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LINKING CALIFORNIANS TO A STATEWIDE REGISTRY

Camille Giglio,

 August 9, 2016. Walnut Creek.  The Death and Dying crowd have received $3 million in funding to set-up a Polst E-registery  of every California resident stating what end-of-life care you or the state may want for you.

 SB 19 , Lois Wolk Physician Orders for Life Saving Treatment form: electronic registry pilot, was signed by Governor Brown in 2015 after undergoing 6 major amendments and supportive votes by the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans, including District 14 Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R), and state Senator, Steve Glazer,(D)

The bill was originally written to obtain state authorization, state funding and state implementation, but had to settle for mere authorization to proceed, if the D&D people could find private funding, to set up a registry pilot or test run in two counties using private sector funding to being with.

The California Health Care foundation – CHCF – established as a non-profit foundation in 1998, headquartered in Oakland, Ca. has provided a grant of $3 million to use the senior residents of two counties, Contra Costa and San Diego, as test cases for establishing a statewide eregistry for the signers of POLST – end-of-life care forms.

The government  (taxpayer funded) Emergency Medical Services Authority website declares that both it and the private sector California Compassion and Caring created and developed the POLST form.

It is the goal of Compassion and Caring to encourage every California citizen to declare, through the signing and registering of a POLST form, just how and when they wish to be assisted in dying.

Inquiries were made to the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, office of Karen Mitchoff -  District 4, as to whether the CCC had to be invited in, voted into the county for this purpose or whether they just walked into the county and said your residents are our guinea pigs. It appears that the decision was strictly that of the Coalition for Compassion and Caring headquartered in Sacramento with a branch office at 6230 Claremont Ave, Oakland.

On a parallel subject, the Emergency Medical Services Authority has, itself, been interested in creating its own eregistry to list every EMT employee as to his or her certification to be EMTs’ and in tune with the state.  It seems quite likely that this registry will be used, in future for recording a great deal of information about California’s citizens perhaps including the POLST registry.

Both Contra Costa and San Diego county residents might want to think about contacting their county elected officials regarding being selected as experimental units. Don’t be surprised if you start getting a lot of advertising and junk mail about health care issues.

The word “care” or “caring” has become a health services hot button item.  To “Care” for someone has taken on a whole lot of hidden ideas.  Think of healthCare, CARING for the environment, ObamaCARE, mental health CARE. One sometimes has to wonder if the non-profits and foundations and election campaigns are thinking about the citizen who needs care, or the environment that needs our care.

I recently attended a meeting in Walnut Creek held at the City Hall and hosted by an environmentally correct energy delivery company referred to as MCE - Marin Choice Energy. This organization is taking over a portion of the Pacific Gas and Electric business starting September. Walnut Creek’s energy ratepayers will begin receiving Green/Clean non-coal or nuclear energy electricity contracted for by MCE but still delivered and maintained by PG&E.

MCE has provided a 60 day window for an Opt-out option for those not wanting to participate. The spokesman referred to it this way by saying: well, if you decide to opt-out after being in the program for a while, at least you can be proud that you helped care for the environment while you received the MCE electricity.

How will the ratepayers know that the energy/electricity that they are now receiving and paying for is clean energy, i.e. geothermal, windmills, rotting garbage, etc?  They can request to see the certificates verifying that this is environmentally clean energy, or Cap and Trade.

Please distribute. If you would like more information on statewide events and legislation please contact callifeadvocates@gmail.com@gmail.com.

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Electricity Certificates, Renewable Portfolio Standards, and why it all matters anyway

HEART TRANSPLANTS KILL THE DONOR

Judge Rules OK to Stop Ventilator for 10 Minutes
By Paul A. Byrne, M.D.

 

Mirranda Lawson is a two-year-old girl who choked on popcorn about one month ago (May 11). Within a few days the doctors and hospital were presenting to the parents that Mirranda was “brain dead.” However, they could not confirm “brain death” without doing the crucial and lethal apnea test.

Mirranda’s parents wanted the ventilator to be continued, but the doctors and the hospital wanted to stop Mirranda’s ventilator for 10 minutes. This is called an apnea test and it can only make Mirranda’s condition get worse and possibly kill her.

We were in court on Thursday, June 9. After the judge heard the testimonies, the judge said he would rule on Friday, June 10. His ruling was that the doctors and the hospital could carry out the testing and evaluation at their discretion.

The judge heard testimony that the removal of the ventilator from Miranda could only harm her and possibly kill her. Yet he ruled that the doctors and the hospital could remove Miranda’s life support.

Yes, we hear about killing of many innocent people in Orlando. It is absolutely awful that these actions occur. But is it anymore awful than the medical and legal system has a way to impose death on beautiful 2-year-old Mirranda Lawson?

Mirranda choked on popcorn. Miranda had a lack of oxygen resulting in her being in an unconscious comatose state but still alive. When a person, especially a young person, is unconscious and on a ventilator, the desire is to get their vital organs for transplantation into others who have a greater lobby.

Is Mirranda the only one that has fallen prey to the medical and legal system to get organs? No, every time a heart is transplanted it is a beating heart that is observed by the surgeon as he prepares to stop and immediately cut out the heart from that person. Every time there is a declaration of “brain death” followed by vital organ excision, the transplant surgeon opens the chest and sees the beating heart. Does he not know the difference between life and death?

Jahi McMath had a death certificate issued on her on December 12, 2013 when she was 13. She had to be transferred to New Jersey to save her life. Jahi has had her 14th and 15th birthday in New Jersey, yet she has a death certificate in California.

Is Jahi a living person? Yes, and she was not dead when she was declared “brain-dead” when a death certificate was issued on her. Jahi was and still is a living person.

Israel Stinson, a 2-year-old boy, had an asthma attack in early April, 2016.  Within a few days the declaration of “brain death” was placed on him. Israel needed food and water that was denied to him for a month. Israel needed a tracheostomy like every patient who is on a ventilator for about two weeks. No doctor or hospital in this country would treat Israel. It was necessary to transfer him out of our country to a developing nation where he has received needed nutrition, tracheostomy and gastrostomy. Israel is alive and needs to come back to the United States. But where’s the funding to pay for the air ambulance to transfer him back to the United States and where is the doctor and the hospital that will treat him?

Yes, the killing in Orlando was absolutely terrible, but what happens in our medical and legal system that is designed to get organs from patients who are unconscious and on a ventilator especially when the patients are young? When the parents say no, you cannot do an apnea test that can be only harmful and possibly kill my child, they plead with the doctors to help and they even go to court for help. Yet there is no help because it is a medical and legal system designed to get organs for transplantation from unconscious comatose persons on a ventilator.

The judge would not help Mirranda Lawson and likewise the legal system did not help Israel Stinson. In order to treat and to find better ways to treat these patients, doctors, hospitals and judges are required that will protect and preserve the life of unconscious comatose patients on a ventilator.

Why Are They Trying to Make Us Kill Our Patients?

California’s new assisted-suicide law violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause.
By PHILIP B. DREISBACH
July 24, 2016 5:24 p.m. ET

I am an oncologist/hematologist who has been practicing in California, primarily at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, for 39 years. It has been my privilege to have treated and cared for more than 16,000 patients with cancer or blood diseases and to have provided pain relief and comfort for the dying.

I am also one of six concerned physicians who, along with the American Academy of Medical Ethics, have sued in a California Superior Court to try to block as unconstitutional the state’s Physician Assisted Suicide law, which went into effect on June 9. More recently, a group of doctors and health-care professionals in Vermont joined a lawsuit filed July 19 to try to block the way that state’s 2013 assisted suicide law is being interpreted and misapplied.

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown and voted against by every elected Republican member of the state legislature, California’s radical measure is part of an organized, nationwide, social-engineering campaign, heavily funded by big donors such as the leftist George Soros.

Our state’s physician-assisted suicide law instantly removes penal-code protections from a vulnerable segment of the population deemed “terminally ill.” The law allows anyone labeled as terminally ill to request assisted suicide—but it also accepts heirs and the owners of caregiving facilities to formally witness such requests, even though the probate code does not even accept “interested” parties as witnesses to a will.

The law does not require an attending physician to refer the patient for psychological assessment. It thus does not allow for screening for possible coercion, or for underlying mental conditions that could be behind the suicide request—unless the patient has signs of mental problems, which may not be visible to a suicide-specialist doctor they may not even know. In these and other ways, the law devastates elder-abuse law and mental-health legal protections, and it deprives those labeled as terminally ill of equal-protection rights that all other Americans enjoy.

All of us in the practice of cancer care have seen patients, diagnosed with so-called terminal illness, who have experienced a marvelous remission of disease. Very little is absolute—except death itself.

On the day that physician-assisted suicide was legalized, my hospital and the other local hospitals announced that they were opting out and would not facilitate the killing of any patients. Some local hospices informed me that they would continue to give palliative care, instead of helping patients kill themselves.

Killing is never medical care. There is no circumstance when any compassionate, competent physician would prescribe a deadly drug to any patient. If “medical practice” has any meaning, it definitely does not include using drugs to willfully kill a patient or for a physician and pharmacist to supply a lethal drug so that a patient can kill himself.

The American Medical Association has spoken for all physicians by stating: “Physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.”

The irony here is that the medical community has strongly objected to facilitating the death of felons on death row, but that same medical community is now expected to help kill the innocent.

One must ignore the false rhetoric, the clawing propaganda, used by the death-by-drugs advocates. Terms like “death with dignity” and “compassion in dying” are meant to obscure the fact that these death-march ideologues are targeting the doctor to become an instrument of death.

And why must it be the physician who facilitates self-murder? Why not make the agent of death a non-physician who is given special permission to order and administer a regimen of lethal drugs? No, the advocates want to exploit the respect and trust accorded to the “good doctor” so that drug-induced deaths are viewed as “compassionate.” It is part of the marketing scheme for a small but influential necro-political movement.

California and other states contemplating making this devastating change to their laws should heed the troubling example of what has happened in Oregon since its adoption of the “Death with Dignity Act” in 1997. Dr. William Toffler, a distinguished professor of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore., testified before Congress in 2015 about abuses of the law and about the state health department’s negligence. “There is a shroud of secrecy enveloping the practice,” he said. “Doctors engaging in this practice are required by state law to fabricate the cause of death stating that the cause is ‘natural’ rather than suicide.”

As the law took effect, Dr. Toffler noted, “the Oregon legislature implemented a system of two different death certificates—one that is public with no medical information and a separate one that is never made public. Thus, review and tracking of physician-assisted suicide deaths by anyone outside of the Oregon Health Division is impossible.”

Equal protection is not a mindless bumper-sticker slogan. It is a pillar of state and federal constitutions and must not be corrupted. Under the law, equal protection must apply not only to the healthy and able but to the most vulnerable—the unhealthy, the disabled, the elderly—and all who might fall victim to those peddling physician-assisted killing.

Dr. Dreisbach is the director of the Desert Hematology Oncology Medical Group at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.



Do You Know What Is the Biggest Enemy of Life?

WHY ARE PRO LIFERS SUPPORTING PRO ABORT CANDIDATES?

WHY ARE PRO LIFERS SUPPORTING PRO ABORT CANDIDATES?

In California the work of recruiting volunteers to work for candidates for the Primary starts this weekend. All up and down the state Republican county committees, Young Republicans, Republican women’s Club and Pro life groups are being beseeched by candidates to get out the vote.

But, just how worthy of your support are these candidates? In the 40 years I’ve worked to support the Republican Party and the Pro Life cause it has been only the rare candidate who has honored his or her campaign promises to respect life or reduce taxes, honor any of the Constitutional amendments or the Party Platform much less even listened to the pro life or conservative taxpayer.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is currently under fire from the feds for refusing to comply with the elimination of privacy in bathrooms. Good for him but he’s all alone.

 
In California, Sacramento area Assembly member, James Gallagher took the floor of the Assembly to eloquently declare his opposition to the all-gender bathroom bill, AB1732. He was the only one. Listen to his statement as compared to that of Asm Eggman, (D-Fresno) speaking in favor.
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article76595197.html
 

Three Republicans broke ranks with their Party to provide the winning votes to pass that bill, Catharine Baker, (District 16-Danville), Brian Maienschein (Dist 77-San Diego) and Ling Ling Chang, (Dist 55-Brea). Also each of these Assembly members have coauthored and/or voted for an inordinate number of Democrat authored bills. (See Note #4)

The urgent email I received encouraging me to get out and work for Catharine Baker bragged about the amount of taxes she has saved the taxpayer so she deserves re-electing. Well, as a matter of fact she hasn’t saved the taxpayer one little dime. She has voted for bills that fund $millions of taxpayer dollars to Obama health care provider programs, Planned Parenthood and the State Public Health Dept’s Maternal and Child Health sex instruction and education programs – I & E. (see note #1) plus she has stated to the media that she opposed the Second Amendment gun ownership. She also coauthored the Governor approved Right to Die legislation which starts on June 9.

Does this look or act like a Republican? Why are we supporting her? She votes like a Democrat but gets free campaign assistance from the Republicans. When are we going to wake up and realize that we have allowed ourselves to be been taken advantage of?

This time Baker has gone even further and has, herself authored a bill so egregious to the Pro Life position and people she originally claimed to represent.

Her 2016 bill, AB 2263, Protect Victims and Reproductive Health Care Providers, sponsored by Planned Parenthood has slip-slided it’s way through Assembly committee hearings and is now in the Senate awaiting a hearing date. Our letter of opposition was not given official committee recognition, nor was there any other opposition listed.

Through AB2263 Assemblywoman Baker has covered Planned Parenthood with the status of victims of intimidation and acts of violence by pro lifers as their latest sociopathic attempt to gain respectability and compassion for their own acts of violence against the innocent unborn.

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker is empowering them to charge acts of pro life violence and intimidation while they employ the power of the state to inflict intimidation on law-abiding, life respecting citizens hoping to silence all protesting of abortion and to shut down the Center for Medical Progress.

AB 2263 seeks to amend the Safe at Home program which began in 1994 as a protection for victims of Domestic violence. In 1999 It was expanded in light of the O.J. Simpson court case to include victims of sexual abuse. It was again expanded, 2004, to include Reproductive health care workers, volunteers and patients.

While the current law protects these groups from exposure to the public it left out one important step according to an Aide in Baker’s office. It did not provide for Reproductive Health Care workers, nurses, volunteers and patients to remove their home address from property records. They charge that this still leaves this group exposed to victimization by those who would disagree on abortion rights.

CRLC is of the opinion that this amendment is a sham. It is intended directly to be used as a tool against the Center for Medical progress and David Daleiden, specifically, in an effort to discredit these good people in a court of law. (See Note #5)

It is also intended to be a tool of intimidation against those wonderful people who stand outside abortion clinics even in the rain risking their lives and health to pray the Rosary and offer assistance to women. Perhaps we should have stood outside the Legislators offices?

Planned Parenthood employees, we suggest, suffer greatly from guilty consciences. They view anything, praying, distributing pro life material, showing pictures of aborted babies, as terroristic and intimidating measures by pro life people. Baker and Planned Parenthood want us silenced. (See Note #6)

Asm Baker has admitted to the media that she is pro choice, anti second Amendment, anti parental notification for vaccinations, pro increased taxation as determined by her support for taxing all MCOs, i.e. health care insurance providers at one, increased rate, all-gender bathrooms (Ting bill 1732, Single-user Restrooms, AB1808 Mental Health Services for Minors without parental consent; and, now silencing pro life people.

And, yet, Conservative and pro life groups and individuals continue to support her while she gets the funding and endorsement of the abortion business community. She has the best of both worlds and she uses it to her advantage, not to that of the district residents.

The main reason Baker (no relation to former legislator Bill Baker) and others in the past years, has been supported by Republican party officials is always to protect the Republicans against loss of the required 2/3rds vote on bonds and funding bills. But what good does that do when she and other legislators, spend most of their time voting with the Democrats? (See Note #4)

Pro Life pregnancy counseling groups and education groups have labored long and diligently to create a caring and compassionate citizenry, but we have to face the hard fact that we have lost the fight in the legal and political arena. Legislators are not sensitive to our demands to stop the killing by defunding Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars.

Perhaps Donald Trump has it right. The Republican Party has become quite sensitive to his ability to gain attention. He knows that he’s in charge. What are Pro Lifers in charge of? Pro Lifers now have to spend our time raising thousands of dollars for court cases instead of being able to spend it on assisting pregnant women and sexualized and trafficked children.

Are we going to continue to allow Democrats and Republicans to give our hard earned dollars to the Planned Parenthood type killing fields? You now have your absentee ballots in hand. The phone is ringing waiting for your dollars and support. What are you going to do?

END NOTES

Note #1. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ie/Pages/default.aspx
California Department of Public Health/Maternal child Adolescent Health. $1,120,000 of General funds (our tax dollars) allotted to I & E programs-Information and Education - just one of their programs and for only 3 years. It is used to develop and teach sex ed curriculums.

Note #2: AB 2263 went through 3 Title changes before this one: Protect Victims and Reproductive health Care Providers is the official title of the bill. However, in lobbying material being distributed by Baker’s office, the Title appears to be Safe At Home Program: record of Title Security. The title, like the bill itself, is meant to disguise the purpose and intended target.

Note #3: Safe at Home began in 1994 as a protection for victims of Domestic violence. In 1999 It was expanded in light of the O.J. Simpson court case to include victims of sexual abuse. It was again expanded, 2004, to include Reproductive health care workers, volunteers and patients.

During that same time, 2001, CRLC published a 50 page report on the pro abortion clinic Directors, clinic owners, clinic doctors found guilty in a court of law for crimes of stalking, killings, arson, and much more, and delivered it to every member of the state legislature. It has now been updated to this year.

Note #4, Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, has coauthored has coauthored 16 of 29 Democrat bills and Ling Ling Chang has coauthored 17of 73 such bills. Baker has coauthored 43 out of 99 bills.

Note #5: Section 6209.5 of the Government Code wording was last amended in 2007 with Senate bill 1356 by then Sen. Leland Yee, (D-S.F) to add Reproductive health Care Workers to the list of victims of domestic or sex abuse violence. This section of the Government Code is now referred to as the Safe at Home.

Note #6: Safe At Home was designed originally to provide special protection to victims of domestic violence or stalking. It required the California Secretary of State’s Office to administer a program of allowing participants to use a free P.O. Box instead of their home address for receiving first class mail, opening a bank account, completing a confidential name change, filling out government documents, registering to vote, getting a driver’s license, enrolling a child in school.

Note #7: A request for information from the state on the number of persons who have sought this protection, in the most current accounting indicates that 3001 persons in general have signed up. Under the Code section 6254, protecting health care workers no one has signed up for any part of it.
 

Camille Giglio, Director
California Right to Life Committee, Inc1980
C: 925-899-3064
www.callifeadvocates@gmail.com
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Investigative Panel Documents PROVE Planned Parenthood Profited from Selling Baby Parts

Dear William,

The House of Representatives Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives released a new set of documents this evening from their investigation that PROVES Planned Parenthood profited from the sale of aborted baby parts.

The documents are part of the exhibits for the Panel’s hearing tomorrow morning on “The Pricing of Fetal Tissue.”

