Newsom Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Pro-Life Advocates Claim Decriminalizes Infanticide

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Democrats in California are focusing their efforts on abortion. One bill has pro-life Americans “sick to their stomachs,” Daily Wire reports.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly bill 2223 which prohibits coroners from holding an inquest after fetal death “related to or following known or suspected self-induced or criminal abortion.”

The left-wing legislation clarifies that perinatal death would not be criminalized. Perinatal deaths are defined as babies under 7 days old who die due to causes occurring in utero.

This disturbing expansion on so-called “reproductive rights” comes after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This allows each state to determine its own abortion laws.

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Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), who authored the legislation, told The Los Angeles Times that lawmakers created the bill to “ensure and enshrine that no person can be criminally prosecuted for something that happens in utero, which has happened in California.”

Wicks argues since the early aughts, approximately 1,300 pregnant “people” have been criminally prosecuted for having miscarriages, stillbirths, or for “self-managing” abortions.

Yet California lawmakers who oppose the legislation have warned such laws could put unborn children in grave danger by prohibiting such investigations.

State Sen. Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), who has pressed Wicks since introducing it in the state legislature, called the bill a “grotesque callousness toward the unborn.”

“With Newsom’s signing of AB 2223 if you attempt to abort your baby but it’s born alive, you can now let it die or kill it and no one can investigate the death or hold the woman/person who helped her criminally liable,” Melendez said in a tweet. “ This is grotesque callousness toward the unborn.”

Susan Swift, vice president of legal affairs for the Right to Life League, told The Epoch Times what California legislators have done with abortion in the state is “horrific.”

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