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California House passes “infanticide” bill

California Catholic Conference withdraws opposition to AB 2223, says California law prohibits fetal homicide

In a vote of 48-21, the Democrat-controlled Assembly in California voted to pass AB 2223, which pro-life advocates have dubbed “The Infanticide Bill” because it would allow newborn babies to legally die with no penalty or punishment for the mothers.

A form of post-abortion murder, the legislation would shield a mother from all civil and criminal charges if her newborn baby dies seven days after birth or longer. All “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, H” would be covered.

It is the “perinatal death” portion of the bill that has pro-life advocates concerned because this is the terminology that would sanction the death of babies seven days post-birth and longer. (Related: More coverage about AB 2223 is available in our earlier report.)

“Although definitions of ‘perinatal death’ vary, all of them include the death of newborns seven days or more after birth,” reported Charisma News.

Over the past several months, the corporate-controlled media has been lambasting pro-life advocates for speaking out against the bill, claiming that all concerns about its implications are “false” or “misinterpreted.” The National Catholic Register reported that some pro-life demands were heard and that some language in AB 2223 was amended.

“Today, Assembly member Buffy Wicks’ AB 2223, which came to be known as the ‘infanticide bill,’ was amended in the Assembly Appropriations Committee to confirm that a woman will not be investigated or charged for experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or ‘perinatal death due to causes that occurred in utero,” the California Catholic Conference (CCC) said in a recent statement about the changes.

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