Watch the hearing live TOMORROW MORNING at 10 AM Eastern/7 AM Pacific:

You can also join me and others on Twitter to live-tweet this historic event.

Planned Parenthood has lied to the media, to Congress, and to the American people for the past 9 months, falsely asserting they received no “financial benefit” from harvesting little baby hearts, brains, and lungs.

The documents show the biggest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the country, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, receiving up to 5-figure sums every month from their business partner StemExpress in exchange for aborted body parts. The documents prove that StemExpress did all the work inside the clinics at no cost to Planned Parenthood, yet still paid Planned Parenthood for every salable-quality baby part. You can read more about how Planned Parenthood profits from baby parts in CMP’s white paper released last month.

I spent two-and-a-half years undercover, in close contact with Planned Parenthood leaders and their partners in the criminal enterprise of selling baby parts. But I am still sick to my stomach whenever I see the lists of tiny, perfect baby organs paired with price lists and dollar signs.

Let tomorrow be the moment that we reclaimed our values that no life is expendable, that no one can own another person, and that every human being is worth more than the sum of his or her body parts.


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David Daleiden,
Project Lead
The Center for Medical Progress
(Original Article)

DEALERS IN ILLUSION

When health care becomes dangerous to life
by
Camille Giglio

On Sunday, April 4, 2016, The Contra Costa Times (Bay Area News Group) published a guest editorial entitled: The Psychology of  Medical Aid in Dying.  http://www.eastbaytimes.com/opinion/ci_29710339/guest-commentary-psychology-medical-aid-dying.

The author, Teresa Thomas, PhD. is a licensed neuropsychologist and owner of a for-profit business in Alameda.  One of the services that she provides, as listed on her website, is examination of patients to determine the presence of Dementia. Her findings of Dementia would be useful for family members, to submit for Medicaid coverage for the patient and/or for family members to  apply for  Guardianship authority over Mom or Dad.

There is a cryptically written special notice on her website which is worth reading to show how cleverly the niche health care industry constructs it’s wording to signal to certain groups what it is really doing while the general public has no clue. It reads, in part: Medicare is accepted for medically indicated services…on a case to case basis. 

She has been affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers in the Bay area including Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, i.e., the county hospital.

The Contra Costa Times commentary, like another one a few weeks ago, https://www.seniorly.com/about#/  should have had a notice of advertisement attached because, in reality, that’s what it was.

Referring to the Medicaid involvement…this means that the taxpayer is footing the bill for the “under-served” in your community who have no insurance or is on public welfare. See a very good U.S.News and World Report article about that, Californians can choose to die – with the help of Taxpayers, at: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-21/in-california-government-to-pick-up-the-tab-for-death-with-dignity.  So, the state authorized doctors, nurses, mid-wives, nurse assistants, and now pharmacists to assist in the killing of patients, but we, the taxpayers, are once again, stuck with the bill just as in abortion.  There are exemptions for religious reasons for doctors and hospitals who don’t want to participate, but, we the faithful in the pews, are not exempt from underwriting this horrific new  means of reducing the population, set to begin on June 9, 2016.

California Healthline Daily Edition published a report that once the pharmaceutical company, Valeant, maker of the drug of choice for Physician-Assisted Suicide heard that California had passed the Aid-in-Dying legislation it doubled its drug’s price. It retails, according to the article, for “more than $3,000.00. California Healthline, March 23, 2016. Cost of Aid-In-Dying Medication Doubled to More Than $3,000 Last year. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/10/16/drug-shortage-creates-hurdle-for-death-with-dignity-movement

ACTIVE LEGISLATION

Surprisingly, the Sen. Lois Wolk Aid-in-Dying bill, SB 128, from the 2015 session is still listed  as Pending – This was the original Aid-in-Dying bill.  This bill was presumed to have been shelved in favor of the 2b15 bill by Susan Eggman submitted to the Governor’s special session call, which passed quickly.

SB1002, End of Life Option Act: Telephone Number, is awaiting action in the Senate Appropriations Committee. It’s supporters include The Hemlock Society, Death with Dignity, National Assn of Social Workers, Ca Chapter, and the California Commission on Aging.

The original purpose of the slew of Aid-in-Dying bills was, we were all assured that she had the confidentiality of her doctor to discuss such a private matter. Now, this bill exposes the true goal of the Assisted Suicide agenda; to establish a hot line, state funded call center, where the public can supposedly get information on death and dying issues.  Thus, once again, the taxpaying, employed, citizen member of society is footing this enterprise.

By the way, the Teresa Thomas article mentions that no family member is permitted to speak for the terminally ill patient, but that is incorrect. A family member can sign a POLST form authorizing palliative-care-only which has the same effect as administering a death producing drug. The patient is dead at the end of the treatment whether it be by swallowing a pill or starving to death through palliative “care.” The first is quicker, the latter more compassionate, so they say. I guess letting your loved one starve for two weeks is some new form of compassionate caring.

Note: To learn more about the right of psychologists to be involved in such exams. I spoke with Ron Panzer, RN. Of the Hospice Patients Alliance headquartered in Rockford, Mi. He has published a very definitive book on the subject of Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America: Hospice, Palliative Care and Health Care Reform. Here is his reply: Teresa E Thomas shows  as a  psychologist licensed by the State of California in good standing (simply means she is licensed and has not lost her license and no complaints have been filed against her).  so, she’s “legit” legally.  Does that mean she’s ethical in what she’s doing?  Not at all. But then again, the State of California is known as being really strange compared to much of the USA, like a different planet or country at least. She is very pro right-to-kill. 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT.  The following bills are in the:

ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE.  (Health committee office 916-319-2097)

AB 2810 by Susan Eggman, Aid-in-Dying Prescription Drugs: Medi-Cal Coverage, currently in the Assembly Health Committee, will authorize that the drugs be provided to Medi-Cal patients with “state-only funds” and refers to this as a benefit to the dying patient.  The reasoning goes: if the welfare patient doesn’t have the money to afford this expensive drug, then he/she will have to suffer the pain and anguish of dying without medically provided aid-in-dying. These funds do not belong to the state. This money is the taxpayers in the amount of approximately $2.5 million for 445 potential patients and its being used in ways that tax payers should be loudly protesting. Also consider that this $2.5 million is largely going to come from the newly found money being provided by the increase in taxation of Managed Care Insurers.

Without fanfare or announcement, Governor Brown’s proposed 2016 Budget recommends $2.3 million dollars to allow California to purchase lethal drugs for Medi-Cal patients who want their physician to help them commit suicide.    For the complete story please go to California Catholic Daily for April 7, 2016”:  http://cal-catholic.com/?p=23255

AB1954, Autumn Burke, (D-L.A.) Health Care Coverage: Reproductive health Care Services.

Official Summary: Requires every health care service plan contract or health insurance policy to provide coverage for reproductive and sexual health care services through out-of-network providers under specified circumstances. Prohibits those plan contracts or insurance policies from requiring an enrollee or insured to receive a referral in order to receive reproductive or sexual health care services.

It appears to be more firmly mandating the authorizations contained in a 2013 Pharmacy Practice bill, SB493 by Sen. Ed Hernandez. SB493 authorized pharmacists to write prescriptions for and administer more easily accessed birth control pills and devices including Hormonal contraceptive shots, to “women” without a physician’s authorization. It will be heard on April 19 in the Health Committee.

Ms Burke is a member of 21 legislative committees. She is, apparently related to a former legislator and L.A. Supervisor, Yvonne Braithwaite Burke of Los Angeles.

The bill, SB 493, contained three segments, the 3rd and final segment was activated last Thursday, April 7, 2016.  CRLC appeared on the NBC Today Show with a brief response to the negative aspects of this bill affecting family communication and encouraging secrecy. We were also contacted by the San Jose Mercury News for a comment which appeared today, 4/9/2016.  The opening statement in the Mercury News underscored the secrecy aspect when it stated that This portion of the 2013 bill was “quietly introduced today…”

AB2507, Richard Gordon, (D-San Mateo), Telehealth: Access.  It calls for setting up an extensive communications component within the Health dept to enable the state to be the provider of first choice for citizens to become informed of their health care options.

It would appear that this bill is a companion piece to SB1002, Bill Monning, End-of-Life Option Act: Telephone Number which is sitting in the Senate Appropriations committee pending a hearing date. Sen. Committee, (916) 651-4101, Ricardo Lara,(D) Chair. This bill sets up a separate toll-free phone line for information regarding End-of-Life Options.  The taxpayer will be paying for the consultation between doctor and patient, the phone system to inform the public of their choices in dying (but not living) and the medication to kill oneself.

Assembly Health Committee members:   (Health committee office 916-319-2097)

Assembly Member Jim Wood (D) [Chair]
Assembly Member Brian Maienschein (R) [Vice-Chair]
Assembly Member Susan Bonilla (D)
Assembly Member Autumn R. Burke (D)
Assembly Member Nora Campos (D)
Assembly Member David Chiu (D)
Assembly Member Matt Dababneh (D)
Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez (D)
Assembly Member Lorena S. Gonzalez (D)
Assembly Member Roger Hernandez (D)
Assembly Member Tom Lackey (R)
Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian (D)
Assembly Member Kristin Olsen (R)
Assembly Member Jim Patterson (R)
Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D)
Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez (D)
Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D)
Assembly Member Marc Steinorth (R)
Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (D)
Assembly Member Marie Waldron (R)

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FRAUDULENT “CONSENT“ FORMS TO OBTAIN BABY BODY PARTS. Says the Center for Medical Progress.   http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2016/04/statement-on-planned-parenthoods-fraudulent-consent-form-for-aborted-baby-parts/.

DON’T FORGET: David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress will be in Contra Costa County  on the evening of April 22nd. You are invited to hear him speak and to consider a donation to allay the costs of the multiple lawsuits brought against David and the CMP by Planned Parenthood, its’ lawyers and judges.  Call 925-820-1432 to RSVP.

California Right to Life Committee,
2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
www.callifeadvocates.org/blog and www.Noisecoalition.wordpress.com

DEALERS IN ILLUSION

Camille Giglio, Legislative Analyst
March 9, 2016.

On Sunday, 2/28/16, my local California newspaper, the Contra Costa Times (Bay Area News Group) carried a commentary by Arthur J. Breischneider, owner and operator of several Bay area managed care facilities called Seniorly. He was promoting managed care for everyone, declaring that everybody needs a caretaker, even the caretakers need caretakers and he had just the organization to provide that need. The article was basically a promotional piece for government funded and managed care, but he was given space on the commentary page to make it look like he had something worthwhile to say.(1)

He did his best, in this article to make you feel bad if you aren’t taking care of someone else. He also made you feel like a victim because the job of care-giving is burdensome requiring a great deal of of your time and energy.

And, yes, providing care for home-bound persons, is one of today’s workforce development programs. The government has realized that it must demonstrate to the taxpaying public that it seeks to economize somewhere and also recognizes that it is less expensive to provide low-level, government trained assistance that will keep the patient at home rather than in an expensive facility or in and out of emergency rooms.

In other words, You shouldn’t really be the one caring for your family member because that takes you out of the taxpaying category if you remain at home providing care. You should be bringing in a caregiver for Mom and taking advantage of the respite services that the government has provided for you, at taxpayer expense of course.

Regarding Mr. Breischneider. This isn’t concern for you or your family member’s welfare, it’s workforce development and extra money in his pocket and extra money going to the state in the form of taxes that these insurers are going to have to pay now. http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_29563106/guest-commentary-taking-care-yourself-when-youre-taking.

Where, you ask, will this extra money come from?  The state’s legislators just voted in special session and the Governor signed, a huge new health care bill ; SB2b, by Ed Hernandez (D-L. A.) and AB1b by Asm Tony Thurmond, (D-Richmond). Changing the method of and amount of taxes Managed Care Organizations, ( think Metlife, Kaiser, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, any HMO) will have to begin paying retroactively to the government. This requires every Managed Care organization in the state to be taxed at a rate of 8.84%, a figure used by the state Department of Health Care, rather than the 3.9% charged under the Knox-Keene Act.

Currently MCO’s that accepted Medi-Cal patients were taxed on their profits at the higher rate and those which did not were taxed at the lower rate. However, those that paid the higher rate also got reimbursed from the feds at a higher rate thereby making the other MCO’s somewhat jealous. Now, thanks to a 2004 court case, Myers v State Board of Equalization, brought by a public interest non-profit called Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, they will all be taxed at the higher rate but will also be required to pay this higher rate retroactively in the amount of $10.5 Billion. Also, the tax to be paid by all the MCO’s will be based on number of clients rather than on profits. The more clients the more taxes collected. (1)

Some Republicans voted, in the recent and still active special session on health care, for the expanded taxation required by both the Hernandez bill, SB2b and the Thurmond bill AB1b, thereby allowing the state to realize a new source of funds - of $1.3 billion yearly in federal matching funds which will go into the General Fund.

If the state had not created this new taxing schedule, Republicans whimpered, the feds, through this lawsuit, would have been able to keep $1.3 Billion of California taxpayer dollars to itself rather than returning it to the state. In other words by framing it as a benefit to the taxpayer the feds were able to get the state to agree to collect more taxes for the feds and themselves while the taxpayers foot the bill for everything. (2)

For the sake of Public appearance the Republicans negotiated a spending plan for this $1.3 billion: paying down the unfunded mandates, some disability payments, nursing home reimbursement and salary increases. Already some Democrats are considering bills to raise salaries for their special interest pals.

This article was titled Dealers in Illusion to make a point. Next time you read an article about health care and the government struggling to find ways to contain costs, remember that it is probably you, the taxpayer, who is actually paying more in taxes for a reduced amount of care or concern about patients. It’s all about finances and how the government can get more of your money without disturbing your tranquility or realization that you are being had, once again.

Fox TV news played a clip from a campaign talk given by Bernie Sanders recently. He was, apparently asked by a member of the audience why everybody needed (government provided) health care. Bernie’s answer was: “ because we are all human beings.”  Behind that nice sounding statement lurks the hard reality of who is going to pay for all the things that Bernie and friends think are due to us (or forced upon us) simply because we are all human beings? That’s pure Socialism.

Bernie and Hillary and even Donald all want us to also have abortions and euthanasia which we are paying for ourselves with increased taxes. And they want your money to pay for everybody else to have these things as well…just because we are human beings. And, they want Social Workers appointed to every body from birth to death. They want children under government scrutiny along with their parents, from birth. They want the government to use education to plan everyone’s life path, job placement and housing placement…just because we are human beings. And, they have to find ways to sell us these ideas so that we will quietly accept and pay for our own enslavement.

And, now, we learn of a House Resolution, Hres 552, asking approval for funding the training of Health Coaches. (See definition in footnotes). Now the Government has succeeded in raising the ridiculous to the heights of honor. We can all become busy bodies. (4)

FOOTNOTES.

  1. Seniorly, We strongly believe that there is a community out there for everyone at every step in life. https://www.seniorly.com/about/
     
  2. The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, according to its website, changed its name to Consumer Watchdog.org. This group’s main objective, it would seem, is suing the government regarding health care insurance and other issues. In 2004 it provided its legal services to a group suing the Los Angeles Dept of Educaton on the grounds regarding a lack of sufficient services to school children with Autism.  http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/about/
     
  3. SB2b, Ed Hernandez, Medi-Cal managed care organization tax:
                            SUMMARY:
     
  4. Imposes a three-year managed care organization provider tax (MCO tax) on health plans, with different taxing tiers and based on enrollment assessed during a base year period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Continuously appropriates funds from the MCO tax for purposes of funding the nonfederal share of Medi-Cal managed care rates. Reduces the amount of the Corporate or Gross Premium taxes that specified health plans and insurers are required to pay for the three years of the MCO tax assessment. Sunsets these provisions June 30, 2020.

    If the state would not cooperate with the federal mandate to change its MCO taxing schedule the feds would retain $1.3 billion in matching funds, funds which California taxpayers had paid. It would simply be divided up amongst other states.

    The Myers v Brd of Equalization Decision declared that the state owed the federal government $10.5 billion retroactively because they had been taxing Medi-Cal insurers at the lower Knox-Keene rate of  3.9% on total revenue.  Under the new ruling all insurers will be charged the same rate of 8.84% based on number of insured, not on profits. Senate Committee On Public Health and Developmental Services, 2/10/2016
     

  5. Laws Relating to Health Care Plan in California , Department of Managed Health Care. http://wpso.dmhc.ca.gov/regulations/.
     
  6. Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. WHAT IS A HEALTH COACH?

    A Certified Health Coach helps others achieve their health and wellness goals by providing science-based, trusted information, positive encouragement, and continued motivation. In 2007 world-renowned Dr. Sears and a team of experts developed a Health Coach Training that provides the education and tools to help make a positive difference in the lives of others. The    training is based on the four pillars of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition.

https://www.drsearswellnessinstitute.org/health-coach-certification/?
utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=2012%2520Health
%2520Coach&utm_term=health%2520coaching&utm_content=Health%2520Coach

PROTECT TEEN GIRLS FROM ABORTION AND SEX ABUSE

 
Californians for Parental Rights’ Parental Notification Initiative appears to be one of the few pro life, family petitions still standing. Please contact California Petitions@CAParentalRights.org to obtain petitions. Petitions will still be available through January.

 

Sadly other petitions have failed to meet the required number of signatures for admission to the 2016 balloting. Such petitions as; the Privacy Rights issue (no boys in the girls’ Bathrooms) and ousting state Senator Richard Pan for his atrocious piece of legislation, SB 277, mandating that all children be vaccinated have received only lukewarm interest even amongst practicing Christians. This defies good sense, tramples parental authority, endangers the lives of possibly up to 20% of children who experience negative reactions to the myriad of shots required by this law.

 

Several articles have appeared this last week or so reporting that Planned Parenthood is encouraging HIV positive persons to be sexually active without alerting their “partners” of their HIV status. Actor Martin Sheen has apparently embraced that philosophy whole-heartedly as he brags about the hundreds of partners with whom he has been intimate, often without telling them of his HIV status.

 

I guess this is why Pan wants all children vaccinated, so that when they are in Planned Parenthood sexual health classes and taught that it’s okay to have sex at any age, any time, any way, they can be sexually active supposedly without fear of contracting HIV. However, he fails to provide the ratio of those who do end up as active cases.

 

The more students who become disabled due to Gardasil and other social disease vaccines, the more will expenses rise to educate these students as special needs recipients, and the supply of highly qualified and trained employees will fall

 

When I say 20% I am using the figure most often quoted by the media as the proportion of negative, harmful effects of the vaccinations. The currently popular use of this idea of medicine by “Best Practices” means that it’s a gamble and around 20% of students lose the bet.

Here’s Pan’s reaction to the news of the failed petition drive as quoted on the internet.

 

In a statement, Pan called the defeat a “ victory of science over the politics of fear and intimidation” and castigated “anti-vaccination zealots” who “used fear, intimidation and discredited information to try to defeat our bill.”

“With this recall threat behind us, I am more committed than ever to serving the people of the 6th District and working to build a healthy California,” Pan said.

