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Newsom calls out Alabama IVF ruling as part of ‘war on women’

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) criticized Alabama for a recent ruling that frozen embryos and fertilized eggs should be considered human beings under the law, leading to what he called a “war on women.” He insisted that it would only increase.

“This is a serious threat,” Newsom said, referring to Alabama’s decision in a preview video shared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Saturday.

“The United States Supreme Court has once again changed the tone and tenor of the debates we are having today,” Newsom said in a video posted Saturday from NBC’s “Meet the Press,” referring to Roe’s reversal. “I’m worried that I’ll make a decision,” he said. v. Wade, 2022, overturning the federal right to abortion. “Again, this is not just a war on travel. It’s not just a war on reproductive health. This is also a war on women more broadly, including contraceptives as we know them. .”

California’s governor also reiterated his own comments Friday, claiming the Republican Party’s stance on abortion gives rapists “more rights” than families.

“Apparently, what the Republicans are saying is that rapists have more right to have babies than families who are desperately trying to get the privileges that you and I had as fathers and parents.” Newsom said in an interview Friday. Appears on CNN’s “The Lead” with anchor Jake Tapper.

His Republican criticism comes after an Alabama court ruled Monday that the state’s wrongful death law “applies to all unborn children, regardless of their location.” .

The decision prompted some medical facilities in the state to immediately halt in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.

Former President Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) also voiced opposition to the ruling this week. The former president, currently the Republican front-runner in the White House race, called on state lawmakers to protect in vitro fertilization. Graham predicted in a Fox News interview Saturday that the sentence would be “revised.”

But Newsom said, “They’re not serious.” Instead, the governor said in an interview that both sides support a nationwide 16-week abortion ban and are therefore complicit in the war.

“He will sign a national ban,” Newsom said of Trump. “Would you like to understand the outline of this debate that will take place over the next nine months, ironically nine months between now and November, and the consequences if Democrats are not successful in re-electing Biden?”

“Think about the fact that he said that part out loud,” he added in the interview, which will air in full on Sunday.

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