Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) would have you believe that he cares for the immediate needs of the 17,000 college students who have been displaced from classes due to the wildfires ravaging the land.
And how does he show his care?
By making sure that students don’t have to walk too far to be able to kill their baby, of course.
Really? So PG&E has turned off the power across 34 counties, leaving northern Californians with no light, refrigeration, or AC, and the governor is using his time to… further abortion access on college campuses?
From The Blaze:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has signed a bill requiring all public colleges and universities in the UC and CSU systems to provide free abortion medications to students who elect to have such treatment.
Newsom signed SB 24 — the College Student Right to Access Act — into law on Friday. The new law will require student health centers within the UC and CSU school systems to provide primary health care and medical abortions to all students by January 2023.
In a press statement, the governor’s office said, “Building on the state’s historic $100 million investment in reproductive health in the 2019-20 state budget, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law legislation expanding access to critical reproductive health care services.”
The release continued, “As other states and the federal government go backward, restricting reproductive freedom, in California we are moving forward, expanding access and reaffirming a woman’s right [to] choose. We’re removing barriers to reproductive health — increasing access on college campuses and using technology to modernize how patients interact with providers.”
While the governor believes that he is moving California “forward,” there are some experienced voices that have pointed out how backward this move was.
From The Blaze:
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed the bill in 2018, insisting that such a bill was unnecessary.
In 2018, Brown said, “Access to reproductive health services, including abortion, is a long-protected right in California. According to a study sponsored by supporters of this legislation, the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance”
“Because the services required by this bill are widely available off-campus, this bill is not necessary,” Brown added at the time.
So you’re spending hard-earned taxes on moving abortion providers just a couple of miles closer? And all of this is happening while California is burning, and residents are left without power?
According to the LA Times, tempers are “flaring.” But power outage isn’t really Newsom’s fault, is it? Actually, it is, as Newsom supported PG&E’s decision to shut off the power, and California is pissed.
From the LA Times:
“I’m really mad at them,” fumed the jewelry maker who works from a home studio. “We’ve had high winds in California for years and they’ve never shut down the power. It’s unconscionable…. They’re talking about possibly six days. I have nine orders today. I can’t fill my orders. And that’s just me. Some people are on oxygen. I think the governor needs to step in and do something.”
The governor did do something Wednesday, but not what Heart had in mind. At a housing-related event in San Diego, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he supports the utility’s decision to take “proactive measures” in the face of severe wildfire conditions.
Bad move, Newsom. Rather than address a very real and present danger, he’s using tax dollars to move abortion providers 2 miles closer to every California classroom.
Refrigeration is overrated, anyways.