California Governor Signs Bill Ordering Pregnancy Centers to Promote Gov’t Abortion Programs

Pregnancy Test pd-compressedSACRAMENTO, Calif. — The governor of California has signed a bill into law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to inform all clients that they can obtain an abortion at state-funded facilities.

As previously reported, the bill is known in the legislature as the Reproductive FACT Act, but to pro-lifers, it is dubbed the “bully bill.” The text of the act states that its author, Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu, takes issue with pregnancy centers that don’t provide abortion referrals to women.

“The author contends that, unfortunately, there are nearly 200 licensed and unlicensed clinics known as crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in California whose goal is to interfere with women’s ability to be fully informed and exercise their reproductive rights, and that CPCs pose as full-service women’s health clinics, but aim to discourage and prevent women from seeking abortions,” it reads.

The legislation therefore requires that licensed pregnancy care centers to provide the following message to clients in print: “California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion, for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at (telephone number).”

SupportBlack Women for Wellness and NARAL Pro-Choice California, served as co-sponsors of the proposal. Over 100 religious leaders also signed a letter expressing support for the legislation. Those who refuse to comply will be fined $500 for the first offense, and $1,000 thereafter.

The bill passed the Assembly in May and the Senate in September, moving on to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. He signed the legislation into law without comment on Friday.

“Today, California became the first state in the nation to raise the standard for informing women and mitigate the dangerous impact of anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers,” said Amy Everitt, director of NARAL Pro-Choice California, in a statement. “This is an exciting victory for supporters of true reproductive freedom, and just one more step in our campaign to expose CPCs and hold them accountable for their dangerous tactics.”

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However, others characterize the legislation as an assault on the First Amendment.

“Does the government have a right to tell a newspaper what to write, a preacher what to preach, a private school what to teach? Of course not,” stated Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield. “So why is it okay for the government to force pro-life pregnancy centers against their will to advertise and promote government abortion services?”

“To force these centers to post and to distribute how to obtain free abortions cuts to the core of their founding purpose and their reason for being,” said Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, a co-founder of a pregnancy center and father of two adopted children.


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  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    The foundational confession, religious and political, of the Roman
    Empire is that Caesar is Lord. All people in the Empire are expected to
    proclaim/confess that Caesar is Lord. World order and peace is dependent
    on this confession. To refuse to make this confession is to be guilty
    of treason.
    2000 years later, it’s Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu who believes he is Lord, and demands a confession that spurns the grace of God.
    However, Jesus Christ is Lord. David Chiu is not Lord, and neither is the State of California, nor is the United States of America Lord.

  • FoJC_Forever

    I wonder if they have a specified wording for this information which is demanded to be given out? If not, the people who are trying to save babies and the souls of their mothers could say something like, “You can always choose to have your baby murdered at a state funded clinic, but we are glad you are here to find ways to save your child and not commit this horrible sin. We want to help you and the wonderful blessing growing inside you in any way that we can.”

    Abortion is murder. The innocent blood cries out for Justice.

    Judgement is coming.

    • MamaBear

      I think I read elsewhere that there is a specific wording to avoid doing what you suggest.

      • FoJC_Forever

        It would not surprise me one bit. Most Americans thirst for the innocent blood.

        Judgement is coming.

  • April J

    Is it just me or does is the photo associated with this article actually of a negative pregnancy test? How is that relevant? This site is pretty much a joke.

    • bowie1

      Perhaps it is the only photo they could find.

      • April J

        Do a google image search for pregnancy test and see if you still believe that

  • SFBruce

    This is a good and needed law. If an organization advertises itself as a resource for women with unwanted pregnancies, it’s simply wrong to never mention that termination of the pregnancy is one option. Not doing so is unfair to women who are already in a vulnerable position. It’s not “bullying” simply to inform women of all options available to them.

    • bowie1

      I’m sure the women are able to find abortion services on their own such as through their local phone directory.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        No, they can’t. CPC’s lie in order to direct women to them who are considering an abortion. That’s why this law is needed.

        • MamaBear

          So you think women are so helpless and stupid that if they want an abortion they will go to a pro-life CPC and if they don’t hear about abortion from pro-life Christians, they can’t use the yellow pages or google. The state nor pro-abortionists are not paying for CPCs, they are totally funded by private donations.
          I suppose you also think that the local Baptist or Catholic church needs to preach atheism to be fair.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            “So you think women are so helpless and stupid that if they want an abortion they will go to a pro-life CPC and if they don’t hear about abortion from pro-life Christians, they can’t use the yellow pages or google.”

