Controversial bill’s hearing is Aug. 1

An amendment to a California abortion bill ensuring it would not protect cases of infanticide is just one of many possible amendments that would improve it, the California Catholic Conference officials said in an an interview with Catholic News Agency.

AB 2223, dubbed an ‘infanticide bill’ by some pro-lifers, is intended to prevent the investigation and prosecution of women who procure abortion or have miscarriage. It would remove a requirement that coroners investigate the deaths of fetuses after 20 weeks that are related to or following known or suspected self-induced or criminal abortion.

The Catholic Conference and some pro-life groups have differed over what stance the conference should take on the bill and the story in Catholic News Agency explored that issue with the officials at the state bishops’ public policy arm.

Read the story here.