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City employees in San Francisco are now prohibited from working, traveling or doing business with companies in 22 countries with “restrictive abortion laws.”
The mayor, London breed and Supervisor Vallie Brown announced the measure last week.
“Every day in this country, for women’s reproductive rights are threatened, and we have to fight back. As we limited spending, with States that have laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people, we are against States which endangers the health of women and to limit those that are active, to work, to reproductive freedoms,” race said in a statement.
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She added: “By limiting the travel and contracting with certain States, we will send a clear message to States, in disregard of the right to abortion.”
The States, the black list of San Francisco for their “heavy anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Nine States – Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas were already on the city list because of their LGBTQ laws and policies
The ban will come into force. Jan. 1, 2020.
All of the 22 States to San Francisco, the list of prohibition of abortion between 13 and 24 weeks, while two of these States have tried to ban abortion, during pregnancy and five have tried to ban abortion at six weeks.
City officials did not confirm that the prohibition of force might be the financial impact to the States to rethink their anti-abortion measures, but race office hopes, its movement is used as an example for other municipalities to follow.
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“Although the tax revenue from San Francisco is not alone may not be able to revisit the States, their laws, when other cities and States San Francisco follow the lead of the financial pressure could be enough to prompt policy changes”, your office.
The move from San Francisco comes a little more than a month after the city Council passed a resolution that the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization.” The NRA said quickly filed a lawsuit against the city and race, finally, at the end of September that the resolution would have no impact on the urban policies.