Last week, the state of California took abortion without limits throughout all nine months of pregnancy to new levels when it advanced a bill (A.B. 2223) that legalizes murdering babies after they’re born. The bill passed the Assembly Health Committee in an 11-3 vote and will now go to the appropriations committee later this week before being sent to the full assembly floor for a vote.
The bill is the crowning achievement of California’s Future of Abortion Council (FAC), an organization formed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to turn California into an abortion sanctuary for the entire country in anticipation of the Supreme Court ruling in the Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Mississippi. FAC also wants Golden State taxpayers to pay for the abortions for women coming from other states in addition to reimbursement for travel, lodging, childcare, and lost wages.
The proposed legislation would shield a mother from civil and criminal charges for any “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.” Although definitions of “perinatal death” vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth.
The bill from Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks additionally protects anyone who “aids or assists a pregnant person in exercising” these rights. It also allows a woman to sue any police department or legal authority which arrests or charges her for hurting or killing her child under provisions of the bill. (Emphasis mine)
Last month, I wrote about the introduction of a similar bill in the state of Maryland that used “perinatal death” language.
Perinatal is an imprecise word with many interpretations. The World Health Organization defines it as the period between 23 weeks’ gestation and seven days after birth. Other bodies say the perinatal period ends 28 days after birth.
Maryland used the words “failure to act” — for instance, withholding medical care, or nourishment, or a blanket — while California uses the words “any actions or omissions.” The different verbiage in the bills mean exactly the same thing.
A baby born alive in California, after an abortion or during a regular delivery, can be allowed to die within the first days of his or her life — possibly as long as 28 days — and no one will ever be charged with murder, including anyone who served as an accomplice.
California, Maryland, and a growing number of states want to legalize the same actions that put abortionist Kermit Gosnell in prison for life with no chance of parole for routinely murdering babies by severing their spinal cords with scissors through the back of the neck or drowning them in toilets after being born alive.
I’m not being hyperbolic. Whether murdering babies after they’re born by letting them starve to death, severing their spinal cords, or drowning them in a toilet, we are talking about “actions or omissions” as expressed in the California law.
A.B.2223 isn’t about birth control nor does it have anything to do with so-called women’s health. The state of California simply wants to legalize murdering babies after they are born by codifying infanticide.
Back to the Supreme Court for a moment. In the Dobbs v. Jackson case, SCOTUS has already indicated that it will focus on answering the question on “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” In other words, the high court will decide when an unborn baby can be murdered, not whether or not abortion is illegal, which means the intent of Roe will remain.
By the way, “pre-viability” is a politically correct word often used by pro-abortionists to rationalize the murder of an unborn baby based on the child’s ability to live outside the womb. Unfortunately, this has been adopted by the Supreme Court and so-called anti-abortion groups to rationalize their embrace of pro-life incrementalism — the compromising belief that saving “some” babies is better than saving “none.”
Incrementalism has always been an ineffective strategy to end abortion because it still allowed millions of unborn babies to be murdered while making it easier for Pro-Life, Inc. to feel good about itself while doing nothing to end it. Incrementalism allowed abortion to survive, creating an environment where infanticide laws like the one in California have become acceptable.
This game of footsie with abortion, along with a Republican Party that never had any intention of ending it, has allowed the conscience of a generation to be seared to the point that protecting life became secondary to finding ways to profit from it financially and politically.
Might we see a national law legalizing infanticide? Could be. Forced abortions and mass sterilization have been the official policy of the far-left ever since John Holdren served as Science Czar for Barack Obama.
Joe Biden is fully committed to making abortion without limits the law of the land, and fellow Democrats (along with a few Republicans) have been working on codifying Roe v. Wade through the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), a law that will override the ability for the states to place limits on abortion.
“Our rights shouldn’t depend on what state we live in at the time,” U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, a California Democrat, told reporters in a briefing on WHPA. “Today the fight to protect abortion rights for all Americans is more critical than ever.”
The legislation aims to ultimately outlaw state-level restrictions that have been put on abortion access — largely across the South and the Midwest — and it is being promoted ahead of the SCOTUS ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
With the Supreme Court decision expected to be released a few months before the 2022 midterms, the Trumpist Republican Party is looking for an issue to hang its hat on. So, be on the lookout for Trump, McConnell, and McCarthy to add abortion to their campaign strategies — just as they did in 2016 and 2020 — including some faux outrage over infanticide laws.
Despite the rhetoric surrounding the SCOTUS ruling and the fate of Roe v. Wade, the “right” to murder an unborn baby will remain. However, even that will be irrelevant in California once the legislature passes A.B. 2223 to legalize abortion without limits and murder babies after they are born.
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