What a sham. If anyone used intimidation, and fear and negative labeling of parents it was Pan and his cohort of so-called scientists. It is his legislation that will prohibit any child not vaccinated from obtaining a public school education. That’s intimidation. That’s downright blackmail.
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article52931130.html

CALIFORNIA REPLACES FREEDOM OF SPEECH WITH FORCED SPEECH.

http://cal-catholic.com/?p=21896.

 

The ninth Circuit Court won’t stop Forced Speech. It has given its approval to the piece of legislation by San Francisco legislator, David Chiu, mandating that pro life pregnancy centers inform potential clients that they have a right to obtain an abortion. http://cal-catholic.com/?p=21896.

The following comes from a December 1 Courthouse News Service release by Nicholas Iovino:

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to block a new California law that requires pregnancy care centers to notify patients about state-funded contraception and abortion services.

 

FORTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION OF ROE V WADE

 

Daytime: http://Issues4Life.org

STANDING UP 4LIFE: Friday, January 22nd, Oakland, California.

TIME: 12 NOON – 2:00 PM

WHERE: OAKLAND CITY HALL, 1 FRANK OGAWA PLAZA.

(Between 14th & 15th at Clay St.)

 

EVENING: CONVERSATIONS4LIFE: Benefit Dinner

WHERE: ST. STEPHENS PARISH HALL

1101 Keaveny Court

Walnut Creek (near: Geary Rd @ Pleasant Hill Rd.

Hosted by: Issues4Life Foundation, Walter B Hoye, Director.

Contact: http://big,ly/qGfmOnY

 

To learn more about Roe v Wade please visit our website: www.callifeadvocates.org/blog to watch and listen to the C-Span presentation by AUL Legal Counsel, Clarke Forsythe and UC Berkeley Law Professor Melissa Murray. If you can’t attend the West Coast Walk for Life the next best thing would be to give an hour to watching this interview on a look behind the scenes of the Supreme Court’s activities surrounding passage of Roe v Wade.

 
 

Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, 925-899-3064.

We are a 501 (C)-4 non-profit approved organization dealing in public policy research and information on education and health issues that affect the value of the family and the of life itself.

 

We are are an all volunteer organization, not a membership organization. Our information and research is available online to anyone. We do appreciate receipt of donations, however, to help pay the costs of providing this service. It requires approximately $4,000.00/ year to enable us to provide the public with this information,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

From

California Right to Life Committee.

 

We pray that you are well and filled with the energy needed to continue the cause of defending life in 2016. Here are a few interesting items to start off the year:

 

  1. Giving recognition to the 43rd Anniversary of Roe V Wade to be commemorated with the yearly Walk for Life in San Francisco: please visit our webpage at www.callifeadvocates.org/blog and click on the C-Span presentation of the Judicial history behind Roe v Wade. The two interviewees are: Clarke Forsythe, Senior Counsel for Americans United For Life and Melissa Murray, UC Berkeley Professor of Law in the area of Reproductive Rights. The total disregard for our Constitution and the rule of law on this case is truly astounding.

     

  2. Attend the 12th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. Link to www.walkforlifewc.com for a schedule of events. David Daleiden of Center for Medical Progress and Alveda King are the featured speakers.

     

  3. Assisted Suicide in California is not yet official. This piece of horrendous legislation was passed during a special session of the legislature called by Governor Brown to discuss how to find the financing for health care issues. Little in that regard was solved. However the Assisted Suicide bill was improperly included in the session and railroaded through to a vote of approval and it is listed as “enacted” meaning registered, and signed by the Governor on December 10, 2015. Any bill approved in a special session has 91 days following the closing of the special session before it is activated. The Special Session is still open. There is only a “call for Recession.”

     

  4. Eleven, mostly health care, bills which we opposed were happily vetoed by the Governor along with 89 other assorted bills in other than the health or education fields. However, the authors of those 100 bills have placed them back on the agenda for consideration of an override vote canceling the vetoes.

     

  5. Congress passed the Every Student a Success Act – ESSA- S. 1177, authored by Republican Lamar Alexander, long an advocate of federal control of education, and NY Democrat Patti Murray, long time friend of Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood; as an authorization to make a sweeping expansion in the education agenda of the country. Upon a somewhat closer look at S.1177 it becomes frighteningly obvious that this bill is merely a receptacle for every hair-brained scheme that both the Dems and Reps have regarding “best practices” for the proper rearing of the Whole Child. So far I’ve counted 38 other bills amended into this bill which, if standing alone would never pass. And, by the way, many of these bills are reflected in the 11 bills mentioned above. They are in the area of : pupil mental health, preschool, ethnic studies, home visiting, community-based services, workforce development and a variety of totally unrelated issues such as pardoning some prisoner who died in 1913.
     

So, stay healthy, take your vitamins, keep your computers running and your outrage in overdrive.

Parental Notification Initiative

This is a state Constitutional Amendment, as has been the case with the previous petitions. This initiative will be targeted for appearing on the November, 2016 General Election Ballot. This ballot has until March to turn in signatures. But, Please don’t let that slow you down in gathering up some petitions and getting them signed as soon as possible.

This petition is one good way to remove the secrecy surrounding teen abortions. Planned Parenthood and other abortion centers would not be able to perform secret abortions on minors under the age of 18 without parental notification being sent prior to the performance of the abortion.

This basically same petition has appeared on ballots in previous years. Each time it has gained more "YES" votes until now, the last time, it was at a 47% approval rating. Many more people have now been exposed to the truth of Planned Parenthood’s business with sales organs which may help push the vote over 50.1%.

The benefit of this being a constitutional amendment is that, unlike a Referendum initiative such as the Assisted Suicide petition, the voter is not saying Yes or NO to an already approved piece of legislation which vote the legislators can basically ignore by merely re-voting a new piece of legislation. A Constitutional Amendment is the creation of a new law approved by the voters, the citizens, and can not be amended by the legislature or by a simple court lawsuit.

If the time was ever right for a victory for the babies, it is this election. It can happen if enough signatures get collected to put it on the ballot. Places for collection: your own neighborhood, your extended family, your clubs, your churches, your workplace, the BART train stations. You can stand and carry a clipboard and approach anyone to ask for their signature

Signature gatherers must be 18 years of age or over and registered voters. Petition signers must be registered voters and they must sign with the same signature as the one they used to register to vote.

If you would like to pick the petitions up in large numbers I would ask you to please call to make arrangements for pickup. If all you need are a small handful they can be mailed to you.

Please call the Right to Life phone number - 925-899-3064 or email us at callifeadvocates@gmail.com and provide your name, address and how many petitions you would like. If you are picking up a large amount I will give you the address.

Please help all that you can.
Camille Giglio
Ca. Right to Life Committee, Inc
925-899-3064

The Uniform Laws Commission and its Relation to Assisted Suicide

November 30, 2015
By Camille Giglio
 

Though there is much information online pro and con regarding Assisted suicide, Hospice care and palliation,

few people have connected all the dots leading up to the 2015 California Legislature’s passage of Assemblyman Susan Eggman’s End-Of-Life legislation. Or, whether it was properly passed and Chaptered.

I offer you a very brief historical look at how it has come about that Americans can now be embracing the once abhorrent idea that suicide could be a positive addition to medical “care.” In 1892 with the apparent blessings of then President Teddy Roosevelt, there was formed (without benefit of the legislative process) the US Commission on Uniform State Laws. The Commission consisted exclusively of lawyers. It was considered that there were some laws so important that they needed to be incorporated into the laws of every state. This Commission saw to that end. It has seen 300 such laws incorporated into every state’s set of laws.

Of those 300 laws the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act – UAGA- is considered to be one of the utmost of importance. This law, created in 1967 was revised 3 times. First in 1967 when Nixon was in power and at about the time of the first heart transplant, 1987 under President Reagan, 2006 under G. W. Bush and the latest, 2009, under Pres. Obama. It is now referred to as the RUAGA – Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.

This last revision seems to have come very close to the time of a Center for Medicare Services amendment to their fee schedule which authorizes payments to the medical doctors and personnel for their services. This final revision added payments to Doctors and others for end-of-life consultations with patients. (See link below)

Each revision expanded and strengthened the authority of the medical profession to refuse to provide medical treatment for certain, specified patients and to expedite and legislate organ donations for the large population of patients awaiting transplants.

Just as with the donation of pre born organs, profiting from the procurement and transportation of adult organs is prohibited. However, transplant doctors and teams and research centers began to understand that this is a profitable business.

The purpose of these latest revisions was to accommodate the 1987 Harvard Medical School Commission’s work on legalizing organ donations from “living” donors and to protect the medical profession from criminal charges in removing organs from still living though “brain dead” patients.

http://www.societyandmedicine.columbia.edu/organs_challenge.shtml. The Challenge of Living Organ Donors.

The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Harvard Medical School Commission redefined irreversible coma changing the definition of death from that of the stoppage of the heart and circulatory system, to that of the cessation of all brain functioning. However, this stoppage of brain functioning does not stop the human body from continuing to process food and fluids, to grow hair or beards, heal wounds, allow young girls to experience menstruation or to allow comatose pregnant women to continue to nourish their preborn babies until that baby becomes viable. Transplanting organs successfully requires removal of “fresh” human organs from a donor to a recipient. To obtain that required a change to the definition of what constituted a dead person. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=340177.

Sarah Palin received extreme derision from Dems and Republicans for her declaration that ObamaCare contained death panels. So, the authorization of ObamaCare to pay doctors to have end-of-life talks with their patients was removed from the legislation. Removed, but not done away with.

The California 2015 End-Of-Life legislation generally referred to as the Assisted Suicide Legislation, provides physicians with reimbursement through Obama Care to hold end-of-life talks and planning conferences for patients to consider just how and when they will consent to have their lives ended. It will end either when their intact, one-of-a-kind organs are removed and/or they are deemed to be too financially burdensome for their community. Study: Many face barriers in end-of-life care by Barbara Feder Ostrov, a re-print by Contra Costa Times, 11/28/15, of a Kaiser Health News article. http://khn.org/news/deficiencies-in-end-of-life-care-extend-across-ethnicities/

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/medicare-to-now-pay-for-end-of-life-counseling-for-terminally-ill/   MediCare to Pay for end-of-Life counseling for terminally ill.

https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-10-30-2.html.  Proposed policy, payment, and quality provisions changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2016.

Letters to the Editor of New Oxford Review

Elizabeth Hanink has provided a worthwhile reminder of the dangers of physician-assisted suicide. Unfortunately, like many others who report on this subject, she missed a very important element within the right-to-die movement.

This movement has one goal, euthanasia, and at least two ways to get there: the hard way and the soft way. Compassion & Choices, which promotes physician-assisted suicide, represents the former. As Hanink points out, it has received millions from George Soros. (The IRS 990 form for Compassion & Choices of Oregon, apparently the organization’s home office, indicates that it had at least $20,812,163 in expenses, with salaries for four executives at $621,235 in 2014.)

On the other hand, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the Altarum Institute, and other groups represent the softer, gentler pathway to imposed death, called “palliative care.” Palliative care is generally thought of as a type of pain management for the chronically ill and dying, but the dictionary definition of palliation is “to cover something.” And covering up an imposed death is what these groups are all about. CAPC trains palliative-care professionals to work in hospital inpatient units, intensive-care units, and emergency rooms, and in rehab centers and even community healthcare organizations. All these groups have legislated and lobbied their way into a protected, increasingly profitable, and rapidly expanding niche within the world of health care.

Consider the University of California San Francisco’s Palliative Care Program, which has received $750,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $153,000 from Soros’s Project on Death in America and other private foundations, and $726,640 from the National Institute on Aging. An article at the website of the James Irvine Foundation, which gave the program its 2011 Leadership Award, described its work thus: “Palliative care is often healthier for the patient’s family members, who are at greater risk of depression if they’ve watched their loved ones suffer. It is also more cost efficient: Research shows that by providing realistic options and ensuring that care is consistent with what patients and families want, medical centers can reduce useless interventions and save thousands of dollars for every patient cared for by a palliative care service” (emphasis added).

This more moderate wing of the right-to-die movement makes its arguments based on utilitarian principles. As part of its communication strategy, it encourages discussion of goals of care and reminds patients of the so-called indignities of pain and the potential loss of inheritance due to expensive treatment. The point being: Die now, save yourself and your family the inconvenience of a non-planned death, save the state the cost of treating your health problems, and free up space in a hospital bed when someone more deserving could be using it.

Those opposed to this utilitarian philosophy tend to fall into a trap. We accept the notion that all death is humiliating, pain-filled, and undesirable for the family, and as Hanink points out, “even the Catholic Church does not insist on futile or extraordinary treatment or suffering.”

Catholics often quote Pope Pius XII’s 1957 definition of the “ordinary means” of sustaining life as those “that do not involve any grave burden for oneself or another” — as opposed to extraordinary means, which the Pope said “would be too burdensome for most men and would render the attainment of the higher, more important good too difficult.” Unfortunately, euthanasia proponents have also been using these outdated definitions to their own advantage in order to justify limiting traditional medical treatment. In fact, the Society for the Right to Die Handbook (1981) makes explicit mention of this papal statement as a “landmark” success for the right-to-die movement.

Today, extraordinary means not only “too burdensome” but too expensive. And the question really is, “Are you, the patient, valuable enough to the community to be worthy of that treatment?”

Ironically, palliative care does not cut down on the costs of health care; it increases the costs by creating jobs for teams of palliative physicians, nurses, chaplains, and social workers; jobs for healthcare preventive groups, consultants, hospice workers, residential-care facility personnel, bereavement specialists, and new government bureaucrats, such as those who staff “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment” registry offices, and lots of measurement specialists setting “best practices” standards of palliative care, including palliative spirituality, all while seducing vulnerable, trusting citizens to advance the cause of the “new” business of healthcare planning.

Your foremost “right” is the right to life, along with liberty and the ability to seek happiness and eternal salvation. Beware death as a salesman knocking at your door.

Camille Giglio, California Right to Life Committee, Inc.
2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, 925-899-3064
callifeadvocates@gmail.com; callifeadvocates.org/blog;
noisecoalition.wordpress.com


 

ELIZABETH HANINK REPLIES:

Patricia Ryan and Camille Giglio make good points, and doubtless we can find unity in distinctions. I am sure, of course, that the NOR editors hope that among their readers there are more than a few non-Catholics.

To the specifics: Alex Schadenberg, director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, who works tirelessly on the international scene, believes strongly in the value of a broad-based net­work of people opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide. His website, www.epcc.ca, is well worth visiting.

We can also find much to do in our own backyard. Susan Talamantes Eggman, sponsor of California’s End-of-Life Options Act, which is now working its way through the legislature, stated before the members of the assembly that she is a practicing Catholic and reported meeting with various clergymen as she worked on the bill. Several other supporters of the proposed law did likewise. The right to physician-assisted suicide is part of the California Democratic platform, and many of the people who vote for Democrats are Catholic.

According to the most recent Pew research, 67 percent of white Catholics believe that a person has a moral right to suicide when he is in a great deal of pain with no hope of improvement. Hispanic Catholics show smaller numbers but, like white Catholics, when it comes to having an incurable disease or having a life that is a burden to self or others, many think that suicide is a right. Physician-assisted suicide wins the approval of about half of all white Catholics. The numbers for Hispanic Catholics are still well above a quarter of those polled.

A close look at palliative care would make for an entire book — and it has. Briefly, Camille Giglio is correct: Palliative care is big business and very much a part of the aid-in-dying movement. The vocabulary surrounding it is rife with misuse. Still, her definition is too narrow. The term properly refers to reducing the impact of a disease and easing its symptoms without curing the underlying disease. In itself, palliative care can help suffering and seriously ill patients endure, and need not limit needed medical care. It is a shame that because some misuse the help medicine can offer, others might be deprived of assistance or fear it. Nor has everyone who supports palliative care fallen into a utilitarian trap that would make extraordinary mean “burdensome” or “too expensive.” We have an obligation to protect our lives, to the extent we can, even if it costs us, and to accept suffering if there is no moral means of avoiding it. Is there a risk that in consenting to palliative care or hospice, we leave ourselves open to abuse? Yes, and that is a fact of American life today.

I don’t accept, of course, that all deaths are “humiliating, pain-filled.” Nor need any be, if we rightly order what is true, accept what help medicine offers, and recognize that we are in God’s loving care.

Go west, old man! Go west!

How do you discourage suicide by assisting suicide?


In 1976, Governor Jerry Brown approved a legal right for terminally ill patients to end so-called life-sustaining treatment. (from CalWatchdog article)

The following comes from an October 6 Careful! blog post by Michael Cook:

Ten percent of Americans now have access to assisted suicide after Jerry Brown, governor of California, approved Assembly Bill 15 yesterday.

Assisted suicide had failed in California six times since 1988. But exactly one year ago, on October 6, Compassion & Choices released a superbly-crafted video about Brittany Maynard, a winsome 29-year-old Californian woman with a brain tumor, who had to move to Oregon because assisted suicide was illegal in her own state. It became a YouTube sensation; the tears trickling down her cheeks drowned opposing arguments in a flood of emotion.

And will the new law actually result in fewer people committing suicide as its supporters have promised?

Dramatic new findings about the Oregon experience with physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were published today in the Southern Medical Journal which suggest that this is not true. In a fine-grained statistical analysis of the experience in the four American states where PAS is currently legal British academics David Albert Jones and David Paton show that “the introduction of PAS seemingly induces more self-inflicted deaths than it inhibits”.

The suggestion that legalization reduces the total number of suicides and postpones those that do occur is a popular argument on the right-to-die side. It was first mooted by libertarian economist and jurist Richard Posner and has subsequently been adopted by assisted suicide advocates around the world. It allows advocates of assisted suicide to claim, paradoxically, that they are against suicide. But there is precious little data to support it.

Now the study by Jones and Paton shows that Posner’s argument is plainly wrong. In fact, PAS could actually increase an inclination to suicide in others.

As psychiatrist Aaron Kheriarty points out in an commentary in the same journal: “Several well-studied phenomena in the social sciences and suicide literature suggest that Posner’s hypothesis was dubious, even before empirical testing. You do not discourage suicide by assisting suicide.”

One of the best-studied phenomena of suicide is the Werther effect, named after a disappointed lover who takes his own life in Goethe’s 18th century novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. The book was phenomenally popular and sparked a rash of copycat suicides throughout Prussia. The dangers of glorifying suicide are so obvious that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the National Institute for Mental Health, the World Health Organization, and the Surgeon General recommend the utmost discretion in reporting suicides, lest vulnerable
people succumb to the siren call of suicide.

California’s new law shows that the copycat effect is alive and well. Jerry Brown and California have followed Brittany Marnard over the edge.

(Original Article)

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PRAYING FOR THE PREBORN
QUEEN OF HEAVEN CEMETERY

Beginning in the mid-1980’s Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, Ca. Became the final resting place for 25 abandoned or aborted babies. Soon after that the members of local Oakland Diocese Knights of Columbus began meeting at the cemetery every Saturday to pray for these precious babies.

This photo shows the Director of California Right to Life Education Fund, Cecelia Cody, (front row center) with a group of Knights on Saturday, September 11, 2015. They continue to meet for the rosary at 10:00 AM every week. They invite you to join with them.

