Californians who are studying to work in health care might get help paying their way through school — if they commit to providing reproductive health services while on the job.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom released his $227 billion budget proposal last week for the upcoming fiscal year which includes $20 million to incentivize students studying health care to commit to providing abortion access. It also highlighted investments in the state’s pandemic response, including improving education from kindergarten through college, and combatting the climate crisis.
“As always, our Budget is built on our core California values of inclusion, economic growth and a brighter future for all,” Newsom said in a statement.
The proposal comes at a time when the legality of abortion is being challenged in the Supreme Court, with the landmark Roe v. Wade decision at risk of being overturned. If that happens, Newsom has a vision of California as a “sanctuary” state. To ensure his residents will have abortion access, he’s proposing a one-time investment in helping a new generation of health care workers pay off their student-loans and receive scholarships — as long as they commit to providing abortion access throughout their careers.
According to the budget summary, this investment from the Department of Health Care Access and Information provides scholarships and loan repayments “to a variety of health care provider types that commit to providing reproductive health care services.”
The inclusion of this investment in the budget follows December recommendations from the California Future of Abortion Council. The group, comprised of over 40 abortion providers and advocacy groups, was started by Newsom himself, and it recommended that the state “optimize loan repayment” to retain and recruit clinicians who provide abortion care….
The above comes from a Jan. 11 story in Business Insider.
The silence of our bishops is deafening.
Yes. The post-Conciliar, liberal Pope and his bishops– seem so useless! Let poor, underage Catholic kids, trained in Pro-Life leadership– go do the job! Maybe it’s time to “boo” the whole USCCB and Pope– not just Cdl. Cupich. The post-Conciliar Pope and his bishops are killing off their own moral and spiritual leadership duties and responsibilities to all societies, worldwide.
So, are you advocating that the youth leadership thus overtly reject the leadership of the Bishops, and moreover, His Holiness the Pope? So if a Catholic doesn’t like the silnce or verbal advocacy for or against a given issue, then it’s okay to reject that leader? A dangerous precedent, and one that could mean a schism whereby one sect of the church which advocates for women’s health (and regrettably to abortions under given circumstances) (i.e. an American Catholic sect) and the more conservative, pro-life Catholic Church? Yes, a trained doctor is needed for an abortion, so please dispense with the double speak of “millions of babies aborted” versus “so many women harmed physically by abortion doctors”. If that were the case, with so many apparent women being harmed, there would be an outcry for better care. The Governor is doing just that.
Michael Dremel, A Catholic’s first responsibility is to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. One must always avoid false clerical leaders who reject Him. The religion of Christ has nothing to do with the secular world, secular beliefs. and secular ideas. Those who follow Christ are not worldly, they are religious people– what our Church calls, the People of God. The youth trained to advocate for Pro Life do their work on their own. They have no formal Church leadership, leading them. It is just their own project.
If you die unrepentant for murdering an innocent baby, moral theology says you will go to hell.
Pretty dang amusing comment. An anonymous clergyman lamenting bishops silence.
Thanks for speaking up so courageously.
Irony. Thy name is RCC.
I’m not silent, just anonymous in this forum. But, you’re right in questioning my courage, even in light of negative repercussions I would face from dissenting, weak, also uncourageous bishops and even dishonest fellow clergy. That said, what’s your excuse for anonymity?
You should not have been treated that way.
No one needs an excuse for anonymity.
I’m not a member of the clergy. Your responsibilities far exceed mine. You will have to answer based on that role.
That’s why you can be anonymous in this forum, but I shouldn’t be? I was hoping you’d answer my question. While I’m held to a higher standard, all of us, whether you are a religious or lay man or woman, are called to courage, holiness, truth and love. Most importantly, we’re Catholic Christians, are we not? I shared why I choose anonymity at this time, will you? And, in homilies, talks, when asked and when praying in front of abortion clinics, people know who I am and I am not silent. Let us pray that we’re both ready to stand (or fall) before the judgment seat of Christ when that day comes.
How about Fr. Altman’s famous pre-election speech in 2020, courageously admonishing Catholics not to vote for baby-killing Democrats, the party of Death? Very good speech. His bishop didn’t think so– and suspended Fr. Altman. Many silent bishops do not want their priests to get too fiery in the pulpit, and tell the truth about sin. Do you want to see the growing number of priests who are having big clashes with their bishops, for speaking out about sin, in their pulpits?
The objection to Father Altman isn’t that he speaks about sin from the pulpit, but that he makes claims that voting for Democrats is itself sinful and he was told not to do that, but kept doing it.
Yes, you are correct. However, the point is, that there are today, many “silent” bishops who are reprimanding priests who speak out about Sin. A long time ago, I recall some fiery sermons by priests on Sin, even sermons condemning actions of a President or of the American government or a political party, and no one cared, the priest had a right to his pulpit, and to getting fiery, and defending Catholic teaching, as applied to certain news events. Today, many bishops are also not leaders, strongly defending Catholic teaching, publicly.
I know of no bishop that does not defend Catholic teaching publicly.
There are some who do not come out on some issues forcefully or who wait until they are asked.
The bishops should do more to spread the Gospel. We all should.
Oh, but he did speak out about sin. If you vote for a pro-abort, pro SSM candidate, you are committing sin — serious sin.
Not necessarily. It depends on the other candidate and on other conditions. I never vote for a pro-choice candidate but that is my decision.
No Peggy, the Vatican guidance on voting does not say that.
“To ensure his residents will have abortion access, he’s proposing a one-time investment in helping a new generation of health care workers pay off their student-loans and receive scholarships — as long as they commit to providing abortion access throughout their careers.”…..making a killing indeed…..
Well, there was one woman who was not afraid to speak out, and who refused to take any of Newsom’s forty pieces of silver to betray the innocent — that Lioness of God, Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand, who just passed away at 98. Many her soul and that of her husband’s, through the mercy of God rest in peace. May the angels carry her to paradise, and I hope she was two hours in heaven before the devil even knew she was dead.
Oops! that’s “Newsome’s ‘thirty pieces of silver’ “.
Somebody “who speaks with authority” (by name) should tell our godless governor that the people of California don’t want their tax dollars to go toward paying off the teachers of abortions or to pay for fancy cars they need to travel to their next abortion. It is not a wise use of tax money. He needs to also be reminded of who he works for….. But, it’ll never happen.
There are only two choices in life, you ether work for God or you work for satin. It is obvious to most who the “godless governor” works for.