Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) continues to strongly oppose AB 2223. You can read my previous alert concerning AB 2223 here.
Our collective opposition to AB 2223 sent a powerful message to bill author Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-District 15), causing her to adjust the “infanticide” language. The bill text, “perinatal death due to pregnancy related causes” was recently amended to say, “due to causes that occurred in utero.” While this may be a partial victory, since the specific text allowing the potential killing of newborns unrelated to abortion has been removed, this new language still could allow for a baby born alive following a late-term abortion attempt to be left to die with no protection or investigation by law enforcement.
Should we still oppose this bill? Yes!
Attorney Susan S. Arnall summarizes the amendment, “AB 2223 operates to cover up the cause of a baby’s death. It provides abortionists and abusers legal cover to finish the job of killing an unwanted or inconvenient newborn by asserting the Cause In Utero Excuse up to 28 days after birth. The baby can be killed, and any evidence explaining her death will die with her. And that seems to be the point of AB 2223’s newest perinatal death clause – to excuse and make investigation of a newborn’s death wholly unnecessary and even actionable.”
Abortion, the violent killing of babies in the womb at any stage, must be stopped. The fact remains that abortion is legal until viability in California – and even afterward if a physician deems the mother’s life or “health” to be at risk. Viability is not at a subjective, arbitrary line. Life begins at conception. And the lives of the youngest Californians among us deserve to be defended and protected.
That AB 2223 prohibits the death of newborns from being investigated or reported by police is unconscionable and is not in the best interest of babies or women. AB 2223 must be stopped.
Please contact your State Assembly Member through our Action Center HERE and urge them to defend life and oppose AB 2223. Now is the time to act and make a difference!
Prayer: Dear Lord, we call upon you to take care of women and these issues they face with unplanned pregnancies and making decisions for the best interest of their baby. Please, Lord, bring wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. May women in California know that there are pregnancy medical clinics and centers that give support even after delivering their babies with food, clothes, and a community of support for child-rearing and adoption services. We pray that You will stop laws that do not support life. You are sovereign, Lord. We praise You for the partial victory on the amendment of this bill. Please continue to go before us and bless our efforts to oppose efforts that are not in the best interest of women and children. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action! \