Mary Catherine, a new-born, was the first baby to be buried following the discovery of her body in an Antioch park. The Antioch police were never successful in locating the mother of this child. California Right to Life and Birthright provided the burial plot. Mary Catherine’s headstone reads: “Even if a mother forget her child, I will never forget you.” Isaiah: 49.

During the early 1990’s California Right to Life received a phone call from an unidentified male asking if we would receive the preserved bodies of 24 preborn babies in various stages of development for burial. These babies had been discovered in a closet in the back room of a previously rented doctor’s office in the city of Alameda.

Prior to burial there were several weeks of negotiations with the Alameda Coroner’s office which requested that these bodies be turned over to them in order to assure the officials that these babies had not been victims of foul-play or illegal abortions. Their request was refused for fear we would never see the babies again. Apparently the cemetery could not bury the babies until the Coroner had signed off on the bodies.

These babies are buried in a remote corner of Queen of Heaven Cemetery in two very small plots near the statue seen in the background of this photo. Prior to the burial service all the babies were named.



Memorial to the Unborn - Queen of Heaven Lafayette, CA

HEALTHCARE FOR SENIORS AKA
DEATHCARE

September 7, 2015
Camille Giglio
 

Governor Brown must begin hearing from you beginning September 8th to veto AB15b End-Of-Life Option Act.  916-445-2841 (automated) Or, http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

Think about this folks.  Everything about the abortion industry is cloaked in hidden meaning. “Reproductive Rights,” Healthcare for women,”  all these phrases are code words for death for a baby.

Palliative Care for seniors means dehydration and starvation and eventual death for the senior or disabled individual.   Neither of these are health care.

Clarke Forsythe, senior legal counsel for Americans United for Life and author of “The Abuse of Discretion,” was speaking at a recent Federalist Society meeting in San Francisco.  It seems that the papers from some of the retired and deceased members of the Supreme Court involved with the Roe v Wade decision are now open for inspection.  Mr. Forsythe wrote a book called “Abuse of Discretion” reporting on what he learned from these papers.

The book begins by declaring that “Roe and Doe began, in the Supreme Court, as a serious procedural mistake resulting from a case in the California Courts referred to as Younger v Harris that left the Justices without any factual record to consider the complex historical, legal, medical and constitutional issues surrounding abortion.”

The important words here being…”without any factual record.”  That may well have been one of the reasons that people like then pro abortion Dr. Bernard Nathanson always claimed that he and his group just made up some figures about the women who died from back alley abortions. When it was realized that this was an improper follow up to that case certain justices, basically said, oh, well, let’s just go on and make this an abortion decision.

Then 20 years later came Planned Parenthood v Casey (former Governor of Pennsylvania) which said that prohibitions against abortion placed undue burdens on a pregnant woman. Again, with little to no factual data. This was followed by The Carhart Decision which claimed that abortion was safer than childbirth for women. Again, no factual data to back it.  This phrase, according to the research conducted by Mr. Forsythe came from one line in an obscure book written by a pro abortion writer whose name was never brought to light.

There were no facts presented to prove that then. There are no facts present today to declare that palliative care is best for terminally ill, disabled or depressed patients, yet that’s the claim being made.

Abortion was never , nor ever will be better or safer than birth; and starving a patient to death will never be better than some pain and discomfort attached to a terminal illness. Palliative Care is DeathCare.

It’s another department within the health care industry authorized to kill innocent human beings because some carefully contrived slogan said life would be an undue burden.

PRESENT SITUATION:

On September 8, AB15b, End of Life Options (formerly SB128) will receive its last legislative approval and be sent to the Governor.  This is the basic authorizing bill giving members of the medical profession (not just doctors) the right to decide if your life is worth the effort to heal or not.

SB19, Lois Wolk, POLST. This is the piece of paper that these DeathCare industry people seek in order to legitimately take away life from ill people.  It, too, is up for a final floor vote on the Assembly floor in the next few days. Call your Assembly member and urge a NO vote.

Getting patients to the point where they will submit to Palliative care is contingent on obtaining the patient’s approval and a signature on a POLST form.  Contained in this and in federal legislation is a section on mandating consultations and to entice the medical profession to hold these consultations. The US Dept of Health requested that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid develop a proposal to add a new payment  schedule to the rules, for consultation fees to be provided by the doctor or other designated medical personnel. (Read further…)

DO NOT ASSUME THAT EITHER OF THESE BILLS ARE BEING HEAVILY OPPOSED BY RELIGIOUS GROUPS ON YOUR BEHALF.  Call your Assembly member yourself, especially the Democrats and most especially the Catholic Democrats.  These two bills got through both houses of the legislature because all these legislators voted for them without reservation



ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL.
The Revisions to payment policy www.regulations.gov/#1docketDetail;D=CMS-2015=0081
CMS-2015-0081.  Closes its public comment period on September 8th. 

This proposal would authorize Medicare, amending Title XVlll of the Social Security Act to allow the government (we taxpayers) to pay for consultations by government trained consultants and associates to discuss with a patient just how that particular patient (maybe you) would like to end their lives.

Remember: We the taxpayers are paying for killing babies and now the government wants to force us to pay for consultations to convince patients and families to terminate the lives of our senior family members.  But, this is merely a proposal. It needs legislation to appropriate the funding.

S. 1549 by Virginia Senator Mark Warner, (D) MediCare Beneficiaries Illness Care Coordination. Shortened version the Care Planning  Act of 2015. This Act  Appropriates $15M for one year to train, advocate and advertise for the right of a patient with a terminal illness to seek consultation which would be paid for by the taxpayer.

The training of the consultants will be for developing talking points to encourage patients to sign the POLST form. The advocacy and advertising will be to convince people to accept that they have a right to die at an appointed time with the assistance of a medically prescribed drug provided by a pharmacist.

HR 3251 by Iowa Congressman Steve King, (R) Exclude Advance care Planning Under Medicare. Would prohibit amending Title XVlll to include payment for consultations. Cong. King needs your support to fight for a hearing for this bill which is sitting in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Email to: Richard.Stern@mail.house.gov.

If AB15b passes and the idea of consultations is in the bill, this will become an lobbying tool for Warner to further promote his legislation.

Planned Parenthood Audit Vetoed, Baker Dodges The Vote, The Taxpayers Lose.

Camille Giglio
August 25, 2015
 

California has had a long history of reckoning the worth of  human life with Utilitarian values.

It began in the early 1900’s with the legalization (along with New York) of the sterilization of Down’s Syndrome children in the state’s mental hospitals. Proceeded through the 1960’s with the Anthony Beilenson(D) Therapeutic Abortion Act, The state Supreme Court Decision, Reproductive Rights v Myers, https://www.aclunc.org/our-work/legal-docket/committee-defend-reproductive-rights-v-myers authorizing minors to contract for abortions and birth control, to the authorization of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – CIRM  https://www.cirm.ca.gov/ - and the use of fetal cells for research until now, we have a horrific expose of the evil acts performed by Planned Parenthood; and, fetal organ procurement and experimentation businesses such as StemExpress.

But, it doesn’t end there. The wholesale practice of abortion has permeated the laws, medicine, politics,  academia and faith and morals. Dozens of bills get passed every year chipping away at parental rights, elevating community rights and values over the rights of individuals within our society.

We are now facing yet another possible slide down that slippery slope if the Right to Die organizers succeed in getting their AB15x bill by Susan Eggman(D) passed (formerly a Lois Wolk, SB128 bill).

Roe v Wade created a so-called right for women to abort their babies for dire physical and mental health Doe v Bolton, a companion bill expanded the reasons to social and economic reasons. State and federal legislation then made it possible for all taxpayers to pay for this killing which has been expanded by legislators to include every woman, every baby, no reason at all. This happened because it became profitable for legislators to take positions that assured their re-election to office.

Every taxpayer has been made an accomplice 3x over to Planned Parenthood’s brutal killings because we have not fought hard enough to end the tax funding of abortion at either the federal or the state and county levels. Ms O’Donnell, the employee of StemExpress is a good example. According to her testimony on video, she did not want to perform a dissection on a born preborn because she could see the heart still beating, but she was encouraged until she said okay.  This is how one silences otherwise good people.  Get them to become intimately involved in immoral acts or face humiliation by your peers.  Thanks goodness that this young woman found her courage, her moral values and her voice.

But this is not the case, so far with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, (R-San Ramon) On very important votes regarding human life she has chosen to vote with the Democrats or be absent from the committee hearing.  That was the case on Monday when Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, (R-Murrietta) called for an investigation into the state funding of Planned parenthood. Baker was on that committee but chose to attend another committee hearing, thereby depleting the numbers of required votes to approve the audit.

This is not Baker’s only departure from Republican standards.  She has become, or maybe had herself placed in a strategic swing vote position on the AB15x Right to Die bill. Both the euthanasia groups and the pro life and anti-euthanasia groups have lobbied her extensively, held rallies at her office and written and phoned her office. She continues to require her staff to state that “she is still studying the bill.”  She has had several months to study the bill.  She is stalling, keeping the focus on her.

This was the same approach she took with the mandated vaccination bill, SB277. There she even had herself placed on the bill as the only official Assembly co-sponsor, actively supporting the requirement that non-vaccinated children be prohibited from attending public, private or charter schools.  Her vote on this was seen as an abridgment of parental rights rather than some compassionate appeal to protecting children’s health.

Baker is not the only one who acts like this. Rocky Chavez, (R-Oceanside) is another who votes the way the wind blows.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article32356023.html

So, we have come in 48 years to the acceptance of and practice of Utilitarianism in education, medicine, politics and, very sadly, often times in Religion.

In the last few months our office has received calls from desperate family members trying to get help in stopping hospitals from  removing life support from beloved patients, elderly, accident victims, etc.

It may well become necessary to form crisis help type centers to assist family members in preventing the termination of life decisions being demanded by hospitals.  It will require lawyers and physicians willing to learn procedures for aiding family members, and for lawyers who will need to know what legal procedures to be applied in emergency situations.

One weekend our office received a call from a desperate man trying to prevent the local Kaiser hospital in Antioch, Ca. From killing his mother, as he stated it.  The hospital had removed a nasal feeding tube from the mother, but then refused to re-insert a new tube, thereby denying her any nourishment or hydration. The son has a medical power of attorney for health care for his mother and he had signed a POLST form requiring full medical treatment for his mother (that’s the third option on a POLST form).

One doctor, called in to give a second opinion, stated to the son that his POA and the POLST form meant nothing to them. the mother who is in advanced years, was dying, the doctor stated, she should be given morphine and allowed to die. She lost one lb a day while in the hospital. And, besides said the doctor, there was no nurse willing to assist the doctor to reinsert the tube. The son finally got his mother out of the hospital, took her to another Kaiser hospital and they re-inserted the tube.

If nothing else the expose of Planned Parenthood by the http://www.centerformedialprogress.org/

has shown us the depths to which our community standard for moral and ethical values have sunk. Now, with the release of the 8th video we have the revelations by StemExpress, of the value placed on human body parts, rather than on the whole, living human being and the amount of profit to be made from the creation of human life as spare parts.  According to a Crisis Publication article by Anne Hendershott, the procurement of a preborn baby’s fresh liver organ which is then  transferred for a “fee” from Planned Parenthood to a body parts trader who receives approximately $24,000. per liver and its final usage by research institutes.  In the 8th video it records the Director of StemExpress stating that preborn livers are in highest demand and that they could use 50 livers a week.

Our love and fidelity to all who came forward to participate in rallies at Planned Parenthood, or at legislators offices for anti-assisted suicide legislation.  There continues to be many labors of love yet ahead of us.



Randy Thomasson of SaveCalifornia first row, kneeling) and local Pro-Life people paid a visit to the San Ramon office of Assemblywoman Catharine Baker to urge her NO vote on the End-Of-Life-Option Act, AB2x-15.
 

DO CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS HOLD THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH?

CALIFORNIA RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE, INC
2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925-899-3064
callifeadvocates.org/blog, www.noisecoalition.wordpress.com
 

Camille Giglio
August 4, 2015

This is a continuation of the report on California legislation in regard to the assaults on  family and human life and how the state Department of Education and Health play a part in that.

The following bills are, for the most part being held in either the Assembly or Senate Appropriations Committees: Assembly-916-319-2081, Senate-916-651-4101

AB775, David Chiu, (D-S.F.) Reproductive FACT Act. Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency.  Basing his bill on previous legislation enacting a woman’s right-to-choose (including minors) this bill actually challenges the freedom of choice for certain businesses and groups by requiring pro life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion services at other facilities. In other words, Birthright and other counseling centers would be required to place notices in their offices or at their front doors stipulating that they do not perform abortions and referring women to places that do.

Endorsed by State Attorney General Kamala Harris who has refused to call for an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s fetal sales connections. And 38 other pro abortion groups.  Opposed by 8 Pro Life agencies and “numerous individuals.” LOCATION: Senate Floor. Call your own state Senator or go online to www.leginfo.ca.gov to contact your legislator or read the full bill.

AB101, Louis Alejo, (D-Salinas), Pupil Instruction: Ethnic Studies. Creates three (3) levels of educational oversight committees to improve educational results with an elective type course in Social Studies beginning with pre-schoolers.

Increasing awareness of ethnic groupings while reducing studies of American government and history is apparently Alejo’s method of combating harassment, by taking up class time with indoctrinational material to encourage acceptance.  It passed every committee with overwhelming majorities, including some Republicans, indicating that none of these elected officials have a clue about creating acceptance of others.  LOCATION: Senate Appropriations.

SB695, Kevin De Leon, School Health Education: Sexual Harassment Training. Another Planned Parenthood bill. This bill presumes that Planned Parenthood will solve the sexual harassment problems just like Alejo thinks his bill will solve ethnic harassment.

Mandates inclusion of sexual harassment and violence training in the next health ed. framework.

This is, at least, the 5th segment of health ed. that has been designed, like a tight-fitting dress, to encompass Planned Parenthood’s measurements. Sexual involvement, contraception, HIV instructions, gender identity instruction. Expect PP to be in the schools full time very shortly.

LOCATION: Assembly Appropriations.

AB104, Shirley Weber and SB 77 Education Finance Committee, were merged into the Education Finance: Education Omnibus Trailer Bill. Signed by Gov. Brown on 6/24/15.

It appropriates $3.8 billion in Prop 98 one-time funding, of which $3.2 billion goes to K-12 and $600m to community colleges to implement many of the bills about which CRLC has been reporting and which are held in the Appropriations committees especially regarding child care and development and early childhood education.

It expands involvement in child care and toddler “education.” Invites outside agencies to provide “wrap- around Care.” i.e. full services, Career technical education incentives “pathways”, more free meals for more students, more data collection on students, both minors and adult ed participants. Gives special funds to certain school districts, and much more. But, there is nothing here that comes close to academic improvement or advancement.

AB766, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, (D-Culver City) Public School Health Center Support Program.

THIS IS A PLANNED PARENTHOOD BILL. This expands school based health centers.

Here is one of the purposes for  getting so many kids onto Medi-Cal. They can then call for funding to provide special assistance and services in schools to “under represented”  students, i.e. children from lower-income families who are on the free lunch programs or receiving insurance coverage through Medi-Cal.

Related bills, SB 118, Liu, renames these centers the School-Based health and Education Partnership Program and creates new funding by claiming to prevent obesity, asthma, alcohol and substance abuse, and mental health.  Once again. Social services in the school, not academic instruction.

SB1025, Tony Thurmond, (D-Oakland, establishes a 3 year pilot program to encourage all of the above and more.

AB1133, Achadjian, sets up more mental health centers in schools. Sounds like he is taking up the efforts started by Sen. Leland Yee before his arrest on criminal charges of graft. Several bills from previous years failed to accomplish this goal, some accomplished portions of this goal – to use the schools to indoctrinate students into the manner of thinking and acting that the state deems appropriate behavior.

We still have two very serious bills, SB 19, POLST, and SB 128, both Lois Wolk bills. SB 128 has been turned into a two year bill meaning that it can be taken up again any time after summer recess but before the end of January. Both bills are in the Assembly Appropriations. SB128 has been turned into a two year bill so it will stay in Appropriations waiting for a vote when the new session starts up in December.


FIFTH VIDEO OF PP; WITH DISSECTED BABY BODY PARTS – It Was a Twin!

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-fifth-video-shows-planned-parenthood-official-saying-they-provide?utm_source=LifePetitions+petition+signers&utm_campaign=958e7fedc0-Fifth_PP_video_LifePetitions8_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5c75ce940-958e7fedc0-397788061

This article reports on a presentation given by David Daleiden during a Napa Institute Conference.

Catholic Business Journal, article by Tom Loarie of St. Mary’s Catholic church in Walnut Creek, Ca
https://catholicbusinessjournal.biz/content/center-medical-progress-suppression-undercover-videos-may-be-linked-sale-bodies-“born-alive-

News10-ABC Placerville
http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/auburn-grass-valley/2015/08/04/local-stem-cell-research-company–center–protest/31087395/

L.A. Times article on Idaho Judge’s removal of a ban on videotaping abusive treatment of farm animals. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-idaho-ag-gag-20150803-story.html

FINANCIAL QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD

FINANCIAL QUESTIONS
TO BE ASKED
OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Most businesses are eager to report on the
amount of services and number of patrons served ••
Why does Planned Parenthood seem so reluctant
to provide this information?

1) HOW MUCH of the state tax dollars received each year actually goes toward services for women’s health such as breast cancer detection and services?

2) HOW MUCH for mental health counseling regarding spousal abuse or sexual abuse?

     WHY
won’t Planned Parenthood report potential sexual abuse of minors?

3) HOW MUCH does this abortion headquarters spend in legislative lobbying for more access to teens and to the taxpayers money?

4) WHY are parents not allowed to view Planned Parenthood’s sexual instruction material for the classroom, or, to sit-in on presentations to students?

5) HOW MUCH does Planned Parenthood actually receive from individual donors as compared to federal, state and local tax dollars?

6) HOW MANY actual abortions, not percentages of total business, is performed at this headquarters?

7) HOW MANY second trimester abortions (that could produce marketable aborted baby parts) were performed at this facility?

8) SHOW US the form that an abortion patient signs whch stipulates that the fetal remains may be distributed to research and experimentation laboratories?

Planned Parenthood has been actively betraying the public trust in its dealings with vulnerable pregnant women and trusting teenagers. The public has a right-to-know what is being done with our tax dollars and to whom, exactly, state officials are giving our money.

The NOISE Coalition (No Irresponsible Sex Ed. http://noise coalition.wordpress.com

WOMEN BETRAYED, RALLY PLANNED, PARENTHOOD HEADQUARTERS, CONCORD

THE NOISE COALITION
A Committee within California Right to Life Committee
2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 899-3064
http://noisecoalition.wordpress.com

PRESS RELEASE….PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Camille Giglio
925-899-3064
DATE: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
12 Noon to 1:00 PM
PLACE: Planned Parenthood Shasta/Diablo
Corner of Grant and Salvio Sts. Concord, Ca.
PURPOSE: To stand in support of women and all innocent human life which is being abused and misused by Planned Parenthood through its utilitarian promotion of and profiting from abortion as reported by the Center for Medical Progress.

