Governor Jerry Brown is one of my least favorite people, which is probably no surprise. But he has officially been bumped up into the Top 10 on my personal Blacklist.
Brown just signed AB 14, which legalizes “non-physician abortions in the state.” Here is an actual excerpt from the bill itself:
This bill would instead make it a public offense, punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment, or both, for a person to perform an abortion if the person does not have a valid license to practice as a physician and surgeon, except that it would not be a public offense for a person to perform an abortion by medication or aspiration techniques in the first trimester of pregnancy if he or she holds a license or certificate authorizing him or her to perform the functions necessary for an abortion by medication or aspiration techniques. The bill would also require a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant to complete training, as specified, and to comply with standardized procedures or protocols, as specified, in order to perform an abortion by aspiration techniques, and would indefinitely authorize a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant who completed a specified training program and achieved clinical competency to continue to perform abortions by aspiration techniques. The bill would delete the references to a nonsurgical abortion and would delete the restrictions on assisting with abortion procedures. The bill would also make technical, nonsubstantive changes.
He says he just wants to “support the health and well-being of women in California.” I, for one, am pro-life but if abortions are going to be performed they should, you know, be performed by a freaking PHYSICIAN.
This is just flat out disgusting.