4/10/19: An abortionist's phone number on student ID cards?

 

SAVECALIFORNIA.COM NEWS RELEASE

April 10, 2019 -- For Immediate Release

An abortionist's phone number on student ID cards?

No exemption for California religious colleges, universities, seminaries

Sacramento, California (April 10, 2019) -- The California State Assembly Education Committee, controlled by Democrats, has advanced AB 624 to require an abortionist's phone number on student ID cards at junior high schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries. The committee vote late Wednesday sends the bill to the Assembly Higher Education Committee.

"AB 624 is a severe attack on free speech, which the Democrat legislators voting for this bad bill hypocritically claim to support," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, a pro-child, pro-family organization. "But to require an abortionist's phone number on student ID cards obliterates the free speech of schools and forces unwanted messages on student ID cards." ("A sexual or reproductive health hotline" in AB 624 is obvious code for Planned Parenthood abortionists.)

Despite the author agreeing to exempt religious junior high and high schools, religious post-secondary education would still be impacted by the bill's pro-abortion agenda. "Religious colleges, universities, and seminaries are in the Democrat politicians' crosshairs again," Thomasson said. "Yet AB 624's blatant violation of religious freedom and free speech (which even liberal politicians remember as 'separation of church and state') isn't allowed in the USA. The 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling NIFLA v. Becerra prohibits government from compelling private organizations to support pro-abortion messages. AB 624 is a bill that should never have been introduced."

"But neither the U.S. Constitution nor the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court matter to Planned Parenthood abortionists or their bought-and-owned politicians," Thomasson said. "They want free advertising for new abortion customers as young as 12 years old."

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