Calif. senate to commemorate Roe v. Wade


0The following, copied from state legislature’s bill information site, is a joint resolution. Scheduled for hearing April 2 (Tuesday) in Senate Judiciary Committee.


INTRODUCED BY   Senator Jackson (Coauthors: Senators Beall, Block, Calderon, Corbett, De León, DeSaulnier, Evans, Galgiani, Hancock, Hernandez, Hill, Lara, Leno, Lieu, Liu, Monning, Padilla, Pavley, Price, Roth, Rubio, Steinberg, Wolk, Wright, and Yee)

WHEREAS, January 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, which held that every woman has a fundamental right to control her own reproductive decisions and decide whether to end or continue a pregnancy, and is an occasion that deserves celebration; and

WHEREAS, The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, making access to abortion safe and legal, has greatly improved the health of women and families; and

WHEREAS, Roe v. Wade has been the cornerstone of women’s remarkable strides toward equality in the past four decades, and reproductive freedom is critical to a woman’s ability to participate fully in the social, political, and economic life of the community; and

WHEREAS, California is committed to protecting public health and the welfare of all its residents, and recognizes that access to reproductive health services, including family planning and prenatal care, supports individuals and their families by ensuring that babies are planned, wanted, and healthy; and

WHEREAS, The public policy of California, as expressed in the Reproductive Privacy Act, and protected by the California Constitution’s express right to privacy, is that each woman has the fundamental right to make decisions regarding her reproductive health; and

WHEREAS, California has a pioneering history in supporting reproductive rights, including the California Supreme Court’s 1969 decision in People v. Belous, recognizing that a woman’s decision to end a pregnancy is protected by her constitutional right to privacy, four years prior to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade; and

WHEREAS, In a democracy, people may have differing views about abortion, but most  people   Californians  recognize that only a pregnant woman can know, and should be entitled to decide, what option is best for herself and her family; and

WHEREAS, Over 75 percent of Californians oppose efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, which  would   could  create a public health crisis  by once again making   if individual states made  abortion illegal and unsafe; and

WHEREAS, The 2012 elections sent a powerful and unmistakable message to Members of Congress and state legislatures that women do not want politics or politicians to interfere with their personal medical decisions; and

WHEREAS, Violence against abortion providers and laws that create barriers to abortion endanger a woman’s health; now, therefore, be it  Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Senate of the State of California recognizes the critical importance of continued access to safe and legal abortion and urges the President of the United States and the Congress to protect and uphold the intent and substance of the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade; and be it further Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the President and Vice President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to the Majority Leader of the Senate, to each Senator and Representative from California in the Congress of the United States, and to the author for appropriate distribution.

Here is link to easier-to-read resolution.



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  1. Let’s change the title to “Joint Amendment to Commemorate the Killing of Millions of Babies.” I wonder how many of the senators who will vote for this are Catholic? It’s ironic that many of the people who oppose the death penalty for those convicted of heinous crimes are for the killing of babies who have never committed any crime. I fail to see the logic of their arguments.

  2. Abeca Christian says:

    Oh California…..for your repentance and conversion we pray.

  3. And WHERESAS God will condemn the political powers that be in this death state of California , one of the worse ( or best in the states eyes) abortion states. God help those of us who are many more than 30% , even if only 10 of us, and save us from the destruction of the new Sodom and Gomorrah , renamed California!!

  4. The California senate has indicted itself. May God rebuke them.

  5. And where is the CA Bishop’s California Catholic Conference?

    • As of today the CCC website shows that they ACTUALLY oppose SR 10.
      Now will they do more than a “post”? Will appropriate Bishops contact any Catholic cosponsors and implement Canon 915 ???????????????

      • In addition to Canon 915 and Canon 1399, – – – has the Bishop’s Cal Conference organized a writing or calling campaign or visits to Sacramento – like they do for their other ‘social justice’ issues?
        Have they named all the “Catholic” politicians who support SR10, to aid CA voters in not voting for these heretics/schismatics again?
        A real service is to name names.

  6. Robert Lockwood says:

    The resolution speaks for itself which tells us that none of the authors or co-authors should be in office representing the people of California as what is stated is mostly false.

  7. Whereas/ as the California Senate is supposed to represent ALL of it’s citizens, and whereas this resolution does not represent ALL of California citizens views, be it resolved that the next election we vote all of these partisan elected officials OUT OF OFFICE!

