San Francisco Prohibits Employees From Traveling to Pro-Life States Protecting Babies From Abortion

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 24, 2019   |   12:35PM   |   San Francisco, California

San Francisco will not send its employees to states with pro-life laws after the city supervisors voted unanimously on a new travel ban.

Courthouse News reports the 11-member board gave its initial approval of the measure Tuesday, expanding an existing city travel ban to states that the supervisors believe restrict LGBTQ rights. The measure requires another vote before it can go to the mayor.

The ban will prohibit employees from taking city-paid trips to Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama, all of which passed laws this year to protect unborn babies from abortions.

It also will block the city from entering into new contracts with companies in those states, according to the report.

San Francisco Supervisor Vallie Brown, who introduced the pro-abortion measure, basically said she wants city taxpayers’ money to support only policies that she agrees with.

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“It will expand the existing ordinance to states that have waged war on our constitutionally protected right to an abortion,” Brown said. “Let’s put our money where our mouth is.”

Los Angeles politicians and the California legislature enacted similar travel bans to pro-life states earlier this year.

While some city leaders advocate for unborn babies’ abortion deaths, others support the rights of the unborn.

In June, the eastern Texas city of Waskom adopted a pro-life ordinance declaring their home a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Earlier this month, another Texas city considered a similar pro-life measure, but the council voted against it after the ACLU threatened a costly lawsuit.

In New Mexico, Roswell city leaders passed a pro-life resolution in March after state lawmakers considered a radical pro-abortion bill to expand late-term abortions.

In May, the Riverton City Council in Utah passed a similar resolution, declaring the city a “sanctuary for the unborn.” In June, the Utah County Commission unanimously passed a resolution supporting protections for unborn babies. Then in July, the council in Highland, Utah passed a similar pro-life resolution.

In New York state, Batavia city leaders and Putnam County legislators also passed measures condemning a radical new pro-abortion law in their state and supporting protections for the unborn.