LA County Bans Alabama Travel Over Abortion Ban

The Birmingham News reports:

Los Angeles County has instituted a one-year travel restriction to Alabama in response to the state’s new restrictive abortion law.

HB 314 makes it a felony for doctors in Alabama to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, author of the travel measure, said the bill is nothing more than an “attack on reproductive rights and economic justice.”

The ban covers all LA County employees traveling to Alabama for official business, with exceptions for emergency response training or other legally-required trips.