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“More like a slaughterhouse than a sanctuary,” Gov. Newsom wants abortion business to come to California should Roe be rolled back

by | Dec 9, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

What an interesting (and utterly cynical) choice of words: Sanctuary. That’s what California uber-pro-abortion Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed this week. A “sanctuary” that far from protecting life, would “pay for gas, lodging, and child care, as well as compensating providers for services rendered to low-income patients,” according to the Wall Street Journal

 “Newsom started the group himself and in an interview last week with The Associated Press said some of the report’s details will be included in his budget proposal in January,” according to Adam Bea. Newsom is positively giddy at the thought of his state becoming a secular Mecca to abort helpless unborn children.

“The California Future of Abortion Council, made up of more than 40 abortion providers and advocacy groups, released a list of 45 recommendations for the state to consider if the high court overturns Roe v. Wade — the 48-year-old decision that forbids states from outlawing abortion,” Beam wrote. “The recommendations are not just a liberal fantasy. Some of the state’s most important policymakers helped write them, including Toni Atkins, the San Diego Democrat who leads the state Senate and attended multiple meetings.”

The California Future of Abortion Council dubbed its proposal “Recommendations to protect, strengthen, and expand abortion care in California.” And they are building on the state’s already vast in-place abortion infrastructure. 

In the understatement of the year, The Wall Street Journal’s Christine Mai-Duck wrote “California is regarded as one of the least restrictive states when it comes to abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute, and some state money already goes toward groups that assist people seeking abortions who travel from out of state.”

California “already pays for abortions for many low-income residents through the state’s Medicaid program,” Beam writes. “And California is one of six states that require private insurance companies to cover abortions, although many patients still end up paying deductibles and co-payments.”

Of course, Planned Parenthood, which accounts for more than half of California’s abortion clinics, already has its blood-stained hands ready for more action. It “served” 7,000 people from other states last year and just can’t wait to “serve” many thousands more.

The profoundly wrongheaded ethics of paving the way for abortions won’t be derailed by what this will cost. “Next year, the state’s independent Legislative Analyst’s Office predicts California will have a surplus of about $31 billion,” according to the AP.

Imagine what $31 billion dollars could do if put to life-affirming actions? The mothers that could be helped; the Pregnancy Help Centers that could be funded; the thousands of new ultrasound machines that could acquaint mother with their unborn children.

According to Mai-Duc, “Jodi Hicks, the president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, said she expects to see a legislative package addressing some of the group’s recommendations soon after the Legislature reconvenes in January.”

In a tweet, Live Action’s Lila Rose wrote, “A ‘sanctuary’ where children are taken to be killed. More like a slaughterhouse than a sanctuary. Horrific.”

Categories: Abortion