From the website of the Diocese of Sacramento:
ACTION ALERT ON SENATE BILL 623
California Catholic Conference, Bishop Soto urge veto by Gov. Brown of flawed abortion pilot program
Bishop Jaime Soto, vice president of the California Catholic Conference, is urging Catholics in the diocese and members of the Catholic Legislative Network to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to veto Senate Bill 623, which would extend for two years a previously-authorized four-year UCSF pilot project of training mid-level medical practitioners (nurses, midwives) to perform first trimester abortions. The bill would provide an unwarranted extension to submit for peer review a professional report of the project that should have been completed under the terms of the original proposal.
According to a legislative alert from the CCC, SB 623 is “a hastily-concocted ‘gut and amend’ bill,” designed to address the failure earlier this year of SB 1338, which would have authorized the statewide training of nurses, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners to perform first-trimester abortions. It failed, in part, because the “success” touted by the project sponsors had not been professionally reported or peer reviewed.
“With SB 623, the sponsors and managers of that project will be ‘rewarded’ with more time and more money so they can not only ‘do their homework,’ but also continue training yet more mid-level medical practitioners, who have already performed more than 8,000 abortions,” the CCC alert said.
The CCC opposes this bill because: training midwives to kill the very babies they are trained to deliver is the saddest irony imaginable; putting more trained abortionists in the market for jobs will be a financial boon for abortion providers – such as Planned Parenthood – especially if they no longer have to pay a physician’s salary; and the primary sponsor of both SB 1338 and SB 623 is Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation.
In a letter earlier this year on SB 1338, Bishop Soto noted: “We all want to see an end to abortion because it is bad medicine. Until then, we should support efforts to restrict its use and promote efforts to give real health options to women and their families. This is why the efforts to block this legislation are so important.” Bishop Soto is alarmed by the shameful “gut and amend” tactic that is attempting to circumvent proper public scrutiny by rushing at the end of the legislative session a measure that will only put more women and children at risk.
SB 623, by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, passed the state Senate Aug. 30 on a vote of 22-16. Bishop Soto urges calls to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office at (916) 445-2841, or e-mails to urge him to VETO SB 623. To contact Gov. Brown via e-mail, visit his website at the link below.
Link to the website of Gov. Jerry Brown to send an email about SB 623
First they send in midwives, then nurses, then social workers, finally they will have community organizers performing abortions. The Democrat Party is dangerous to your health. They stop at nothing.
Eventually, Gratias, they will be using coat hangers in back alleys! Oh, the irony!
Maybe if women didn’t have aboritons then neither the mother, or her baby, would be at risk of death. Think about it…
Oh please oh please Mr. Governor sir, please follow the Church wishes, so I can feel better when I vote for you.
I hope and pray that you are not admitting that you voted for Moonbeam. If you did, please find a real Confessor and confess.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
No, Kenneth. And I realized at the time of the blog that it was not clearly satire. I was attempting to satirically mimic the mind of the pew potato who is opposed to abortion yet votes for the abortion platform politicians … trying to draw out this type of perverse mindset.
Mr. Fisher knowing JLS, he did not, he was trying to make a point…I got him!
Why not just say that abortion violates the V Commandment, Thou Shalt Not Kill?
Why not the bishops just say, “If you vote for an abortion party or candidate, then do not show up for Mass” for at least ten years, and then only after crawling on your knees on gravel for fifty miles while reciting the Rosary?
To: California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.:
Re: Signing or vetoing Senate Bill 623 to allow midwives, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to perform abortions in California.
Before signing or vetoing, read and consider:
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother’s womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven.
Genesis IV, 10 The Lord then said: “What have you done! Listen: your brother’s blood cries out to me from the earth!”
Pius XI, 12/31/1930
Physician assistants and midwives performing abortions? Be patient. Pretty soon they will be supporting “back alley” and “coat hanger” abortions. Of course, they would have to be done by state credentialed butchers.
What a brilliant idea……coming from slime minds. More abortionists for more abortions, a little less income paid, so there is more money for more abortion clinics. How lovely, more death, more blood and if p. Obama is still around the worst of the worst for the Catholic Church and our dear country. How long Lord…yes, my brother’s blood cries out to you from the earth…….
We have already witnessed an ambulance taking a woman out of Anaheim Planned Parenthood where they are not supposed to be performing abortions. Could that have been a technician performed murder?
God bless, yours In Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Maybe the “mothership” will arrive and take away all the abortionists.
All those favoring Senate Bill 623 will have the lives of babies in their hands.
