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CA Senate Moves Forward on 3 Pro-Choice Bills

Jasmine Campos

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Jul 8

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This past Wednesday, the California Senate moved AB 2085, AB 2670, and AB 2490 out of committee and referred them back to the appropriations committees. Each of these bills could have a disastrous effect on the pro-life agenda moving forward.   

 

AB 2085, which passed out of committee by a vote of 5-2, is dedicated to making it difficult for cities to reject the building of a Planned Parenthood or other abortion provider where they might not want one. This bill would dramatically alter zoning laws to make it significantly easier for abortion-providing facilities to be built. This came after Planned Parenthood attempted to build a new facility in Fontana and was met with new zoning laws in protest. This bill could make protesting those buildings and ensuring local government control a lot more difficult if passed.  

 

Furthermore, AB 2670, which passed out of committee with a 9-2 vote, would use public funding to unnecessarily create a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of www.abortion.ca.gov, California’s abortion resource hub. During the hearing for this bill, the advocates testified that the rationale behind needing this kind of campaign was primarily because of crisis pregnancy centers, or what they call “fake clinics” outnumbering abortion facilities by 20% in the state.  

 

This bill is a new take on how to slander crisis pregnancy centers by claiming they are not real clinics, who do not provide comprehensive care, who lie, and who provide fake ultrasounds. Post-Dobbs, the pro-choice crowd indicates that these clinics are the greatest threat to their pro-abortion argument because of the work the clinics provide. An “awareness campaign” would only seek to diminish the influence and success of these pregnancy centers and therefore must be denied.  

 

Similarly, AB 2049, also passed by a 9-2 vote, is seeking to create what the bill’s author has deemed the Reproductive Health Emergency Preparedness Program. This bill represents another act of fear by the pro-choice advocates. During the hearing for this bill, proponents expressed the sincere fear that one of the worst things that can happen is a woman being denied an abortion in an emergency room and having to finds herself at a crisis pregnancy center.  

 

False and misleading claims about what these pregnancy centers do leads to the fear-mongering that allows members of the California legislature to support this kind of legislation.  

 

It is this kind of legislation that we must fervently oppose that secretly attempts to undermine the pro-life movement and essential pregnancy clinics.  

 

All three of these bills are now awaiting escalation to the Senate Appropriations committee, one of the final steps before it can be passed by the full house. Please take a few minutes to oppose any or all of these bills; you can do so by clicking this link.  

Jasmine Campos

2 min read

Jul 8

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