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Pro-abortion California Democrats fast-track “Reproductive Freedom Constitutional Amendment”

by | Jul 1, 2022

By Brian Johnston, Western Regional Director, National Right to Life

Getting a Constitutional Amendment on the state-wide ballot in California usually costs multiple millions of dollars and most attempts fail. California Democrats have skipped that. They don’t need money. In the Sacramento Capitol they simply have their way.

The Democrats own the process. The abortion lobby owns the Democrats. Because they have a supermajority of the legislature, on June 28, 2022, they qualified a Reproductive Freedom Constitutional Amendment for the fall ballot. It was “fast tracked.” It was easy. Democrats who dissent are simply punished… Yes, it is like that.

The measure simply inserts the following into the State Constitution:

‘The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This section is intended to further the constitutional right to privacy guaranteed by Section 1, and the constitutional right to not be denied equal protection guaranteed by Section 7. Nothing herein narrows or limits the right to privacy or equal protection.”

But the expensive, months-long signature process is skipped. This is when citizens start to hear and consider a debate. But it is skipped. In November an already uninformed public will vote on ‘reproductive freedom.’ They will be guided by a clearly biased media. 

The media is not asking basic questions about the details of either “Reproductive Rights’ or the new, tourist-abortion industry Gavin Newsom and the state legislature have now set up. Many states will require parents to be notified before a minor gets an abortion, and nearly 1/3 of abortions are done on minors. Will Gavin Newsom and your tax dollars be flying minors across state lines for secret abortions? Crickets.

Every other medical procedure requires very specific informed consent before that operation is performed on you. That’s for the safety of the patient. Abortion is the only medical procedure in California that does not require the specific explanation and description of the medical risk to the patient.

RU486 chemical abortions [“medication abortions”] are now very common. But women are not told how it functions. This is a double-barrel shotgun of artificial steroids which powerfully impact the woman’s body. These chemicals alter her metabolic functions. This risky shock to her system is what expels the child from her body. 

Often the mother is alone when it finally hits. And she is bleeding profusely. There is no requirement to explain these details to these women. But the state legislature wants to offer it not just to Californians, but apparently also to minor girls who live across state lines! 

And they want it protected in the state Constitution.

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