(LifeSiteNews) — A group of California abortion providers and supporters, including Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office, is proposing the state government pay women living in other parts of the U.S. for travel and lodging expenses if they seek abortions in California once Roe v. Wade is overturned.
The California Future of Abortion Council (CA FAC), which includes over 40 abortion providers and advocacy groups, released a list of 45 recommendations for the state legislature to consider if abortions are banned in other states.
“The report recommends funding — including public spending — to support patients seeking abortion for travel expenses such as gas, lodging, transportation and child care,” reported ABC News.
It also proposes that taxpayers be forced to reimburse the cost of abortions for women who cannot afford them, including low-income women from out of state. California’s Medicaid program already pays for the abortions of many of the state’s low-income women.
Newsom, whose office supports the CA FAC, told the Associated Press last week that he will include some of the group’s recommendations in his budget proposal next year. He has declared that California will be a “sanctuary,” although, if the measures are enacted, the state will be just the opposite of a sanctuary for unborn children.
In September, Newsom had announced his administration’s participation in the CA FAC “to advance the state’s leadership on reproductive freedom and signed legislation furthering the state’s commitment to ensuring access to essential reproductive and sexual health care services.”
Over two dozen states are expected to ban abortions if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision imposing abortion on all 50 states, is overturned. Fabiola Carrion, interim director for reproductive and sexual health at the national Health Law Program, predicted that such a great influx of abortion-seekers would “definitely destabilize the abortion provider network” in California.
California, which does not require parental permission for teenage abortions, has already been providing for the abortions of many from out of state. Planned Parenthood, which performs about half of California’s abortions, said it dealt with about 7,000 clients from other states in 2020.
The dangerous ideas of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being forced on students in public schools around the country.
This is wrong and parents have had enough! It's time to join them in saying "STOP!" to this harmful and racist propaganda.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which says "No to CRT" in public schools, and "Yes to parents' right" to strongly protest CRT.
But, what is CRT anyway and why is it so dangerous?
Critical Race Theory is a hateful system of indoctrination which teaches that one race is either superior or inferior to another race, and that the United States is inherently racist.
CRT is dangerous and hateful precisely because it teaches children who are not white to despise and envy white children simply because of their skin color. And, as a result, it also teaches white children to despise themselves simply because of the color of their skin.
CRT also erroneously teaches that American society is inherently racist, and that different, detrimental policies (like reparations for slavery and race-based pay scales) should be imposed on the population to redistribute wealth from whites to non-whites.
This type of racist/marxist propaganda should have NO place in public, taxpayer-funded schools!
And, thankfully, American parents of EVERY COLOR are raising their voices and ballots against it!
Indeed, parents understand the destructive ramifications of CRT and, despite outrageous threats from Biden's Justice Department to prosecute them, they have been strongly protesting CRT at school board meetings across the country!
And now, in the first test of its kind, a candidate who was campaigning hard against CRT just won the governorship of Virginia in a huge upset victory.
That's great news, but we now need to contact every state legislature about this crucial educational issue.
And, we need to DEMAND that they BAN Critical Race Theory from every public school in their states - both primary and high schools, and colleges!
Whereas advocates of CRT seem more intent on vengence than on teaching children of every race to respect everybody, regardless of skin color, American parents of every race understand that it is not the color of one's skin that matters, but the content of one's character (to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.).
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'States are fighting the Left over the morally bankrupt critical race theory' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/states-are-fighting-the-left-over-the-morally-bankrupt-critical-race-theory/
'Parents who oppose Critical Race Theory in schools could be prosecuted by FBI' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/attorney-general-tasks-fbi-to-move-against-parents-protesting-leftist-agenda-in-schools/
Ohio parents testify: Yes, critical race theory is in our schools, and we say NO! - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/ohio-parents-testify-yes-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools-and-we-say-no
An excellent Heritage Foundation document on CRT: Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It
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Kathleen Buckley Domingo, executive director for the California Catholic Conference (CCC), noted that “not one of the group’s recommendations considers alternatives to abortion and there is no discussion of the factors that cause women to seek abortions,” according to Angelus News.
“When families are struggling to put food on the table and pay rent, it is absurd for the state to focus on expanding abortion when the real needs of families for basic necessities remain unmet,” said Domingo in a December 9 statement. “California doesn’t need more abortion. It needs to support women and help them be the mothers they want to be.”
Jonathan Keller, president and CEO of the California Family Council, said many of California’s roughly 160 pregnancy resource centers “are already planning on increasing their staffing if California gets an increase of patients,” according to ABC News.
“Even if we are not facing any immediate legislative opportunities or legislative victories, it’s a reminder that the work of changing hearts and minds and also providing real support and resources to women facing unplanned pregnancies — that work will always continue,” Keller said.