The following comes from an April 13 California Family Alliance article by Lori Arnold:
California’s grisly abortion industry is in the midst of a government-sponsored boon. In 2013, the state waived safety regulations for abortion clinics (AB 980) and reduced the medical standards required to perform abortions by allowing certain nurses to do the surgeries (AB 154). And last year, the California Department of Health cut all medical reimbursements by 10 percent while increasing taxpayer funding of abortions providers by 40 percent.
But abortion profiteers like Planned Parenthood and NARAL are still not content with state taxpayers as their sugar daddy. They are now pushing new discriminatory regulations that would force local Pregnancy Care Centers and Clinics (or PCCs, which provide free and confidential support services to pregnant mothers) to advertise and promote chemical and surgical abortions.
Under the provisions of AB 775 (Chiu, D-San Francisco), Pregnancy Care Centers that provide medical services such as ultrasounds would be required to refer all clients to Medi-Cal programs that provide free abortions. In addition, any non-medical centers that offer free counseling, pregnancy support, and parenting classes would be required to post signage stating they are “not licensed facilities.” Both types of care clinics would also be coerced to include such statements in all advertising.
AB 775 had its first hearing on Tuesday, April 14 in the Assembly Health Committee.
CareNet, one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America, strongly opposes the legislation. In a statement on its website, Eve Marie Barner Gleason, director of Center Best Practices, said the measure is clearly biased in its approach.
“The abortion industry in California has a problem,” she said. “They have already ensured a steady income stream by getting abortion funded by taxpayers through Medi-Cal. But some women choose to seek information and assistance in making a pregnancy decision at centers where they receive accurate information about abortion risks and are empowered to choose life. They see every choice for life as money lost.”
Market share is undoubtedly a primary motivation for AB 775. But sadly, it goes even beyond money.
Much like militant atheists or gay-rights absolutists, the pro-abortion movement will not be satisfied until it silences all opposition to its cause.
Unfortunately, if approved, AB 755 will become a dangerously powerful tool in the anti-life arsenal. As CareNet’s Gleason told her member operators, “You pay for your advertising. Now, they want you to pay for theirs too.”
It’s a choice, unless you’re the one being killed.
That;s right Sarah, this selfish way of thinking only thinks of self but neglects to consider the feelings of the unborn, who has to be killed off for their choice.
This is life…..many people are selfish. They are willing to commit murder for their freedom to choose. But the unborn, who is also a human beings, who should be protected isn’t in this country. Sad…..
“Catholic” politicians who enact legislation to provide abortions and make it easier for abortionists to kill babies should be excommunicated. What is wrong with our California bishops? I appears that maybe they approve of abortions. Is there another explanation?
This is horrible. When will we be able to sneak in laws in our prolife favor? Geeze we constantly have to be on guard to protest these irrational props. These imposed laws that try to sneak their way in violate our freedom and rights. It looks like anything goes in evil politicians liberal California. God help us.
In Nazi Germany, the law stated that all Jews must wear a yellow star on their person to indicate their religion.
Must crisis pregnancy centers post a similar star on their premises to indicate that they believe the unborn have rights?
Will abortion centers post signs indicating where women can go to receive life-affirming counseling and help? Doubtful.
Any young woman can google abortion information at the touch of her cellphone. So, what is this legislation all about? It is about intimidation by the abortion industry who loses “business” when compassion is shown to their would-be customers. Get over it, CA legislators. Do what is right for the women of our state and don’t fall for the bloody lies of the abortion industy.
Bravo. I agree. We need to empower women with truth. We need to show these women that their baby is human, it deserves a chance at life. We need to show them a better way. The truth in Jesus. The men who impregnate these women need to stand up to the plate and help protect their women by choosing to be chaste. To not treat their women like whores. Women need to know that they are beautiful in God’s plan for them, and that their children and their body deserve respect. How many prostitudes have had abortions. Many. If men didnt use them for their pleasures, if one man took the time to tell them “stop what you are doing, you are better than this” , even if it saved one baby and one woman from having an abortion, we have won alot. One by one, then it will make the numbers of choosing life, much greater.