The Center for Medical Progress has released documentation of Planned Parenthood’s failure to comply with Uniform Anatomical Gift Act of 1986 which strictly forbids the selling of body parts for financial gain including human, fetal body parts recovered during abortions.

www.centerformedicalprogress.org
www.womenbetrayed.com

We are here today at the Concord Planned Parenthood abortion headquarters to demand that they cease and desist providing preborn baby body parts for experimental research.

We, further, protest the continued partnership between this Planned Parenthood abortion facility and the Acalanes School District which provides Planned Parenthood free access to all the students on the Acalanes and Miramonte campuses.

We learned last year that Planned Parenthood was utilizing facilitators connected to Pornographic activities, now we learn that Planned Parenthood as a whole is involved in financial gain from the utilitarian usage of baby body parts.

We also call upon our state and local officials elected who represent the citizens of Contra Costa County to co-sponsor legislation defunding Planned Parenthood’s abortion services and body parts supply business.

 

WE CALL UPON THESE LEGISLATORS TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOW.

FeministsNonviolence
@ffnvc
Feminists for Nonviolent Choices (formerly Feminists Choosing Life) stands against all forms of violence, including abortion, war, and human trafficking.
http://ffnvc.org
Followed by LifeNews.com and Students for Life .
 

FINANCIAL QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD

THE NOISE COALITION
A Committee within California Right to Life Committee, Inc.
2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925-899-3064
http://noisecoalition.wordpress.org
 

Most businesses, anxious to impress their potential clientele, are eager to report on the amount of services and patrons that they service. Why does Planned Parenthood seem so reluctant to provide this information?

  1. How much of the state tax dollars received each year actually goes toward services for women’s health such as breast cancer detection and services?
  2. How much for mental health counseling regarding spousal abuse or sexual
    1. Why won’t Planned Parenthood report potential sexual abuse of minors?
  3. How much does this Planned Parenthood abortion headquarters spend in legislative lobbying for more access to teens and to the taxpayers money?
  4. Why are parents not allowed to view Planned Parenthood’s sexual instruction material for the classroom, or, to sit-in on presentations to students?
  5. How much does Planned Parenthood actually receive from individual donors as compared to federal, state and local tax dollars?
  6. How many actual abortions, not percentages of total business, is performed at this headquarters?
  7. How many second trimester abortions (that could produce marketable aborted baby parts) were performed at this facility?
  8. Show us the form that an abortion patient signs which stipulates that the fetal remains may be distributed to research and experimentation laboratories?

Many of these questions can be answered by obtaining a copy of the IRS 990 form for non-profit organizations.

Planned Parenthood has been actively betraying the public trust in its dealings with vulnerable pregnant women and trusting teenagers.  The public has a right-to-know what is being done with our tax dollars and to whom, exactly, state officials are giving our money.

AB 239-OPEN ENDED SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION
PLANNED FOR YOUR CHILDREN NEXT TERM

Camille Giglio
July 6, 2015 

 

On July 13, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hear AB 329 Pupil Instruction-Sexual Health Education authored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, (D-San Diego).  Ca. Right to Life has been the only group officially opposing this bill from its first hearing in the Assembly Education Committee to its last hearing in the Senate Education Committee where the Capitol Resource Institute finally got on-board.

PHONE CALLS MUST BE MADE BY THIS FRIDAY, JULY 10. TO THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TO URGE A “NO” VOTE. 916-651-4101

Their is a list of about 50 Planned Parenthood groups in support. The language of the bill comes directly from Planned Parenthood’s agenda of sexual indoctrination for all children. I imagine this is why Richard Pan wants all children from kindergarten on to be vaccinated especially with anti-HIV vaccines.

Planned Parenthood will be teaching all children of all ages to be sexually active as their right and with no interference from parents.

In the Assembly Education committee the vote was 6-1 with Republican Rocky Chavez voting YES in support of the bill along with all the Democrats.

In the Assembly Appropriations Committee the vote was 12-5.

In the Assembly floor vote it was 51-25 with Chavez now voting “NO.”

In the Senate Education Committee it was 6-1, Runner being the single “NO”: vote and two Democrats abstaining, Loni Hancock of Berkeley and Marty Block of Lemon Grove. These two are heavy PP supporters so their “NO” vote is rather curious.

Along with this bill there is AB 517 by James Gallagher, ® whom you may recall attempted to get approval for a sex ed bill that would allow an opt-in only approach. That failed but the Democrats managed to get that amended and turned around into support for sex education, providing only that parents get to look at and copy the material for sex ed.

SB1165 by Holly Mitchell was signed by the Governor in 2014. It requires the state Board of Education to consider including age-appropriate content on sexual abuse, sexual assault awareness and prevention.

So, unless, we the people, prevent this, this will become a semester long class of indoctrination in sexual lifestyles and choices for ALL students beginning in kindergarten – with, of course, age appropriate language.

Here are excerpts from the Senate Education Committee analysis of the bill that, if you are up on Planned Parenthood prose, should alarm everybody:

  1. Instruction and Materials must be age appropriate.
  2. All factual information presented must be medical accurate and objective.
    1. Comment: There is little that is factual in PP’s presentations so that should be no problem.
  3. Instruction…must encourage a student to communicate with parents about human sexuality, teach respect for marriage (gay and straight?) and Committed relationships. (Remember the GenderBread Man?)
  4. Beginning in grade 7 materials must teach about abstinence but also other ways to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness and safety of all federal FDA approved contraceptive methods (Ca. Ed code 51933).
  5. Grades K-6 to provide comprehensive sexual health ed. (comprehensive means teach them everything in a manner that they will understand, so they don’t change the information just the words used to get their point across).
  6. Merges HIV/AIDS education and sexual health ed. )This is what CRLC thinks that PP had already been doing in the Acalanes High School district.)
  7. Expands the components of the instruction – including treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
  8. Instructs the students to decrease their use of injectible drugs when experimenting with sexual choices.
  9. Modifies and adds information about the effectiveness and safety about the treatment of HIV and other infections.
  10. Adds information about students legal rights to access local resources for sexual and reproductive health care.
  11. Requires instruction on pregnancy to include discussion on all legally available pregnancy outcomes including:<
    1. Parenting, adoption and abortion. (adoption for the gays who are functionally sterile)
    2. Instruction and materials must teach students about gender, gender expression, gender identity and explore the harm of negative gender stereotypes.
    3. Changes definitions of HIV/AIDS Prevention to be HIV prevention, family planning to contraception and sexually transmitted diseases to sexually transmitted infections.
    4. Clarifies that outside consultants and guest speakers providing instruction must have expertise in sexual health education and HIV prevention and that consultants and guest speakers must have knowledge of the most recent medically accurate research on the related topics. (This excludes everyone but Planned Parenthood)

 

Should you wish to call each individual senator here are their numbers:

Sen. Ricardo Lara, (D) Chairman – 916-651-4033
Sen. Patricia Bates ® V. Chairman – 916-651-4036
Sen. Jim Beall – 916-651-4015
Sen. Jerry Hill – 916-651-4013
Sen. Connie Levya – 916-651-4020
Sen. Tony Mendoza – 916-651-4032
Sen. Jim Nielsen (R) – 916-651-4004

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PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS INFORMATION. IF IT PASSES THE SENATE IT WILL GO TO THE GOVERNOR AND HE WILL NEED PHONE CALLS.

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MANDATORY VACCINE, A LIFEBOAT TYPE DECISION

Camille Giglio
June 25, 2015

The delivery of so-called health care these days has become a matter of percentages and ratios, not a matter of individualized care. If 80% of the population’s health improves with product “A” then it’s just too bad for the remaining 20%. That 20% is now disposable. That 20% gets tossed out of the lifeboat.

The Krawitt family traveled with their young son, a Leukemia survivor, to Sacramento to plead for acceptance of universal vaccination as a way to insure that their son’s life is protected. Thousands of other parents traveled to Sacramento with their vaccine disabled children pleading for safety for their lives.

The lives of their present and everyone’s future children apparently didn’t matter to the legislators who passed SB 277, Sen. Richard Pan’s mandatory vaccine bill.

We all, I’m sure, find it very hard to ignore the one plea in favor of the other however, a question needs to be asked of the Krawitt family and of families in general:

To what lengths will you go to demand protection for your child from other injuries at the expense of other children? Will you demand sacrifices from everyone in order to protect your son from sore throats? Can you protect him from a broken bone? Can you protect him from eye or ear infections, Dental carries? All of those things can have a disabling effect on any child. You and the families with vaccine disabled children share these problems.

This is not meant to demean the seriousness of this son’s health situation, but, then neither is it right to demean the concerns of the vaccine injured children.

This whole vaccine dilemma is creating an ethic that values numbers and percentages more than individual lives.

The Krawitt family and the parents of the vaccine injured children are both saying that my child(ren)’s lives are just as important as yours. Today’s Assembly floor vote demands that one group sacrifice their children to your child’s presumed superior needs.

All this is brought about because the elected officials of this state are playing god with other peoples lives. We citizens and parents have all been placed in the lifeboat by the elected officials and their pharmaceutical supporters. They will now sit back and watch while we decide who can stay in the lifeboat and who gets chosen to be ejected from this lifeboat called earth.

Will we make that humanistic and utilitarian decision easy for them? Will our Christian moral ethics be a part of that 20% that gets tossed overboard? What group will be next to toss out of the boat? Will it be the elderly, ill and physically and mentally disabled? I pray not.

The decision for life is now in the hands of the Governor regarding all deemed disqualified for acceptance into the general society. SB277 is on its way to the Governor, SB 128 End-of-Life by Lois Wolk will probably go the same way.

SB 128 - END OF LIFE BY PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE - PASSES THE CA. SENATE

Camille Giglio

June 4, 2015

The California Senate has, today, passed SB 128, the Senator Lois Wolk bill to authorizing the enabling of medical personnel to assist adults to kill themselves by prescription. The final amended bill uses the term “adult” as a qualifier but does not define what age constitutes adult. It could well be that they consider it okay for 18 year olds, deep into depressions, or on drugs, to kill themselves.

The bill is endorsed by dozens of Non-profit and pseudo political organizations many with the designation of Democrat. The list of supporters includes the ACLU, Compassion and Choices, AMA, American Nurses Assn, California Church Impact (Planned Parenthood) Insurance commissioner Dave Jones and state Controller Betty Yee, Equality California, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.

We, especially, call your attention to the last group listed. State Assembly member from Long Beach, Patrick O’Donnell, has a bill, AB 827, entitled Safe Place to Learn Act,.: Lesbian and Gay Resources.

This bill would mandate establishing LGBT advisors, counselors, clubs, and referrals in every school.

The phrase a “safe place to learn” takes on a whole new meaning now as this agenda comes to light.

Schools are now mandated to be places of encouragement for the development, support and promotion of LGBTOQ lifestyles and promotion (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual transgender, queer, other). The groups such as Equality California and the LGBT bouffet also endorse suicide as plainly seen by their support for SB 128.

Schools are already places of support and encouragement for sexually explicit and deviant activities. Schools are also places for mental health counseling, nutrition classes, ethnic history lessons. One Garcia bill if passed will require that social science classes have a unit on the forced deportation of Mexican illegal immigrants in the 7-12 class range program.

The enclosed information is vital for you and your family for your health and safety. In July I will be traveling to North Carolina for a Conference on the development of a state or nation wide hotline type of access for people needing assistance and information in traversing the hospital end-of-life pathways.

Pro Life groups are alerting each other to the fact that we are receiving more and more calls from frantic family members whose loved one, in hospital, is being pressured to use assisted suicide and donate their organs to transplant teams.

Hearings will begin soon on SB 128 in the Assembly Health Committee. SB 128 plus SB 277 the Richard Pan Vaccinations bill will, most likely both be heard in that committee. Get everybody you can to contact those members beginning now.
 

Assembly Health=916-319-20

Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D) [Chair]
Brian Maienschein (R) [Vice-Chair] Susan Bonilla Autumn R. Burke (D) Rocky J. Chavez (R)
David Chiu (D) Jimmy Gomez (D) Lorena S. Gonzalez (D) Roger Hernandez (D)
Tom Lackey ® Adrin Nazarian (D) Jim Patterson ® Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D)
Freddie Rodriguez (D) Miguel Santiago (D) Marc Steinorth ® Tony Thurmond (D)
Marie Waldron ® Jim Wood (D)

SOT Health related 5-18-15

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May 18, 2015.

  1. Health Care Philanthropist Marc Benioff.
  2. Health Care legislation and what it means.

The Sunday, May 17 edition of the Contra Costa Times carries an article on the front page of its Local News section about Marc Benioff whom they describe as a Cloud-computing pioneer, philanthropist and social justice advocate. He was featured because he was the main speaker at the UC Berkeley 2015 graduating class.

By human and utilitarian standards the multi-millionaire Benioff is a huge success.  Amongst his displays of beneficence are $200 million in contributions to the UC Hospital system and Oakland Children’s Hospital. Oakland Children’s Hospital re-named itself Benioff Children’s Hospital in his honor.

His message to the graduating class was “to use the values the university instilled in them to change the world for the better.”  How ironic. Oakland CH was the scene of Jahi McMath’s confrontation with Hospital demands for permission to use her body as an organ donor before she was dead, literally.

UCSF is the place where, using tax and foundation dollars, midwives were trained to perform abortions by Planned Parenthood operatives.  One may wonder if the Benioff money was used for such? 

On the editorial page of that same CC Times edition is an guest commentary written (one presumes) by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, (D-Oakland) chair of the Assembly Health Committee and member of the Assembly Budget and Appropriations, and popular actor Jeff Bridges, national spokesman for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign (SOS No Kid Hungry). https://www.nokidhungry.org/the-solution.  The title of the article is “Students need to start with breakfast.”

Bonta is touting his own bill, AB 1240, Pupil Nutrition, free or reduced price meals, breakfast. His bill in a hearing before his own Appropriations Committee had perceived administrative costs of more than $150,000.00 and was placed in the suspense file. All suspense file bills must be approved by May 29 or die for this term.

Bonta is using an emotional laden column to, basically, lobby the readers to encourage passage of his bill.  His bill will create a state-wide school district breakfast program for every child in the state. The main agenda of this bill is to place the consumption of breakfast during class time hours, not before school as it is now set-up. The slogan is “breakfast after the bell.” Los Angeles school district, using this approach has increased breakfast participation from 30 % of students to 80% of students. This would be paid for with a combination of federal and state money.  Apparently these figures imply that 80% of parents in the school district are off the hook for feeding their own kids.

The bill also provides for the inclusion of snacks during the day which would be provided by rolling food carts. Children are already getting free lunch and after school snacks in the after-school programs.

We would soon have a state in which few children eat their meals at home even in the summer.  This is a part of the national, Michelle Obama endorsed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. http://www.fns.usda.gov/tags/healthy-hunger-free-kids-act-0

Please click on these links and read the whole agenda. The state reflecting the Democrat Party model set by Congressional and US government legislative houses is taking over everyone’s nutritional needs and dietary program. 26 stakeholder groups of both state and national prominence, have endorsed this bill including the California Catholic Conference. Why them, I don’t know. I thought the church’s Bishops, liked family life…sitting around the table, saying Prayers before Meals, having family time together?

This is not the only government-as-everyone’s-nanny piece of legislation. CRLC has identified 29 California, state legislature, health bills which have as a core feature, the direct state intervention in some portion of everyone’s health from beginning to end and everything in between. The health sub=headings are: Schools(2), Newborn (1), Health/Wkforce (7). End-of-life (6), Vaccines (3), Abortion(2). Mental Health (7).  At this point I will just mention the most significant bills in each category.

 

SCHOOL.

AB 47, State Pre-School, Kevin McCarty, (D), Sets up the state as the premier day-care provider. California Catholic Conference in support along with First 5 and several stakeholder groups. Held in Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB1207, Makes child-care workers mandated suspected child abuse reporters as a condition of licensure. Endorsed by Child Care Health Program and Child Care Law Center.

Bill has passed to the Senate.

 

HEALTH AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

AB1149, Public Health Emergencies: Funding. Jim Wood, (D), Sets up requirements for future federal ACA funding for, possible future medical emergencies. (suspect that it is planned for forced vaccination of the populace, especially if Sen. Pan’s SB277 fails.) Passed to the Senate.

SB 323, Nurse Practitioners: Scope of Practice, Ed Hernandez. Authorizes a nurse practitioner holding a national certificate to practice without physician supervision including signing or modifying medical treatment forms. This is a part of the Affordable Care Act mandate. Endorsed by 34 stakeholders including the Family Health Council which is AKA Planned Parenthood.  Passed to Assembly.

SB 407, Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program, Mike Morrell, (D), Expands midwives scope of practice in areas of perinatal care. Endorsed by Ca. Nurse-Midwives organization. Recall that they were also supporters of recent successful efforts to expand into providing some abortion services. This is another Affordable Care Act requirement. Includes  Central Ca. Alliance for Health which is a part of the Covered California insurance program. This means endorsement of services to pregnant and newly parenting women by health care workers of a lesser degree of training and therefore cost efficient.

 

VACCINES.

AB517, HIV/AIDs Prevention Act: Educational Material, James Gallagher ® . Original intent of providing a parental Opt-in only regarding Sexual Health Ed,  it was amended and removed. Still contains strengthened mandate for parental information and obtainment of copies of class room material. Held in Assembly Appropriations.

SB277, Public Health: Vaccinations. Richard Pan, (D) Infamous and despicable destruction of parental rights in health care placing the state in authority over the amount and types of vaccines with which students, including preschoolers, will be injected.  The figure of 8 vaccines stated in the original bill has been removed.  Media reports claim that there are about 32 vaccines that the federal health department deems necessary to protect future generations, most required before beginning school.

Passed to Assembly

 

ELDERLY AND DISABLED

AB601, Residential Care Facilities for Elderly: Licensing.  OPPOSE. Amends licensing requirements. Strengthening some requirements and relaxing others. Presents possible manipulative authority over elder care facility owners to conform or lose their license to operate. To Senate on a 66-7 floor vote.

AB637, Nora Campos, and SB19, Lois Wolk, Both deal in advancing the POLST end-of-life-care form. Assembly bill 637 has passed to the Senate Health Cmte. It seeks to exempt physicians from criminal charges regarding administration of pharmaceuticals and removal of food and water designed to produce a planned medically induced suicide.

SB19, POLST, requires establishment of a statewide POLST registry and data collection on patients.

In Senate Appropriations Suspense file until May 29.

SB128, End-of, Lois Wolk. OPPOSE. Authorizes state recognition of an end-of-life option supporting prescription induced and assisted suicide.

http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2015/05/mds-give-selves-duty-to-die-power-over-patients/#.VVuNkai1eYh

 

MENTAL HEALTH.

AB847, Mental Health: Community Based Services, Kevin Mullin. ( see also Maienschein AB 861 -Mental Health Community Services.) Aligns with federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 – HR 4302. Authorizes the state to apply for a federal HHS planning grant (pilot-type program) to improve community mental health services demonstration project.