    • Standard says:

      A majority of Catholics are in favor of Roe v wade .So what makes you think this resolution does not represent the majority of Californians.

  8. Anton L. Seidl says:

    Is it merely a coincidence that all these senatorial luminaries are members of the democrat party? Or is abortion one of the articles of faith for the democrats?

  9. The only thing that these wealthy and powerful politicians can dream up in their over sated boredom is evil. They push abortion, they push sodomy, they push sloth (excessive welfare), they push the elimination of law and order (calling for the abolition of the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution which provides a remedy for this treason). They are drunk with power, and have dismissed humility before God. They cannot create and so they destroy. All this is obvious to many, but to many others it won’t be obvious until they can feel it happening to them directly. The rootless, ie those who are confused as to God and His will, now dominate the vote; which apparently gives them a share in the perverse thrills of the power mad rulers.

  10. One wonders if this will awaken the Ca. Catholic Conference to the pro death position of the Democrat party that they so love supporting ?

  11. This is not something I could endorce if I were a member of the legislature. I have lived in the Bay Area for 40 years, and I doubt that a liberal Republican could get elected up here if s/he didn’t support Roe v. Wade. The fact is that nearly fifty percent of the population or more supports the idea of abortion and do not consider it evil. The other fifty percent of more don’t approve of abortion but think that women should have the right to choose. That is the picture of the situation in our country today. Not pretty, but I believe that is reality. What do we do about it? The Archbishop who is in charge of the family and life congress at the Vatican has suggeste in the last week that we need to stop being seen as the church of “no” and become the church of “yes” to the family. He stated that especially in the U.S. and Europe the family has degenerated to unimportant to the majority of people. The idea of marrying for life seems strange to the younger generations, so it is easy for them to decide not to have an “unwanted” pregnancy if the timing isn’t right or they are thinking of divorce in a couple of years if things don’t go right. I think some of his thoughts make great sense. How often do you see couples who have been married over 50 years, or even thirty? What happened to those families? Nearly 85% of young people in jail come from homes with no father. What kind of family life could that have been? I don’t know the answer, but the idea of promoting the family as the building block of society again makes sense. Maybe the Bishops could promote the family rather than talking about sex all the time. It was interesting to hear the lawyer for Prop. 8 talk about the need for having children in a marriage when he was speading to a Catholic Justice who had no children, a Catholic Justice who had adopted two children, another Catholic Justice who had no children when she was married, a Justice who is not married, etc. If Prop 8 is closed down, remember that it is a Supreme Court with a majority of Catholics on the panel. We have a ways to go!

    • The Bishops need to start promoting the reading of the 20 year old – “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition”.
      Many Catholics do not know right from wrong due to very poor catechesis by them and their Priests.
      We must never tolerate sin.
      CCC: ” 1759 An evil action cannot be justified by reference to a good intention” (cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, Dec. praec. 6). The end does not justify the means.”
      Electing evil “Catholic” politicians is wrong and should never be a consideration.

    • Mark from PA says:

      Bob One, some of what you said is correct but you forgot to mention the 50% of people that think abortion is wrong and that it is taking the life of an innocent human being. The other 50% are those who don’t think it is evil or wrong and those who don’t approve of it but think that women have a right to choose it. You had them as too separate groups and left out the people who are pro-life.

      • Mark from PA says:

        Sorry about the two – too error. Did that post too fast. Hate when I do that. What a stupid mistake. Mea culpa.

        • Liberals find that correction absolutely irresistible. After studying blogs for all these years I have found that trait to be not only telling but downright amusing!

      • And what about the clergy who say abortion is wrong but go ahead and support politicians who push abortion?

    • The secular state has become the parents of much of the nation. And those managing it want to micromanage the lives of every individual in the population. Many of them such as Pelosi, Brown, Newsome, Biden, etc have actually transcended from being Catholic to being God. Amazing but in effect that is what their behavior claims. Instead of really instructing the ignorant fools who vote for them, they dehumanize them. Why? Because they have dehumanized themselves in their transcendent journey in becoming gods and goddesses.

    • Children today in much of society never grow up. This began a generation ago. Since human nature needs parents, these aging children adopt the government as parents. Look how they vote for the likes of Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi … How could any rational adult want to be micromanaged by such incompetent characters?! But they do because they vote for them. Politicians may love the drug culture for keeping the population from maturing and thus easier to manipulate and enslave. Why so bishops, especially high level ones, go along and promote these evil people is the mystery of iniquity. Maybe they have no sense of true fatherhood and thus try to inflict they pseudo fatherhood on society, a false fatherhood that is nothing more than a boyhood combined with a perverse component in many cases.

