Los Angeles County Votes to Ban Official Travel to Alabama in Response to Abortion Bill

(NBC Los Angeles) The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to prohibit official travel to Alabama for one year in response to that state’s recently approved abortion ban.

The motion, recommended by Supervisor Hilda Solis, makes exceptions for travel related to emergencies and other matters where the ban would seriously harm county interests.

“This challenge by Alabama and other states would overturn decades of precedent,” Solis said in a statement issued after the vote. “It is an attack not only confined to the residents of those states, but an act of aggression upon all of us. We must stand in solidarity and in opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and well-being of families at risk.”

The four members of the board present at the meeting, all women, voted in favor of the prohibition without comment.

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