As we continue to converse and pray regarding the abortion-related bills making their way through our State Legislature we cannot be quiet on this issue. We are to be salt and light as the church of Jesus Christ. We need to pray and reach out to those in office. Below is information for us to be informed, active and prayerful going forward.
The author of AB 2223, Assembly Member Buffy Wicks, uses the word “perinatal” in the text of the bill:
AB 2223 text: SEC. 7. 123467. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise deprived of their rights under this article, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death due to a pregnancy-related cause.”
California Code defines “Perinatal” as:
(b) “Perinatal” means the period from the establishment of pregnancy to one month (30 days) after birth, following delivery.
AB 2223 has passed in 2 CA assembly committees…and it will proceed to the CA Appropriations Committee & then to the CA Assembly floor – to be voted on.
To contact our California State representatives for Ventura:
There are another dozen abortion-related bills coming out of Sacramento this legislative term. Please join us in urgent prayer for the following:
AB 2586 Establishes a working group to address inequities in abortion access. Declares that profile health clinics are “fake” clinics that create a harmful barrier to reproductive health care access.
AB 1918 Establishes a Reproductive Health Service Corporation and scholarship fund to recruit and train abortion providers in underserved area.
AB 2134 Establishes the Reproductive Health Equity Program to ensure abortion and contraceptive access for all regardless of their ability to pay.
SB 1142 Establishes an informational website and the Abortion Practical Support Fund to provide grants to abortion providers for support services such as airfare, lodging, ground transportation, gas money, meals, dependent child care, etc. to help a person access and obtain an abortion.
SB 1375 Seeks to expand the number of clinicians who perform aspiration abortions by allowing Nurse Practitioners to function WITHOUT an attending physician. Allow NP’s and Physicians Assistants to determine health of mother and viability of fetus.
These bills are threatening the existence of Pregnancy centers and the lives of babies. If SB 1142 is passed, your tax dollars will be used for an all-expense paid abortion to women coming in from other states.