SEC. 2. This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.

There is a package of bills setting up new or expanded community sourced Mental health prototype services: AB1193, Susan Eggman, (D), Mental Health Services, AB1025, Pupil Health: Interventions Pilot Program, Tony Thurman, (D-W. Contra Costa Co), AB1194, Mental Health: Involuntary Commitment (A person deemed a danger to himself or others), AB741, Mental Health: Community Care Services.

The fate of all these bills will be determined by May 29 or the first part of June.  Please visit www.leginfo.ca.gov to read the full text of each bill and determine for yourself the importance of these bills on the community, yourself and your family.

I haven’t even begun to report on the education or right-to-life type bills

PARENTAL NOTIFICATION LAWS CAN PROTECT THE LIVES OF TEEN AGE WOMEN AND BABIES

Keeping Planned Parenthood out of the classroom can do the same thing. Planned Parenthood indoctrinates. It does note educate. If it truly educated the students about sexual health it would lose business, as seen by the attached chart.

The attached chart, created by the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, in recognition of the 24th year of their Parental Notification Law, See Hodgson v Minnesota, 1990, accurately reflects the rather sharp decline of teenage abortions in that state, following passage of the law in 1981.

The law requires that both parents be notified at least 48 hours ahead of the scheduled abortion for a minor. The law was passed by a bi-partisan legislature, something unheard of in California’s long history of extreme and partisan legislative make-up.

Minnesota has been able to keep good clean statistics. Abortions on teens declined from a peak of 2,327 to only 403 teen abortions in 2012.

California law requires no such record keeping of the number of abortions. However, if we had a Parental Notification Law, we can see that it would save lives. Three times Parental Notification laws have been placed on our state ballot and each time the numbers voting for PN laws has grown.
PROP 73, Nov., 2005, Special Election. PROP 85, Nov., 2006 Gubernatorial Election
PROP 4, Nov., 2008 Presidential Election.

California’s law makers, as witnessed by the phony hearings on Richard Pan’s SB 277, Mandatory Vaccinations, exposes the truth of the hostility of the legislators to the rights of parents and children.

In that situation hundreds of mothers and fathers, not once but three times, with infants in arms, both vaccine disabled and healthy, have appeared before the various committees to urge “NO” votes on blanket, government required vaccines, while only a scornful handful of supporters has spoken for the bill, yet, the bill passes. This is standard procedure on the part of the legislators when Planned Parenthood is in support of a bill.

Basically this same scene occurs locally, in schools and School Board hearings. Officials, state, county or local refuse to listen to parents yet they are sworn to protect the students, educate the students and use their tax dollars wisely.

Locally dozens of parents have been attempting to gain the attention of the Acalanes School Board with requests to remove Planned Parenthood from the school’s Sexual Health Curriculum agenda to no avail.

After seven months of trying beginning last year in October, the Acalanes School Board voted unanimously to retain Planned Parenthood and its curriculum as exclusive instructors in what they euphemistically call sexual health. It is really indoctrination into sexual pleasuring and conformity.
Students, in classes, learn a mantra in response to the question: Where do we go for contraceptives? We go to Planned Parenthood… at age 14, or 9 or however “age-appropriately” Planned Parenthood can sell its products, services and results (venereal disease and abortion).

In the Acalanes School Board vote taken this April, the school district staff wrote a glowing account of the Planned Parenthood program, appearing to recommend a few minor adjustments to the curriculum and parental rights to view material. In fact, they were only reiterating what the Board and school staff should have been doing all along.

What the school officials either don’t understand or are afraid to tell parents is that they, the local officials, are soon to be no longer in charge of much of anything except the color to paint the classroom walls, if that, even.

The demands placed on state and local school officials, in this instance regarding sex education, is coming through federal Common Core legislation. This will eventually make the local school boards non-functioning. The adjustments to the Acalanes curriculum is not coming from the locals, it is being handed down by the state who is receiving it from the feds who get it from groups like Planned Parenthood. Which may be why the Acalanes school officials hear only the voice of Planned Parenthood? Perhaps they hope to be supported in future, have their health care paid for by Planned Parenthood?

CALIFORNIA’S LEGISLATURE CHOOSES DOGS OVER BABIES AND PARENTS

April 9, 2015
Camille Giglio
 

This was the scene outside the Senate Health Committee
meeting room 4-8-15, for hearing SB 277,
Mandatory Vaccinations.

Sacramento, Ca. At the State Capitol. Within the last two days several very important bills were either passed or defeated that will have a direct impact on the integrity of the family and on children’s physical and moral health.

The attached photo shows a portion of the crowd standing in line waiting to enter the Senate Health Committee hearing on Sen. Richard Pan’s bill, SB 277, mandatory vaccinations. The bill takes away parental rights to decide their children’s health care in regard to state desired vaccinations for one’s children. As it stands this bill will prohibit any child from entering school (public, private and Charter) without proof of vaccinations. It will also require the schools to post notices on the percentage of vaccinated students.

Those who opposed the bill, parents and grandparents with vaccine damaged children sported some red clothing or signs saying “NO SB277, Family’s for healthy choice, etc. They came from all over the state. It took all day for families with children and babes in arms, to wait for the 1:30 hearing to begin and then it took close to three hours for all the proponents and opponents to step before the mike and state their position.

Planned Parenthood was prominent in its support of this bill.

Also being heard yesterday was newly elected Assembly member, James Gallagher’s AB517, HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: Parental Consent. Two local parents within the Acalanes School District gave testimony at this hearing in the Assembly Education Committee in regard to the lack of parents rights regarding the sex ed information in two local high schools, Acalanes and Miramonte. Also speaking for the bill was a former Clinical sex ed instructor/nurse from Fresno. Only one Education Committee member, Rocky Chavez, R. voted for it, but the committee re-referred it back to the committee for discussion and possible amendments.

So, more on this bill and on SB277, later.

Also heard yesterday was AB 147, Postsecondary Education: Animal Research, by Matt Dababneh. This bill has passed two committee hearings with flying colors, passing 11-1 with 1 abstention in the Assembly Higher Ed. Committee and 16-1 in the Asm Appropriations Committee. This bill will require any campus of the U.C. System to set up adoption centers for dogs or cats who have previously been used for science or research. If the animal is not outright adopted, then the University must offer the animals to animal rescue assn.

Also, on Tuesday, April 7, there was a hearing on SB128, Lois Wolk’s End of Life Legislation. It passed overwhelmingly. AB637, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – POLST, by Campos, passed the Asm Judiciary Cmte. SB323, Ed Hernandez, D. Nurse Practitioners – another attempt to expand this group’s scope of practice to include filling out POLST forms for patients, was heard and re-referred to the Business, Professions and Economic Development Cmte.

Many bills are being presented in packs of 4 or more bills all on the same subject but with small variations meaning that if all but one fails, the one that passes will end up incorporating all the objectives of the failed bills.

So the batting average stands at 5 outs for humans and one home run for dogs and cats.


Your prayers and actions requested for the showdown on April 15th in the Acalanes School District vs. NOISE Coalition on the subject of removing Planned Parenthood from the District’s schools.

If you are not sure that you want to see Planned Parenthood removed from accessing the student body in the Acalanes District consider this:
According to the IRS report for 2012, the local Planned Parenthood Director, Heather Saunders Estes makes approximately $220,000,00 per year.

The abortionist, Jeffrey Waldman, in 2012 made $230,000.00…killing Contra Costa babies.

They are both living high on the destroyed lives of babies and their mothers. Planned Parenthood needs to see to it that a continual flow of pregnant women pass through their so-called clinic in order for the employees to keep up their lifestyle.

Planned Parenthood, itself, took in $29,817,508.00 at least half of which is derived from charging the state and federal government for services provided.

This is what the School district elected officials brought into the school classrooms to have private and easy access to the children of this District – Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda. AT the same time, they were being very secretive with parents as to what the students were being told by PP during these so called classes on sexual health.
One man’s idea of sexual health is another man’s idea of depravity.

Meeting date: April 15, 7:00 PM, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd, Del Valle Adult Education Center, Rm. 401. The school sits up on a small rise making it very hard to see. Come up the steep driveway, following the twists and turns to the top of the hill. The meeting room is on the left as a stand alone bldg. Parking is ample, but there may also be ongoing classes that evening.

Just being there is helpful, but if you want to address the board all you need do is come to the mike, state your name and say that you want Planned parenthood removed from the school district.

Open Letter to Religious and community leaders

Subject:  Appealing for help from our religious and Political leaders in CA.

Dear Pastors, Priests, Bishops, Rabbis, and Elected Officials,:

Currently in CA, there is a bill before the legislature, SB 277, which would eliminate a parent’s right to exempt their children from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure (only a medical exemption would remain, which is usually only issued after a catastrophic adverse vaccine reaction has occurred, and often times, not even then).  Should this bill become law, it will apply to ALL students in California, whether they are enrolled in pubic school, private school, parochial/religious school, charter school, or home school.  Should this bill become law, it will apply to CA’s current 69-vaccine schedule, which includes vaccines that are for sexually-transmitted diseases (i.e. Hepatitis B at birth, and HPV, possibly soon to be required for kindergarten).  This list of 69 would be allowed to be added to at any time by the state of CA, via the California Dept. of Public Health, without limit or public input. Currently, there are approximately 300 vaccines in different phases of development, each of which is a possibility to be added to the vaccine schedule for California children.

Thus, every resident in the state of CA between the ages of 6 and 18 will be forced to be vaccinated with every mandated vaccine in order to reside here and to be eligible for any public, private, or home school. Since education is compulsory, opting for no schooling will not be an option. When vaccine mandates are law, the only way a parent can protect their children from the known and unknown dangers of vaccines and/or from the known and unknown problems with the current vaccine schedule is through the use of exemptions. If SB 277 passes, there will soon be no more exemptions for such protections.

At present, a parent can sign a Personal Beliefs Exemption (PBE) form in the state of CA to exempt their children from one, some, or all vaccines. However, since Jan. 1st, 2014, when AB 2109 went into effect, even that must be signed by a specified healthcare practitioner after the parent has been forced to submit to a lecture of personal opinion by the practitioner.  In other words, even our current PBE is technically a medical exemption in that it must be signed off on by someone other than the parent who is from the medical profession.  Encompassed in our current PBE is a Religious Exemption (RE), of sorts.  I say “of sorts” because it is so incredibly discriminatory and restrictive that it applies to very few, if any, parents.  

Thus, even our restrictive, cumbersome, and costly PBE is in serious jeopardy, meaning that our rights as parents to make medical decisions for our children, specifically vaccination decisions, could be removed completely in CA in just a few short months.  This is an urgent matter.  This is medical fascism.  This is tyranny. 

As religious leaders, I assume that you would all agree that it is parents who should direct the upbringing of their children, including making medical decisions for them.  Furthermore, I assume that you would all agree that prior, voluntary, and informed consent for any and all medical procedures is both essential and ethical, a fundamental human right.  When prior, voluntary, and informed consent for medical treatments and procedures is no longer the law, we are no longer a free society, and we are no longer able to make life-altering medical decisions in accord with our religious beliefs, conscience, knowledge, and experience.

This issue is very personal to me because all 3 of my children suffered injuries from their “routine” childhood vaccinations, one to the point of being permanently disabled and dependent on others for the remainder of his lifetime.  I was never offered any type of informed consent whatsoever back in the 1990s when our children were vaccinated, in violation of federal law.  The nurse would quickly administer a tray full of syringes to my child, without my even knowing what exactly they were or what exactly was in them, and without my ever being told of their many risks (including death). The doctor would enter the room 10-15 min. later without a word about all of the vaccines my child had just received, without any information about side effects to be on the lookout for, and without any warnings about the dangers of what had just been done to my child.  There was absolutely no informed consent with regards to my children, and the situation has not changed much today.  Vaccine propaganda is at an all time high, and the truth about the dangers and inefficacies of vaccines is both suppressed and lied about, as is information regarding the fallacy of the theory behind them and the vast fraud and corruption that underlie our nation’s vaccine program.

I can assure you that each of you has parishioners who are extremely concerned about losing the right to make voluntary and informed medical decisions for their children.  Their concerns are most especially warranted in our country where those who manufacture and those who administer vaccines are shielded from any and all liability for any harm, including death, that results from vaccines, due to a 1986 Act of Congress called The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. That Act came about because of the very dangerous nature of vaccines.  Vaccine-making pharmaceutical companies were losing many multi-million-dollar lawsuits due to the injuries and deaths that their vaccine products were causing, so many in fact that the majority of companies had already stopped making vaccine products.  The remaining few pleaded before Congress to protect them from any and all liability for their vaccine products, and unbelievably, Congress succumbed. No other industry is afforded such protection (with the exception of nuclear power plants). In just a few short years, with no liability to worry about, and thus with very little incentive and zero accountability to make safe or effective products, and with nothing but profits ahead because their products are government-mandated for millions, our nation’s already-problematic vaccine schedule tripled!  That tripling included:  highly-neurotoxic/deadly amounts of mercury; another heavy metal, aluminum, which when paired with mercury the two become synergistically neurotoxic; cancer-causing ingredients like formaldehyde; polysorbate 80 which opens the blood-brain-barrier allowing heavy metals and other toxic ingredients to enter the brain; human and animal viruses, including retroviruses; aborted fetal tissue material; anti-freeze; food proteins that cannot be broken down by the blood which then cause inflammation and lead to serious food allergies; human and animal DNA; materials from monkeys, cows, mice, pigs, and dogs; the list goes on.

No doubt you are aware that American children are sicker and more disabled than they have ever been.  Autism is now affecting 1 in 50 children; asthma 1 in 11; food allergies, some of them life-threatening and all of them life-altering, affect at least 1 in 12 children; Type 1 Diabetes has skyrocketed alongside Autism, and now affects around 1 in 400 children; seizure and tic disorders are running rampant; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and cancer are now prevalent in children; SIDS is not uncommon, and not surprisingly, often happens in close proximity to vaccinations; speech/language, learning, and behavioral issues abound in today’s children and challenge teachers like never before; and to top it off, our nation has one of the worst infant mortality rates among developed nations, despite the fact that we spend more per person than any other nation on “health” care! There are many credible studies showing links between vaccines and the many chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, and premature deaths that now plague American children, the most vaccinated children in the entire world.  Unfortunately, these are not the studies that mainstream media highlight as these studies would threaten mainstream media’s advertising dollars from pharmaceutical companies, upon which they have become dependent.

Lastly, in 2011,  the Supreme Court of the U.S. declared vaccines “unavoidably unsafe”, i.e. inherently dangerous.  Every time a consumer purchases a vaccine, a 75-cent surcharge/tax is added and then deposited into our nation’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), a program that was created as part of the aforementioned 1986 Act because it is common knowledge that vaccines will harm, will disable, will make chronically ill, and will kill.  We also have the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) here in the U.S., which receives more than 32,000 reports every year.  It is estimated, and admitted by both the CDC and FDA, that only 1-10% of adverse vaccine reactions ever get reported (so do the math and multiply 32,000 many times over!), as many doctors are not even aware of the program, they are not required to report, and doctors often do not want to admit vaccine failures, vaccine injuries, or vaccine deaths.  Parents rarely, if ever, have heard of VAERS or the VICP, and are likely to find out about them if their child is injured or killed by a vaccine(s) only after the 3-yr. statute of limitations has expired.

I am hoping that this little bit of background will help you to better understand why we need religious leaders speaking out against the many false prophets who falsely and continuously claim that “vaccines are safe and effective.”  They are not.  They are a risk-laden medical procedure, with a substantial failure rate and only temporary results at best, and as such, each parent needs to decide whether or not they want to undertake that risk for their children, especially when so many risk-free ways exist to protect, maintain, and enhance the health of one’s children.  For those of us engaged in this battle, we cannot help but compare it to what happened in Nazi Germany, where fascism became the way of life, and where medical treatments and procedures were forced on people without their prior, voluntary, and informed consent.  Post WWII, to address the horrors of what had happened in Nazi Germany and in concentration camps, an international code of ethics was written, The Nuremberg Code, to avoid such medical fascism from ever occurring again.  The U.S. signed the Nuremberg Code, but is no longer abiding by it, as evidenced by vaccine mandates, the restricting and eliminating of vaccine exemptions, and the increased forcing of certain medical treatments on U.S. children (e.g. chemotherapy).  The elimination of vaccine choice rights also violates our parental rights as guaranteed by the Constitution, and it violates our religious freedom as guaranteed by the First Amendment.  After witnessing, firsthand, vaccine injuries in my own children (including near death followed by permanent disability), I have come to the belief that vaccines are an abomination to God, and that tragically, parents are unknowingly offering up their children to be harmed, and possibly killed…on the altar of pharmaceutical profits, corrupt liaisons between government and industry, and the false gods of medicine. This may not be true for all, but it is true for me, and I am supposed to be living in a country where I am free to pursue and practice the religion of my choice, and hold my own religious beliefs, or lack thereof.  As leaders of different religions, I am sure that you want your religious freedoms protected as well.

Many of us are praying that our religious leaders will speak out against SB 277’s violations of parental rights, religious freedom, prior, voluntary, and informed consent laws with regards to medicine, and perhaps other things that might be religion-specific (e.g. the injecting of aborted fetal tissue materials; the injecting of porcine (pig) viruses and materials; the injecting of known neurotoxins into an infant during the most critical times of neurological and immune-system development; performing a risk-laden, potentially-fatal, procedure on a healthy child; etc.). You can help by contacting state legislators and/or Governor Brown, discussing this with members of your congregations, talking to the media if you are comfortable with that, testifying in upcoming hearings, writing an article, or whatever else you think might be helpful.  We would also be interested to have your assistance as many of us would like to begin to hold prayer vigils in opposition to this bill.

I would be happy to have an in-person group meeting with all of you to discuss this bill and the issues it raises, and how it affects the parents and children in your congregations.  We need brave leaders to come forth to protect our children, our families, our rights, and our freedoms from those who place wealth over health, from those who would impose their will on others, from those who use fraud and deception to push their agendas, from those who would use coercion and force to force a parent to submit their child to risk-laden medical procedures against their will, and from those who will bear no liability or responsibility whatsoever when harm and death result from “routine” childhood vaccinations.

Sincerely,

Laura Hayes
Granite Bay, CA
*Please feel free to forward to other community leaders.

Helpful Resources:

1.  Vaccine Summary sheet from vaccine rights attorney, Alan Phillips:  http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e05b7d7adb6e660d8cf0748f9&id=4f92ecc522&e=e4e3fa348e  (2nd link once you click this)

2.  The movie Trace Amounts, to be shown again in our area on March 24th:  http://gathr.us/screening/11027 (to purchase tickets…I will purchase one for you if that’s what it takes, just ask!)

