The city of San Francisco no longer will do business with 22 states that have “restrictive” anti-abortion laws under a new ordinance that was implemented Wednesday.
The Board of Supervisors passed the ordinance in July. It applies both to the city and county of San Francisco. San Francisco previously passed an ordinance prohibiting business in states that have what it considers anti-LGBT laws. “Every day in this country, women’s reproductive rights are threatened, and we have to fight back,” Mayor London N. Breed said. “Just as we restricted spending with states that have laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people, we are standing up against states that put women’s health at risk and that are actively working to limit reproductive freedoms.” The ordinance, he added, sends “a clear message to states that disregard the right to abortion.” It prohibits city-funded […]