Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Forced To Refer For Abortions
We need your help to ensure that the “Reproductive FACT Act” does not become law in California! If passed, Assembly Bill 775 would force pro-life pregnancy help centers to refer for abortions by providing information about how women can obtain cost-free abortions. Disseminating this information goes against the firmly held, and constitutionally protected, beliefs of these pro-life pregnancy centers.
By passing this bill, California would be infringing on the First Amendment rights of these non-profits. It is absolutely unacceptable that these non-profits would be forced to support something that they believe is violently taking away the lives of innocent babies.
The Democratic-controlled Assembly has already voted in favor of the bill, and it now passes to the California Senate for consideration. By signing this petition, you will be telling the Senate that you strongly disagree with this bill.
The bill would force pro-life non-profits and their employees to violate their religious beliefs. Referring abortions is tantamount to assisting in the murder of these innocent unborn babies, and nobody should be forced to do that by the government.
The text that the pregnancy centers would be forced to share states, “California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number]."
This statement directly provides interested women with a contact number where they can obtain a low or no-cost abortion!
Pro-life opponents of the bill argue that the bill violates the First Amendment Rights of pregnancy help centers. Jor-El Godsey, Vice President of Heartbeat International, explains that the bill “trample[s] on the First Amendment rights of locally funded grassroots organizations, while forcing these organizations to effectively refer for abortions.”
Sign this petition to tell the California Senate what their constituents think of a bill that tramples on First Amendment rights for the sake of abortions.
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Vote NO On Assembly Bill 775!