(ChurchLeaders) Democratic state and national lawmakers passed legislation last week in response to what they consider recent “attacks” on abortion rights. California’s governor signed two bills, including AB 1184, which allows minors to conceal “sensitive” medical care from their parents. And the U.S. House of Representatives passed a largely symbolic act that critics call one of the most extreme abortion measures ever drafted.
The new legislation comes in the wake of the controversial Texas law that prohibits abortion after about six weeks gestation, before most women know they’re pregnant.
With AB 1184 and AB 1356, CA Is a ‘Reproductive Freedom State’
While signing legislation Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared California a “reproductive freedom state.” One law, known as AB 1356, protects the privacy and private information of abortion providers and recipients. The other, AB 1184, bars insurers from sharing with policy-holding parents any details about a child’s “sensitive services.”