California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two new anti-life bills dramatically extending abortion safeguards in California in direct response to Texas’ recent sweeping ban on nearly all abortions.
Life Site News reports:
One of the bills will make it easier for minors in California to hide abortions and transgender treatments from their parents. The second bill will slap new restrictions and penalties on pro-life activists in the Golden State who engage in protests outside abortion clinics.
Making oblique reference to Texas’ life-saving Heartbeat Act which bans most abortions in the Lone Star State, Newsom said “these are dark days,” and promised to make sure California is a “reproductive freedom state.”
Newsom delivered on his promise to further enshrine abortion “rights” in California with the two bills signed Wednesday. One of the bills, A.B. 1184, effectively allows anyone still on their parents’ health insurance, including children, teenagers, and young adults up to age 26, to conceal “sensitive” medical procedures including abortions, puberty-blockers, and cross-sex hormones, from parents or guardians, CBN News reported.
According to the language of the bill, A.B. 1184 will “prohibit a health care service plan or health insurer from requiring a protected individual, as defined, to obtain the policyholder, primary subscriber, or other enrollee’s authorization to receive sensitive services or to submit a claim for sensitive services if the protected individual has the right to consent to care.”