To watch the trailer, go to www.traceamounts.com  

3.  The movie Bought, available to watch for free through March 6th:  https://www.boughtmovie.net/free-viewing/thank-you.php?AFFID=NONE&optin=1&email=kalarto%40comcast.net.  The movie Silent Epidemic, also free to watch on YouTube indefinitely as far as I know:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K1m3TjokVU4

4.  The book Vaccine Epidemic (I will provide a copy at no charge for any who asks) 

5.  I can arrange for you to meet a vaccine-injured child in your area and hear the parents’ story of what happened to their child

6.  Recent articles I have written on various vaccine-related topics:

“Disney, Measles, and the Fantasyland of Vaccine Perfection”
http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/01/disney-measles-and-the-fantasyland-of-vaccine-perfection.html

“I Have Decided to Vaccinate My Child Because…”  (Don’t be deceived by the title.  Written just before the CDC Whistleblower’s admissions, so those are not included.)
http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/08/i-have-decided-to-vaccinate-my-child-because.html#more

“Answer: Not Relevant”
http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/11/answer-not-relevant.html#more

“The Oxymoron of Safe Vaccines”
http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/06/the-oxymoron-of-safe-vaccines.html#more

7.  http://vaccine-tlc.org/human (human cells in vaccines chart)

Posted by Age of Autism at March 02, 2015 at 5:43 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (24)

2014 Review and a look at 2015

January 10, 2015
Camille Giglio

2014 was a year spent in research on the sources of new threats to the primacy of the family in the fields of education and health services as Obama Care stomped across all aspects of civic, social, family and religious life.

We were privileged to have our reports included in several online publications with state and or national readership. Name recognition of California Right to Life spread. Just the other day I was introduced to a woman who, when she heard my name, said, Oh, I know you, you’ve been in the newspapers a lot.

This name recognition brought about a phone call last September from a local parent upset after she learned that Planned Parenthood’s minions were about to spend a week at the local high school where her daughter attends, teaching sexual health to the whole Freshman class.

The mother was quite frustrated. The school principal and other officials were very reluctant to provide her with information on the subjects to be taught of the people giving the presentations. She believed that she had a right to be informed as to who was going to do the teaching and what qualifications those people had to be provided access to the students. Even the very progressive state Education Code mandates that parents be informed.

It soon became obvious that Planned Parenthood’s presence was more of a support for those already sexually active and a recruitment program for students to join in Planned Parenthood’s lifestyles promotions and services than it was a state approved instructional program in health education.

CRLC formed the NOISE Coalition – NO Immoral Sex Ed – and sent out press releases which received nationwide attention and media interviews.

Along with other concerned parents, NOISE made two appearances before the Acalanes School Board urging them to terminate their contract with Planned Parenthood. A third appearance is planned for this Wednesday evening, 7:30 PM at the Acalanes District Board meeting.

The Coalition encountered great resistance from the members of the school Board. Several parents supportive of PP also attended that meeting praising the Board for its firm stand. We later learned that they were Planned Parenthood operatives as well as members of deviant lifestyle organizations with rather depraved writings and social and lifestyle encouragements on Facebook.

The school’s newspaper Editor, a Senior, wrote a scurrilous editorial about our efforts showing just how entrenched and biased he had become toward Planned Parenthood.

During the December Board meeting a group of students carrying anti-NOISE and pro-gay signs were allowed to address the Board. This was highly improper. This is an issue of parental rights to demand that the elected Board be accountable to parents first and foremost. The students acted as though they ran the school and set the agenda. Certainly Planned Parenthood was setting the agenda. The Parents Club was even paying the $4,300 a year fee demanded by Planned Parenthood to cover their appearances at the school.

Several of these same students attempted to corner our parents in the parking lot after the meeting in what they thought was a very intimidating manner, but what, to parents, appeared to be little more than childish temper tantrums. They felt that they had a right to be sexually active if they chose and a right to receive services to enable them to exercise these rights and the school had an obligation to provide them with access. Of course in all of these instances it was taken for granted by the school officials and the students that parents had no right to be informed.

Planned Parenthood is a multi-million dollar yearly business receiving slightly over half of its income from state and federal funding. The other half comes from foundations and client fees. The $100/hr fee was merely tribute paid to PP, money given by parents to provide needed academic adjuncts not provided by the state educational dollars. We also learned that PP was in another district school and that that parent’s club was paying somewhat over $2,000.00/yr for Planned Parenthood to come into the school and strip their children of a sense of privacy and decency not to mention teaching children how to lie to their parents.

We are not finished with the Acalanes district. Our group will be making one more appearance at the January Board Meeting. We have achieved some concessions regarding just who is on campus representing PP. The Board has agreed to place our request for a formal hearing on their Spring Board meeting agenda, however, unfortunately, we were not able to remove PP before they completed their third and final appearance on campus just last week for this 2014-2015 school term.

We believe that parents have been intimidated by the school officials into silently accepting this virtual sexual abuse of the students out of fears for their students success in school.

Your continued prayers and support and attendance at the Board meetings is so very helpful and appreciated.

We have also been receiving notices of the presence of PP in other schools in other districts. If you know of their presence in your school district please do inform us. Call 925-899-3064.


2015 Legislation.

Though Congress has been fortunate to receive several new conservative and pro life legislators, California’s State House is still heavily influenced by the Democrat social/health and education agenda. It will be a busy year necessitating our alert attention to the following proposed legislation:

  1. The Budget: state funding amounts for Planned Parenthood as they lobby to become accepted as regular community clinics, most likely established in school health centers. (See below)
     
  2. Re-funding for the state CIRM – California Institute for Re-generative Medicine. Better known as pre-born infant stem cell research. Visit http://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/funded-institutions to see the billions of dollars provided by our state taxes for research on the use of aborted baby stem cells.
     
  3. Aggressive promotion of Assisted Suicide. Two state Senators, Lois Wolk and Bob Monning, both bay area Democrats, have threatened to submit Physician Assisted Suicide legislation this term. Or, they say, they might wait and put it on an initiative for the 2016 elections. Pro Lifers must be attentive to the need to closely watch both the PP funding and the PAS legislation. One could be used as a distraction to divide the pro life movement and weaken the strength in numbers opposing these issues.
     
  4. A POLST Registry. The Compassion and Choices people are the promoters of what we call a third path to achieving acceptance of suicide for the elderly, disabled, emotionally disturbed and ill citizens. One of the ways of achieving this is to promote organ donation as a loving and humane act on the part of those who are dying or thinking of suicide. This can be especially appealing to youth caught up in their emotions of the moment.

Another issue of great concern is the expansion of full service “comprehensive” health clinics on school campuses. The Contra Costa Times, Local News Section, (1-10-15) carries just such a story. http://www.contracostatimes.com/News/ci_27291478/Richmond:-New-campus-clinic-makes-health-services-available-to-underserved-students

The Richmond School District is priding itself on being amongst the first to bring a “comprehensive” free services health clinic to Kennedy High School. Kennedy is the 4th school in the district to receive a County Health Dept staffed clinic. The difference here is that the clinic will be open to non-Kennedy clinic clients. The clinic will be housed in a former classroom to the tune of $500,000 federal grant for remodeling.

The clinic will provide mental health counseling (this is what the students at Acalanes were applauding their school Board for, providing the LGBT students with mental health services), dental services and conflict resolution techniques, i.e. restorative justice, anti-bullying experimental programs.

This full service, comprehensive program is not a one-of-a-kind. It is a prototype of the school as community center, of the future. The parents will need to provide nothing more than clothes and evening shelter. The school will handle the rest. Academics will become a secondary consideration.

God help all these children. And, God give parents the strength to stand against this terrible tide.

Lastly, The online Capitol Alert reports on the Fifth Annual Interfaith Legislative Prayer Service” to be held on January 13 at the Catholic Cathedral in downtown Sacramento. During this event a large number of pro abortion legislators will be receiving recognition for their time and efforts in the legislature.

CalCatholic Daily http://cal-catholic.com/?p=16731 also reports that former state Senator Diane Watson received an award at the Los Angeles Martin Luther King, Jr. ceremony, for her excellent work amongst Afro American communities. Watson was Chairman of the Senate Health Committee and enabled passage of numerous pro abortion bills. One time she demanded removal from the hearing of a pro life woman attempting to give testimony in opposition to a pro abort bill.

Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. www.callifeadvocates.org/blog.

THE PUSH FOR SUICIDE IS GROWING STRONGER

Camille Giglio
November 15, 2014

Contained in this report are two letters-to-the Editor in the Saturday Contra Costa Times “Letters” section.

There were a total of 8 such letters. Five of them pro death by medically assisted death and 3 opposed to any legalization of assisted suicide.

The two letters I’ve included best represent, in my opinion, their positions and I applaud the pro life letter writer. I’ve deleted the names of the letter writers. If you would like you may access the Letters page of the Saturday Contra Costa Times, November 15, 2014, to see all the letters.

Encouraging people to take charge of their own death; time, place and method, is quickly becoming the norm in medicine. Many Pro life activists predict that this coming legislative term will see a huge push for legislation establishing suicide as just another medical choice like abortion is just another reproductive medical choice.

I had a phone call yesterday from a very anxious young man who said that his father, age 61, was in a local bay area hospital and the doctors and nurses were heavily pressuring him and the wife (who spoke little English) to consign the father/husband to transfer to a senior care facility where he would receive palliative care only.

I referred the young man to Dr. Paul Byrne (the doctor who spoke in defense of Jahi McMath’s case) who spoke with him by phone providing him with the confidence and information he needed to withstand the pressure and protect the father’s life. The young man said that he and his mother had been sleeping by the father’s side in the hospital to protect him.

This, of course. Like abortion, is not choice. It’s coercion.

Another article in today’s paper reports on a CHP officer who talked a man out of jumping off the bay bridge. Further the article says that Highway patrol officers are given courses in how to dissuade jumpers. Isn’t this a sad irony? Why doesn’t the medical profession see the value in saving a life while the Highway Patrol Officers do?

Groups like Compassion and Choices, Hospice, and others have opened a Pandora’s box of death dressing it up in a garment called palliative care to look so pretty and tempting. Think for a moment on just what the word “pall” means. My Merriam/Webster dictionary says its a covering draped over a coffin. We have become a country exceedingly more confused in our values. But if you are informed and prepared to protect life you and your descendents will survive.

I’ve always wondered why the 23rd Psalm is read at funerals. It is a poem to the living, of the love of God for his created followers, a sign of hope. “Though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil.” We are walking through this death valley now. God will give us the strength and courage to live His commands.

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Californians deserve choice on the issue

The key word in your question is “dignity.” Yes, we should have such a law.

Everyone will die someday and we all hope this transition into the unknown, or other place based on one’s belief, will come after a long and healthy life, in our sleep, of natural causes. We also know that this is unlikely.

Unfortunately, thousands of people every year are diagnosed with diseases the medical professionals cannot cure and, therefore, are sentenced to an early death.

In California, we have authorized the state to execute certain criminals. Some executions are delayed because the concoction of drugs administered causes pain and suffering to the inmate.

It is clear that, even for this gruesome act, there is a need for some dignity. If our worst criminals deserve dignity in dying, our law-abiding citizens deserve the choice to legal access for ending their lives with medical assistance and in dignity.

Pursuing such a law is an inhuman agenda

Government support for suicide inevitably means its numbers will increase, as Europe, where several countries legalized suicide, proves. Today, Europe’s state-supported suicides are increasing rapidly, eligibility is expanding.

Euthanasia in Belgium is up 500 percent in a decade. Recently, 43-year-old deaf twins committed legal suicide because they feared becoming blind. This year, Belgium granted children the “right” to suicide.

In the Netherlands, doctors are discussing how to encourage more legal suicide. The motivation? A shortage of organ donors.

Moreover, medical diagnoses are fallible. A Memphis man with a brain condition similar to Brittany Maynard’s was given six months to live — 13 years ago.

My younger sister fought cancer to her last breath, living much longer than predicted.

Finally, many people who contemplate ending their lives change their minds. One CHP officer has talked 200 people out of jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Europe’s government-controlled expansion and growth certainly will repeat here if state-supported suicide becomes our policy.

Government-approved suicide is a horribly inhuman course for a civilized society.


California Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. www.callifeadvocates.org/blog


The Catholic 4-Way Medal an Answer to End-of-Life Decisions.


PLANNED PARENTHOOD ENGAGES IN EXPLOITATION OF TEENAGERS

Camille Giglio
October 26, 2014

Planned Parenthood has been mentioned in a 2014 article entitled Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking published by Annals of Health Law Vol 23, 2014, for contributing to the protection of those who profit from sex trafficking of minors and adults. (see end notes)

According to a definition of human trafficking published on the website of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Planned Parenthood could very possibly be included in the definition of traffickers.

Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons lists these criterion.

THE ACT: Recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring and receipt of persons.
THE MEANS: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability. giving payments or benefits.
PURPOSE: Exploitation including: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices, removal of organs, other types of exploitation.

Just keep all this in mind for a minute while you read on, please.

WHAT: Notice of request to attend the Acalanes High School district Governing Board meeting.
HOW: By attendance at the meeting or by letters and phone calls to the Governing Board.
        http://www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/page/17. Phone: 925-280-3900, fax 925-935-5872
WHEN: November 5, 2014. 7:30 PM Open session.
WHERE: 1212 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette, Ca. Governing Board Conference room, Acalanes High School Campus.
WHY: Please read the following:

During the first week of October California Right to Life was informed by a very upset mother, that her daughter’s entire high school freshman class of students would, between October 6-10, be subjected to a week long presentation of Reproductive sexual Health services, events and activities, during their PE classes by Planned Parenthood.

The mother’s several attempts to obtain information about these classes either from the PE teacher who invited Planned Parenthood into the classes or the high school Principal were met with obstruction, paternalistic behaviors, and general obstructionism until it was too late to prevent this event from happening.

The parents took their daughter out of the PE class for that period of time and instructed her in health matters at home basing their instruction on the state education health code requirements.. The mother said that she was able to instruct her daughter thoroughly in one class time frame. She wonders why Planned Parenthood felt it needed a week.

As a result of this the parents and a group of other interested parents and taxpaying citizens will be appearing before the Acalanes, California, High School Governing Board’s November 5 meeting to demand that this event be put on the next meeting’s agenda to provide transparency and accountability in what the high school and the School Board are implying about the sexual health practices and knowledge that they presume are needed by students of the Acalanes School District.

We will be further demanding that all the high schools in the Acalanes District put a moratorium on any appearance of Planned Parenthood in the schools until this issue is settled. Acalanes, Las Lomas, Campolindo and Miramonte)

Since then several things have come to light.

  1. One week following Planned Parenthood’s attendance at the school, October 16, the school principal, a Mrs. Silvestri, along with a member of Planned Parenthood Northern California, signed a Memorandum of Understanding - MOU - forming a partnership or contract between the two entities for Planned Parenthood to have access to the students throughout the year .
    1. This appears to be a cover-up of a very foolish decision on the part of a rookie high school Principal.
  2. Further, The MOU states that the school is required to provide class room space for Planned Parenthood to conduct any further “clinics” it so chooses, and also provide all equipment and utilities that Planned Parenthood feels is necessary for them to conduct business.
  3. There is even a vague reference to payments for services provided by Planned Parenthood.
    1. Considerations #2 and #3 fly in the face of recent newspaper notices that the Governing Board
      1. Recently sued the taxpaying citizens of the school district to try and wrestle more money out of the residents for so-called academic and scholastic needs.
        1. Transparency. Government officials are forever claiming that they adhere to transparency requirements, but it is obvious that in this case they were attempting to hide what they had engaged in from the public.
  4. Both Planned Parenthood and Choice proponents are always crying the right to choice for students and women but in this case there was no choice for the students or the parents. The students were a captive audience and their parents were left out of the details of the lesson plans. Yet, educators are forever crying for more parent involvement in their children’s education.
  5. An Opt-out form had, so the PE teacher claims, been sent to parents two weeks prior to the class. However, this was a general opt-out form such as those passed out at the beginning of school, carrying no details as to what Planned Parenthood would be discussing with students.

After several requests from the mother, the PE teacher admitted that, very likely, Planned Parenthood would be discussing the use of and procurement of condoms, making referrals to Planned Parenthood external offices, discussing alternate life styles and all pertinent minors reproductive rights issues.

The teacher, basically, acknowledges that he doesn’t even really know what PP will be telling the students.

Very clearly planned parenthood was using this opportunity of free and unencumbered access to students as a means of obtaining present and future clientele. In other instances of PP being on campuses in other school districts they have made such a reference to students as clients.

The right to hear both sides of what is an obviously controversial subject was denied to students so their ability to make a choice was in the matter of sexual behavior, lifestyles, etc. was denied to them. At no time has any pro life group or pro life doctors or nurses or even health department personnel been brought on to campus to discuss sexual reproductive matters and at no cost to the school or the taxpayer.

The Principal had a duty, even if the classroom teachers didn’t, to protect the minds and morals of the students. The Principal should have known that PP and its proselytizing is controversial at any time, but especially on a campus for a whole week.

The Principal had a duty to inform her superintendent what the teacher intended to do and he had a duty to recognize the potential for bringing a very divisive group onto campus and for risking scandalizing at least some of the students.

The Superintendent had a duty to inform the Governing Board of the event and its potential for a backlash from the community.

Would they not have recognized a budding controversy if the teacher had invited the Muslim Brotherhood to teach Sharia law to the students? Would there not be some controversy if the teacher had invited the Pastor of one of the Catholic Churches to educate students to religious doctrine on sexual practices such as explaining Humanae Vitae to the students?

November 4 is Election Day including election of school board members. Do you know where your school board members stand in indoctrination of students into lifestyles that turn students into exploited sexual playmates for either other male underage students or adult predators?

Planned Parenthood is a designated informant when they detect or suspect sexual abuse of a minor just as are teachers. Planned Parenthood probably sees more sexually abused minors and protects their adult abusers than does any school teacher or member of the clergy, yet they refuse to report a suspected sexually abused minor when that minor appears at a PP clinic requesting contraceptives or abortions.

It has been documented that Planned Parenthood will even coach minors in how to lie in order to obtain contraceptives or abortions.

This is a clear case of exploitation of the students by the school system, the teachers. elected officials and, especially, Planned Parenthood. It is to their, Planned Parenthood’s, financial benefit to turn our children into volunteer prostitutes, male or female. They also instruct students on the LGBT lifestyle.

California Planned Parenthood, according to an in-depth analysis of their financial status and IRS reports, receives approximately $83 million a year from federal and mostly state reimbursements for their “services.” October 22, 2014, STOPP Report, a division of American Life League, www.STOPP.org.

Planned Parenthood’s obvious goal is their net profit. They seduce vulnerable young minds to accept the lifestyle of the prostitute with all its attendant physical and mental health problems. Then they sit back and wait to reap the profits from treating the students venereal diseases, obtaining state taxpayer dollars to abort their unintended pregnancies, teach the students to be duplicitous because PP always tells students that sexual activity is their right and it is their right by privacy law not to inform their parents.

Also the school itself appears to have committed a duplicitous act because it signed this MOU one week after the fact of PP being on campus. It is brief, vague, general, and if left un-protested would become a permanent document for this school and other high schools in the district, to use as a mere formality, thereby establishing a tradition of having Planned Parenthood take control of the sexual lives of all the students.

A visit to any of the Planned Parenthood websites for kids would fill one with extreme disgust.

