In the California Assembly, a bill has just been approved in committee that is so radically pro-abortion that it would literally allow for babies already born to be allowed to die, even up to six weeks after birth.
Yes, California is working to legalize infanticide for up to six weeks.
This is not a drill.
A California Assembly committee has passed a radical bill that legal analysts say would legalize infanticide, letting babies die up to 6 weeks after birth.
Assembly Bill 2223, sponsored by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, is one of eight bills that the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California identified as a legislative priority this year and the Assembly Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the legislation today [Tuesday].
While more than a hundred individuals opposed AB 2223 in committee — in person or by phone — no individuals spoke in support of the bill. The only supporters of the legislation were pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the ACLU.
So, despite there being hundreds of individuals vocally opposing the bill, the radical pro-aborts passed the bill in accordance with political pressure from Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the ACLU.
This bill if passed (in California, who's going to stop it?) would be one of the most radical attempts by the left to forward the culture of death.
Pro-life advocates and a legislative analysis warned that Wicks' bill would legalize infanticide as well as expand abortions. Attorney Wesley Smith has written how the bill would possibly allow letting babies die as old as 6 weeks but it appears certain that infanticide would be tolerated for the first 28 days after birth.
The bill would prohibit authorities from charging a mother for "actions or omissions" related to her pregnancy, "including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death." Anyone who "aids or assists a pregnant person" also would be exempt from prosecution. Additionally, the bill would allow the woman to sue police and other authorities who arrest or charge her in such cases.
According to the California Family Council, the "perinatal death" language in the bill would exempt mothers who kill their newborn babies from prosecution.
Perinatal death means if a child dies shortly after birth the mother could not be charged with killing her child. So, a parent could neglect a baby, dispose of a baby, or simply kill her baby and this law would allow the woman to sue the police or authorities for charging her.
"Although definitions of ‘perinatal death' vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth. Some definitions extend from weeks after birth up to a year," the pro-life organization said.
A legislative analysis of the bill also confirmed that the "perinatal death" language could be interpreted to allow infanticide, according to the Bee.
"As currently in print, it may not be sufficiently clear that ‘perinatal death' is intended to be the consequence of a pregnancy complication," the Assembly Judiciary Committee bill analysis states. "Thus, the bill could be interpreted to immunize a pregnant person from all criminal penalties for all pregnancy outcomes, including the death of a newborn for any reason during the ‘perinatal' period after birth, including a cause of death which is not attributable to pregnancy complications, which clearly is not the author's intent."
The most charitable reading of the bill is that it's sloppy and the intent of the author is not to permit infanticide.
However, these issues have been brought to light and exposed and the bill STILL passed the assembly as written.
What a way to show your real colors!
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