Newsom Says Cox Is One Of ‘Most Extreme’ Gubernatorial Candidates In Decades
Republican John Cox opposes all abortions, including in cases of rape or incest, and has been endorsed by the California ProLife Council. The issue is heating up in state races as Roe v. Wade is thrust into the spotlight on a national level.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Gavin Newsom Calls John Cox ‘Extreme’ For Opposing All Abortions
Democrat Gavin Newsom called Republican rival John Cox one of the “most extreme” gubernatorial candidates in decades on the issue of abortion rights as Newsom accepted the endorsement of two pro-choice groups Thursday. Pro-choice advocates are trying to make abortion rights an issue in the November election as the Senate prepares to consider President Trump’s nomination of appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Garofoli, 7/19)
Meanwhile The New York Times looks at the difference between getting an abortion in California versus Mississippi —
The New York Times:
What It Takes To Get An Abortion In The Most Restrictive State In The U.S.
With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Democrats and abortion rights groups have warned of a threat to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Already, American women face increasingly different paths to getting an abortion, depending on their state. “It doesn’t make a difference if it’s legal if it’s inaccessible,” said Diane Derzis, owner of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. “And it’s definitely inaccessible to many people.” (Carlsen, Ngu and Simon, 7/20)