California legislature approves constitutional amendment for abortions up to birth

California legislature approves constitutional amendment for abortions up to birth

Californians will vote in November on a measure to enshrine in their state constitution the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby for any reason until birth.

On Monday, the state assembly voted 58-16 in favor of the Senate’s pro-abortion constitutional amendment (SCA 10). The amendment was passed by the state Senate earlier this month and will be considered by voters on Nov. 8.

Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, described the amendment as “barbaric” and said it would allow unborn babies to be aborted during all nine months of pregnancy.

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“SCA 10 is extreme, even for a state like California,” Keller said. “Many people who identify as pro-choice still reject the idea of ​​abortions ending the lives of viable children late in pregnancy.”

Sponsored by state Senate pro-Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, State Senate Constitutional Amendment 10 would add wording to the California Constitution: “The state shall not deny or impede an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions; it includes their fundamental right to choose abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.”

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Pro-abortion lawmakers avoided questions Monday about the amendment allowing viable, late-term unborn babies to be aborted for any reason.

According to Cal Matters, MP Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, asked if the amendment would end the current state limit on late abortions and allow unborn babies to be aborted for any reason “until the time of birth.”

He never got a direct answer. State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon paused and promised to answer the question in his closing statement, but according to the California Family Council, he never did.

Sabrina Cervantes, D-Corona, member of the state assembly, did not answer Kiley’s question but replied, “This bill ensures that all Californians enjoy reproductive freedoms and can make these decisions themselves.”

Pro-life advocates have spoken out against the amendment at legislative committee meetings, urging voters to reject it in November.

Last week, Kellee Bradford, who had had five abortions as a young woman, told a Senate Judiciary Committee that abortion is so common and so openly promoted in California that many women don’t know where to turn for support if they want their babies. To keep. †

“Abortion is not health care. It has broken millions of women and me remorseful, ashamed, depressed, and some even suicidal,” she told lawmakers. “It’s a temporary solution to a much bigger problem. … SCA 10 is going to make the problem worse.”

Others speaking out against the proposal include the California Family Council and California Catholic Conference. They warned that the amendment is so extreme that unborn babies can be aborted right up to birth.

“The sad reality is that California already has some of the most compliant abortion laws and services in the nation,” Catholic state bishops said in a statement against the bill. “And by providing comprehensive funding for abortion services without any corresponding equitable funding for pregnant women and mothers, the state is exercising a destructive, coercive power in favor of ending innocent lives.”

California already has very few limits on abortion, and Democrat state leaders are working on expanding the killing of unborn babies even more. It has the largest number of abortion facilities in the country at 168; New York ranks second with 89, according to a new ANSIRH study.

Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to spend another $145 million this year on abortions. The money would be used to fund elective abortions for women whose insurance does not cover it, government promotion of abortion, travel and lodging expenses for women who must travel for abortions and incentives for medical students to become abortion doctors.

The money can go a long way toward helping mothers and babies in need, such as expanding prenatal and other basic medical care that helps reduce infant and maternal mortality, financial and housing assistance, education, counseling, and more. But the California leader wants to use it for abortions instead.

Newsom said abortion is one of California’s “values” and that he will “fight like hell” to “protect” it. He also wants California to become an abortion destination for women in states expected to ban the killing of unborn babies in abortions now that Roe v. Wade has been quashed.

Newsom lawmakers and Democrats are also working closely with the abortion industry to expand abortion in other ways. California has for years forced taxpayers to pay for elective abortions, and young girls can have abortions without their parent’s knowledge or consent. A new law that goes into effect next year will force all public colleges and universities to practice abortions on campus.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, abortion facilities in California reported 132,680 abortions in 2017.