Sacramento, California (KTXL) – Some Democrats and abortion supporters are urging Californians to keep Governor Gavin Newsom in office.
Jodi Hicks, president and CEO of California Planned Parenthood subsidiary, explained: “I want to be clear: in this recall, vote for abortion, health equality, and health equity.”
Hicks told FOX40 that she urged no recall of Governor Newsom.
Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice California and some Democratic lawmakers have warned that if Republicans replace Newsom, the state’s progressive reproductive health law may be revoked.
As a result of conservative states’ efforts to limit abortion and demand that the US Supreme Court overturn the Roe v. Wade case, Planned Parenthood officials said that out of the 1.4 million clinic visits across the state, 7,000 were from out-of-state patients.
Shannon Olivieri Hovis, head of NARAL Pro-Choice California, explained: “We don’t need to take anything for granted, because it has to do with California’s leadership and California’s influence on the country as a whole.”
In his first year as governor, Newsom doubled California’s investment in reproductive health services, which was used for family planning and other clinics.
He also signed a proclamation on reproductive freedom, welcoming women from other more restrictive states into California.
“He needs to continue this work,” Los Angeles State Senator Syndey Kamlager explained. “California needs Governor Newsom to stay in office so that he can do so.”
On Monday, Newsom’s supporters pointed to anti-abortion statements or actions that Republican alternative candidates have said or done in the past, including anti-abortion statements by Larry Elder, Congressman Kevin Keeley, and John Cox Statement or action.
The candidate’s campaign website did not specify what actions they would take in terms of reproductive health.
Republican candidate FOX40 contacted Monday and will not comment on this story.