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The blacklist could inflict financial pain on the 22 states that made the cut. San Francisco’s GDP is greater than most states on the list.

The city of San Francisco is about to hit anti-abortion states where it hurts.

Mayor London Breed and District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown announced the city will “fight back” against a wave of anti-abortion legislation around the country by forbidding city-funded travel or making new business deals with companies in any of the 22 states that currently have “restrictive abortion laws”. Starting in 2020, those states will be persona non grata to the city of San Francisco.

“Just as we restricted spending with states that have laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people, we are standing up against states that put women’s health at risk and that are actively working to limit reproductive freedoms,” Breed said.

Breed’s office is hopeful that other cities and states will follow San Francisco’s example, putting so much financial pressure on pro-life states that they may change their policies out of sheer financial necessity.

That announcement stirred a tsunami of social media backlash from conservatives and religious leaders.

San Francisco Going Anti-Spend on Pro-Life

The San Francisco blacklist, effective January 1 of next year, will include Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The first nine states have already been shuttered for business on account of their anti-LGBTQ laws and policies.

While most of the targeted states now ban abortion between 13 and 24 weeks, two have attempted to ban it throughout pregnancy, and five others at just six weeks.

Vallie Brown confirmed the announcement on her official Twitter account:

“If other cities and states follow San Francisco’s lead,” the mayor’s office added in a later statement, “the financial pressure might be enough to prompt policy changes.”

For now, however, pro-life advocates seem to be standing their ground, dismissing the announcement as a “desperate PR ploy” cobbled together by pro-choice activists.

“I don’t think [San Francisco’s government] has any real power with this boycott,” declared Terrisa Bukovinac, executive director of Pro-Life San Francisco. “It’s a PR tactic. This [resolution] is an attempt to fire up their base, but I don’t think that even they expect this to stand up to actual scrutiny in a courtroom.”

Meanwhile, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts accused San Francisco officials of needlessly worsening the partisan divide.

Faith Leaders React

While San Francisco stands firm in the face of conservative criticism, evangelists like Franklin Graham were quick to reach for Old Testament passages with which to criticize the move. On his Facebook page, Graham wrote:

“Progressive socialist leaders like Mayor Breed want everyone to swallow the lie that abortion is a woman’s right—even something to celebrate. But it’s not. Abortion is murdering a child in its mother’s womb. The Bible says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil …” (Isaiah 5:20). I’m thankful to God for the many states and individuals across this great land that are standing for life.”

The President of West Coast Baptist College, Paul Chappell, took to Twitter to decry the move:

But San Francisco has shown no signs of backing down. Because for Mayor Breed and city officials, the blacklist is a matter of principle: “By limiting travel and contracting with certain states, we are sending a clear message to states that disregard the right to abortion,” they insist.

Where do you stand? Is the city of San Francisco right to exert its significant financial influence in an effort to change policy around the country? Or could this be an example of the progressive movement overstepping its boundaries and causing unnecessary division in America?

52 comments

  1. Dave says:

    I hope this catches on. And using the old testament to subjugate women? I hope you are not wearing two different types of fabric at the same time. And how are your slaves doing?

    1. Frank says:

      Just because our society looks the other way doesn’t make it right. Abortion is killing no matter what the mother thinks. The same as gay, lesbian, open marriage, transgender relationship. You have a free choice, or do you??? We don’t set the rules…God does. I don’t, you don’t.

      1. Lionheart says:

        So, do I assume then Frank, that you are happy if we reintroduce slavery here in the USA, and also crushing people’s skulls with stones, both condoned by your god? Just asking!

        🦁❤️

  2. Randy Charles Ford says:

    I agree! As a citizen of the Great State of Alabama, I believe that people from San Francisco should avoid our State! We don’t want people who reject the Declaration of Independence here.

