Since 2013, The Golden State has allowed nurses and midwives to abort unborn babies in the first trimester under the supervision of a licensed physician. Now, in passing SB 1375, a bill allowing nurses and midwives to perform abortions without the supervision of a licensed physician, Mary Rose Short of California Right to Life says state lawmakers are pursuing their rabid abortion agenda irrespective of any price a woman may have to pay.
"[SB] 1375 is actually just a step on that way to put abortion before the safety of women and before any other choice," Short asserts. "Abortion is prioritized above any actual healthcare in California."
She points out that one of the cited reasons the U.S. Supreme Court imposed abortion nationwide in 1973 was to ensure that doctors were the ones performing the procedures, thus preventing the back-alley work of non-physicians.
"If abortion is a healthcare procedure -- as the pro-aborts say -- and if it's so important to have abortion be legal so that actual doctors will do it -- which is what they tell us is so important -- then why are they lowering the standards," Short wonders. "Why would they allow non-doctors to do abortions?"
Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), the lead sponsor of the bill, said experts predict California's doctor shortage will worsen over the next decade.
"By expanding the number of nurse practitioners who can perform first-trimester abortions, SB 1375 would give more people the ability to get the timely, essential care they need from a provider they know and trust," Atkins said.
But as LifeNews.com points out, almost all abortions are elective, which means most women who opt to terminate a child do not likely have a previous patient relationship with their abortionist.
Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is expected to sign SB 1375 into law.