The pro-abortion camp is at their fallacious use of religion again. Most egregious is Governor Newsom of California. According to Christian news sources, “California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) recently launched a billboard campaign using a Bible verse to support abortion in pro-life states. Newsom, who's running for reelection this November, posted images of the billboards on social media last Thursday. The signs will be put up in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and four other states where abortion is restricted or prohibited altogether. "To any woman seeking an abortion in these anti-freedom states: CA will defend your right to make decisions about your health," Newsom's tweet reads in part.”
The Democratic governor also tagged several Republican governors, such as Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, in his post of a billboard image that reads: "Need an abortion? California is ready to help."
According to The Christian Post, the billboard includes the latter portion of the greatest commandments found in Mark 12:31, which reads, "Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these."
However, Newsom and his legislature do not stop with basic abortion. AB 2223 has been dubbed the “Baby Slayer” bill. According to legal experts, The Baby Slayer Bill will block the prosecution of mothers for any and all “pregnancy losses” they consent to, regardless of how the baby is “lost.”
Because the Baby Slayer Bill includes the term “perinatal,” it extends the time to kill babies past birth. Perinatal, by definition, means after birth. If there is no intent to extend protection for those who fail to assist babies that survive abortion, then why include the term “perinatal?”
California law states that the perinatal period goes from birth until at least the first 28 days of life or more. So long as the mom consents and so long as a doctor points to “causes that occurred in utero” for the death of a baby under a month old, AB 2223 will act to cover up why the baby died.
The measure is promoted by the state's "Future of Abortion Council," a coalition of 40 pro-abortion groups whose goal is "to Protect, Strengthen and Expand Abortion Services in California." The abortion council is currently advocating for nine different abortion expansion bills. As CBN News reported, AB 2223 was opposed by pro-life groups who say new language added to the proposed legislation would shield a mother from civil and criminal charges for any "actions or omissions" related to her pregnancy, "including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death." Although definitions of "perinatal death" vary, all of them include the death of newborns seven days or more after birth.
Certain media fact-checkers over the past few months said the pro-life advocates' claims were false or misinterpreted. However, the National Catholic Register noted that the state's Assembly Appropriations Committee acceded to some pro-life demands and amended language in the bill on May 19. "Today, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks' A.B. 2223, which came to be known as the 'infanticide bill,' was amended in the Assembly Appropriations Committee to confirm that a woman will not be investigated or charged for experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, or 'perinatal death due to causes that occurred in utero,'" the California Catholic Conference reported in a statement released last week.
"This change definitely closes the door on potential unintended consequences of permitting infant deaths due to abuse, neglect or abandonment, alleviating the concerns that the CCC brought to the author's attention," the statement said.
Kathleen Domingo, the executive director of the California Catholic Conference told the Register that the Assembly Judiciary Committee's analysis of the bill, dated April 5, "agreed that the terminology 'perinatal death' was unclear and could lead to 'undesirable conclusions.'"
The language was modified, and the California Catholic Conference announced it had withdrawn its opposition to the bill, noting state law already outlaws fetal homicide with protections for infants born alive after an abortion.
Other pro-life groups, however, continue to fight against the bill.
Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel, as of 10/17, continues the fight. In recent days, he writes.” By intentionally using the word "perinatal" – not prenatal (before birth) – the law will effectively allow a living child to die up to 28 days after birth. That's infanticide.
Today we are filing legal records demands of the CA legislature. We know Planned Parenthood sponsored this bill and we want to know what comes next.” Sekulow, and others, worry that other states will follow the lead of California and some form of infanticide will become commonplace. Critics of the “Baby Slayer” bill has asked for a clear definition of “perinatal” as this can include the entire time period around the moment of birth. Such vague boundaries are unacceptable in legal circles. Therefore, Sekulow needs to pursue this battle.
Newsom and the California leadership seem to have gone to great pains to now couple together two of the procedures which have been condemned by the Church from the beginning; abortion and infanticide. The Didache (teachings) of the Apostles links them together around 70 AD and condemns the procedures completely.
Perhaps, Newsom reads form the same Catechism and Bible President Joe Biden and his onetime in-law aunt, Nancy Pelosi gets theirlaughable claims to piety.