Calif. enacts law allowing unlicensed individuals to perform abortions

A new California law could expose young women who have abortions to additional safety risks because it allows unlicensed individuals to perform abortions under certain circumstances, according to pro-life advocates.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law over the weekend permitting nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and midwives to perform abortions due to what Democrats see as a shortage of available doctors.

Brown called the law’s signing a reaffirmation of women’s basic constitutional rights.

The new law expands a program run by the University of California San Francisco that trains physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and midwives to perform abortions.

However, pro-life advocates such as the California Pro-Life Council warn it could expose young women to serious injury or even death.

“Since its inception 41 nurse-midwives, nurse-practitioners and physician assistants have been trained to kill unborn children,” the CPLC said, according to LifeNews.com. “The purpose of this training, funding by abortion businesses and sympathizers is designed to expand the pool people will to perform abortions. Already abortions can result in serious injury, death to mothers and of course almost always the unborn child.”

The law’s primary sponsor Calif. state Sen. Christine Kehoe defends the law, saying that only 3 percent of women who have undergone abortions by those trained under the UCSF pilot program have experienced complications.

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  1. Ciccio says:

    In the 5th century AD the Visigoths ruling Spain passed a law declaring abortion a crime deserving the death penalty. Judges using laws from other countries were subject to a heavy fine and loss of office.
    And they call that the dark ages.

    Just one question. Does the California law also allow dry cleaners to perform abortions? They are after all the ones with most wire hangers.

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