Hot on the heels of our March 14 MRCTV report revealing a Maryland bill that will, in practice, legalize infanticide up to a month after birth, we have news that California is mimicking the proposal – and that the California bill brings to THREE the total number of states pushing to legalize the heinous act and to criminalize investigating neglect of newborn children.
The California bill is called AB-2223, and, as with the Maryland bill, and a similar proposal in Colorado (a bill that has passed both houses and could be signed by Governor Jared Polis at any time), its language allows parents and medical service “providers” to avoid prosecution or even INVESTIGATION should they be tied to the “perinatal” death of a child. “Perinatal” utilizing the Latin prefix “peri” for “around,” such as in the word “perimeter”, and meaning, as with the Maryland and Colorado language, before -- or 28 days after -- birth.
The bill amends three, cuts one, and adds two sections to the California Health and Safety Code “relating to reproductive health.” A term that is, of course, not a euphemism for the health of the new life, but a euphemism for taking that life, i.e., it stands not for health, but for the complete opposite of health.
And, specifically, it FORBIDS a coroner from reporting for criminal investigation the death of a fetus or of a baby should it occur up to a month after birth -- if the death of the child was, in either case, the “choice” of the mother.
Check out this legal move pertaining to a fetus. Current statute reads:
The coroner shall, within three days after examination of the fetus, state on the certificate of fetal death the time of fetal death, the direct causes of the fetal death, the conditions, if any, that gave rise to these causes, and other medical and health section data as may be required on the certificate, and shall sign the certificate in attest to these facts. The coroner shall within three days after examining the body, deliver the death certificate to the attending funeral director.
The new text would add:
This section shall not be used to establish, bring, or support a criminal prosecution or civil cause of action seeking damages against any person, whether or not they were the person who was pregnant with the fetus. Through its courts and statutes and under its Constitution, California protects the right to reproductive privacy, and it is the intent of the Legislature to reaffirm these protections.
And then there’s this new language, which pertains to both fetal murders and the murder of a child up to a month after birth.
Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise deprived of their rights, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.
A person who aids or assists a pregnant person in exercising their rights under this article shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise be deprived of their rights, based solely on their actions to aid or assist a pregnant person in exercising their rights under this article with the pregnant person’s voluntary consent.
It couldn’t get much plainer.
Much like former VA Governor Ralph Northam (D) implied in an infamous radio interview, the act of delivering a baby, then putting it aside, and possibly allowing it to die from neglect or of actively taking the child's life (called "comfort care" by some), is something abortionists and their wicked supporters have promoted for many years.
And this statutory incorporation of the evil philosophy is not only shocking for its disregard of the fact that a new human being is created and alive upon the moment of conception (the fetus is HUMAN, and it is BEING, hence, a human being, on the great arc of life we all follow, uninterrupted, from conception to death), and it is not only mind-blowing for its reiteration of the fallacy that murder is a facet of “privacy” or “health choices,” it is shocking because these California politicians (like Ralph Northam) ask for and promote police protection for THEMSELVES.
The blatant hypocrisy is inarguable. As is the dismissal of the Fourteenth Amendment mandate that states protect people equally. How can the supporters of this CA bill claim that police are necessary to protect people from aggressive actions by others, then claim that there are certain lives the state “protects” and others the state need not bother “protecting”?
’AB 2223 literally decriminalizes infanticide,’ explained Right to Life League.
The bill, introduced by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), additionally protects anyone who ‘aids or assists a pregnant person in exercising’ what legislators consider the right to abortion or infanticide. It also allows a woman to sue any police department or legal authority that arrests or charges her for hurting or killing her child, under provisions of the bill.
And the phrasing of it, the way it changes existing statute, follows a pattern that any perspicacious reader can tell is formulaic, making one suspect the language in the California bill, the Maryland bill, and the Colorado bill came from the same source.
As Decision Magazine mentions, the California bill is waiting for a hearing in the state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.
Meanwhile, Californians will continue paying taxes for the legislators’ salaries and for the so-called “police protection” so many leftists want to be certain does not apply to fetuses and newborn kids.