NOW THEY WANT TO SET UP INNOCENT PEOPLE. LET ME EXPLAIN SOMETHING. THOU SHALT NOT KILL IS ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. AND MOTHER TERESA KNEW THAT ABORTION IS AN ABOMINATION AGAINST GOD AND THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. WHEN THE EARTH CHANGES CONTINUE AND THEIR ISN’T A CALIFORNIA YOU WILL REMEMBER MY WORDS. WE ARE ALL ON A TEMPORARY JOURNEY. MAKE AS FEW MISTAKES AS POSSIBLE.
i agree. But you cannot talk to people like that. people dont respond well to fear. arguing with a person especially people who are pro-choice; does nobody any good. People are set in their ways. Even Moses could not change Pharohs mind. Even after he seen the miracles that God performed. Pray, pray, pray. That is what the blessed Mother asked of us. less talk and more prayer. Trust me. You can save these peoples’ soul, just by praying. Their soul is what matters. Believe me i have tried to convince people otherwise of what is wrong. but i can’t argue with a brick wall. can I? May St. michael be with you.
I AGREE WITH WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT PRAYER BECAUSE I ALWAYS SAY THE SAME THING BUT NOW I AM JUST TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE THE CONCENQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS. I AM TRYING TO MAKE THEM REALIZE THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO SET THEM UP AND THAT WE ALL ARE ON A TEMPORARY JOURNEY. MAY ST. MICHAEL BE WITH YOU ALSO.
Do you know that using all capitals is considered yelling?
ANONYMOUS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED WITH ALL CAPS.
I can’t hear you!
Ironic indeed. Supposedly it had to be made legal so that there would not be the unqualified abortionists performing abortions.
It is insulting to think that trained professionals are a “slippery slope” and that midlevels are simply “technicians” or an extension thereof. They are physician extenders, they get the same training physicians do.
Getting a PA or NP does not mean lack of good care, in fact many people feel the exact opposite and like their midlevels better than the doctors.
I understand you not wanting to extend the reach of abortion providers but please do not insult the midlevel position in the process.
If they got the same training physicians, did they would be MDs. Our care from PAs abd NPs has been so bad we will no longer accept them as substitutes for the doctor. One of the biggest problems is that they think they know more than they actually do.
If they are involved in abortion, they are not only fools but evil.
3 out of 10 women in the US have an abortion by age 45. That is almost one-third. I read a story about a woman whose husband wanted her to abort because the baby had downs syndrome and she would not do it. Then she found out that the baby had another problem, in addition to downs, but she did not want to have an abortion so she “terminated” the pregnancy by having the baby come early-before it could survive-by inducing labor. Women are growing up with the idea that if something is wrong with the baby they can abort it and start over. ARRRRRGH. God have mercy on us. Mary, pray for us.
Look good people, we’re already on a SLIUPPERY SLOPE and have been ever since that “Godly conservative” Ronald Reagan helped to open up the terrain towards the slippery slope in 1967 when he AS GOVERNOR of California REFUSED to listen to the California Bishops and signed into law the first of two governmental decisions “LEGALIZING” PREBORN KILLING, the other state being NEW YORK, and as they say,”THE REST IS HISTORY.” Within six years the horror known as “ROE V. WADE” was decided by the Nixon administration’s Supreme Court, headed either by Justice Blackmum or Rehnquist. And within a couple more years after that, Nixon resigned in disgrace. Maybe cause and effect? I don’t know but for me it’s for sure ALMIGHTY GOD was NOT pleased with our nation after this MASSIVELY GRIEVOUS ACT known as ROE V. WADE, and there has been a whole lot of this “SLIPPERY SLOPE” syndrome, reaching its nadir with the acquisition to power byone HUSSEIN OBAMA..
BTW, a little-known fact that was revealed by then-congressman Bob Dornan around ‘1973 or ’74 was that upon the enactment of ROE V. WADE, the Communist party in Mexico threw one HELL of a party in their embassy to celebrate the DEMISE of the United States upon, let’s say, signing our OWN death warrant by acquiescing in our OWN EVENTUAL DESTRUCTION. But hey, let’s not be gloomy, let’s continue to re-arrange the deck chairs on OUR Tittanic and ALL work for the election of that perrenial Republican concept, the “LESSER OF TWO EVILS,” and get Mitt Romney into the W.H., ‘CAUSE HE WAS FOR LEGALIZED ABORTION BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST IT. GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE
The “melting pot” has overwhelmed the cultures which established and ran the United States for a long time. Oh well. The “melting pots” have turned into the “flesh pots” (Bible term).