            I don’t know about “helpless and stupid” but uninformed and uneducated are certainly possibilities. Especially when you consider that CPC’s are counting on women NOT KNOWING what they do before going there, I hardly think you can make the case that they’re totally innocent.

          • MamaBear

            No, CPCs do not count on women not knowing what they do. Nor do they force women to accept their help if they do wander in by mistake. They offer help with material needs like baby supplies, counseling, parenting classes, free ultrasounds, and help finding medical care. Some offer help with connecting with adoption services if a woman wants to go that route. Nothing is forced.
            I spent my life working among the children of the poor and got to know many of their parents. Uneducated may keep you out of good jobs, but it does not mean stupid or uninformed.
            I suppose you assume the person who came here as an adult and still struggles with English is stupid, too, although most of the rest of us can only function in one language.
            More anti-poor elitism by a know-nothing liberal!

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Then why don’t they mention that abortion is available? Why don’t they disclose that they’re not medical clinics?

          • MamaBear

            They do not claim to be medical clinics. They advertise they help those who want an alternative to abortion.
            I assume you think that churches need to preach from Richard Dawkins or the synagogue from Mein Kampf, or maybe your local banker needs to pass out Karl Marx pamphlets.
            Many many women have attested to the fact they went in Planned Parenthood or another women’s clinic seeking maternity care, only to be offered abortions, to be pressured to get abortions. That is where the true deceit is.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “I suppose you also think that the local Baptist or Catholic church needs to preach atheism to be fair.”

            Good one! I DID preach the Atheist Creed on the sidewalk in front of our abortion mill last week. Thus far, no conversions, but I am still praying! 🙂

          • MamaBear

            I know your Atheist Creed, so I get it. But, do you realize how funny it sounds that you preached the Atheist Creed and are praying for conversions. LOL

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Haha – I had NOT thought of that! And, yes, I can also see how people might confuse me with an atheist when I preach it! You gotta keep the pro-abort wiccans off their game in our town, MamaBear. 🙂

            That creed draws a LOT of fire when I present it. I am shocked – SHOCKED, I tell you. 🙂 But, thus far, I can support each creedal doctrine with science, cosmology, philosophy, logic, and psychology. No real damage to it, and I have been able to expand it and include some pro-abortion sub-doctrines, since 97% of atheists are in favor of abortion. Not sure we could get 97% of Christians to agree on much at all! 🙂

        • bowie1

          If it’s anything like here (Canada) women can find both services in the Yellow Pages which explains with the heading what they both provide and don’t provide. They don’t need to go to the CPC’s first since hospitals and clinics also are advertised in the phone book, maybe even more prominently. Why would they need to lie if the women already know they provide help with baby needs and so forth?

          • Ambulance Chaser

            I don’t know how they’re listed in phone books, although I do know that almost no one uses phone books anymore.

            Their websites are designed to mislead women about various things, not the least of which is whether they’re at a medical clinic at all. THAT’S shamefully dishonest.

          • bowie1

            Okay. Here is the mission statement from a local pregnancy support service which may or may not differ from the ones you know:

            About

            Our Mission Statement:

            Helping women and men facing unplanned pregnancy, and encouraging healthy relationships in a safe and loving place.

            Our Promise to You:

            A high standard of care

            A high value of confidentiality

            Non-judgmental support for all, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or ability

            All services free of charge

            Accurate information and current resources to help empower you to make informed decisions and access the support you need

            Our Mandate and Services:

            To support those in a position of marginalization with regard to pregnancy by providing:

            Free urine pregnancy tests

            Accurate information on pregnancy, adoption, abortion, and alternatives

            Peer counseling and legal support

            Referrals to community services

            Individual and community education programs

            Infant and maternity clothing and supplies

          • Ambulance Chaser

            So, if they’re not a doctor’s office, then they should have no problem stating such on the wall.

          • bowie1

            Naturally. Usually a doctors name is on the door and/or entrance, and if not, no name will be displayed.

    • afchief

      Abortion is murder!!!!

