California Democrats introduce bill to force pregnancy centers to refer abortions

The bill was introduced by two Democrats:

Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 775, a bill that helps ensure women receive prompt access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive-health care and are empowered to make fully informed decisions. AB 775 will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Health tomorrow, on April 14th.

AB 775, the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT) Act, requires licensed facilities that provide family planning and pregnancy-related services to inform patients about available assistance for affordable contraception, abortion, and prenatal care, including how to obtain that assistance.  Facilities that offer similar services but do not have a medical license must disclose that they are not licensed facilities and do not have a licensed provider on staff. The bill is sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice California and Black Women for Wellness.

Life News explains what the bill actually does to pro-life crisis pregnancy centers:

A California committee has approved a bill that would force pregnancy centers providing women with abortion alternatives to refer women for abortions.

Thousands of pregnancy centers across the nation are the counterbalance to the abortion industry by providing women with tangible help and real alternatives to abortion. But pregnancy centers in California may soon find themselves forced to promote abortions under legislation pending in the California legislature.

AB 775, the Pregnancy Counseling Discrimination Rule, would require all pregnancy centers to promote abortions to their clients. There is no conscience clause or opt out for centers that provide pregnant women assistance without abortions or abortion referrals. Failure to comply carries a $500 fine for first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. The bill authorizes the Attorney General, city attorney, or county counsel to impose the civil fines.

I’ve been posting a lot of stories lately about how the secular left forces people who support natural marriage to be in favor of redefining marriage. But secular leftists are willing to use the power of big government to bully people of morality elsewhere – this time on the abortion issue. Yes, when they’re not busy denying children their mothers or fathers, they’re trying to kill them with abortion. And if you disagree with being forced to do evil things to born and unborn children, well, that’s what courts and prisons are for. I guess they think that if everyone is forced to be complicit, either by funding it or participating in it, then no one is innocent. Then what they are doing is not really wrong at all. That’s what they tell themselves.

2 thoughts on “California Democrats introduce bill to force pregnancy centers to refer abortions”

  1. This is absolutely absurd. I hope this doesn’t pass and I’m sure it will be challenged in court if it is. I don understand how people keep getting away with forcing others with the power of law to speak against their beliefs.

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  2. Look at the words they used in the language of the bill; what a tangled web of deception and lies………

    “comprehensive, care, empowered, transparency, freedom, accountability, care, services, assistance, choice, wellness, provider.”

    Note that these ALL apply only to the selfishness of the mother. None of it applies to the innocent baby that is being murdered. Where’s the care, wellness, accountability, care, freedom, service, or assistance for the innocent victim of this horrendous crime?

    The devil always does his work by first changing the language and the plain meaning of words. Same with the word “marriage” which can in no way ever be used for same sex unions (and we must be careful not to fall for that ruse and use it that way).

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