California Senate Passes Bill to Kill Babies in Abortions
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California Senate Passes Bill to Kill Babies in Abortions

The California Senate quickly passed a radical pro-abortion bill Monday that would create an explicit state constitutional right to abort unborn babies.

Fox News reports that lawmakers voted 29-7 to approve the proposed amendment and sent it to the state assembly for consideration.

State Senate pro-Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, introduced the proposal earlier this month in response to the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade this summer.

Her bill, 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, including their fundamental right to choose an abortion.” and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives.”

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ACTION ALERT: Contact members of the California Assembly and urge opposition to the bill.

The proposed amendment is to be passed by the legislature by a two-thirds majority by the end of June, so voters can have it decided in November.

Pro-life advocates urged lawmakers to reject the dangerous proposal, saying it would harm women and babies.

Among them was Kellee Bradford, a pro-life lawyer who had had five abortions as a young woman. At a meeting of the state’s judiciary committee on June 14, Bradford told lawmakers that the abortion facility was lying to her. Even though she wanted to be a mother, she felt no one would support her.

“I felt pushed and obliged to have the abortion because I had no support,” she said. “Facing an unplanned pregnancy is terrifying. I was lied to about what abortion is.’ so if you talk to an abortion consultant, they’ll sell it to you…

Abortion is so common and so openly promoted in California that many women don’t know where to turn for support if they want to keep their baby, Bradford said.

“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.”

But Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the U.S., praised lawmakers’ action on Monday.

“We look forward to working with California Assembly leaders and members to ensure #SCA10 moves quickly so that California voters can reaffirm their overwhelming support for abortion care and contraception, and California’s values of access and equality,” Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California responded on Twitter.

California already has very few limits on abortion, and Democrat state leaders are working on expanding the killing of unborn babies even more.

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to spend an additional $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 that are expected to outlaw killing unborn babies in abortions if Roe is destroyed.

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.

ACTION ALERT: Contact members of the California Assembly and urge opposition to the bill.