California, already one of the country’s most pro-abortion states, is poised to take the destruction of preborn lives up a notch in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. That’s what will happen if the recent recommendations of a coalition of 40 pro-abortion organizations are adopted by the state’s legislature.
The California Future of Abortion Council describes itself as a group of “sexual and reproductive health care providers, reproductive rights and reproductive justice advocacy organizations, legal and policy experts, researchers, and advocates, with the support of California’s Governor and Legislative leadership, convened to identify barriers to abortion services and recommend policy proposals supporting equitable and affordable access to abortion care for Californians and all who seek care here.”
The Council has released a report containing 45 policy recommendations, including paying for women – even from out of state – to be able to obtain an abortion more easily in California, “including the cost of the medical service, distance to the nearest available provider, gas or other transportation needs, lodging, childcare, lost wages due to lack of available or usable sick time, and other necessities such as food during travel.”
The report predicts that the number of women who may drive to California for abortion care in a post-Roe world would increase from 46,000 to 1.4 million annually. Thus, the group wants the state legislature to pay for beefing up the state’s abortion infrastructure, including training additional abortionists.
It also wants funds to counter what it calls “misinformation and disinformation” about abortion. What’s that all about, you ask?
Turns out, those sneaky pro-life pregnancy resource centers around the state are helping women choose life for their preborn babies, and that’s something the pro-aborts can’t stomach.
“All Californians must also have access to complete information about their rights to obtain care and programs available to make abortion accessible and affordable. In addition, the state must take meaningful action to combat and mitigate harmful and misleading information perpetuated by Crisis Pregnancy Centers … that can delay access to time-sensitive services.”
It seems the abortion industry is especially keen to prohibit the dissemination of any information about the abortion reversal protocol, which involves a woman, who changes her mind about abortion after taking the first of the two-pill regimen for a chemical abortion, reversing the process by taking progesterone.
How can the state of California pay for this government-funded eradication of the next generation in the womb?
Not to worry, reports the Associated Press in an article titled, “California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned.”
“But money won’t be a problem for state-funded abortion services for patients from other states. California’s coffers have soared throughout the pandemic, fueling a record budget surplus this year. Next year, the state’s independent Legislative Analyst’s Office predicts California will have a surplus of about $31 billion.”
The article conveniently mentions only this year’s surplus. The state’s overall financial picture is bleaker. As of December 9, California’s total state debt clocks in at $591 billion. But there’s always money to fund the abortion industry, right?
California is so aggressively pro-abortion that it has even trampled religious freedom in its pursuit of more dead babies. It is forcing religious organizations to pay for abortions of their employees via employee healthcare insurance. That issue is currently being fought in the courts.
The California abortion group’s report estimates that 24 states will prohibit abortion in some form if and when the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe. That could possibly become a reality by next June if the high court decides in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that not only is Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban constitutionally permissible, but that Roe v. Wade and the other preeminent abortion decision, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, were wrongly decided.
Pro-life Californians are ready, should that happen. Jonathan Keller, president and CEO of the California Family Council, an ally of Focus on the Family, told the AP, “Even if we are not facing any immediate legislative opportunities or legislative victories, it’s a reminder that the work of changing hearts and minds and also providing real support and resources to women facing unplanned pregnancies — that work will always continue.
“In many ways, that work is going to be even more important, both in light of the Supreme Court’s decision and in light of whatever Sacramento decides they are going to do in response.”
Please pray not only for the overturning of Roe, but for success in the battle for hearts and minds over the issue of life in California and other pro-abortion states across the country.
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