The following release was emailed just after the leak of Dobbs opinion May 2:
“This is the nightmare scenario we in the reproductive health, rights, and justice space have been sounding the alarm about and especially once the U.S. Supreme Court had a conservative majority,” said Jodi Hicks, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. “The extreme conservatives on the Supreme Court have already shown their blatant disregard for constitutional rights when they allowed S.B. 8 to stand in Texas.
“And now, if this opinion truly is reflective of the final decision of the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices, then even if abortion remains legal today, we are just days away from more than 26 states banning access to abortion services, essential and safe health care that has been a constitutional right for nearly 50 years. Make no mistake about it, the plan has always been to ban and criminalize abortion ever since 1973 when Roe v Wade was decided.
“To Californians, and people who may seek care here due to hostile bans in their home state, know this: Planned Parenthood health centers across California will remain open. They will remain willing to help. And we will do all we can to continue to provide abortion services to all who need it or seek it here in California….”
The California Future of Abortion Council, which Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is a leading member of, is supporting 13 bills this California legislative session to protect and expand access to abortion – all 13 have passed out of their policy committees in the first chamber.
From a Planned Parenthood release earlier on May 2:
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California released the following statement from President and CEO Jodi Hicks in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announcing a California constitutional amendment that would solidify abortion rights in the California constitution – increasing safeguards amidst the ongoing threat to the overturning of Roe v Wade, seemingly confirmed by news reports tonight:
“With this announcement, California is once again showing what it means to be a Reproductive Freedom state – reimagining what is possible when leaders center patients and prioritize health equity for all who need essential health care, including abortion services. While there are protections for abortion in California, we can and must do more because the other side will not back down, even if they win at the U.S. Supreme Court. We are proud to work alongside California leaders who stand up and fight when abortion rights and access are threatened and thank them for their leadership. There is no question the California way can and will meet this historic moment.”
Increasing protections is more important than ever after an exclusive in the Washington Post on Monday May 2, 2022 highlighted a new federal effort by right-wing politicians, many of whom are rumored to be presidential candidates in 2024, would attempt to enact a nationwide six-week ban on abortion.
The Holocaust Memorial Museum presents some information which is eerily similar to some “public health” debates today.
Public Health under the Third Reich – These sources explore public health policies in Nazi Germany and their impacts during World War II and the Holocaust. Featuring films, photographs, and other sources, this collection shows how the regime built upon common concepts of public health to support Nazi ideology… Nazi views on public health developed within the context of German cultural traditions and medical science in the early 20th century. Many of the regime’s public health priorities—such as eugenics, group exercise, and warnings against alcohol and tobacco—were first popularized during the years of the Weimar Republic. … The outbreak of World War II led to greater Nazi persecution of targeted groups and the application of drastic public health measures. The war created conditions that led directly to epidemics of contagious diseases such as typhus. Nazi propagandists and public health officials blamed Jews, Roma and Sinti, Slavic peoples, and other groups for causing such outbreaks.
So, maybe the Nazi leaders were simply “following the science” (of the time).
Now that we know more about preborn babies than we did 50 years ago, let’s follow the science and protect those children. It’s simply biology and human rights (not a theological issue).
Democrats are pure evil.
that is actual heresy
Watch out, you’re right. No person is entirely evil, not even Hitler or Stalin. And, I don’t think we should speculate about the percentages of evil, yet, it must be significant for those who promote the killing of millions of innocent babies. Pray for the conversion of all.
And, isn’t “pure evil” an oxymoron?
I’m nowhere near 99 44/100 percent pure (or evil).
I’m not sure you’re not right, but which parts of Hitler or Stalin do you imagine weren’t evil?
We (Catholics) don’t believe in total depravity (as do some Calvinists). We may almost entirely obscure the likeness to God in us by our sins, but we cannot obliterate entirely the image of God in which we were created. They were evil, just night entirely. They may have had some charity for some in remote parts of their hearts of which we are unaware. I’m not trying to be witty, but, for example, they may’ve loved their mothers or some others. Expanding the autobahn in Germany was not evil and may’ve helped some people, as did improving the German economy. None of those things would keep them out of hell, it’s just that they were not “entirely evil.”
I think we can all recognize hyperbole when it’s used.
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have today said they support legislation that would codify Roe into law. Time for them both to be excommunicated.
I do pity the State of California.
I cannot help feeling that their destruction is just around the corner.
When you make demonic activity, sacred, you are inviting demonic destruction. No good result can happen when the demonic is involved.
I know that there are many good people in the State. May they be spared from the oncoming whirlwind.
If President Biden and Nancy Pelosi are excommunicated than Senator Susan Collins, a republican, should be as well. Collins, a self identified practicing Catholic, has signaled her support for Roe v Wade by her public statements about the positions on Roe by recent Supreme Court nominees.
Absolutely. The moral teachings of Christ and His Church are not partisan.
May same-sex marriage be the next wrongly decided Supreme Court decision to be overturned.
Big Pro Life will use this to fundraise like never before. Instead of saying, “Well, we won.” (And it didn’t take any money to get this victory because you can’t buy Supreme Court decisions.) They will say, “Now we need your donations more than ever before so we can fight the abortion battle in each state. Planned Parenthood is doubling-down on their efforts to keep abortion legal, and we need even more money to fight them.” (And pay the big salaries of the executives of the Big Pro Life organizations.)
Bet on it.
The battle in the states is next (if Roe v. Wade is overturned). And, as of last fall, the salary of the head of Planned Parenthood/Big Abortion, Alexis McGill Johnson, was $337,611. As of March of this year, Lila Rose, head of Live Action, had a salary of $140,581.So, who profits from abortion? And, according to the Washington Post, Planned Parenthood “reported $616.8 million in government revenue in its most recent report, which was for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.” Those are our tax dollars. And, the “big salaries” of pro-life leaders are paid entirely by donations.
Might you explain your animosity toward major pro-life organizations?
Or, are you simply pro-abortion and unwilling to say so directly?
I gotta move out of CA before we fall into the ocean.
Constitutional right to murder?!
Amazing what photoshop can do to improve a person’s picture
But it cannot erase the hate.