California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, both of which could make it easier for minors to hide abortions from their parents.
AB 1356 makes it illegal to film or photograph patients or employees within 100 feet of an abortion clinic “with the specific intent to intimidate a person from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant.”
The second bill, AB 1184, would allow insured individuals, including minors, to keep “sensitive services” confidential from the insurance policyholder, generally their parents.
The bill requires insurance companies to “accommodate requests for confidential communication of medical information” regardless of whether “disclosure would endanger the individual.”
The bill, which is set to take effect in July 2022, specifically mentions “sexual and reproductive health” and “gender affirming care” as potentially “sensitive services.”
Newsom’s office heralded the laws as a strengthening of California’s status as a “haven” for women seeking abortions.
“This action comes in the wake of attacks on sexual health care and reproductive rights around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s failure to block Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks,” a statement from Newsom’s office reads, referring to a new pro-life law in that state that took effect Sept. 1.
“California is a national leader on reproductive and sexual health protections and rights, and Governor Newsom’s actions today make clear that the state will remain a haven for all Californians, and for those coming from out-of-state seeking reproductive health services here….”
The above comes from a Sept. 25 story on the site of Catholic News Agency.
Another fine Catholic there.
You should never compare Newsome, Biden, Pelosi to a Catholic because they aren’t.
They want to kill your grandchild in your daughter’s womb, without your knowledge or consent, and make you pay for it. And they want to do it in privacy, away from witnesses on public sidewalks so they feel safe. Completely illegal, the court will decide, let’s hope for a Trump appointed pro life judge.
Bishops, time to tell Gavin he’s excommunicated, and while you’re at it, tell the same thing to his Aunt Nancy Pelosi.
Well I’m sure glad some Bishops in Calif. Continue to support the Democrats who do not respect the life of the unborn. Wait up San Diego Bishops and quit supporting Dems
A secret abortion will always haunt the one keeping the secret.
Even worse– what if the poor girl suffers serious complications and dies– without her parents’ knowkedge?? Children are always a very serious responsibility of parents, until they are adults and on-their-own. Teens are too young to be put into the position of secrecy, when getting into extremely sinful activities such as pre-marital sex, possibly abuse by a boyfriend, an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, and taking a child’s life by abortion. This law needs to be struck down. Sinful men lihe Newsom always seek to use their political power to legalize sin, so they can get away with whatever they want– and encourage others to do the same.
or maybe not
Tragically, Planned Parenthood can perform abortions and/or so-called “sex changes” on minors without notifying parents, let alone seeking their consent.
Yet, the parents’ insurance will still have to pay for it. But, minors cannot get tattoos, get a tan at a tanning parlor, purchase or use tobacco products or get aspirin, even cough drops, or any other non-prescription medications from a school nurse without parental approval. And, last month, Governor Newsom banned entirely any flavored tobacco products (to keep them from young people, though some claim that’s discriminatory since Blacks and Browns reportedly prefer menthols). I’m not for smoking, tanning parlors or tattoos. Yet, that the school nurse can’t give a student a Tylenol without parental approval, but the Big Abortion “counselor” can perpetrate an abortion on a girl without even telling the parents is an example of how insane our state has become.
Bishop Soto, please publicly announce the excommunication of Gavin Newsom. Let us pray for the conversion of all. And, in the context of this news story, specifically for all of our “leaders” who are leading assaults on children and young adults.
Evil is as evil does.
now that he successfully rigged the recall,
Rambo Newsome is on a search and destroy mission:
unborn babies in the wombs of teenagers
pick on someone your own size, Guv
“Rigged the recall”. How do you figure?
Sounds like the legalization of the cover up for statuary rape.
Bulldoze into the Pacific
I’d like to be able to abort my credit card debt. How about that? I should have a right to spend as much borrowed money as I want and then say, “Oops, I don’t want to be responsible for what I did in the past, so I’ll just abort my debt and the problem goes away.” Poof.
I’m in favor of legalizing debt abortions.