California Gov. Gavin Newsom urged filmmakers Wednesday to move to California because of its pro-abortion laws while attacking pro-life advocates as intentionally cruel.
The Hill reports Newsom made the call on Twitter at the same time as he launched a new ad promoting tax credits to entertainment businesses that move to California.
“Today, Hollywood will wake up to this ad,” Newsom said. “Time to choose. You can protect your workers, or continue to support anti-abortion states that rule with hatred. We’re here for you. We’re extending tax credits for those that come home to the Golden State. Choose freedom. Choose CA.”
The tax credits are just one of the many steps the pro-abortion Democrat governor has taken to promote and expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions in the past few years. Newsom has been especially aggressive in pushing abortions since news broke about the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade this spring.
California forces taxpayers to pay for abortions and allows underage girls to get abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Soon, the state will begin forcing public colleges and universities to provide free abortions on campus, too.
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Already, California has the highest number of abortion facilities in the country at 168, and more than 100,000 unborn babies are aborted there every year, according to a new ANSIRH study and the Guttmacher Institute.
In his announcement Wednesday, Newsom went so far as to accuse pro-life states of being intentionally cruel – just because their laws protect unborn babies from violent abortion deaths.
“… they are carrying out these attacks brazenly and with the intent to cause pain in the communities they target – many of whom are essential to the success of your industry,” the governor said of pro-life lawmakers.
Newsom portrayed California as a “freedom state” because it allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason, while blasting pro-life states as “repressive” because they ban abortions.
The Daily Wire reports he mentioned Georgia and Oklahoma specifically in his statement, claiming they are waging a “cruel assault on essential rights.” Both states have pro-life laws that protect unborn babies by banning abortions in most cases.
Newsom ended by urging filmmakers to “walk the walk” by supporting abortion on demand and moving their businesses to California.
According to The Hill, the governor is backing a state Senate bill to encourage the entertainment industry to move to California from pro-life states by providing $330 million annually in tax credits through 2030.
Earlier this year, Newsom said abortion is one of California’s “values,” and he will “fight like hell” to “protect it.” He wants California to become an abortion destination for women in pro-life states now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
The governor wants to spend an additional $145 million this year specifically on abortions. The money would be used to fund elective abortions for women whose insurance does not cover it, government promotion of abortion, travel and lodging expenses for women who have to travel for abortions and incentives for medical students to become abortionists.
The money could go a long way toward actually helping mothers and babies in need, such as expanding prenatal care and other basic medical care that helps reduce infant and maternal mortality, financial and housing assistance, education, counseling and more. But the California leader wants to use it for abortions instead.
California has forced taxpayers to pay for elective abortions for many years, and young girls can get abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent. A new law slated to go into effect next year will force all public colleges and universities to provide abortions on campus. Newsom and Democrat lawmakers also are working closely with the abortion industry to expand abortions in other ways.