California Governor Releases Pro-Abortion Ad Showing Women Arrested for Leaving Alabama

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) released an ad showing young women attempting to leave Alabama for an abortion.

The young women pass a sign for the state line before a police officer pulls them over.

“We’re almost there. You’re gonna make it,” one woman says.

“Trump Republicans want to criminalize young Alabama women who travel for reproductive care,” the narrator of the video says. “Stop them by taking action.”

The police officer tells the driver, “Miss, I’m gonna need you to step out of the vehicle, take a pregnancy test.”

The woman is then arrested.

Newsom shared the video on X, writing, “Alabama’s abortion ban has no exceptions for rape or incest. Now, Republicans are trying to criminalize young women’s travel to receive abortion care. We cannot let them get away with this.”

The state of Alabama has a total abortion ban.

In March, the Alabama House introduced a bill that would make assisting minors seeking an abortion a Class A misdemeanor.

“This bill would provide that it is a Class A misdemeanor for any person, with the intent to conceal an abortion from a minor’s parents or guardian, to harbor or transport a minor girl and obtain, or aid and abet her in obtaining, an abortion or abortion-inducing drug,” the bill’s text reads.

In 2022, Newsom’s reelection campaign set up billboards in seven other states advertising abortion tourism to the Golden State.

Some of the billboards included a passage from the New Testament: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).

In response to the billboards, the pro-life group California Family Alliance released a video titled “This Is Your Neighbor” featuring Gavin Newsom and an unborn child.

California Family Alliance pointed to Newsom’s use of scripture as particularly frustrating, saying, “As a deeply perverted justification advertising abortion, Newsom corrupts the words of Jesus in Mark 12:31, posting ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these’ on billboards in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

The video depicts images of babies in the womb before saying, “Governor Newsom, this is your neighbor.”