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Governor Signs Into Law Legislation From Santa Barbara County State Senator To Reduce Harassment Of Women At Health Care Facilities

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:15am

The governor signed into law a bill from a Santa Barbara County State Senator intended to reduce harassment, and intimidation of women seeking services at medical facilities which perform abortions.

Democratic Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara authored SB 340, which makes permanent the Reproductive Rights Law Enforcement Act.

It requires the State Attorney General’s office to gather information on anti-reproductive rights crimes, to assess the effectiveness of current laws, and set the stage for improving them.

The new law takes effect January 1st.

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