The following comes from an August 28 story in Time Magazine.
Leave it to California to buck a national trend. As states across the U.S. enact new laws restricting abortion, Golden State lawmakers are on the cusp of passing legislation that could greatly expand access to the procedure by allowing nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and certified nurse midwives to perform first-trimester abortions. The bill passed the state senate Monday and is expected to be approved by the California assembly this week.
Pro-life groups say the new law could put women’s health at risk, though a recently published study found abortions administered by these professionals, known as advanced-practice clinicians, are as safe as those performed by physicians. Supporters used that study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, to help secure the bill’s passage. (Four other states — Oregon, Montana, Vermont and New Hampshire — already allow advance-practice clinicians to provide abortions or do not explicitly ban them from doing so.) Pro-choice groups, meanwhile, are heralding advancement of the California bill as an increasingly rare victory in the effort to make abortion easier to access.
The state would seem to have little need to broaden abortion access. California has more than 500 abortion providers, according to the reproductive-rights organization the Guttmacher Institute and nearly 30% of all abortion providers in the U.S. were located there in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. The abortion rate in the state that year was 27.6 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, 40% higher than the national average.
But those statistics don’t accurately reflect access to abortion in California, says Tracy Weitz, director of UCSF’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health program and lead author of the nonphysician abortion study. About half of all abortion providers in the state are hospitals that only offer the procedure in cases where fetuses have abnormalities or a mother’s health or life is at risk. Excluding these facilities, nearly half of the state’s counties currently have no abortion provider.
….If California legislators pass the bill to allow advanced-practice clinicians to perform first-trimester abortions, many are poised to step in. Some already have. In order to conduct the study on the safety of nonphysician abortions, Weitz and her fellow researchers were granted a waiver from the state allowing clinicians to perform the procedures. Working at Planned Parenthood locations and facilities in the Kaiser Permanente health system in Northern California, the clinicians were trained to provide abortions and the researchers designed a study to measure complication rates.
Of the 11,487 abortions provided between 2007 and 2011 included in the study, which was published in January in the American Journal of Public Health, 1.3% had complications. The rate of complication for advanced-practice clinicians was 1.8%; for physicians, it was 0.9%, which the study authors wrote was “clinically equivalent.” (Just six abortions in the entire study had complications that required hospital-based care.)
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Lord change their heartened hearts before more innocent life is destroyed. Give them a heart of conversion and may they carry their cross as a sign of true repentance.
Lord the cross is heavy, we remember……
Lord the bruises are many, we remember….
Lord innocent blood shattered to wash out our sins….we remember…..
Lord forgive those who have forgotten. Forgive me as well for standing by in a moment of hopelessness and not have done enough.
On demand ? How about we play the stupid game for a minute ? What if the on demand protesters would be aborted by there mothers at any age with the on demand sign in there hand ? Would that be considered “Choice”.
California is a one-party dictatorship. The first commandment of the democrat party is “thou shalt not inhibit abortion any time, anywhere, and for any reason”… There are no immediate prospects that this regrettable state of affairs will soon change. Every new wave of immigrants seems to solidify the grip the democrats have on the electorate. The trend line is inexorably headed in the wrong direction. The once Golden State is tarnished beyond recognition. First trimester abortions by nurses and other non-physicians. What next? Abortions by neighborhood curanderas? Why not barbers and masseuses?
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this!!!!! I thought it was a joke until I read it. Only a very SICK mind could think something up like this!!! Speechless!!
Another reason to hope for the destruction of the Left
Abortion is the most vile activity this nation endorses…it is truly demonic…the heresy of modernism sails along on the coattails of this spiritual crime…
yup, gotta agree…I used to stand in front of the “death mills” and picket and pray…i was pelted with lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and the like…why would a person(s), get so so angry at another person, who peacefully demonstrates to end this horror and encourage other’s to rethink this gravely sinful act?
If you could get the information, chances are you would find that they have aborted their own children!
How Long Oh” Lord How Long?
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Those in the Bro-Choice Movement must be ecstatic over the possibilities here.
They won’t be shouting so loud or looking so good when God “aborts” them. I can imagine what their children will think of them if, I say if, they reach old age, when they will surly get what they reaped. Remember people, “What goes around comes around.” If your child is just too inconvenient for you to have it now, so you kill it, later who will be left to defend you when you become “inconvenient”? Yes, siree, no one gets away with anything, they just think they do for a time.
And most abortions are done out of convenience.
If only California voters could see and hear the pro-abortion legislators when they speak in their respective assemblies. These legislators, all Democrats by the way, exhibit a blood-lust for abortion. They are in the pockets of Planned Parenthood primarily, and the sodomite lobby (which slobbers all over Planned Parenthood). The leader of the California Assembly is “gay”, and was honored in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament upon his inauguration. The leader of the Majority (Democrat) in the Assembly is an avowed lesbian, and former manager of an abortion clinic. She was in the Cathedral for the same event. The chairman of the Budget Committee, a former rabbinical student, is just as “proud” as he can be also. There are many other pro-abortion/pro-gay legislators, and in fact, all Democrats have to be pro-abortion or they don’t make the cut at lower levels of their government careers.
Many years ago I had a small book written by the late Fr. John O’Connor, a good priest demonized by the sodomites. The book, a paperback, was blue and white on the cover. I can’t remember the title, but one line in the book has never left me. It is that Satan loves the souls of aborted babies. Can anyone tell me the name of that book? I cannot locate it anywhere.
Hell’s War Against Our Children by Fr.John O’Connor, who was also the priest and close friend of GkChesterton and the basis of Fr. Brown mysteries.
Here’s where to order…https://canisiusbooks.com/books/hw.htm
oops. Wrong Fr. O’Connor. He’s the only one I knew. I googled the name and there’s an American Fr. John O’Connor and wow does he sound interesting. I’m going to read more about what he had to say. I’m not even sure that was the book you were looking for, Laurette, but he wrote lots of them and I’m sure Canisius books will have more. Good luck. And thanks for making us aware of him! (If indeed it is the he you were looking for. haha)
I’m sure this has been listed here before, but FYI, here’s a list of businesses that support and promote Family Planning and Abortion.
I was really surprised to see Bisquick…don’t they know they’re helping destroy their consumer base? What on earth do these businesses profit by supporting the death of innocent babies?
The book is …..Hell’s War Against Our Children. You may find it on Amazon.com If you google Fr John O’Connor many links will come up. Hope this helps you.
Dana and Sandy S.,
Thanks so much for your leads on Fr. John O’Connor. After seeing the book cover of Hell’s War Against Our Children, I am absolutely sure this is the right book and am sending for it.
I think I had trouble in the past because John O’Connor is not an unusual name. This Fr. O’Connor, the Dominican, was a great priest and he did suffer greatly because the onslaught of sodomites into the Catholic Church. I corresponded with him for a number of years. He would drive and record audio tapes for his friends and mail them because he was fearful of using the phone. His detractors finally figured they would marginalize him by accusing him of being unstable. Well, they can say that about all of us who fight against abortion and sodomy. It is hard to find much of Fr. O’Connor’s work any more. For a sample of Fr. O’Connor, go to Youtube and search for “Fr. John O’Connor the Reign of the Anti-Christ”. There are a number of videos shown.
I ordered it too, Laurette, from a little publisher in Canada. He sounds like a mystic or at least someone able to see ‘the whole picture’ as it were. Thanks again for the heads up.