New Legislation Impacts ‘Unborn’

Katy Grimes: California’s liberal politicians have been raging publibly for the last several weeks because the head of the Department of Fish and Game legally killed a cougar while on a hunting trip in Idaho. They are outraged and have demanded his resignation.

But, now California liberal politicians are pushing legislation to allow non-doctor medical workers to perform abortions.

“Reproductive rights,” abortion and contraception have become the lightening rod in this political cycle. Women are demanding access to free contraception, playing right into  the Obamacare agenda. But all of this liberated sex seems only to be resulting in unwanted babies and an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.

Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, “The California bill, by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D- San Diego, would allow nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and certified nurse midwives to perform a procedure known as ‘aspiration’ abortion, which employs a suction method to remove a fetus from a uterus,” the Sacramento Bee reported.

The Desert Tortoise, Delta Smelt and Spotted Owl have more rights than the “unborn.”  Convicted prisoners have “prisoners rights,” and those convicted of the most heinous crimes on death row die of old age after exhausting years and years of taxpayer-paid legal appeals.

Interestingly, when a woman is obviously pregnant, people ask, “what will you name the baby?” “what color will you paint the baby’s room?” and “How are you feeling? Many pregnant women tell stories of how they tried for years to have a baby.

But if a women doesn’t want the baby, it is called “the unborn” or a “fetus.” And the operation to get rid of it is a “procedure.”

Kehoe’s bill, SB 1501, will allow abortion by medication or aspiration techniques to be performed by nurses, medical assistants, midwives and nurse practitioners who don’t have medical degrees.

Allowing a physician assistant, nurse or a midwife to perform this serious medical procedure is really pushing the line of medical ethics, and a degradation of medical care.  Dental assistants are not even allowed to do a tooth extraction.

I wonder how many of California’s legislators would agree to have a midwife  perform such a sensitive and potentially dangerous operation on their wives or daughters?

Nurses that I spoke to said that midwives are unregulated and used primarily to assist with normal, healthy, full-term live births. A woman delivering with a midwife that shows any signs of complications is rushed to a hospital to a doctor.

Expanding Government Healthcare

Kehoe’s legislation is part of the national agenda expanding government funding of entitlement programs, including contraception and healthcare. Remember that SB 1501 is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of California – does this special interest bill need any more explanation?

Killing cougars and threatening tortoises is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for one year, and a fine of $ 10,000.

Current law states that it a public offense, punishable by a fine up to $10,000 or imprisonment, or both, for a person to perform or assist in performing a surgical abortion if the person does not have a valid license to practice as a physician and surgeon.  Kehoe’s bill overturns the legal definition of who is allowed to perform this medical procedure and would instead make it legal for non-doctors to perform abortions, and would delete the description of what a nonsurgical abortion includes.

While other states are tightening up on abortion procedures, and rebuffing the expansion of government funded healthcare, California continues to expand state medical and entitlement programs. The state is not only treading in dangerous waters with this bill, but is teetering on the edge of insolvency, as well as inhumanity. The Golden State has become the darkest state in the nation.

MAR. 10, 2012


Write a comment
  1. Soquel Creek
    Soquel Creek 11 March, 2012, 11:14

    Don’t you know? Abortion is soooo restricted in California that we only have the 6th highest abortion rate in the nation. California plays second-fiddle to Maryland, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.

    CHART: Rate of Abortions Performed by State

    It makes you wonder what the intent of the bill really is.

    Reply this comment
  2. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 11 March, 2012, 11:56

    I’m curious. What is the Libertarian Party’s stance on abortion? That’s got to be a tough one. Do they support giving the woman the freedom to choose, or do they reject that freedom in favor of protecting the fetus?

    Anyone know?

    Reply this comment
  3. David H
    David H 11 March, 2012, 14:40

    The cure is to make fornication and adultery punishable by law again. The government has the right to legislate in matters of civility (the relation between individuals) as outlined in the last six commandments of God’s law. Fornication is the crime and now we are trying to treat the result (abortion of unwanted babies). Until the root cause is addressed it will remain a political and hypocritical issue.

    Reply this comment
  4. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 11 March, 2012, 16:33

    “The cure is to make fornication and adultery punishable by law again”

    That’s a bit over the top, David H.

    Half of the adult population would go to prison. You are advocating a full-blown police state. We don’t need more laws. We just need to enforce the laws already on the books so that those in power are subject to the same laws as the little people. If the President uses a bogus birth cert he should be charged with a felony. If a banker steals his customer’s account funds he should be charged with a felony. Let’s start there.

    Reply this comment
  5. David H
    David H 11 March, 2012, 21:27

    Yes, I understand, but in all fairness that is the problem. You can not tell society to be responsible in child birth if you allow the promotion of fornication in every level of society. Hollywood promotes it, the music industry promotes it, our schools promote it. So you are educating society to engage in sexual relations outside of marriage which was never our Makers intention. You are setting up our youth for a fall. Telling them to not get pregnant on one hand and promoting sexual relations on the other. Now you don’t want to have women terminating pregnancy and want them to recognize the sacredness of life? You have to agree it’s backwards and you are going to fail in your efforts until the individuals motives are changed. So are we going to feel better about ourselves if “less” abortions are performed? I agree “less” is better than more, but honestly it’s all murder. Is a little murder OK?

    As an aside I believe it is the churches(plural) fault. There is no longer the power of the gospel in her midst to keep men from sin. They don’t teach obedience as a requirement for salvation which is what the Bible teaches. Jesus was obedient to the death. Government is not going to fix the problem, the only cure for man’s fallen condition is the gospel. If the church(s) would do her part then we would see a willing decrease in the crimes of today without legislation.

    Reply this comment
  6. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 12 March, 2012, 07:58

    Libertarians “believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.”


    Reply this comment

Write a Comment

Leave a Reply

Related Articles

Viva The Free Press!

Katy Grimes: Time spent today on an Assembly Joint Resolution to declare a free press in California seemed a little

CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 12

What happened to CA oil exploration? Did governor’s veto threat sink CPUC reform? Out-of-state financial support for pot legalization causing controversy

Bullet train fans learn CA enviros’ clout trumps building, trades unions

A few years ago, I began to think about how California’s state government operated in terms of Maslow’s hierarchy of