Skip to comments.Governor Jerry Brown signs bill allowing nurses and midwives to perform abortions in California
Posted on 10/09/2013 5:54:42 PM PDT by Morgana
SACRAMENTO, CA October 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills allowing non-physicians to perform abortions and reducing health standards for abortion facilities, saying the new laws support the health and well-being of women.
California is the fifth state to allow or not explicitly ban the practice of non-physician abortion, joining Montana, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. California Governor Jerry Brown ran for the Democratic pres California Governor Jerry Brown ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, 1980, and 1992.
The bill, A.B. 154, introduced by San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins, would authorize midwives, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants to perform first-trimester suction aspiration abortions.
A study conducted by Tracy Weitz, director of UC-San Franciscos Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, found that abortions performed by non-physicians had twice the rate of complications as those performed by doctors. However, Dr. Weitz called the difference clinically equivalent.
The new law, which originally passed the General Assembly in May, cleared the State Senate last month by a near-party line vote of 25-11. Lou Correa of Anaheim was the only Senate Democrat to vote against the bill.
The growing shortage of abortion providers creates a significant barrier for women, said State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara.
The Guttmacher Institute has reported that in 2008 nearly one-third of all the nation's abortion providers, more than 500, worked in California.
In pointed contrast to a growing trend across the nation of tightening health regulations on abortion, Governor Brown also signed a bill lowering standards for abortion facilities.
A.B. 980 by Assemblymember Richard Pan, D- Sacramento, reverses health regulations intended to hold abortionists' offices to the same standards as other surgical facilities. Other states, such as Texas and Virginia, have been increasing office regulations after reading about the filthy conditions of abortion offices like Kermit Gosnell's and others across the nation.
State Senator Mimi Walters, R-Irvine, objected that "lowering standards...does put women's health at risk."
"Why would you lower standards?" fellow Republican State Senator Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin asked. "These are surgical facilities.
The signature was part of what Governor Brown's office described as a group of seven bills to support the health and well-being of women in California.
Well, give them coat hangers and call it done, then.
Call it what it is: “California Legalizes Back-Alley Abortions”
Few things will thrill the CA people more than more easy abortions. People there will start counting the dollars they can save.
A lack of abortion “providers.” Maybe doctors want to heal, not kill. Pretty soon they’ll be licensing barbers and manicurists to perform abortions. Back to the back alley. Or...O-care will force doctors under threat to do abortions. They already have shown they have no respect for individual conscience.
Those who keep electing him get the government they deserve.
They should add cab drivers, door men, convenience store clerks, garbage pick up engineers, police officers, and homeless people to the list of approved baby murder service providers. It’s all about women’s rights and health care.
come on that is an insult to barbers! In the old days barbers doubled as surgeons. To call them abortionist is low no matter how unskilled at being surgeons they were. Or barbers for that matter. For this they may as well just get the Ted Bundy types. Gives them a paying job and at least we know where they are. /major sarc
Coat hangers in dark alleys.
Call it what it is: California Legalizes Back-Alley Abortions
Hey, it saves costs and may take out mom and baby both at the same time - a twofer
Is THAT what you learned in Seminary, Guv?
California is a disgrace!
That’s what I’m thinkin’, Let barmaids and used car salesmen do ‘em too. Enough botches may cut down on numbers?
It is a testament to the damage being done by our government schools that we still have so many liberals as they seem to be obsessed with killing their young.
A good number of them feel that humans are the greatest threat to the earth and they want as few left alive as possible.
It’s barbarism, no matter who does the dirty deed.
I thought RU-486 totally solved this problem.
That’s what we were told would happen when the blood cult demanded its legalization.
The MD who introduced this bill - Richard Pan appears to have a good background as an MD.
His parents came to the United States from Taiwan, assumptively as staunch anti-Communists. Most of Taiwan was in '65.
But what does their son do?
Votes far left as often as he can, and perpetrates a moral and ethical outrage like this.
The guy is a creep.
Jerry Brown’s campaign phone number was 1-800-NUT-CAKE.
The “Back Alley” come to Main Street.
putting it back into the alleys where it belongs
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