Tag Archives: California

California Judge Rips State’s Pro-Abortion Compelled Speech Law, Allows Lawsuit to Move Forward

After over 18 months of waiting, The Scharpen Foundation—which runs a licensed mobile medical clinic in Riverside County—will finally get its day in court July 21.

By Jay Hobbs It’s been over a year and a half since clinic administrator Scott Scharpen filed a lawsuit challenging California’s so-called Reproductive FACT Act (also known as AB775), which is the state’s attempt to force pro-life medical clinics to

California AG Follows Through on Threat, Re-Files Charges vs. Undercover Investigators

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

By Jay Hobbs As previously threatened, California’s Attorney General is continuing his crusade to defend the abortion industry against incriminating information, filing new charges Thursday night against undercover reporters David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress.

The first year of California’s assisted suicide: over 500 prescriptions

By Xavier Symons Over 500 people have been prescribed life-ending drugs since physician assisted suicide was legalised in California in June last year, according to statistics released by Compassion and Choices. The pro-euthanasia lobby group is celebrating the positive reception

One Year of Legalized Assisted Suicide in California, Countless Unanswered Questions

By Dr. Jacqueline H. Abernathy June 9 marked the one year of legal assisted suicide in California, after euthanasia advocates managed to co-opt a special session of the state Assembly to resurrect a bill that had been profoundly defeated by

Bill introduced to require publicly funded California colleges to provide abortion pills

Pro-abortion California state Sen. Connie Leyva

By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortion California state Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) has introduced a bill that would make access to chemical abortifacients an obligation at publicly-funded colleges. Senate Bill 320 “would require on-campus student health insurance plans offered by California State

23,630 fewer unborn babies lost their lives in California in 2014 than in 2011

By Dave Andrusko NRL News and NRL News Today have written extensively about the latest abortion numbers produced by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. In a report issued in January, Guttmacher found that for the first time since 1974, the number

California ‘Bully Bill’ May Be Headed to Supreme Court, Challenging State’s Hit on Pregnancy Centers

By Jay Hobbs A court decision upholding California’s so-called “Reproductive FACT Act” could be on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, after Pacific Justice Institute filed a request for the court to review the 2015 state law. First reported

Reflections on California’s assisted suicide legislation

Last October, Gov Jerry Brown signed California's assisted suicide bill. It went into effect in June.

By Michael Cook California’s assisted suicide law came into effect on June 9. Betsy Davis, an artist with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, was one of the first to take advantage of the legislation. She drank a lethal

Rural Nonprofit One of 175 Targeted in California’s Pro-Abortion Crusade

Serving women since 1988, Family Life Pregnancy Center is one of 175 nonprofits in the crosshairs of California's attack on free speech.

By Jay Hobbs Just over 21 years ago, Kim Nixon and her family were in a Sunday service at their local church, when a representative from the local pro-life pregnancy help center took the stage to update the congregation on

California Extends Assisted Suicide to Institutionalized Mentally Ill

By Wesley J. Smith Over at my regular First Things column, I expand my analysis, first mentioned here, of the travesty rule granting California’s institutionalized mentally ill an enforceable right to die via bureaucratic promulgation, if they are diagnosed with

A woman on borrowed time opposes California’s assisted suicide

Stephanie Packer

By Michael Cook Stephanie Packer is a 33-year-old Californian woman with a terminal disease, scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune condition that causes scar tissue to form in the lungs. She has four children. Four years ago she was told that she

Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Must Promote Abortion

By Wesley J. Smith It is abundantly easy to get an abortion in California. How easy? My radical state is so intent that no unwanted pregnancy be carried to term that it allows nurse practitioners to kill fetuses. But some