abortion.

The law signed last week does not use taxpayer funds to pay travel expenses for Arizona residents. Instead, the governor has enlisted the help of the pro-abortion group Red Wine and Blue to raise money from private donors to help cover travel costs.

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