San Francisco, California. The mayor of San Francisco, Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Vallie Brown, have announced the city is blacklisting 22 states due to their pro-life laws.
The blacklist includes travel restrictions to those states. Also the city will not enter into any new contracts with companies headquartered in any of the 22 states … Nine of the states were already on the city’s banned list based on LGBTQ laws that the city deemed to be discriminatory in July.
The ban is set to go into effect on Jan. 1, and now includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. California had already blacklisted Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas.
However, according to the site Life News , the resolution also could be a PR tactic to attract businesses outside the state, said John Gerardi, executive director of Right to Life of Central California.
“A lot of California’s wokeness is in a way that seems to benefit massive corporations,” Gerardi told The Daily Signal. “San Francisco is riding the coattails of that mindset.”
Gerardi said California uses what officials consider progressive laws to keep some large corporations in the state despite high taxes. Taking a dramatic stance for abortion could attract left-leaning corporations, he said.
Gerardi said the new resolution “feels silly,” especially considering San Francisco’s business ties to China.
One example: A group called ChinaSF works closely with San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development to bring Chinese companies to San Francisco and send San Franciscan companies to China.
“It’s pretty hypocritical that China is somehow less toxic in the eyes of the San Francisco City Council than Georgia,” Gerardi said.