The local government of the city of San Francisco is processing a municipal regulation that will prohibit public employees from traveling to states that have passed pro-life laws.
City representatives voted unanimously that municipal employees traveling on the city’s account will not be able to travel to the states of Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama, which passed laws restricting abortion this year, according to the independent pro-life organization LifeNews.
Boycott of life’s defenders
This measure, which will be complemented by a boycott of companies in those states—the local government will be prohibited from signing contracts—still needs to be voted on again before it is presented to the mayor for signature.
San Francisco supervisor Vallie Brown explained in introducing the measure that the goal is not to allow taxpayers’ money to support policies she disagrees with, according to the pro-life organization.
Los Angeles politicians and the California Legislature enacted similar travel bans to pro-life states earlier this year, Life News reported.
The prohibition applies to all Los Angeles County employees who travel to one of these states on official business.
The measure provides for certain exceptions in cases of “emergency response, training or assistance, or other matters required by law, where failure to authorize such travel would seriously harm the interests of the county.”
In 2018, California passed a law banning state-sponsored travel to states that have not implemented the gender laws promoted by the LGTBI lobby.
The Democratic state of California thus restricts publicly funded travel to Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas, Courthouse News reported.
Waskon, a municipality in the state of Texas, promoted the implementation of pro-life measures by declaring itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.”
The mayor of Mineral Wells, Texas, also tried but was forced to back down after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened to file a million-dollar lawsuit, according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
In New Mexico, Roswell City leaders passed a pro-life resolution in March in reaction to a radical state bill that extended the law’s timelines to allow late abortions.
In May, Riverton City Council in Utah declared the city a “sanctuary for the unborn.”
In June, the Utah County Commission unanimously passed a resolution supporting protections for unborn babies.
Then, in July, the council in Highland, Utah, passed a similar pro-life resolution.
In New York State, Batavia City leaders and Putnam County legislators also passed measures condemning their state’s radical new pro-abortion law and supporting protections for the unborn.