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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to approve this week a one-year ban on official travel to Alabama over that state’s controversial abortion law, which all but explains the procedure.
Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who co-authored the motion with supervisor Sheila Kuehl, called the law “an attack not only on the inhabitants of these States, but an act of aggression on all of us.”
The motion prohibits officials in the execution of transactions on behalf of the County by traveling to Alabama, except for emergency measures, training, or support, or the “legally required questions, to empower where the error, such travel would seriously harm County interests,” Solis said in a statement.
ALABAMA LEGISLATORS IS TRYING TO CENSORSHIP, A DEMOCRAT, FOR COMMENTS ON ABORTION, TRUMP JR.
This photo, released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sign a bill, the loose, almost law, abortion in the state on Wednesday, may 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor’s Office via AP)
“We need to add to this in solidarity and in opposition to extremist and unconstitutional laws, which is added to the health and well-being of families in danger,” she said. “The constitutional and human right to a safe and legal abortion is part of the fabric of the United States. As such, Los Angeles County will stand against all attempts by the dismantling of the protection of Roe v. Wade and the U.S. Constitution.”
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Alabama ‘ s anti-abortion law makes the conduct a crime in almost all cases except when the mother’s life is in danger. There are no exceptions for rape and incest can. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the legislation earlier this month, prompting protests and calls from pro-choice supporters for a boycott of the state.
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“Everyone knows that a ban on abortion will not stop women from accessing services in connection with abortion even if it puts you in precarious medical situations,” Kuehl said.
Solis said that a letter will be sent to ban Ivey and other Alabama state legislators, notification of the entry. A further letter will be sent passed to the governors of the other States — Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Utah, or floated similar anti-abortion bills.