In 2014, California had 1671 abortion clinics compared to Iowa’s 13 (a number which has dropped in recent years here in Iowa).
Anything goes for California girls
When it comes to abortion, just about anything goes for California girls. Unlike Iowa, parents don’t need notification before their daughter aborts their grandchild; there’s no limit on public funding of human abortion, unlike Iowa which has severe restrictions; and no ultrasound is required.
Fetal pain and heartbeat restrictions? Forget it. California is truly the Golden State for Big Abortion which profits lavishly from the lack of humane regulation on human abortion. California girls have unfettered license to frolic in the Golden State without a lick of responsibility.
The Golden State forces pro-life clinics to promote abortion
California is so liberal when it comes to abortion that the legislature required pro-life women’s health clinics to advertise where women could find abortions.
Seriously. Fortunately, the Supreme Court shot that ridiculous abuse of free speech down.
Free abortion pills for coeds
Iowans for LIFE points this all out in light of a shocking veto of their latest grotesque anti-life legislation: SB320. This bill requires that health centers on college campuses provide the abortion pill to coeds for free. Watch the video above for a quick overview.
The bill’s champion in the legislature is Connie Leyva, D-Chino, who explained that…
“a woman should always have the right to decide when she incorporates a family into her life.”
Actually, she already can, except in the case of rape, by choosing to preserve sexual intercourse until she’s ready for a family.
What Ms. Leyva really means is that a California girl should have the right to pursue sexual license without consequence to herself, but with grave consequence to her child, should her contraception fail, as it statistically will over time.
It’s all Trump’s fault
She blames President Trump for the need for such an extreme piece of legislation:
“As the Trump Administration continues to unravel many of the critical health care protections and services for women, legislation such as this is urgently needed to make sure that Californians are able to access the full range of reproductive care regardless of where they may live.”
Governor Brown vetoes the bill
Amazingly, Governor Jerry Brown, certainly no conservative, disagreed with the legislature and vetoed the bill.
Governor Brown said the bill wasn’t needed:
“The average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance. Because the services required by this bill are widely available off-campus, this bill is not necessary.”
Ms. Leyva, though, isn’t deterred. She vows to reintroduce the bill next session knowing that the next governor, most likely Gavin Newsom, is more likely to sign the bill than Governor Brown.
California is a trendsetter
California is a trendsetter on every front, including militant, anti-life abortion laws and regulations.
Big Abortion has growing sway with the Leftist politicians who increasingly dominate the Democratic Party. California Democrats provide a cautionary tale for Iowa, which has passed some of the most pro-life legislation in the country.
The Iowa Supreme Court states that Iowa girls have a fundamental right to human abortion. This puts every sensible pro-life regulation passed by our legislature at risk.
Will Iowa follow California’s lead?
If our legislature turns over and if former Planned Parenthood board member, Fred Hubbell, is elected Governor next month, who knows what extreme anti-life legislation will be passed and signed into law by a pro-abortion governor?
The prospect of putting one of their own in the Governor’s office thrills Big Abortion. Erin Davison-Rippey, state executive director of Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa PAC, said:
“We are pleased to announce our endorsement of Fred Hubbell, who has stood with Iowa women and supported Planned Parenthood in Iowa for more than 30 years. From chairing Planned Parenthood’s board in the 1980s, to helping open a health center in Dubuque, Fred has been a champion for access to reproductive and sexual health. As the next Governor of Iowa, Fred will work to restore funding for family planning services, fix the Medicaid crisis, and put an end to the unconstitutional attacks on Iowans’ right to access safe, legal abortion.”
Iowa gubernatorial candidates clash on abortion
In other words, they want Fred Hubbell to follow the California model, complete with state-funded abortions and the ending of humane legislation and regulations on human abortion.
Will state-funded abortion pills come to Iowa college campuses sometime in our future? Not with a pro-life Governor like Kim Reynolds.
California girls have suffered enough from the stifling de-humanization wrought by cynical anti-life legislation that lines the pockets of Big Abortion. Let’s not turn Iowa into California.
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