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While most other states are tightening their abortion laws, California is in the process of allowing non-physicians to perform abortions:


Ed Morrissey at Hot Air gives us the details:

Remember, of course, that this is all about women’s health.  California already allows non-physicians to administer drug-induced abortions, but the state legislature has now passed a new law that clears nurses, physician assistants, and midwives to perform suction abortions in the first trimester:

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.

The measure by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would let those medical professionals perform what are known as aspiration abortions during the first trimester. The method involves inserting a tube and using suction to terminate a pregnancy.

Opponents in the legislature wondered how lowering the standards of providers could be squared with the oft-invoked concern for womens’ health from pro-abortion activists and the backers of this bill:

“Abortion is a serious medical procedure with vast complications, and I would argue that only the best-trained should conduct such an operation,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber. “It has direct and profound impact on lives: the mother and the baby — and there is a baby.”

Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, said legalized abortion was supposed to end the days when women’s lives were put at risk. Yet he said Atkins’ bill would allow the procedures by providers who have less training and in clinics without sufficient backup if there are complications.

The entire effort seems very odd, especially in California.  In some states, notably conservative Mississippi, so few abortion providers exist that abortion-rights activists might well demand some kind of similar relief, and probably already have been demanding it.  That hardly seems relevant in liberal California, however.  Planned Parenthood alone has 20 locations in the Golden State, from Alhambra to Yuba City.  Access is hardly an issue in one of the most liberal states in the nation.

Go here to read the rest.  Toni Atkins, the sponsor of the bill, and majority leader of the assembly, ran an abortion clinic in San Diego.  Remember the old pro-abort mantra:  safe, legal and rare?  Rare was always a bad joke.  Safe has always been a lie for the child being aborted and as the Gosnell slaughter house revealed, it is often a bad joke as well for the mothers.  This law allows minimally trained medical personnel to perform abortions and thus increase the profit margin for abortion mills at the expense of the safety of the women undergoing the abortions.  In the eyes of pro-aborts, abortion has become an end in itself.  Anything that increases the number of abortions is good, and anything that decreases the number of abortions is bad.  Like all death cults, the abortion cult has become all about death and blood, the benefits to be derived from the blood sacrifice becoming secondary to the act itself.  Jesuit trained Jerry Brown signed similar legislation last year, and I have no doubt he will do so again.  California is a state completely dominated by the Democrat Party, whose central principle today is the right of mothers to slay their offspring and this legislation is their equivalent of a religious sacrament.


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  1. ‘ California is a state completely dominated by the Democrat Party, whose central principle today is the right of mothers to slay their offspring and this legislation is their equivalent of a religious sacrament. ‘

    Steamrollers Party with the poison glue of calling any opposition a war on their own particular supporter/victims is the way of the cohesive, organized left.

    Any opposition to the waste, overreaching, and degeneration is bullied or worse.

    The ‘right’ is too fragmented to bring balance to the rampant growth of blatant, extreme change to norms. Whatever party that isn’t among the steamrollers, could benefit by influence were there a stand on a common bond of independence. The democrat party profits by the fractures. I, simplemindedly, think people, who aren’t steamrollers, should form a party of Independents for the good of what remains of the republic. Without identifying as an independent, each alternative (republican, tea party, libertarian, green) lacks enough magnetism to do much.

  2. Where, oh where, is Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) when we need him?

    In case you don’t recall, the former congressman, who fell hook, line and reputation for Obama’s written promise that abortions would not be funded in the obscene health care travesty, lost his reelection bid shortly thereafter and has not been heard of since.

    That’s no big loss. The real tragedy is that Stupak’s cadre of representatives was sufficient to defeat the ACA that most Americans detest.

  3. FYI, since it was referenced by 3rdstringer above, I recently had to endure listening to the B.S., that is Bart Stupak, speak. He is now a D.C. lobbyist for a self-insurance association.

    How rich is that? The guy single handedly passes Obamacare and now he’s lobbying for a group which is the antithesis of Obamacare. Only in the rabbit hole that is our capital!

  4. it is quite apparent that people just don’t care about “doing unto others as you have them do unto you”….it is not a hard concept but some people are just so bloody hardheaded that they just don’t care…being pregnant is just a problem and needs to be dealt with soon so you can go ahead and open your legs to the next idiot…abortion needs to be abolished..forever…

  5. Remember the old pro-abort mantra: safe, legal and rare? Rare was always a bad joke. Safe has always been a lie for the child being aborted and as the Gosnell slaughter house revealed, it is often a bad joke as well for the mothers.
    –Donald R. McClarey

    As for the legal part of the clintonian slogan, the abortion advocates are going back to the quack operated back-alley abortion mill but this time it will wear the mantle of legality. Didn’t the pro-abortion advocates once claim that if only doctor-performed abortions were made legal, there would be plenty of qualified doctors willing to do the deed?

  6. In his Principles of the Criminal Law of Scotland (1832), Sir Archibald Alison remarks that “the life of one human being is by such practices seriously endangered, and an incipient existence stifled in another.”

  7. Oh boy!! I’m about to have a bad spell. What next? Will the school nurse murder your grandchild, with you unawares? This is more than mere liberalism. It is diabolical. We wonder why California is in flames. No. We wonder why it still exists. To the remaining decent residents of California. Flee.

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