California Gov. Gavin Newsom has now signed two bills into law on Wednesday that relate to abortion rights, both of which help kids hide medical information from their parents. This, of course, undermines the authority of parents in their God-given duty to raise and care for their children.
The first piece of legislation, AB 1356, creates a set of new offenses that arises from recording or photographing patients or providers within 100 feet of the entrance to a reproductive health services facility. The other bill, AB 1184, keeps patient information confidential for those patients who are not the primary policyholder for their health insurance coverage. Healthcare services that these patients will be able to keep secret includes “reproductive health care and gender affirming care,” according to a statement made by Newsom.
“California has been a leader in protecting access to sexual and reproductive rights, but as we’ve seen recently with unprecedented attacks on these rights, we can and must do more,” Newsom went on to say in his statement. “I applaud the establishment of the California Future of Abortion Council and look forward to its important work to advance our state’s leadership on this vital issue. I’m proud today to sign these two bills that demonstrate our dedication to strengthening and further protecting access to reproductive health care services in California.”
All nine Republican members of the California Senate opposed the signing of AB 1184 and sent a letter to Newsom urging him to veto the bill.advertisement — content continues below
“We should be encouraging parents and family to be involved in their children’s lives, not removing them further from it,” the letter said.
The signing of these two pieces of legislation comes just a week after Newsom soundly defeated recall efforts in the state on September 14. The recall election is set to cost state taxpayers around $276 million.