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A bill sponsored by Planned Parenthood that criminalizes the distribution of recordings of conversations with abortion providers is now law in California.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1671 into law, making it illegal for journalists to distribute audio or video recordings of healthcare providers without their consent.
As the Los Angeles Times reports, Planned Parenthood pushed the bill through the legislature even though it is already illegal to make these types of recordings without authorization in California. The abortion business argued that further punishment was needed for distributing the materials.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: xuenchen
When people complain about government surveillance the response is often, "If you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide".
But when people conduct surveillance on government agencies, it is against the law?
Who watches the watchers when it is made illegal to do so?
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
a reply to: DBCowboy
Does this have to pass Senate & House as well...?
I ask that because if it does there is no way a Rep controlled Congress will let his pass.
One of the last good reasons to have a Rep controlled panel, in my opinion.