      • Move to South Dakota and be happy for awhile.

        • joan, if I were in S. Dakota, I’d still be blogging the same thing here. Also, ask yourself if you’d recommend Jesus stayed in Heaven where He’d be happy all the time and not sad by living also on earth?

          • Abeca Christian says:

            Skai LOL love your response to joan . NOW joan did you say that out of some kind of put down or are you just promoting South Dakota because you live there and love it? Just wondering…

        • Wait, joan, I think I get it, your post that is. You imagine I’m not happy because of what I write. Is happiness to you the way you feel? Or is it the hope of Heaven no matter how you feel? Do you indulge your feelings over the divinely ordered requirement to help others no matter how it might make you feel? As for S. Dakota, that’s now a done deal for the moment, so why move there when there is similar work to be done in many other places? joan, do you really believe that God has called us to rest on our laurels, as your mocking blog implies? If so, then your vision of the will of God is really shallow. St Paul tells us that the rewards are in Heaven and not in this life. See if you can make any sense out of this Apostle.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        Skai you are right on the wisdom you share here. I really believe that the concerns you share about children today, it is not just the bad examples from adults and their influences that they have produced, be it for money or other selfish reasons but I do believe that they all stem from idolatry. We have many idols today…be it people, things of comforts etc….there is nothing wrong with some of them but it’s when they become idols to people’s passions, that is when we go wrong…amongst other sinful things…..we really need to continue to pray for our youth and for the evil adults from society who are raising them….and not to mention the parents who neglect their true calling.

        My eldest always accuses me of being strict but the reality it is not true. I just have set healthy boundaries that hopefully will lead our kids to grow more virtuous. When I set a healthy curfew for bedtime, when they were in Elementary school age, most of the their friends didn’t have curfews and they stayed up late even on school nights, so my kids would say i was strict but no I was not. When I would say no sweets before dinner, their friends ate junk food and sweets and perhaps skipped their dinner and their parents didn’t care, but my kids saw me as being strict. When I didn’t allow them to watch rated PG-13 movies without us first screening it and their friends parents allow them to watch them and even rated R movies, my kids thought I was strict, when I didn’t allow violent video games in my home, their friends parents allowed their kids to play them, my kids complained. I’m talking about some of their friends also came from devout Catholic families and or where Christian….so they said. We can’t compete with the outside influences. Kids are growing up faster and are even exposed to mature things a lot more at earlier ages and when we try to keep their innocence a little bit longer, one child will always complain or find fault with us. So when we have our priests and church re-enforce those healthy boundaries through their lessons to our kids, that really helps but sometimes it’s hard to find those good holy priests too. Lets face it, this culture undermines good parents and family values….it is what it is and many a times good parents are having to defend themselves because when one child goes astray, then that good parent is compared to the norm, it is on trial as if they are like most parents who just don’t give a hoot…people have to realize that the outside influences are growing much more powerful and we can not shelter our kids forever, we will have to pray for them to mature and pray for our good Lord to guide them for us when they no longer listen to their parents at the age of 18. We need to empower good parents and educate the ones who are struggling too.

    • Bob One, your pie in the sky theories might attract you, but you should meet them in real life, see what reality is about by sharing your home with a career fatherless criminal, one who tries to stay out of trouble.

  12. John Feeney says:

    I notice that the Evil Ones promoting SR 10 are the same ones promoting more gun bans! They obviously like killing babies but don’t want decent honest citizens being able to defend themselves against the criminals and crazies they allow to run loose in California.

    • Great point, Feeney, which points out how the people who bully defenseless undefended unborn babies to horrible torturous deaths, also are striving to take away the means of self protection and self preservation of those adults who might oppose them, and then use heavy military equipment to run over them like is done in third world dictator countries.

      • Abeca Christian says:

        Skai and Feeney you are both correct. Can you imagine when this world gets worst and the liberals have their way to take away gun ownership, how will good people defend themselves against a government who will slowly take away our constitutional rights. Will we have another Nazi regime controlling many. Most People don’t think for themselves anymore, they wait for this government to tell them how to think. That is a scary thought.

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