Follow Up on SB 24: California Colleges Closer To Easy-Access Abortion That May Not Be So Easy

Thank You! To everyone who was able to find time on June 11 to call the California State Assembly Health Committee and ask them to vote NO on SB 24, Democrat State Senator Connie Leyva’s anti-life bill requiring all of California’s public universities to make Chemical Abortion Pills available to young college students up to ten weeks into their pregnancy.

As predicted, the votes went pretty much along party lines: 10 Democrats voting for abortion and 4 Republicans voting for life. And yet, those who were there said they thought it was a very good day for life as “the reality of abortion, and specifically the trauma of Chemical Abortion, was very powerfully conveyed" for the record.

The feasibly two week disquieting process of “empowering” a young woman to abort her baby in the privacy of her own home can be fraught with severe bleeding, brutally painful cramping, and may even cause panic. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, she may actually see a recognizable baby before she considers whether to do what she has been instructed – flush her baby’s miniature dead body down the toilet.

Our elected state lawmakers in the Assembly Education Committee will take up the vote next and we will keep you posted.

Ninth Circuit Lifts Injunction Against "Protect Life Rule": What does this mean for the future of Planned Parenthood?

While certain states continue to pass instant-access and horrific late-term abortion laws, completely abandoning abortion activists’ initial promise to keep abortion “safe” and “rare”, we do have some good news to share!

On Thursday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump administration’s request to lift national injunctions, as well as the statewide injunction in California, while several lawsuits play out against the administrations Protect Life Rule. The final rule revised the regulations governing the Title X family planning program.

This could mean blocking up to $60 million in federal tax-payer funds to Planned Parenthood’s abortion services and directing some of that funding towards faith-based and other pro-life, pregnancy care providers!

If the Protect Life Rule regulations prevail in the courts, while they would still be able to provide health services, Planned Parenthood, or any abortion clinic, would be prohibited from using any Title X funds to “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.”

The Trump administration is clearly making a distinction between family planning and abortion!

As always, Advocates for Faith & Freedom lawyers are keeping a close watch, advising and standing ready to protect and defend our life affirming clinics! Your donations of support of any amount are greatly appreciated!