Skip to comments.California Committee OKs Nurses, Midwives Doing Abortions
Posted on 04/09/2013 10:40:33 PM PDT by Morgana
A California committee today approved legislation that would allow nurses and midwives to perform abortions. The bill will next be heard in the Health committee following todays 9-4 vote.
The Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection voted for the bill, which comes after the state took a first step next year and putting womens health at risk by allowing non-doctors to perform surgical abortions even though women have been killed and injured in abortions even when performed by licensed physicians.
The Capitol Resource Institute, a pro-family group, is urging pro-life Californians to ask legislators to vote against the bill.
AB 154 is not safe for womens health. This law would put womens health at risk by allowing non-physicians to perform abortions, it said.
During the committee hearing, proponents of the bill claimed there is a necessity to expand access to abortions and that allowing non-physicians to perform abortions, women will not have to travel from rural communities to have abortions.
The indisputable fact is that expanding the categories of licensed abortionists will compromise the quality of womens health in California. Dr. Val Smith, Ph.D, a statistician in behavioral science testified, As a matter of public policy, I request that committee members weigh the inconvenience of women crossing county lines to obtain abortions against the certainty of compromised womens health.
Karen England of CRI said Assemblymember Hagman argued that it is not uncommon for a person seeking an elective medical treatment to travel to receive medical care. Hagman further questioned the complication rate, according to proponents own study, of non-physicians being twice that of physicians performing abortions. The discussion continually reverted away from safe medical care for women to access and womens rights to abortions.
Assemblyman Brian Jones expressed concern about the minors that will receive abortions by non-physicians. When Jones asked how minors are able to pay for the abortions they receive, a Planned Parenthood representative conceded that minors were able to apply for Medi-cal benefits in order to receive abortions if they do not want to use their parents insurance.
Last year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that makes it so nurses in California can do abortions, even though they do not have a valid medical license certifying them as a physician. Brown, a Democrat, visited a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to sign another bill related to birth control and he also signed the abortion measure into law.
Senate Bill 623, by Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, was supported by Planned Parenthood and opposed by pro-life groups. Introduced by Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), it extended a program run by the University of California, San Francisco, in which nurse practitioners, midwives and physicians assistants are trained to perform abortions.
The last days of the California legislative session saw abortion backers fight to expand abortion, while ignoring the severe economic crisis California continues to face. Lawmakers took an unrelated book and inserted language in it from a failed measure to allow nurses to do abortions.
Kehoe claimed that the bill was necessary to fill gaps in the availability of abortion caused by the shortage of doctors in parts of the state. The bill went through three attempts before passage. Ms. Kehoe gutted and amended the bill after its introduction, which raised some protest from other members of the Senate. This spring, a Senate committee rejected an attempt to pass a broader bill allowing non-physicians to perform abortions. In the end, a narrower version of the bill was passed. Rather than opening abortion to non-physicians generally, the bill focuses on extending a U.C. San Francisco program training physicians assistants and others to perform first trimester abortions.
The new measure, AB 154, seeks to expand that effort.
ACTION: Go to http://assembly.ca.gov/ to find your members to call and email to urge a NO vote on the bill.
Now women will drop like flies.
Will they use close hangers?
Kalipornia now boasts an abortion clinic on a high school campus. LA’s Roosevelt High
Why not? according to Obamas new Executive orders they can decide who is sane enough to have 2nd amendment rights /s
Yah, my first thought was—so, when are they going to formally approve women having abortions in those back alleys they keep talking about—all in the name of increasing access?
But, just remember that this is “for the children.”
Wait for the Walmart clinic.
Eternity in Hell is too good for those engaged in this...
This law is proof positive that pushing abortion has nothing to do with the health of the women.
I am so old I recall the kill party saying something about abortions taking place by non doctors in back alleys.
They need to be hanged in the public square.
And now another dark day in the Obamanation.
Liberals figure now that for every woman seeking an abortion....2 will leave the abortionist dead
This is so wrong.
Back to the future.
And in other news, coat hangers have been approved as surgical instruments.
Truth is, that its tough finding enough alcoholic, unemployable doctors.
And why discriminate against janitors and lawn-care specialists - shouldn't they be allowed in on this?
And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him:
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
Satan is still working overtime in California.
How about plumbers, too? It can give a new meaning to “ Call Roto-Rooter, that’s the name, and away go troubles down the drain”.