California’s first-ever female and LGBT state Senate president pro tem

Longtime San Diego politician and former abortion clinic director Toni Atkins expected to take over Senate reins on March 21

Toni Atkins, a longtime San Diego politician, will soon become California's first-ever female and LGBT state Senate president pro tem. Atkins is expected to take over the reins from Sen. Kevin de Leon this Wednesday. Atkins, 55, has served in the state Legislature since 2010. The Democrat's rise in politics began on the City Council where she served for eight … [Read more...]

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How much did Sally Ride contribute to California history?

The following comes from an April 26 Catholic Exchange article by Karl Keating of Catholic Answers: Saturday’s lead editorial in our local newspaper, the San Diego Union-Tribune, was titled “Who Should Represent California: Father Serra or Sally Ride?” It was Junipero Serra (1713–1784) who planted the first California mission, here in San Diego, in 1769. That marked the … [Read more...]

Bishops decry 40 percent increase in abortion funding

On eve of Governor Brown signing of budget

The following release came from the office of the California Catholic Conference on June 19. Governor Brown was set to sign the budget in San Diego the next day, June 20, accompanied by Calif. state assembly speaker Toni Atkins, who formerly ran the Womancare abortion clinic in San Diego. To read the June 17 California Catholic Daily story exposing the 40 percent increase … [Read more...]

Abortions by non-doctors approved in Calif. senate

The following comes from an August 26 story on Capitol Alert. Assembly Bill 154 expands the types of medical providers that can offer abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy. The bill by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, cleared the Senate on a vote of … [Read more...]