By Dave Andrusko Periodically a story will update the proposal that would require the on-campus health centers of public universities in California to offer abortion-inducing drugs such as RU-486. If enacted into law, California would have the dubious distinction of being the first state to create such a mandate. A story that appeared this week, …Continue reading "College co-ed complains she had to go six miles to abort, insists college health centers should provide chemical abortifacients"
California Assembly Bill 282 : “Push Mama from the Train.” Who Benefits? It is not enough to have legalized assisted suicide, now the legislature wants to see it freely promoted. Assembly Bill 282 obscures existing law and diminishes the legal consequences for deliberately aiding, advising, or encouraging another to commit suicide. Contrary to existing statute, …Continue reading "URGENT ACTION ALERT: AB 282 – being jammed to Senate Floor!"
By Dave Andrusko On Friday, in the latest in what promises to be a protracted legal battle, the 4th District Court of Appeals suspended a decision by a lower court judge that had invalidated California’s “End of Life Option Law” and reinstated the highly controversial law immediately. For now…. Opponents were given until July 2 …Continue reading "State Appeals Court allows Ca. assisted suicide law to go back into effect for now"
By Dave Andrusko As we end the week, here is a quick update of the status of California’s improperly passed assisted suicide law. On May 15 Riverside Superior Court Judge, Daniel A. Ottolia invalidated the End of Life Option Act, explaining that in 2015 the legislature violated the state constitution by passing the law during a …Continue reading "Judge rejects request for stay of judgment that invalidated California’s assisted suicide law"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On May 15, Riverside Superior Court Judge, Daniel Ottolia, invalidated the California assisted suicide law by ruling that the legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the law. California passed its assisted suicide law in a special health care funding session after …Continue reading "Assisted suicide lobby admits that California assisted suicide law was struck down"
By Dave Andrusko Kudos to Alex Schadenberg for reporting that on Wednesday California’s Fourth District Court of Appeals refused Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s request for a stay of Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia’s decision that California’s assisted suicide law had been improperly passed. Neither decision addressed the underlying constitutionality of the 2015 California End …Continue reading "Appeals Court refuses to stay decision overturning California assisted-death law"
By Dave Andrusko To absolutely no one’s surprise, California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Monday filed an appeal of Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia’s oral ruling last week holding that lawmakers illegally used a special session in 2015 to ram through a highly controversial assisted suicide law. Becerra “also asked that the law …Continue reading "California AG appeals decision invalidating state’s dangerous assisted suicide law"
By Wesley J. Smith A California judge has invalidated the state’s assisted-suicide law as unconstitutionally enacted. Here’s the story. Opponents of assisted suicide had successfully blocked legislation in committee during the regular 2015 session. That was that for the year — until Jerry Brown called a special session to deal with Medicaid financing and related …Continue reading "California Assisted-Suicide Law Unconstitutionally Enacted"
By Dave Andrusko When a judge (properly, I might add) overturns Assembly Bill 15, California’s assisted suicide law, it is grounds for celebration. Jennifer Popik, J.D., the director of the Powell Center for Medical Ethics, did an excellent job explaining how Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia issued an oral ruling declaring that lawmakers …Continue reading "Decision overturning California’s assisted suicide law proper and very encouraging"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Tuesday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia issued an oral ruling on the state’s relatively new and highly controversial assisted suicide law, concluding that lawmakers illegally used a special session in 2015 to ram the law into effect. Judge Ottolia did not …Continue reading "Judge Overturns Dangerous California Assisted Suicide Law"
Compelled speech law should be struck down like similar statutes in other states By Alliance Defending Freedom WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the state of California filed its brief at the U.S. Supreme Court defending a 2015 state law that forces non-profit pregnancy centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. California’s brief continues to make …Continue reading "California AG defends forcing pro-life centers to advertise for abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortionists are nothing if not persistent, especially in states which are prone to advance the culture of death in every way possible, including by compulsion. Ten months ago we wrote a story under the headline, “Bill introduced to require publicly funded California colleges to provide abortion pills.” And pro-abortion state Sen. Connie …Continue reading "Bill to mandate public universities to offer chemical abortions passes California Senate"