California governor signs bill requiring public universities to offer medication abortion

California Gov. Gavin Newsom seated talks with Assemblyman Phil Ting D San Francisco second from right before signing Ting's measure that allows employers co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders for people they believe

California Gov. Gavin Newsom seated talks with Assemblyman Phil Ting D San Francisco second from right before signing Ting's measure that allows employers co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders for people they believe

Connie Leyva, said in a statement.

Lawmakers said the legislation is critical during a time when the Trump administration is working to roll back access to life-saving abortion services.

Newsom signed another measure that will allow gun violence restraining orders to last between one and five years.

Other Second Amendment advocacy organizations, including the National Rifle Association and California Rifle and Pistol Association, vehemently opposed the law.

The bill joins a slew of others passed by Democratic-leaning states looking to strengthen or expand abortion access as Republican-leaning states, emboldened by the conservative-majority Supreme Court and efforts by the federal government limiting abortion, push measures to restrict it. It cited information from the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

The law will allow co-workers, employers, and teachers to seek a "red flag" firearm restraining order against anyone they believe is a threat to themselves or others that asks a judge to temporarily take away someone's firearms, the Sacramento Bee reported. People seeking the orders will have to file sworn statements specifying their reasons for doing so.

Religious and anti-abortion groups opposed the bill, with Live Action President Lila Rose saying the law "turns universities into abortion centers".

The bill is so extreme that the American Civil Liberties Union is speaking out against it.

Those allowed to request orders under the new law may "lack the relationship or skills required to make an appropriate assessment", the ACLU said.

Under the California law, there is a fine of up to $1,000 for multiple violations.

"By ensuring that abortion care is available on campus, college students will not have to choose between delaying important medical care or needing to travel long distances or even missing classes or work", the bill's sponsor, Democratic state Sen. The warrants can be used immediately if the gun owners are served with the relinquishment orders but fail to turn over the firearms or ammunition.

There are more than 400,000 female students at California's state university campuses, the bill states. "This law includes funds that can go to Planned Parenthood for "consulting" and new funds for 'security, ' allowing the nation's number one abortion vendor to sit back and cash checks, enjoying the chaos of abortions taking place at schools without any of the risk", said Hawkins.

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