Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 49th lieutenant governor of California from 2011 to 2019 and as the 42nd mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011.
California women lawmakers and elected officials decried the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade during a Zoom call Friday and vowed to make the state a "safe haven" for people who give birth, while at a later news conference Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta said the state would do more than its fair share in helping pregnant people who need abortion services.The 6-3 decision issued June 24, in Dobbs v.
Jackson Women's Health Organization, was a case in which an abortion clinic challenged a new law in Mississippi that banned abortion at any time after 15 weeks, unless there is a medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality.
It overturns 50 years of precedent established by Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a federal right to an abortion.The decision now leaves access to abortion up to the individual states.