Liberal Gov. Jerry Brown Vetos Pro-Abortion, Anti-Religious Freedom Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that critics say would have curbed the rights of pro-life religious groups regarding employment and hiring practices over abortion.Passed earlier this year, Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers, including most religious ones, from taking punitive action against an employee or from hiring a possible employee over having an abortion.

Although staunchly pro-choice, Governor Brown opted to veto AB 569, explaining in a memo sent back to the legislation on Sunday that he felt the measure was too overreaching.”

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