California bishops’ conference: Gov. Newsom prioritizes abortion over mothers and families
September 29, 2022
The executive director of the public policy arm of the California bishops today offered a blistering statement criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign a raft of bills prioritizing abortion while at the same time vetoing legislation that would have supported poor women and families.
You can watch the recent webinar “Roe and Dobbs, the Supreme Court, and What’s Next for California on Abortion,” featuring Bishop Michael Barber of the Diocese of Oakland, California Catholic Conference (CCC) Executive Director Kathleen Domingo, and CCC Respect Life Director Molly Sheahan.
Answering the questions: Is Roe likely to be overturned? What’s going on with the Dobbs case at the Supreme Court? What does this all mean for California? How can you get involved?
Webinario: Roe y Dobbs, la Corte Suprema y lo que sigue en California en cuanto al aborto
Una conversación con con el Obispo Auxiliar Ramón Bejarano de San Diego, la Directora Ejecutiva de la Conferencia Católica de California Kathleen Domingo, la Directora de Cultura de Vida para la Diócesis de San Diego María de Lourdes Valencia y la Directora de la Oficina de vida, justicia y paz para la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles Gina Vides sobre las leyes y reglamentos que rigen el aborto en el país y en nuestro estado.
Sadly, SB 245 was signed by the Governor on March 22, 2022. While abortions have been covered by MediCal and all health plans for many years in California, this bill will remove insurance co-pays or any other cost-sharing requirement for all abortion services and would prohibit cost-sharing from being imposed on a Medi-Cal beneficiary for those services.
This bill expands the prospects for more abortions in our state, particularly among low-income women. California already funds abortions and contraceptives through tax-payer money, making it incredibly easy for a mother to find abortion access, while prenatal care and post-natal services continue to have significant co-pays and deductible costs.
Women deserve better than abortion and government should instead fund life-affirming services in a patient’s health care plan. Let us pray.