    In Alabama, most of us hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    No logic defines “creation” of a child to be at any time after, well, creation. Fertilization is hard to detect with current technology, but implantation is not. By that time, the child’s cells have divided many times, proving that they are alive.

    1. The Doctor says:

      So? Im going to try and explain this from a position that I think even you might be able to comprhend and using analogues that should highlight the flaw of your position.

      Do you feel organs, blood,etc are things that should be mandatory to donate? Do you think that a person who has both kidneys fail should be able to demand a good kidney from someone with 2 healthy ones because otherwise they will die?

      Because to think that an embryo, fetus, or the like has more claim to the body of the woman hosting it then she does is the same thing. Do you think if there is an accident and the choice is the life of the mother or life of the child, that it has to be the child by default that is saved? Because nature tells us otherwise because most species a mother will if a drought/famine comes abandon or in the case of predators even eat the child to try and survive at all cost. They do this because they can then maybe live to have many more children through the years.

      Considering we know that a child taht grows up lacking a parent tends to ahve a variety of mental health issues, its pretty clear it should probably always be the womans life saved by default in such an emergency.

      So let me be clear, unless you think organ donation and blood donation, hell even charity should be mandatory, then your having a clear double standard thinking pregnancy should be mandatory.

      Considering its actually good for our health especially in middle aged men to donate blood monthly, maybe that should be mandatory huh?

    2. Dr David Griffith says:

      Paul Chappell states, “California socialists continue to restrict freedoms in a spirit of ever expanding intolerance.” By taking away the right of the woman to choose abortion or not is NOT following what he states. I also wonder what is wrong with a socialist? Someone who cares for others and takes care of those in need. Isn’t that what a Christian is supposed to be doing? It seems that Christianity is not a religion of love and caring of others anymore.

  3. preacher richard h. says:

    Thank GOD I PRAY Alabama is at the TOP of the list. We are proud to report Al. has Banned all abortions, and have Threatened LIFE in Prison to any DR. or anyone else Murdering an unborn Baby. We are protecting the Lives of the Helpless children that are subject to dismemberment an ultimately murdered at the Whim of selfish an heartless creatures , Who ONLY Brought these sad circumstances on themselves , with the child paying the price.
    These routine scrape n dumps can be TOTALY AVOIDED by the Women who gets pregnant
    ROE v WADE will be revisited in the SUPREME COURT and WILL be overturned I predict after the 2020 Election of Pres. Trump.
    Then perhaps the country can get back to Morals n a Family life.
    amen

    1. The Doctor says:

      You are clearly insane. Just a humble opinion from someone not in a cult of fascism.

    2. Mai says:

      What about the sperm donor? Or are you just into punishing women for having sex? Typical patriarchal nonsense

      1. preacher richard h. says:

        The only time you SHOULD be DONATING SPERM, is when you are trying to have a BABY with your WIFE,
        Not having sex just for your lust, or Rubbing one out to calm your so called nerves,
        Abortion is murder Say NO to Selfish Sexual desires

        1. The Doctor says:

          Ah but being selfish is actually the core nature of all forms of life. We must always be first and foremost for ourselves. To do otherwise is to violate our biological imperative to survive and thrive before any other. This is the nature of life. First us, then our siblings, then our offspring and theirs. Because if we do not thrive, and perish, then reproduction is moot.

          Your idea of god might of been into self sacrifice and killing actual living born infants and drowning all life on the planet, some of us prefer being actually civil and not forcing a person to put others before themselves.

          Maybe blood and organ donations should be mandatory for all? What do you say preacher, you have 2 kidneys. two lungs, and a liver. Should a person in need of a kidney or half your liver be able to demand it because their need is greater then yours?

