4/26/12: Pro-abortion Democrats stall bill expanding abortion

April 26, 2012 -- For Immediate Release

MAY 5 UPDATE: Victory! SB 1338 pulled from commitee for lack of votes. Read more


Pro-abortion Democrats Stall Bill Expanding Abortion
Thomasson: 'A pleasant surprise...by aggressively lobbying...in an election year'

Sacramento, California -- A high-profile bill authorizing nurses to kill pre-born babies through vacuum-suction abortions has been stopped in a Democrat-controlled committee of the California State Senate.

SB 1338 by Democrat Senator Christine Kehoe of San Diego failed today on a 4-4 vote in the nine-member Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. Voting no were Juan Vargas (Democrat), Lou Correa (Democrat), Mark Wyland (Republican) and Bill Emmerson (Republican.) Republican Tony Strickland was absent for the vote. Voting yes on SB 1338 were the four remaining Democrats: Curren Price, Ellen Corbett, Ed Hernandez, and Gloria Negrete McLeod.

"It's a pleasant surprise to see pro-life votes from Democrat legislators who have a bad habit of voting pro-abortion," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. "We commend Senators Juan Vargas and Lou Correa for voting against this dangerous expansion of the torture and killing of children through horrific suction abortions. It's amazing what pro-life Catholics, by aggressively lobbying professing Catholic Democrat legislators who aspire to new political offices, can do in an election year."

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SaveCalifornia.com is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization standing strong for moral virtues for the common good. We represent children and families in the areas of marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.



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