A victory abroad is a victory for us. More and more we are faced with cultural battles that are reflected as legal ones, and whenever a legal battle is won- even in another country- we have reason to celebrate.
Dr. Josef Schuster, president of the German Council of Jew in Germany led the charge in “a long, serious and sometimes emotional debate” that ended with a bill being passed that actually toughens the country’s stance on the issue, punishing doctors who still encourage the practice. [More on the Bill Here]
Victories like this can encourage us to continue fighting unjust practices such as assisted suicide here at home too. Find out how you can get involved by filling out our contact form below!
We’ve compiled a list of California’s Representatives, Senators and Assembly Legislators and their voting records on Life Issues. Use the legend below to find out how your representative responds to the following three questions:
- Does the office seeker support legal protection for unborn children?
- Does the office seeker support requiring parental consent before an abortion can be performed on a minor child?
- Does the office seeker oppose efforts promoting a state policy of euthanasia such as physician assisted suicide?
The Column on the far right is how often they vote in with Planned Parenthood. 0% indicates a perfect pro-life voting record, while 100% indicates a perfect Planned Parenthood voting record.
Dangerous Bill Being Snuck Through!
California’s SB 1095 would Result in Harm and Death for the Unborn
California’s SB 1095 would result in expansion of genetic screening, so that CA would be required to screen for “any (…) disease detectable in blood samples” – not only after birth, but in the words of the bill, as part of “prenatal care” – prior to the child having the opportunity to be born. The bill proposes that the “diseases” which would be funded for screening and ultimate exclusion from the gene pool would be decided upon by a Federal RUSP – a panel of persons that nobody in the State of California can influence or control.
Legislators sneakily brought the bill off of suspense, and passed it out of Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 11, 2016. (The bill has passed Senate and is now on its Second Reading in the Assembly.)
This bill proposes an unlimited expenditure of funds, that would grow over time. I quote from the bill, which proposes an “expenditure of funds from the Genetic Disease Testing Fund for the expansion of the Genetic Disease Branch Screening Information System to include (…) any (…) disease that is detectable in blood samples.”
Read that carefully: “any (…) disease that is detectable in blood samples.” The effects of this screening and what will ultimately be a California effort at ‘negative eugenics’ will grow – causing untold harm to billions.
This bill would cause billions to be screened out of the gene pool either as a result of aggressive genetic counseling, recommendations for genetic modification, or abortion.
Please schedule online advocacy action to stop this bill. It appears that the bill is being rushed to passage out of the Assembly; it may be that the best way to stop the bill would be to write the Governor to ask that SB 1095 be vetoed when it arrives at his desk.
The Governor’s mailing address is:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Alternatively, he can be contacted online at:
Special thanks to Colin Gallagher
These other bills are currently circulating through the Legislature. It is important that your voice be heard regarding these issues that impact our families and our culture.
Make sure to use the link provided to find and contact your representatives and tell them oppose or support these bills!
AB 2531 – offers payments to young women for the sale of their eggs. These are then used in IVF, cloning and human experimentation. By its very nature, IVF requires the destruction of fertilized embryos. Please follow progress and contact YOUR legislator
AB 1671 This bill would prohibit David Daleiden type reportage on Planned Parenthood, offering it special protections.
AB 775 –Pregnancy Care Center Discrimination and “Gag” Rule (Chiu) –
This Bill is currently under court challenge.
This bill mandates a statement all Pregnancy Care Centers would have to tell mothers seeking care that includes how to get an abortion but not alternatives like adoption. It also exempts abortion clinics from giving the same mothers the same information.
California’s Pregnancy Resource Centers offer ‘competition’ to the abortion industry. We need to make sure that they are able to offer the support and answers that women deserve!
You can assist our amicus brief legal fund here.
SB 277 – Mandated Childhood Vaccines Intrude on Parental Rights (Pan) –
This bill strives to eliminate the personal belief exemption option from the school immunization law forcing parents to vaccinate their children from all diseases deemed necessary by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Some immunizations use tissue from aborted babies.
Based on false ‘science’, SB 277 makes sweeping claims to government authority over all California’s children. It will not allow substitute vaccines, and the moral, ethical, and scientific questions surrounding certain immunizations are not to be respected.
SB 277 has been signed by the Governor
We are filing an amicus brief in the lawsuit filed Aug.12 that challenges its constitutionality. You can assist us here.
SB 128 – Physician Assisted Suicide (Wolk) –
This measure passed as AB X2 -15 through an Extraordinary Session
This bill will legalize assisted suicide. It will remove the current legal protection that prevents third-party involvement in killing the medically vulnerable. Wherever enacted, such laws have thrown open the gates for much broader killing. This bill is being litigated by Life Legal Defense in Riverside County, and a hearing is scheduled in September.
The pro-life plank in the Republican platform is safe for now. Conservative leaders, including three of California ProLife Council’s vice presidents whom sit on the platform committee, travelled from all over to come to Los Angeles for the CA Republican Party Convention this past weekend. Some in attendance were there in an attempt to remove traditional planks from the party platform, those including the pro-life plank. They were not successful in doing this at the convention. But the fight is not over yet. In the spring the GOP will hold a spring convention in Burlingame where the platform will be up for a vote amongst all the delegates.
full story below:
This summer, California ProLife sent key officers to the Republican Platform Drafting Committee. They opposed it and reported back on the pending proposal to re-craft and ‘streamline’ the Platform.
We at California ProLife immediately alerted pro-lifers through our e-mail network. Many of you have responded, and for that we are very grateful. Many of you have been in direct communication with members. California ProLife Council has as well, and in addition sent each member a copy of Ronald Reagan’s book, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.
Now an update regarding the current status: The full committee will meet at the end of this week-end’s Convention. This may be a positive thing… for the time being. Pro-life Assemblyman Dan Logue, who chairs the committee, believes the votes are there to maintain the current platform. As the vote will take place AFTER the full convention the pro-abortion forces will not be able to appeal the decision and then attempt to bring a resolution to the floor.
But what this means is that there will very likely be a full floor-vote at the next State Republican Convention in Burlingame. So the question remains: Will the state Republican party follow the example of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ronald Reagan? We will see then.
Thank YOU for standing strong for Life!