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"Our Arizona sisters can come to California to get the health care that they need, from their own doctors who they rely on, and Arizona doctors can come to California without fear of spending two to five years in prison," Skinner said Wednesday.




State Senator Nancy Skinner, (D) Oakland, is a co-author of SB-233 and announced the effort at a news conference in partnership with Governor Newsom, the California Medical Board and other organizations.




“It’s obvious that the real objective is to return women to second-class citizens,” said state Senator Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat and author of the new bill. “We will not abandon our sisters or their health care providers in Arizona or any other state.”




“She had the courage to put out the call to neighboring states to support Arizona doctors and patients, and that’s what we are responding to,” state Sen. Nancy Skinner, bill author and caucus chair, said of Mayes.




State Senator Nancy Skinner authored the bill, adding she couldn’t have written it without support. She thanked Arizona Attorney General Kris Mays, “because she had the courage to put out the call to neighboring states to support Arizona doctors and patients, and that's what we are responding to,” Skinner said at the press event Wednesday.




Skinner said the measure includes provisions to ensure California will protect the privacy of any Arizona medical professionals who travel here for work. 




Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Oakland) also said there are legal protections for women and physicians. "California will protect the privacy of any Arizona medical professionals that come here under this law, so it's built in," she said.




Top California leaders introduced a plan Wednesday to expand abortion access for Arizonans coming across the border, including opening doors to out-of-state doctors.