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On abortion, California is as bad, and even worse, than New York

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:35 pm | Randy Thomasson

  baby in womb 15 weeks gestation                   same baby at 20 weeks

People with an intact conscience are rightly horrified with the State of New York passing a new law guaranteeing death to unwanted preborn babies, up to the moment before birth.

Life News reports: “It goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing unborn babies to be aborted even when the U.S. Supreme Court has said states may restrict abortions. Late-term abortions, which once were illegal in New York, will be allowed, and non-doctors will be allowed to perform them. The law also redefines a ‘person’ as ‘a human being who has been born and is alive,’ and describes abortion as a ‘fundamental right.’

Yet California is as bad — and even worse. In California, taxpayers are forced to pay for abortions of preborn babies at any stage of pregnancy, without any regard for the girl or mother’s age, number of prior abortions, ability to pay, or immigration status.

And in California, there’s no regulation of or reporting of abortions. The Democrat politicians who have virtually controlled the California Legislature for 60 years now have created a situation where even babies born alive can be killed, because we officially look away.

Now, some might point to “good” California abortion laws that:

1. Prohibit abortion of a “viable” fetus “when, in the good faith medical judgment of a physician, on the particular facts of the case before that physician, there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus’ sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.”

But this is no protection at all for preborn babies who could survive if given care. Because the very next deceptive section of the state law overrides any concern for the “viable fetus” by allowing an abortionist to justify any abortion for any reason, due to the mother’s “health” (under 1973’s Doe v. Bolton, “health” means abortion for any reason):

123466. The state may not deny or interfere with a woman’s right to choose or obtain an abortion prior to viability of the fetus, or when the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman.

So you see it’s a word game. Insert the word “health,” and you effectively permit abortion for any reason until birth.

2. Require aborted babies born alive to be given life-saving medical treatment: 123435. The rights to medical treatment of an infant prematurely born alive in the course of an abortion shall be the same as the rights of an infant of similar medical status prematurely born spontaneously.

Sounds good, right? Yet babies surviving abortions in California are frequently murdered at the abortion clinic. Since state law does not require regulation or inspection of abortion clinics, or even reporting of the number and type of abortions, there’s no real enforcement to protect babies born alive when an abortion has “failed.”

No reporting of abortions in California
No inspections to ensure women’s health and safety in California
Baby’s heart beating, still killed in San Jose, California
In 2013, a new law permitted abortions by non-physicians
In 2013, all state regulation of abortion services were eliminated

So the next time you talk to a person who’s concerned about New York or babies being killed, remind them that Democrat politicians have made California “The Abortion State,” with more babies killed here than in any other state, even if they survive an abortion.

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
Psalm 139:13-16