  4. Kathleen Baird says:

    If they want to forbid abortion in all circumstances, including a dangerous pregnancy that will result in a woman’s death if she continues the pregnancy, they are NOT ProLife, they are simply ProBirth.
    Those impregnated by rape or incest, women (frequently mothers who have children already as the previous pregnancies are the reason their bodies cannot take another pregnancy) who are endangered by a pregnancy have a right to choose. They also have the right to continue a difficult pregnancy if they wish. NO ONE should be able to choose for them
    And WHY is there so much focus on giving men the ability to have good sex with Viagra? The same effort does not seem to be there for research to provide women with reliable, available, affordable birth control. Does no one else see this connection, as I do?

    1. Randy Ford says:

      The states do not block medically necessary abortions.

      Women have as much choice as men in deciding on treatments for medical difficulties in having sex. Men are far more likely to not be able to have effective intercourse than women, so they need more access to solutions. Much of the time, it is the partner who drives the decision for the male to use pharmaceutical solutions.

      1. The Doctor says:

        You are very wrong, a number of those states have made any abortion a crime, and your spouting at best opinion when ti comes to saying the partner drives men to want to get a hard on. Most men in those red neck states tie their self worth to the ability to get it up.

  5. Dr. Daniel R. Thomas. Ph.D. D.D says:

    Three once was a man named Simon. He was very popular and rich. He saw two men of God bestowing great gifts upon others. Simon had to have this gift for himself. So he went to the men of God and offered them money so he could have his way.

    “Our +$12 billion budget should be spent on what we stand for and reflect our values. We will not fund states that harm women, trans men and non-binary people,” tweeted Brown.

    Brown’s values are to protect women by allowing their babies to be killed in the womb. God does not approve of thal abortion.

    Trans men and bob-sbinary people are a life style contrary to those who will inherit the kingdom of God.

    Simon was told of the consequences of his actions. As for Brown, well he too is using money to establish his own morality. Just know, that morality is not God’s morality.

    The Golden Rule has truly become “The one with the most gold makes the rules!”

    I do not say abortion is wrong. God does.

    I do not say that certain lifestyles will not inherit the kingdom of God. God does.

    God did however give all of us a choice: to obey or not to obey. God established the rules for obedience. Obey them and receive a reward. Disobey and receive a very different reward. The choice is clearly yours to make.

    Ref:

    Matthew 7:13-14 NASB
    “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. [14] For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    Acts 8:18-21 NASB
    Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, [19] saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” [20] But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! [21] You have no part or portion in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

    1. Lionheart says:

      We all know your gods morality. He is arguably the worst for killing babies, that were already born, due to his conflict with Pharaoh when it would have been better to just dispense with Pharaoh, or disable him for a few days, even blind him, but no, he decided to kill all the first born. Crazy!

      I won’t even go into the number of babies and pregnant women he must have drowned on the face of the earth in favor of the drunkard Noah and his family.

      That’s one very crazy deity you worship with a huge anger management issue. Who in their right mind would want to worship a maniacal god like that? He has major problems. Thank goodness he’s just a myth, along with all the other man made gods.

      🦁❤️

      1. The Doctor says:

        So ture, the abrahamic god makes a serial rapist like Zeus seem down right civil and moral by comparison.

    2. Alan J Meunier says:

      Good grief, the bible not only condones abortion but has explicit instructions on how to do it.

      1. JASON D BENDER says:

        Was wondering if someone was going to point this fact out.

      2. Michael says:

        please enlighten me on the translation (bible: i.e. JK, NIV etc.) chapter and verse? that backs up this statement.

      3. Reverend Dodd says:

        Alan, since you and Jason seem to hold this knowledge, would either of you care to share it with Michel and I?

        I have read the Bible through and don’t recall ever seeing this. Would love to look it up, for myself!

        1. Lionheart says:

          Yes I’d like to know that chapter and verse as well. I know god must have killed a lot of pregnant women when he drowned them during the flood, but as far as I’m aware that wasn’t really the best way for abortion, because that sort of killed them both, but then again, he sure does work in mysterious ways.

