Abortion rights groups say California lawmakers must stay ‘nimble’ ahead of anticipated challenges

May 5, 2023

Hovis said two highlights of the 17 bill package for her are Senate Bill 345 and Senate Bill 36, both authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D–Berkeley). SB 345 would protect any California doctor providing telehealth to patients that are outside the state and SB 36 would make it illegal for bail agents to come into California and arrest people based on another state’s laws against abortion or gender-affirming care. 

“We've had to acknowledge the severity and just how extreme and horrifying other states are as far as what they're willing to threaten people with criminally and respond to that,” Hovis said. “And [SB 36] is a reaction to that.”


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