The following comes from a July 1 posting of Inside the Capitol.

California’s legislature continues its anti-life parade this week with more hearings on three bills that devalue the intrinsic, sacred nature of humanity.

As we’ve anticipated for two weeks, the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday will hear AB 154 (Atkins, D-San Diego), the proposed law that will expand abortion access by allowing physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives to perform the invasive procedures; AB 980 (Pan, D-Sacramento), which will redefine abortions as non-surgical while also decreasing the building code requirements for those clinics; and AB 714 (Bonilla, D-Concord), which allocates $1 million in taxpayer money to fund embryonic stem cell research for spinal cord injuries.

A fourth bill, AB 926 (Bonilla, D-Concord), which would pay women of reproductive age to “donate” their eggs for research, is awaiting a floor vote on the Senate at any time. The full Senate is also poised to vote on AB 1266 (Ammiano, D-San Francisco), which would force campus officials to accommodate the “perceived gender” of students in all sports and public school-based activities.

The anti-life votes in California come at a time when other states are pushing to tighten abortion laws. In Texas, pro-life legislators are vowing to push through a new law that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and, unlike California, increase clinic building regulations after a Democrat-led filibuster derailed an attempt last week.

A week earlier, conservatives in the New York Senate held back an aggressive push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to expand late-term abortions as part of a comprehensive, 10-part legislative package promoting women’s equality. The conservatives, determined to squelch abortion on demand, derailed the entire package so as to protect unborn babies—even though most of them supported the other nine measures, which included domestic violence protections.

“Women’s lives and babies’ lives will be saved as a result of blocking this legislation,” the Rev. Jason McGuire, of the conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, told the Associated Press.

Because California’s legislature has a Democrat super majority in both houses, the political maneuvering seen in Texas and New York is not a reality here until we are successful at shifting the balance of power. That means the only viable way to stop the progression of these bills is for citizens to put pressure on their elected officials.

To help guide you in that process, we’ve provided sample messages for each of the bills, which you will find after the bill summaries we have provided for legislation set for hearings this week. Click here for sample letters and committee rosters to help you direct your correspondence. Now is the time to let your legislator know that it is indeed “inconceivable” that life is not sacred for all.

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