          Anyway, I digress, the chapter and verse would be good. It’s the sort of thing I would expect to be in there being as he’s very much into hurting people, like removing foreskins of baby boys, stoning, you know, that type of important thing gods tend to do when they are bored after they have labored building a universe. That’s got to be very tiring you know. There was no TV back in those days to amuse yourself, but what would he watch anyway, there was only him, plus he knows it all anyway.

          🦁♥️

        2. Anna Brown says:

          Michael & Rev. Dodd
          Numbers 5:11-31 also you may consider Exodus 21:22-25

          1. Reverend Dodd says:

            Thank you Anna! I will check them out.

          2. Reverend Dodd says:

            Anna, Thanks again! I just reread those verses and I see what you are saying.

            KJV is sometimes hard to follow, “the thigh to rot” is what must have thrown me. I compared it with other versions, that were much clearer in the translation.

          3. Michael says:

            Thank you for the passages
            Exodus 21:22-25
            is a pregnancy test to prove if the husband was just in his belief that his wife lay with another man.

          4. Michael says:

            thank you Anna
            Numbers 5:11-31
            is actually a pregnancy test to show if the husband is just in his thinking that his wife lay with another man.

      4. Loyal Kuhn says:

        Please post the explicit Book, Chapter, and Verse for those of us not privy to your information.

        1. Michael says:

          the following show that its a test for an promiscuous wife.
          same chapter and verse of the;
          ISV calls it: The Test for Marital Unfaithfulness
          ESV: A Test for Adultery
          CEV: A Suspicious Husband
          NIV: The Test for an Unfaithful Wife
          NASB: The Adultery Test
          NET Bible: The Jealousy Ordeal

  6. G Dobson says:

    “God’s” rules and opinions do not matter in our society. I think San Francisco is taking a bold stand. As an individual, I choose not to patronize Hobby Lobby, Chik-fil-a and others. A larger, heavier voice may have more impact. All people are equal. Discrimination in the name of any god has no place in America.

    1. Anna Brown says:

      R’amen!

  7. Marsha Bird says:

    This is a Free Country. Capitalism is a fact, and it works. I’m going to take my stand that California can do whatever it wishes, as other states may also do as they wish. We all have the ability to move where we want to live.
    I’ll also state that I believe this is a bit of a backwards move to cut off trade… California may find it’s economy may suffer more than the States they want to pressure.

  8. Tom B says:

    Respectfully…San Francisco has the right to do this under God…Lionheart is right…there is no God of anger, punishment and negativity; that is just religion trying to scare people…the true God/universe is love, and nothing else…Peace…Tom B

    1. preacher richard h. says:

      GOD is an Entity of LOVE but he ALSO HATES SIN an Punishes it with Death

  9. Michael says:

    it would seem that California has started a movement to ONLY do business with sodomites and murders, which seems to be a very bad stance to take in these times.
    i can only prey for those who set this in motion and ask God to enter their hearts and convict them that they mar step out of the darkness into the light.

  10. Reverend Dodd says:

    Personally, I feel these States should come together and Ban ALL financially support activities and resources in San Francisco. Let it hurt their pockets and show them that they have NO political power over us!

  11. JS Quinn says:

    “…a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave his angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice and invented hell – mouths mercy and invented hell – mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man’s acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness invites this poor, abused slave to worship him! . . .” from The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

  12. Charles Jordan says:

    How is this different from the case of a baker refusing a wedding cake for a same sex couple and then getting sued for his refusal? DOUBLE STANDARD!!! Difficult to have it both ways.

    1. Your neighbor says:

      Correct .
      So San Francisco is doing something similar as retaliation .
      The bakers in the southern states did it first . They started it .

  13. Lily LiketheFlower says:

    Don’t you think that the Mayor of San Francisco should really concentrate on the problems in their own backyard?? Lord knows a blacklist isn’t doing anyone there any good…

  14. Charles Morgan says:

    Forcing someone else to live by your religious beliefs is firmly against the Constitution of the United States.

