Planned Parenthood has sponsored and is a key advocate of AB 154 in California – a bill that would dramatically increase the number of abortions in this state. According to Planned Parenthood, the bill would “address the current shortage of health care professionals able to provide early abortion care in California” and reduce long wait times. If passed, the bill would allow nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and certified midwives to perform first trimester abortions by means of aspiration (suctioning out the contents of the uterus) or medication (drugs that end a pregnancy). Not only is this an affront to the value of life, but this could also be a potential safety issue for pregnant mothers. Allowing non-physicians to administer these procedures could possibly result in a higher risk of complications.
We strongly oppose a bill that widens the availability of abortion and further demeans the value of unborn life. This bill has already passed through two committees in the California legislature…please join us in prayer as it moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee!
Please contact the members on the California Assembly Appropriations Committee and tell them you strongly oppose AB 154! Find their contact information here: http://apro.assembly.ca.gov/