A couple years ago, California banned official travel to pro-life states in a desperate attempt to virtual signal in support of abortion.
Since 2018, California has banned state government employees from traveling to Oklahoma because of its conservative laws. In 2019, city government leaders in San Francisco and Los Angeles passed similar bans for city employees. Their reason was because Oklahomans are working to restore basic human rights to unborn babies.
Further, an Illinois Democrat lawmaker introduced a bill to ban state government employee travel to pro-life states. Colorado banned state employee travel to Alabama after it passed a law to protect unborn babies from abortions. San Francisco, which passed an initial travel ban, expanded its ban to nearly half of the country in October after more states passed pro-life laws.
Now, California has realized the absurdity of the travel ban and its governor signed a law reversing it. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Wednesday that essentially admits the policy was a total failure.
The Sacramento Bee reported: “The ban caused difficulties for many state agencies, researchers, student athletes and others who rely on state money. Even supporters of the ban acknowledged that the law was not having the deterrent effect it was intended to.”
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt took a stand against California’s pro-life travel ban.
“California and its elected officials over the past few years have banned travel to the State of Oklahoma in an effort to politically threaten and intimidate Oklahomans for their personal values,” Stitt said. “Enough is enough. If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return the gesture on behalf of Oklahoma’s pro-life stance.”
“I am proud to be governor of a state that fights for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn,” he said.
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