  15. Beth says:

    God bless America! I love San Francisco!

  16. Samuel Ubani says:

    I appreciate this opinion and comment thread of this online community and ordination ministry > Green Africa Airways>

    Abortion Laws are essential at knowledge base, that mean to know and to tell. The point here is Abortion can be thought though upon on several reasons relating to Socio-economic and socio-cultural. that is money or livelihood can cause it, in short or I am not ready..

    other means of abortion is safer within 2 weeks to 4 months after conception.

  17. Loyal Kuhn says:

    Why does San Francisco consider itself “Holier Than Thou” in their stance concerning abortion? San Francisco is a pigsty with streets littered with used syringes, human feces, and puddles of human urine. San Francisco should stop people from publicly urinating and defecating in the streets, people using drugs publicly, clean up their city, and spend less energy on pointing a finger at other states.

  18. Robert Messmer says:

    Quote: ““Just as we restricted spending with states that have laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people, we are standing up against states that put women’s health at risk…” because we know that a city famous for having to have an app to avoid human feces is so concerned about women’s health. Have to wonder just how much of their taxpayers’ money these politicians are spending in all of the different states they are boycotting?

    1. Frank says:

      99.9% of the time it is not womens health, it’s a matter of convenience. It’s not a question of who should be saved, it’s I don’t want the baby. It’s not a question of rape or incest, it was a bad choice with consequences. Men need to be severely punished for rape, incest, for getting a girl pregnant outside of marriage. We need to be accountable for our actions and not blame others.

  19. Secretary3rd says:

    Remember the AIDS virus when it first came out back in 1978. When religious leaders told the world it was a plague against Gays and that doing research for a cure was going against God wishes. It did killed thousands of Gays and bisexuals. Funny thing about the AIDS virus is that not only Gays were getting it but many who were not Gay were dying off as well.
    Guess God saw the virus as a way of getting rid of sinners no matter what their lifestyle was.
    If God still rule the world it would have sway over all that man did. One thing the planet would not be turning brown as those forests disappear. The oceans would not be turning of a pH 7 on down toward a acidification ocean. The planet would not be getting warmer. If God still rule North Africa would still be green. As well as across North America.
    Man would still be plague with Small Pox.
    That is if God still rule.

    1. preacher richard h. says:

      GOD Gave dominion to the DEVIL he rules Earth looking for those he can use for his purposes, Global warming happens every 100k years or so then we fall into an Ice age after its a CYCLE of Nature Check the last 1 million year climate changes FYI Abortion is still Murder

      1. Lionheart says:

        “God Gave dominion to the DEVIL he rules Earth”

        That’s just an old tale from that old book, unless you can prove otherwise.

        🦁❤️

        1. preacher richard h. says:

          I do believe Your comments n Doubt of GOD says a lot to prove that very point I made.
          I have faith in the Witnesses n the Miracles they speak of that JESUS CHRIST allowed man to see at the time he was here. Only Faith in CHRIST will Allow you in GODS GRACE.
          Otherwise your bait and Fodder for Demons n Democrats .

          1. Lionheart says:

            Ahhh! Okay, got it! It’s the faith thing then that everyone uses that are involved with religion to convince them that they are worshipping the correct, one and only, god.

            I was thinking for a minute that you had concrete evidence to demonstrate that your god was real.

            🦁❤️

          2. preacher richard h. says:

            JESUS CHRIST an Hundreds of witnesses documenting his life death n resurrection. an countless other miracles
            Just because he was here 2000 years ago doesn’t make all those who lived then wrong.
            So yes look around you. We have the proof. Eye witness testimonials .Praise Jesus.
            Also You are being blinded by doubt, a gift of the devil.
            Unless you except Jesus an his Gift of the HOLY SPIRIT you CANT Experience GODS Existence . it is impossible. I’ll pray you find your way to him, He is Waiting. amen

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