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If you have been following this column, you might remember that last May I wrote about a bill pending in the California legislature which would not only relax all restrictions on abortion but open the state to post-birth abortions. At that time the bill, AB 2223, had just passed out of committee and was waiting final approval in the Assembly before moving to the Senate.
Of course the bill never directly approved the direct killing of a baby after-birth, either in the case of one who survived an abortion, or just a newborn that someone had and now wanted to get rid of, which the bill, as proposed, would allow for a convenient “at home” disposal.
What the bill authorized, or actually forbade, was the investigation by anyone into the circumstances surrounding the death of a newborn. In fact it called for civil penalties for anyone who so tried. It also opened them to lawsuits from those “offended” by such action. Thus it made it possible to deliberately allow an already born baby to die, by neglect, abuse, or intentional murder.
Authorizing the legal killing of an already born baby? Well, not in so many words. What it does do is to turn a blind eye on how or why a baby died, apparently with no time limits. Since nobody can investigate — not even the coroner — you can terminate the life of your kid and AB 2223 gives you a “get out of jail free” card. Knowing that this is California, you probably figured out that the legislature did pass the bill and it was signed into law the other week by the Democratic Party’s Great White Liberal Hope (GWLH), Gov. Gavin Newsom, who, incidentally, went on an abortion bill signing spree proving to all his genuine pro-abortion and left-wing bona fides.
Thus, in the bluest of states, under the courageous leadership of the GWLH, “A mother, her boyfriend or, for that matter, the babysitter, can starve or beat or shake a three-week old to death and no one can investigate because under AB 2223 it is a perinatal death,” explains Susan Arnall, vice president of legal affairs for California Right to Life.
Of course he, the GWLH, claimed to be protecting women — er “birthing persons” (as described in the bill) — from being harassed after a miscarriage or still birth, and apparently from any legal responsibility for neglect or harm done to a newborn. As our GWLH Newson signed the bill he vowed to “fight like hell” for birthing persons nationwide who want abortions but who are hindered in getting one because of the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Democratic Assembly member Buffy Wicks, chief sponsor of the bill, was quoted in The Los Angeles Times that the bill is to “ensure and enshrine that no person can be criminally prosecuted for something that happens in utero, which has happened in California.” She claims, without any factual support, that approximately 1,300 “pregnant people” have been criminally prosecuted for having miscarriages, stillbirths, or for “self-managing” abortions.
Of course the bill goes further than protecting birthing persons, it effectively decriminalizes any newborn death by banning any investigation into the circumstances of that death. In liberal speak this is called protecting women, oops again, birthing persons. And I’m assuming, knowing the political climate out there, the protection is regardless of gender.
And to make the state’s point emphatic, the bill authorizes any aggrieved party, i.e., the birthing person, to sue any investigator and collect damages for any distress incurred.
But, of course, the Great White Liberal Hope did a few other things that are noteworthy which are grounded in leftist scripture.
He is bound and determined to turn California into a Mecca for abortions and abortion providers. He recently erected billboards in several states, including Texas, Indiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, states with more restrictive abortion laws than California, encouraging birthing persons to travel to the GWLH’s state for same. In fact he was so sanctimonious about this new missionary activity, that he included a biblical quote with each message:
“Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these,” Mark 12:31. Nice touch, trying to enlist Scripture (ours, not his) to invite outsiders into his killing fields where the glory of abortion can be celebrated everywhere with the simple message that it’s easy to kill your kid in California.
Our great hero also signed a bill that prohibits state officials’ cooperation with out-of-state authorities who are investigating out-of-state abortion activities. Another bill signed by Mr. Newsom created liability protection for California abortion providers who treat “birthing persons” who travel from another state where abortions are limited or nonexistent.
Another bill our GWLH signed provides expedited licensure for abortion providers who go to California to provide abortions. There is no limit to the number of abortion providers his state should have. Wow, he really wants to become the abortion king of the U.S. Perhaps he sees that becoming abortion royalty is the perfect road to the White House in 2024. Hail, and long live our abortion god.
Well he did other abortion promotions, but we need to see that he did a few other things, all pleasing to the fully woke crowd he plays to. For example, he signed another bill that makes California a sanctuary state for children to obtain “gender affirming” (reassignment) surgery, as well as puberty blockers and other transition drugs that effect permanent bodily changes.
In other words, if your kid can get to the Golden State he can be castrated, so “he” is better configured to become a “she,” or perhaps one of those non-binary “persons” whose club is becoming more and more popular these days.
The bill, SB 107, would prohibit the release of health-care information by a health-care agency that would prevent a child from receiving gender-affirming medical or mental health care which would cut parents out of the decision about their child’s treatment. Incidentally, the bill was sponsored by a Democrat from San Francisco, Sen. Scott Wiener, who sponsored a 2020 bill that lowered penalties for adults who had anal or oral sex with a consenting minor.
In a signing statement, Breitbart reports, our GWLH described the bill as about parental choice. “However, there is nothing in the bill that requires that the ‘gender-affirming health care’ be performed with parental consent. It also does not specify a minimum age at which a child qualifies for surgery or pharmaceuticals that would cause potentially irreversible physical changes to genitals or other organs.”
Now, you can see what is happening in California, and what is being urged from the left side of the political aisle. So now I want you to stop whatever you are doing and indulge me in a quick favor.
Get out your Bible — if you don’t have one go right now and buy one. Then turn to St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans; in most Bibles it comes right after the Acts of the Apostles. Then read the entire chapter one of Romans. Then reread this column. Then make sure you are registered to vote.

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