Health Care

Newsom signs law allowing Arizona doctors to provide abortions across state lines

Arizona’s 1864 ban will remain in place for several more months.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, California, on May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed “urgency legislation” Thursday that temporarily allows Arizona health care providers to cross the border to provide abortions for patients from that state.

The bill, authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D) and Assembly Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D) and sponsored by Newsom, was fast-tracked through the legislature in response to an Arizona Supreme Court ruling in May that reinstated a Civil War-era abortion restriction.

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