    • Angel Jabbins

      It is all about a love affair with death…how many babies can we kill…especially black babies. Sad to read how ill informed these black leaders are. Margaret Sanger was a racist who wanted to get rid of blacks all together. She would love seeing the statistics on black abortions today

      Black non-Hispanic women have the highest abortion ratio today. Black women’s abortion ratio has reached 459 abortions per 1,000 live births, while non-Hispanic white women’s abortion ratio is 132 abortions per 1,000 live births. The Guttmacher Institute reports: “Women who obtain abortions are predominantly poor or low-income, in their 20s and unmarried; black women and Hispanic women continue to be disproportionately represented among abortion patients.”

      According to the CDC, each year 616,074 African Americans are born and 458,500 babies will have died from abortion.

      There are 743,377 Africans Americans dying yearly. This number is 127,303 more than those that are born.

      From 1973 to 2004, nearly 30% of the black population were erased through abortion. Out of the average 4,400 babies dying daily that are reported abortions, an estimated 1,300 are African American. They account for 32% of women having abortions yearly, yet make up only 13% of the American population. African American women are 3 times as likely to have an abortion than other women.

      Margaret Sanger would be so proud. It is all working out just as she planned it and black leaders have so naively fallen right into her trap. The black population is decreasing every year… they have swallowed the ‘freedom of choice’ lie.

      • SFBruce

        According to the CDC, in 2013, there were 45 million African-Americans, comprising 15.2% of the total population. The Census Bureau projects that by 2060, there will be 74.5 million African-Americans, comprising 17.9% of the total population. So the only source you specified contradicts your other stats and basic conclusion. Terminating a pregnancy is never a great option, but for some women at some times, it’s the best available to them. I’d like to see the abortion rate go down, and I think the best way to do that is to ensure that all women, poor women in particular, have access to accurate information about birth control.

        • Angel Jabbins

          What you stated is only a projection of what the black population will be in 2060 and probably does not take into consideration the growing abortion rate among black women.

          One of Margaret Sanger’s main reasons for wanting legalized abortion was to get rid of blacks. Black lives did NOT matter to her one bit. She stated: “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” She also stated: “We do not want word to go out that we want to extreminate the Negro population.” (in a letter to Dr. Clarnce Gamble on Dec. 10, 1939). She opened her first abortion clinics in inner cities, and it’s no accident that even today, “79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in black or minority neighborhoods.”

          And, though many want to deny the link between abortion and breast cancer, there is growing evidence of it and it is affecting black women more now. They used to suffer from breast cancer less frequently than white women. The Black Women’s Health Imperative notes that, according to an American Cancer Society report, black women are now developing breast cancer almost as frequently as whites, and are more likely to die from the disease.

          Women have more knowledge of and access to birth control today than at any time in the history of the world!! They are not either using it or not using it consistently and responsibly. There is much more sexual promiscuity today (than back in days of my generation) because there is no stigma now to having sex out of wedlock, no need to accept any responsibility…just go have it killed and then go out and **** some more. That is the mentality today. Birth control has done nothing but make women into sexual objects for men’s use/pleasure. The women are just too dumb to get that. And the men are so easily absolved from all responsibility if their ‘girlfriends’ do get pregnant. In most cases, they don’t even have to pay for the abortion…Obama care probably takes care of that for them. Some liberation for women! Many men don’t marry now until they are in their late 30’s, early 40’s. Having too much fun making lots of conquests and in no hurry to settle down to raise a family. Not a priority to men anymore. Lots of playboys living it up today at the expense of all the ‘liberated women”.

          Abortion is a plague on our society in so many ways!

          • SFBruce

            “What you stated is only a projection of what the black population will be in 2060 and probably does not take into consideration the growing abortion rate among black women.”

            That doesn’t make sense. You claim that African-American women are getting so many abortions it’s causing the African-American population to shrink, and you further claim it’s an established trend. If that were true, the Census Bureau would certainly have that data available in making the prediction I cite.

            Margaret Sanger has been dead since 1966, so I’m not sure how much influence her ideas have on Planned Parenthood today. And I’m not necessarily buying the accuracy of your portrayal of her views.

            I know you oppose pretty much all abortion, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s legal. As I’ve already said, I’d love to see the abortion rate decline, and I think the best way to do that is to see that all women, poor women in particular, have access to accurate information about birth control, and access to whatever method is best for that woman. Is that something you’d support?

