If you still doubt that a major political party currently exists in the U.S. that supports infanticide, we give you California’s Democratic super-majority.
According to a report by the Miami Standard, Democrats have proposed and are actively considering legislation that would expand abortion rights to the point of legalizing the murder of newborns.
The outlet reports:
After assaulting basic human rights for over two years, California Governor Gavin Newsom is working on a new INFANTICIDE bill that would legalize the murder of children up to nine months gestation and in the week(s) after birth. The bill has been proposed by Newsom’s “Future of Abortion Council” which makes recommendations to “strengthen and expand” abortions in the state of California.
Under California AB 2223, a mother will be shielded from civil and criminal charges for any “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy. These actions include not only abortion in any stage of pregnancy, but also “perinatal death.” Perinatal death is defined as the death of a newborn up to seven days or more.
The legislation was introduced by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, a Berkeley Democrat, and it literally seems to provide legal codification for the “murder of unborn and born children,” the outlet’s report continued, wrapped up in the false guise of “women’s reproductive rights” (‘reproduction’ suggesting that another human being is actually produced and then protected).
Since Newsom took office, he has pressed to expand access to abortion and to make California a so-called “sanctuary state” for the procedure. No doubt his and majority Democrats’ efforts are being influenced by a pair of cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could see the first dramatic limitations placed on abortions since a previous iteration of the high court found a “constitutional right” to kill babies buried somewhere in the nation’s founding document.
In addition, the legislation would give mothers (using that word tentatively, of course) power to sue police departments if officers arrest anyone who conspires to murder infants.
“A political culture that justifies killing millions of children in the womb is now declaring open season on unwanted newborns. Every Californian must oppose this heinous bill,” said Jonathan Keller, President of the California Family Council.
The Miami Standard adds:
Pro-life advocates have fought for the rights of unborn children for decades and understand that there is no moral difference between ending a child’s life days before birth or the day after birth. A society that accepts the unchecked murder of babies in the second and third trimester will eventually permit the murder of babies after birth.
Life Legal Defense Foundation’s CEO Alexandra Snyder issued a statement, condemning the infanticide bill.
“AB 2223 is not only a pro-abortion bill – it removes all civil and criminal penalties for killing babies born alive under any circumstances. The bill expressly authorizes any person to facilitate late-term abortions and infanticide without legal repercussions. Life Legal condemns the use of euphemisms like ‘personal reproductive decisions’ and ‘reproductive justice’ to justify and encourage the killing of babies in and outside the womb,” Snyder said.
Pacific Justice Institute Attorney Matthew McReynolds adds: “California lawmakers have crossed a red line” in their attempt to “legitimize the killing of hours-old and even week-old infants. This is not about expanding abortion rights; this is a degree of evil that the overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of how they identify politically, cannot stomach. We will be working to defeat this insane and diabolical bill.”