Governors Brown, Inslee, And Newsom Join Pact To Protect Reproductive Rights

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks on Nov. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (Cathy Cheney/Portland Business Journal via AP, Pool, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The governors of California, Washington and Oregon are vowing to protect reproductive rights and help women who travel to the West Coast seeking abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are Democrats.

They said they would work together to defend patients and medical professionals providing reproductive health care.

The liberal West Coast states anticipate an influx of people seeking abortions, especially as neighboring conservative states move to outlaw or greatly restrict the procedure.

The high court announced its stunning decision Friday that ended 50 years of constitutionally protected abortion.



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