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September 17, 2013

In a move sure to anger pro-life advocates across the nation, a new California law┬ánow sits on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. AB 154 will open the door for a variety of non-physician healthcare workers, such as nurses and midwives, to perform early medical and surgical abortions. Pro-choice groups and Planned Parenthood of California have sponsored the legislation, despite polls showing that two-thirds of Californians oppose the measure. It is almost certain that the governor will sign it.

In pushing through this aggressive agenda, Planned Parenthood and its allies are ignoring a number of significant facts that make this a very bad idea:

  • Abortion clinics have fewer regulations than for any other type of minor surgical procedure.
  • Complications from abortion are serious, and can be fatal if not recognized and treated early by a physician. These include infection, bleeding, and perforation of the uterus.
  • The training available to non-physicians in California is not even established by physicians; it is set up by the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Physician supervision is very limited — The new law does not require a doctor to be present, or even available on site.

All of this, according to Brian Johnston, Executive Director of the California Pro-Life Council, means that women’s rights are trivialized:

The California Business and Professions Code prohibits abortions being done on animals unless the abortionist is a trained and certified veterinary surgeon. If 154 is made law, a mother dog will have more dignity in the eyes of California law than a vulnerable young mother talked into an abortion by a Planned Parenthood staffer.

These developments make it crystal clear that Planned Parenthood is not at all dedicated to helping women. They are more interested in profiting from increased revenue in this era of ObamaCare. And it further promotes a national culture of death.

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