California Bill Would Allow Nurses to Kill Babies in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 3, 2022   |   7:04PM   |   Sacramento, California

California Democrat leader Toni Atkins introduced a bill Thursday to allow more nurse practitioners to abort unborn babies in the first trimester.

Abandoning the long-held idea that abortions should be between a woman and her doctor, Atkins said Senate Bill 1375 is part of a larger effort to expand abortions in California in anticipation that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. WadeThe Epoch Times reports.

California already allows nurse practitioners and midwives to abort unborn babies in the first trimester with the supervision of a doctor. Atkins’ bill would eliminate the doctor’s supervision requirement for nurse practitioners with at least three years experience.

“With an increasing shortage of providers, far too many Californians are struggling to get the care they need, when they need it,” said Atkins, the state Senate President pro tempore.

But pro-life leaders warned that the legislation would endanger more lives.

“It’s a dangerous bill,” said Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, in a statement to the LA Times. “I think what this is really doing is undermining the safety of women in all of their health care interactions. It’s putting access before safety.”

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Jonathan Keller, president of the California Family Council, also slammed the bill, saying it prioritizes abortion access above patients’ safety. It’s “a tragic example of the legislators putting abortion numbers above abortion safety and putting ideology above patients,” he told the AP.

“We are essentially treating abortion like no other health care service,” Keller continued. “We’re not flying people from poor states to California to get heart transplants.”

But Atkins, D-San Diego, focused on access, saying California is “facing a serious shortage of primary care clinicians, especially for our Latino, Black and Native American communities — a problem that is expected to get even more dire over the next decade.”

However, California already has more abortion facilities than any other state. It forces taxpayers to pay for them, and soon public college campuses will be forced to begin providing abortions, too, under state law.

More importantly, abortion is not primary health care – or health care at all. Abortions intentionally and unnecessarily kill unborn babies, and almost all of the nearly 1 million abortions in the U.S. each year are purely elective.

To protect women, most states require that abortions be done by licensed medical doctors. A 2013 study from the University of California San Francisco found that abortions done by non-physicians were twice as likely to have complications as those done by licensed physicians.

Despite the increased risks, Hawaii, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Virginia and Vermont also allow nurse practitioners and midwives to abort first-trimester unborn babies.

Allowing nurses to abort unborn babies is one of the ways the abortion industry hopes to prop up its life-destroying business. Abortion rates are dropping and abortion clinics have been closing, in part, because fewer doctors are willing to abort unborn babies.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 1982, there were 2,918 abortion doctors practicing in America, but by 2011, there were 1,720. A number of abortion clinics also have closed in the past few years because abortionists retired and no one was willing to take their places, according to a 2016 Bloomberg study.

ACTION ALERT: To oppose this radical pro-abortion bill, Contact California state senators.