The following comes from an April 19 email from one of our readers:
On February 27, Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez introduced a new Planned Parenthood-promoted bill AB 1177 to repeal the requirement that primary care clinics must have a transfer agreement with a nearby hospital.
A “transfer agreement” is a commitment by a hospital and its staff to treat patients who suffer serious complications or medical crises in a “primary care clinic” which is not staffed or equipped to provide such possibly live-saving care. Many women in California have suffered serious and even fatal complications from botched abortions done in Planned Parenthood and other abortion offices (see here, here, here, here and here).
This Planned Parenthood bill would eliminate the problem that Planned Parenthood is now having in El Centro in getting a “transfer agreement” with the El Centro City-owned El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) for Planned Parenthood’s new abortion chamber in El Centro.
This Planned Parenthood bill is scheduled for a hearing in the California Assembly Health Committee on this Tuesday, April 21, in Room 4202 in the State Capitol.
The hearing starts at 1:30 pm, with 30 bills on the agenda, with AB 1177 being 24th on the Agenda. However, like many “controversial bills” it might not be taken up in order. See the Agenda: hearings.
See the Health Committee Analysis of AB 1177 here.
The sponsors, supporters, promoters of AB 1177 are listed there:
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
California Family Health Council
California Primary Care Association
Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles County
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, & San Luis Obispo
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
5 of the 7 organizations listed are Planned Parenthood named organizations. The other two are also Planned Parenthood controlled.
The only opposition listed is:
California Chapter of the American College of Emergency
Physicians (unless amended)
California Right to Life Committee, Inc.
The text and authors of this bill can be seen here.
AB 1177 looks like Planned Parenthood’s “final solution” to the hospital transfer problem they now face in El Centro — and might face in some other conservative areas of the state where they might want to open more abortion-committing “offices” — without having to seek any hospital transfer agreement.