          • Angel Jabbins

            You obviously did not take the time to read all of my previous comment…so I am re-posting what I wrote above in answer to your question about birth control.

            Women have more knowledge of and access to birth control today than at any time in the history of the world!! They are not either using it or not using it consistently and responsibly. There is much more sexual promiscuity today (than back in days of my generation) because there is no stigma now to having sex out of wedlock, no need to accept any responsibility…just go have it killed and then go out and **** some more. That is the mentality today. Birth control has done nothing but make women into sexual objects for men’s use/pleasure. The women are just too dumb to get that. And the men are so easily absolved from all responsibility if their ‘girlfriends’ do get pregnant. In most cases, they don’t even have to pay for the abortion…Obama care probably takes care of that for them. Some liberation for women! Many men don’t marry now until they are in their late 30’s, early 40’s. Having too much fun making lots of conquests and in no hurry to settle down to raise a family. Not a priority to men anymore. Lots of playboys living it up today at the expense of all the ‘liberated women”.

            Plenty of access to birth control today and yet the abortion rate has not been affected much at all. The very best birth control there is…. keeping your pants on….but that takes some self control, doesn’t it, and there is sure a very short supply of that today. It may be legal to kill babies right now, but that does not make it morally right. The State is not the determiner of what is ultimatley right and wrong. That is God’s territory and everyone who murders a baby, born or unborn, will give an account before Him one day.

    • Ruth Davis

      Women have no right to get pregnant, and turn around and abort the baby . It is a human life , and they should be jailed for murder. There are to many options such as, adoption , open adoption, and giving the father the option of parenting the child. It is to much killing by pp they are not GOD. They will pay.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        They absolutely have that right. They have since Roe v. Wade.

  • bowie1

    Here in Canada in the Yellow Pages it is specified that pregnancy centers here do NOT provide or refer for abortion, but there are also listings under a separate heading that provide abortion services. I would think that should be sufficient for American lawmakers too.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Oh, but you do not understand how liberals work in America: they are pro-“choice” when it comes to knocking off the human in the womb, but anti-choice when it comes to leaving crisis pregnancy centers alone. But, they ARE consistent in one sense:

      They are bullies toward babies and bullies toward CPC’s. Like all bullies, liberals are cowards. If every abortion was a fair fight (equal chance of the baby or abortionist dying), there would be no abortions.

      • bowie1

        It is possible. There has been some criticism of pregnancy support centers here even though abortions are readily available.

  • afchief

    Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.

    “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you live as you wish.” Mother Teresa

  • Mark Bouckaert

    California has always been the leading edge of intellect. Now it can be known for its wisdom as well.

    • Emmanuel

      What part of Cali do you live in? From my office window, I can’t see the wisdom or intellect.

  • Suzanna Brown

    They really have to sue and defeat it in the courts because it’s absolutely UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It completely erodes Freedom of Speech!!! 100 “religious leaders” signed a letter of support of killing unborn children?? WOW the great apostasy is occurring.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Oh really? Where is the law written that CPC’so have the right not to mention abortions?

  • Nidalap

    They MUST, of course, already demand that all abortion clinics have posted info on CPCs and all the viable (See what I did there?) alternatives to abortion, right?

    • Ambulance Chaser

      If you’re at an abortion clinic, why would you need to go to a CPC?

      • Nidalap

        And, if you’re at a CPC, why would you need to know your abortion options? If it’s good for the CPC goose, it’s just as good for the abortionist gander! 🙂

        • Ambulance Chaser

          Because you may be there to because you were tricked into thinking you were at a comprehensive women’s health clinic. Which is the point.

          • Nidalap

            Oh sure! Once they enter those doors they’re automatically obligated to carry the baby to term! No going back once they learn the truth! Everybody knows that! (^_^)

  • Dante

    So you all have a problem with facilities that purport to be medical facilities being made to show their medical licenses?

    Interesting.

  • Emmanuel

    Don’t forget to advise the mother that her little princess/prince will be chopped up for parts and sold for cash. The MD and staff will be paid by the state but they will get profit sharing check on the side.

  • TheBBP

    That is also the Governor who recently made it legal for ILLEGAL Immigrants to vote. He also signed a bill that makes concealed carry illegal on any campus which handcuffs responsible gun owners in an effort to protect us from the psychopaths who will not give a flip about the law.

    That has to be the most backward state in the country.