New language added to Assembly Bill 2223 would shield a woman from civil and criminal charges for “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal deaths.”
“Although definitions of ‘perinatal death’ vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth,” warns the California Family Council (CFC). (Related: Gavin Newsom recently signed legislation forcing all Californians to pay for the state’s “free” abortions).
Proposed by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, AB 2223 would also protect 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,” CFC further explains.
“For years, pro-life advocates have argued there is no moral difference between ending a child’s life days before birth or days after birth. California’s pro-abortion legislators now seemingly agree,” says CFC President Jonathan Keller.
“A political culture that justifies killing millions of children in the womb is now declaring open season on unwanted newborns. Every Californian must oppose this heinous bill.”
Gavin Newsom formed “Future of Abortion Council” last year to turn California into a “sanctuary state” for baby murder
The organizers behind AB 2223 have also created a 45-point action plan as part of the legislative package that would “expand and protect access” to abortions in California.
Newsom also formed a “Future of Abortion Council” last year to try to turn the Golden State into a “sanctuary state” for abortions, where women can travel to receive the procedure for “free.”
Similar legislation was recently proposed in Maryland to “decriminalize neglecting newborns to death.” In other words, a woman could leave her child to die, and this would be lawful in Maryland.
According to reports, a hearing on the Maryland bill was recently canceled, though it could still be resurrected at some point. California, meanwhile, is moving full-steam ahead to become a destination for legalized abortion and infanticide.
“The first stop for AB 2223 is the Assembly Judiciary Committee, though legislators have yet to announce a hearing date,” CFC says.
Alexandra Snyder of the Life Legal Defense Foundation issued a statement about AB 2223 saying that not only is it a pro-abortion bill, but it also “removes all civil and criminal penalties for killing babies born alive under any circumstances.”
“The bill expressly authorizes any person to facilitate late-term abortions and infanticide without legal repercussions,” she added. “Life Legal condemns the use of euphemisms like ‘personal reproductive decisions’ and ‘reproductive justice’ to justify and encourage the killing of babies in and outside the womb.”
Matthew McReynolds from the Pacific Justice Institute also condemns AB 2223, warning that California lawmakers have “crossed a red line by seeking to legitimize the killing of hours-old and even weeks-old infants.”
“This is not about expanding abortion rights; this is a degree of evil that the overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of how they identify politically, cannot stomach,” he added. “We will be working to defeat this insane and diabolical bill.”
Dean Broyles, an attorney and president of the National Center for Law and Policy, also says that depending on how the term “perinatal” is interpreted by the courts, AB 2223 could make it legal in California to murder a child “possibly as late as their first birthday.”
“If this barbaric bill is enacted, there will be no criminal or civil liability for the mother or those who assist her with killing her baby post-birth,” Broyles warns.
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