States rights, damn the federal government!!!
A few years ago California declared itself a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants. California would not cooperate with federal law enforcement in enforcing immigration law.
The federal government never did what it should have done and curb stomped the fuck out of California and make it compliant with federal law.
Now that the future of abortion is being decided in the Supreme Court (the ultimate decision I doubt will be all that radical), California has once again decided to act like its own sovereign nation.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he planned for California to be a “sanctuary” for abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Newsom said he was aware that out-of-state patients are likely to flock to California if protections for abortion rights are rolled back.
“We’ll be a sanctuary,” Newsom told the AP. “We are looking at ways to support that inevitability and looking at ways to expand our protections.”
The group’s recommendations include asking California to increase its investment in abortion funds to alleviate the cost of medical services and make providers more easily accessible. They suggested creating and funding an “uncompensated care program” that essentially pays for lodging and care for out-of-state individuals seeking abortions.
So California tax payers will pay into a fund that will cover the housing, travel, and abortion costs for non-California residents to come to California for an abortion.
Unless they specifically raise taxes for this, the fungability of money means that in one was or another federal tax dollars will contribute to this.
Also, I suspect California will cut all other restrictions on abortion and it will become a free-for-all.
California can’t deal with mass looting, retail theft that is causing businesses to close, a runaway homicide rate, the worst homelessness crisis in the country, but it will make sure every Red state pregnant person who doesn’t want to become a birthing person can have a free abortion.
I swear, by the end of 2022 California will be under strict vaccine passport travel restrictions limiting the free movement of everyone except for people looting or having an abortion.
I don’t understand why California thinks it can go rogue and the federal government refuses to reign it it.
If California does this it should lose all federal tax dollars. If they want to act like a sovereign nation, they can fund themselves completely.