GOP OK Gov Bans State Travel To CA Over Abortion

The Oklahoman reports:

Gov. Kevin Stitt is giving California a taste of its own medicine. Citing “Oklahoma’s pro-life stance,” Stitt on Thursday signed an executive order banning all nonessential state-funded travel to California.

The move comes after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in October banned city-funded travel to 22 states, including Oklahoma, that city officials say have “restrictive abortion laws.” The ban that also prevents the city from contracting with businesses in those states took effect Jan. 1.

Stitt’s executive order also comes almost two years after Golden State leaders banned state travel to Oklahoma because of a policy they consider discriminatory toward LGBT people.

On his first day in office in January 2019, Stitt declared that the mission of his office would be to “bring people to Jesus.”