‘These are dark days’: Gov. Gavin Newsom signs laws protecting abortion rights in California
Gavin Newsom at a campaign event at Long Beach City College on Sept. 13, 2021, in Long Beach, Calif.. - TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a pair of laws aimed at protecting reproductive health care in California, calling them urgent measures ahead of a new challenge to abortion rights that’s expected to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court. Newsom signed the laws during an online discussion with leaders from Planned Parenthood and abortion rights advocate NARAL. California in recent years has expanded access to abortion and sexual health care, but Newsom argued that those right are in jeopardy following a new Texas law that effectively bans most abortions and a Mississip...