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West Hollywood Officials Join #StopTheBans Protests After Denouncing Anti-Abortion Laws

Protesters in West Hollywood held signs and cheered during the #StopTheBans rally.
Protesters in West Hollywood held signs and cheered during the #StopTheBans rally.
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As #StoptheBans protests supporting reproductive health took place across the country, West Hollywood officials went a step further and voted to condemn anti-abortion legislation in states like Alabama and Georgia. 

West Hollywood is known for its progressive actions — officials there were the first in Southern California to declare it a sanctuary city for immigrants.

And they’ve just added another first. Officials say it was the first city in the nation to pass a resolution suspending business travel to states with restrictive abortion laws. They’ll also implement financial sanctions against businesses based in those states.