Shame on you, California

California Assemblywoman Toni Atkins

California Assemblywoman Toni Atkins

Midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners will now be able to legally perform first-trimester abortions in California, and the former employer of the assemblywoman who introduced the bill stands to make a killing.

Of course they are already killing unborn children at Womancare in San Diego, where California Assemblywoman Toni Atkins was once the director of clinical services. Just think how much less WomanCare, and Planned Parenthood and every other abortion provider will have to pay their abortionists now that they won’t have to have that costly MD after their names. What a windfall!

Abortion is much less about ideology than it is about profit, at least at the provider level. This new California law — and another that lowers the standards abortion facilities have to maintain – are all about profit at the expense, once again, of women’s health. We are being asked to believe that women in rural California had to travel over the river and through the woods to reach the door of an abortion clinic and wait who knows how long before they could get an appointment. But the California Catholic Conference showed what a lie that was as it lobbied, unsuccessfully, against the new law. While it’s true that 22 percent of California counties do not have an abortion clinic, a conference study showed that only 1 percent of the state’s women live in those counties. Also, consider this: Californians make up 12 percent of the nation’s population, but the state commits 29 percent of the country’s abortions. Volunteers for the Catholic Conference who called the clinics pretending to need appointments for first-trimester abortions had no trouble securing a slot to have their unborn children murdered. Thank goodness, no real children were harmed during this survey.

What the California Catholic Conference proved was that access to abortion is clearly not an issue in the Golden State. What is at issue, although you won’t read about it so much in the mainstream media, is the health of low-income and minority women. You can bet that well-heeled women will still seek the services of a qualified physician for their abortions. But women with less disposable income will likely be the ones seeking the services of a physician assistant who has taken a special eight-week course in the gruesome science of killing the unborn. It’s not hard to predict the outcome: More cervical lacerations, more uterine perforations, more bleeding, more compromised fertility, more death.

California has been home to some very unscrupulous abortion providers in the past. As I wrote about in my book, “Recall Abortion,” Bertha Bugarin owned a chain of clinics that employed a rogue’s gallery of drug addicted and alcoholic doctors to perform abortions. And when they failed to show up for work, she did the abortions herself, even though she had no medical training. She was sent to prison on several felony charges, but guess what? She secured an early release and she’s back living a life of luxury in her multimillion dollar house, paid for with blood money.

Bertha Bugarin or those like her will make huge piles of money from California’s new law, while women and their unborn children suffer and die.

Shame on California.

If you agree that it’s time we stop passing laws to line the pockets of abortionists, go to RecallAbortion and sign the petition to get this harmful procedure off the market once and for all.

4 Responses to “Shame on you, California”

  1. Carol Bush says:

    I am a Catholic convert, totally pro-life, and co founder of Totas Tuus Catholic Radio, in Gainesville, GA. I watch EWTN all the time. But, I must say that this series could expand to be so much more interesting if you would take on other subjects of interest to women other than pro-life. After all, Janet already has a series on EWTN on life issues. If you would even spend more time on end of life situations – both my parents were terminated in hospitals, one by starvation, one by aggressive sedation. I didn’t realize what was going on until it had already happened. They both had living wills. A nurse recommended by Priests for Life described for me in detail what I had experienced and why it happened.

    There are other subjects that would interest me: women in the workplace, postponing marriage for various reasons, adoption (or not), in vitro – why is it not okay with the Catholic church, women’s issues addressed at the United Nations, how can we American women help women in other countries who are not so blessed, etc., how we can, as mothers, make sure our children are properly catechized, particularly those women who are either single mothers, or who don’t get help from husbands. Also women in mixed marriages – how do you protect the religious upbringing of your children? How do you prepare your children for public school – especially with the Common Core curriculum. Can anyone home school?

    I could go on and on, but I’m sure you get the point. Abortion isn’t the only issue for women, especially Catholic women.

  2. Janet Morana says:

    Hi Carol,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    On Catholic View we do cover much more than the abortion issue. In this blog I do tend to focus on abortion, because that’s what I do. But I certainly am going to think about your suggestion of broadening the focus, especially to end of life issues. I really appreciate you taking the time to write, and you and your family are in my prayers.


  3. Vicki Granacher says:

    I am struggling to establish an active Respect Life group in my parish. Although, our priest supports the need for it and I can get several people to be involved, I do not know exactly how to proceed. Besides putting flyers in the bulletins and having pro-life pamphlets available after mass, I feel somewhat helpless. Much of my pro-life effort in the past has been primarily to give my abortion testimony to the confirmation classes. Where can I find useful and educational materials at nominal cost for my RL group?

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