Now I refer you back to the definition of human trafficking. Churches cry out and offer prayers during Petition time, in the latest fad to stop human trafficking, but they fail to prevent the trafficking in human lives right under their own noses.

All of this access to our children obtained by Planned Parenthood over the years is due to state and federal legislation which Planned Parenthood sponsors and often authors. Then it lobbies the legislators to promote and vote for these bills and then when the bills are signed by friendly Governors such as Jerry Brown, Planned Parenthood comes along and writes the education code thereby protecting itself from public accountability.

Parents need to find the courage to speak up to these elected officials and government employees, i.e., teachers and remind them that they are not the parents of our children, no one has relinquished their children to the state for the purpose of guiding and developing them into adults.

Schools have no right or authority to select our children’s sexual development role models on their own recognizance. If they are going to open their doors to Planned Parenthood to access our children then they are going to have to open these same doors and minds to pro life and respect life values and instructors as well.

Please do your part to help us stop Planned Parenthood and its seduction of our children into a lifetime of slavery to the mind set of Planned Parenthood. Contact the School Board, check your own high schools to inquire of Planned Parenthood’s presence on campus and vote to put pro life candidates into office.

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END NOTES:

Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking, Annals of Health Law, Vol. 23, 2014. pages 61-91. See especially pages 74 (footnote 35), pgs 76, 77 (para 4. 29.6% of interviewed victims of sex trafficking were seen, but not reported, by Planned Parenthood as well as other health clinics), pg 80 (footnote 50) and pg 87, Conclusions.

DON’T CALL IT A MIRACLE; Call it bad science.

Camille Giglio
Oct 3, 2014

Oakland, Ca. Jahi McMath, a 13 year old Oakland, California, resident, who was declared brain dead following tonsillectomy surgery, late last year by Oakland Children’s hospital brain death experts, is alive and always was alive, according to her mother, Naileh Winkfield and their spokesperson, San Francisco attorney, Christopher Dolan.

Jahi has once again become front page news because her attorney is petitioning the courts to rescind the death certificate issued by the Oakland Coroner’s office as a condition for allowing her to be released into her mother’s care from the hospital.

Jahi left Oakland Children’s hospital (now referred to as Benioff Children’s Hospital) in the dark of night, by ambulance on January 3, 2014, under heavily guarded care to an undisclosed facility.

Jahi was, merely hours before her surgery, just an ordinary 13 year old girl with sleep apnea problems who was going into the hospital for a minor procedure which would require her to be in the hospital, at most, for 24 hours.

Following her surgery she has become quite an embarrassment for medical science as well as a financial liability for Children’s hospital and the organ donation transplant industry. She is, hourly, daily, showing the world that she is not brain dead. She is not dead, period, as the hospital declared that she was.

She is the evidence that a brain death definition is merely a tool of a fast growing industry that is aggressively attempting to fulfill the requests for healthy organs for transplants.

Human organs to be successfully transplanted into another human being must be fresh which means removed from a body that is still alive, is still functioning. Organs from a dead body, a cadaver, are of no life preserving value to another living human being.

Therefore, creating a definition of brain death that allows medicine to declare that a patient is dead provides for that allowance.

Dr. Paul Byrne, a family consultant and recognized authority on the subject of brain death, upon learning that experts are suggesting that Jahi’s continued presence in the world of the living might be “nothing short of a miracle” responded by saying: Of course, they would have to say something like that since, being scientists they could not admit that their “universally accepted definition of brain death is wrong.”

Dr. Byrne feels quite confident in this statement because research shows that the definition of what constitutes brain death has, since first offered to the public in 1968 by the Harvard Medical School’s definition of brain death, has been in constant flux.

Whenever, according to Byrne, the definition has been challenged by some new event a new definition has been created to palliate the fears of the citizenry and to maintain the lucrative organ transplant industry.

At least three Catholic Pope’s have spoken out against transplants of unpaired organs for the very reason that removal of a vital organ such as a heart, lungs, liver, etc, would cause the death of that organ donor.

In 1991, Pope John Paul ll speaking to a group on Organ Transplants at the first International Congress on the Transplant of Organs, stated: “Furthermore, a person can only donate that of which he can deprive himself without serious danger or harm to his own life or personal identify, and for a just and proportionate reason. It is obvious that vital organs can only be donated after death.”

Pope John Paul stated further: “Death can mean decomposition, disintegration, a separation. It occurs when the spiritual principle which ensures the unity of the individual can no longer exercise its functions in and upon the organism, whose elements left to themselves disintegrate.”

Jahi shows every indication of being an integrative, functioning human being. Her body has not disintegrated, the attorney has provided videos showing her moving her feet and hands on command, her body is processing nutrients, she has begun menstrual periods. Jahi has healed from her tonsillectomy surgery. No dead body has the capability of healing itself.

If there is any miracle involved, said Byrne, it is the fact that Jahi’s mother has been successful in keeping the organ donation industry away from her daughter.

Immediately upon the medical mishap during the tonsillectomy and Jahi falling into what appeared to be a coma, organ donation “requesters” approached the family to release their daughter’s body for the purpose of obtaining her organs for transplantation.

The mother, though heavily distraught with the knowledge that her daughter’s life was in serious jeopardy had the good sense to say “no” to their requests. She knew, she said at the time, that her daughter was alive. Her bond, her love, her desire to protect and defend her daughter was and continues to be quite strong.

The organ transplant personnel nor pressure from the hospital administrators and lawyers was not able to induce her, in her very vulnerable state, to surrender her daughter to this human insult.

This rejection of the request for her organs produced a response from the hospital in which they informed the mother that her daughter had been declared brain dead and they were removing her from a breathing ventilator. It was only through the intervention of a lawyer and a petition to the court that prevented this from happening.

This very declaration that she was still on a ventilator should have been an indication that she was alive. Why would they keep someone on a ventilator who was dead unless they intended to take that person’s organs?

There are recorded stories of patients declared brain dead who have awakened from their coma-like condition. They have stated, as did one woman who addressed a conference on euthanasia in Southern California last year, stated: Though she was unable to respond either through movement or sound, she heard everything that the medical personnel and visitors said while in her hospital room. They were, she said, indicating that she was being considered as an organ donor.

Doctors and nurses work hard to develop their skills and expertise. The medical profession is worthy of respect, but it is not infallible. It is, like so many other professions and businesses becoming subject to control by outside forces bent on turning that respect to utilization for totally different outcomes.

People are quickly becoming commodities, human resources benefiting society but not themselves.

With the passage in California this term of certain health care-End-of-Life legislation expanding the ability of assisted suicide promoting groups to access vulnerable disabled and elderly citizens, there will be a huge promotion of suicide assisting activities. California is already “covered” with tv and newspaper advertisements about how wonderful palliative care is and how we certainly don’t want our loved ones to suffer the pain or discomfort of a terminal illness or the family to be discomforted by a prolonged death of a family member.

Governor Brown has also signed a driver’s license bill that will allow certain certified agencies at the scene of accidents to swipe driver’s licenses for evidence that they are organ donors. There is even a very genuine possibility that the absence of a designation will be considered as a designation for being an organ donor.

In school it is assumed that students are automatically to be included in sex education classes unless there is an opt-out form filed in the office. It is clearly possible that the same negative opt-out will soon be required for drivers licenses.

Take care, stay well, be informed.

ACA DEATH PANELS RETURNING

The Process for How to Properly Die in America
Camille Giglio
September 18, 2014

If the death and dying crowd has its way, in the future, on your child’s 18th birthday he or she will celebrate the event with a trip to a doctor’s office to have The Conversation on how and when to properly end one’s life, and California Medi-Cal may well pay the doctor for having the conversation.

This little paragraph was removed from the Affordable Care Act when Sarah Palin labeled it Death Panels, but now it is appearing in state legislation.

In California this plan is already formulated in legislation and on Governor Brown’s desk awaiting his signature. It is AB 2139 by death and dying advocate Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, entitled Patient Notification.

The bill calls for using Medi-Cal to pay a doctor for discussing end-of-life treatment when a patient receive a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness. It further requires the doctor or health care person, to hand the patient a POLST Palliative Care only form along with instructions in how to fill it out.

My local newspaper carried an article today entitled “Earlier, better care urged for end of life.” The article is a report on an Institute of Medicine paper which includes the suggestion that one should begin having discussions with family and doctor beginning at age 18 on the subject of how to best plan for your end of life.
 
http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_26551763/national-institute-medicine-report-recommends-ways-improve-end

The reporter writing the story, Lisa Krieger is an activist in the death and dying lobby and is once again using the freedom of the press to tout her own agenda. Two years ago the San Jose Mercury News allowed publication of a 10 part series written by Krieger, on the Cost of Dying.  This was followed by several appearances in the area touting the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or, the POLST form.

The article quotes a Dr. Philip Pizzo, former dean of Stanford University’s School of Medicine and co-chair of the report, as saying: “It is our hope that this report will lead to improvements in end-of-life care and the experience of dying for all.”

Have they found some way to return someone from the grave to tell us how wonderful it was to die by a government approved and funded process?

The report continues by recommending that federal and state governments and private insurers create financial incentives for patients and clinicians (note: it’s clinicians, not doctors) to discuss end-of-life matters, document patient preferences, and provide appropriate services and care.”

They further recommend not only having this conversation once, but several different times at “milestones” of life, i.e., getting a driver’s license, turning 18, leaving home or marrying.”

I can just picture this:  Husband and wife are celebrating their second anniversary. Husband says to wife, I know what let’s do tonight. Let’s have over that celebratory drink, that Conversation about dying?  I’d throw him out of the house.

A Dr. Miller  of San Francisco’s Zen Hospice declares that “there is unnecessary and gratuitous suffering.”  He’s actually talking about “futile care.” This is an accepted term in certain Medi-Cal circles meaning that there are some patients for whom it is a waste of time and money to even think about curative care for someone’s illness. They are too old, too ill, too low-income, too unessential to society, etc.

Following the 1973 Roe v Wade Decision and debates on who was going to pay for these approved abortions, Then first time Governor, Jerry Brown, declared that California would pay for all its abortions which our state has continued to do. Now, Second-Time around Brown, is saying that, according to AB 2139, California taxpayers will pay the doctors to have the end-of-life conversation.

Seems like Brown is in a rut, doesn’t it? California like so many states is actively planning everyone’s life for them.  Not everyone who gets conceived is allowed to be born. Not everyone who becomes a parent will be encouraged to actually raise their child. The school will do it for them beginning at least by age 3. There is a mandatory kindergarten-before-first-grade bill also awaiting the Governor’s pleasure, AB 1444 by outgoing Assemblywoman, Joan Buchanan.

California follows the national Nutrition for all legislation and school children are instructed in eating healthy. The Common Core process Trains students for workforce placement when they graduate. And, now, we are all to be instructed by professionals in how best to die.

Now, it’s not your kids or your neighbors  being monitored by government lackeys, its you.  Do you want government bureaucrats planning your after retirement years?

Contact Governor Brown to urge a veto of AB 2139.

END-OF-TERM LEGISLATIVE REPORT

or Goodbye independence, hello bureaucracy
Camille Giglio
 

Walnut Creek, Ca 9/2/14. The major headline in the Sunday Contra Costa Times for 8/31/14 proclaims, Bipartisanship dominates 2014 legislative session. This might be true if by bipartisanship one means that the few Republicans in office either voted for everything the Democrats wanted or didn’t vote at all.

The over all figures comprising the state budget were agreed upon a month or two ago. What transpired this month was the areas and programs, aka special interests, that would be fed and sustained on the budget, er, your tax dollars.

What isn’t mentioned in the articles is the increased and expanded amount of centralized government control over human lives being assumed by the bureaucrats.

The news tells you of the groundbreaking agreement to “save” the aspiring new taxi services but fails to tell you of the 8 health related bills which will sharply increase the cost of fees, licenses, insurance and training of staff especially targeting smaller, independent and private residential care facilities for the elderly and disabled.

These higher costs of doing business could well bring about the demise of the private sector care facilities resulting in pushing seniors into for-profit facilities or any care facility receiving government funding and subsidies and operating under government prescribed “best practices” services to this cohort of consumers.

No one ever says who is best served by best practices, but one suspects that it is not the consumer of the services.

Every bill mentioned in this article is awaiting the Governor’s signature. He has until 9/30/2014 to sign or veto every bill before him.

The New York Times for August 30, 2014, carries an article by Pam Belluck entitled:

Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/health/end-of-life-talks-may-finally-overcome-politics.html?_r=0.

This article discloses that Colorado and Oregon have recently begun covering “advance care planning” discussions and paying doctors to have The End-of-Life-planning Conversation with their patients. This request for payment and subsequent legislation coming from the A.M.A. itself.

The article quotes a Dr. Barbara Levy, chairwoman of the A.M.A. committee that submits reimbursement recommendations to Medi-Care: ‘We think, she says, it’s really important to incentivize this kind of care.’ “ She means planning for the date of ending your own life, otherwise known as a Third Way or pathway to suicide.

Nonsense, the AMA is coming up with creative ways to regain the funding for care lost through federal and state reductions in cost of care payments to doctors while the legislators, at the same time, are kowtowing to their death and dying lobby friends.

Often several bills with small variances on the same subject are submitted by legislators, i.e. End-Of-Life Care and the facilities designed to provide that care. The legislators intend for the citizens to view these as individual bills, but, in reality they must be viewed together. Seen in the light of a group of bills on the same subject one can then understand that they constitute a major inroad of government oversight into an otherwise private sector activity.

Even if only one bill gets signed by the Governor, the intent of every bill can be written into the state code and plans for implementation. We citizens have no way of controlling that. There is wide allowance for individual interpretation.

There is already discussion in California about including federal Palliative Care funding in Medi-Care and into California’s Medi-Cal.

California Assembly bill 2139 by Susan Eggman entitled End-Of-life Care: Patient Notification. This bill mandates that doctors actually place a POLST form into the hands of patients with a terminal illness. Previous legislation in 2008 which gave state acknowledgement to the POLST form is the basis for this.

Senator Lois Wolk, an avid promoter of palliative-procedures-only had a bill in this term, SB1357, which, thankfully died, entitled: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Form - POLST. This would have created a state POLST Registry Act requiring the state to develop a statewide registry to collect, collate and distribute information about POLST signers. It died early in the session, but this is the projected future and Wolk or others after her will continue to find creative ways to get these things passed.

Several bills have tried to create a general emergency Medi-Cal directory. This bill would have just added a POLST registry to the general registry.

AB 1570, Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, (D), Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, mandates expanded hours of training of facility employees before they can work with residents. The bill is vaguely worded and could be used to train employees and others working with the elderly to promote the agendas of elder care special interest groups. Chesbro is a supporter of POLST.

Senate bill 1004 by Ed Hernandez, Health Care Palliative Care, mandates the state Department of Health Care Services to establish protocols to guarantee that patients under the age of 21 become entitled to enter into Hospice managed care plans including palliative only types of care.

Will there be a future court case, as in abortion, mandating that minors have the right to sign their own end of life plans?

Minors can now get abortions, contraceptives, mental health counseling and treatment without parental knowledge or approval.

Assemblyman John Perez’s bill, AB2399, Organ donations, seeks to authorize the right of certain agencies to swipe a driver’s license to register organ donors thereby shortening the time it takes to notify organ donation transport teams of available organs.

Anyone of age to obtain a driver’s license is authorized to sign up to be an organ donor.

If organs are to be fresh and quickly available speeding up the process of recognizing donors quickly will be created. There is a lot of money to be made in organ transplants.

Palliative care or the removal of curative medicines and regimens including food and water are now being referred to as Palliative Medi-Cal Care. This PMC has, largely through legislation, shoved itself into the Medi-Cal field though there is nothing Medi-Cal about this act of removal of curative care. Palliation of pain and discomfort is a wonderful boon to medicine, but when it supplants nutrition, hydration and medicines with little more than morphine, and substitutes doctors for teams of social workers, religious and mental health counselors who counsel acceptance of the inevitable, then that is tantamount to planning for and executing suicide by Medi-Cal fiat.

Assembly bill 2198 by Marc Levine, Mental Health Professionals and Suicide Prevention. The bill is awaiting the Governor’s action to either sign or veto.

The title of this bill would create the assumption that the author is anxious to prevent suicide, especially by youth. However, his bill calls for 15 or more hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, management and treatment. This isn’t prevention of suicide. This is creating a workforce employment program for professionals to help prepare the way for the patient to accept suicide under the guise of gaining control over one’s health care.

AB 357, Richard Pan, Medi-Cal Children’s Health Advisory Panel. Renames the current Healthy Families advisory Board, turning it into a 15-member Medi-Cal Children’s Advisory Panel, an independent, statewide advisory body tasked with advising the bureaucrats on what health care is best for its youthful citizens.

Section 1, subsection (b) is worth noting. “Children’s health coverage should encompass more than just treatment of diseases and illnesses, but also cover services and care to promote healthy development and well-being, identify and intervene in problems early on, and prevent chronic disease. (Planned Parenthood thinks pregnancy is a chronic disease. The LGBT lobby thinks those opposed to their lifestyle are mentally disturbed. The ACLU believes that those espousing a Christian faith have something wrong with them.

Your calls and emails to the Governor’s office needed now to urge his veto on all the bills mentioned.
Phone (automated) 926-445-2841. email: governor@govmail.ca.gov.

“Good Luck,” She said, to the Pregnant young Woman

Camille Giglio
August 22, 2014

Concord: Today while standing with the prayer group in front of Concord Planned Parenthood, a young woman obviously looking for the abortion entrance, was told by one of the employees to go around to the back. Her parting words to this young woman were: “Good Luck.”

As I continued to stand there I noticed a sign on a metal pole in the ground on the Planned Parenthood property. It was a city ordinance sign which read: No Smoking.

The horrible incongruity of it all really struck me. The city is quite willing to develop programs and laws to insist that people stop harming themselves by smoking, but they support this center’s killing of babies.

The elected officials of California make big pronouncements about increasing access to jobs and better educational opportunities while, at the same time, their legislation suppresses jobs through rigid and expensive demands, especially upon the private industry. Their educational policies are dumbing down the human intelligence and creating a world of mindless unquestioning servants of society.

We cherish Mothers and Fathers with expensive gifts on “their” Day while bills abound in Sacramento calling for more death and dying access to Mom and Dad to sign up for Palliative care only and to move out of their long time homes and enter retirement centers because they are taking up space.

In the two year term just drawing to a close, there have been 150 plus bills submitted in the California Legislature in the category of Health Care-End-of Life focusing on the elderly, the disabled and even the young adults and youth with potential life shortening illnesses.

Of these bills about 45, as of today, are either sitting on the Governor’s desk or been signed. Sixteen have been signed so far. Many of these bills are attempts at micro-managing this growing industry - warehousing senior citizens. The social media folks cry out that there is a growing need to care for the aging baby boomers while at the same time diminishing the potential channels for caring for this cohort by placing large financial burdens on the private residential care sector or on even families caring for their aging or disabled members. I have heard that even individuals taking care of their aging or ill parent may be required to register, conform to regulations, receive vacation time and so on.

Senior Citizens are now the latest group to be targeted as consumers of services. But these services must only be provided by properly trained and educated members of the SEIU union who will see that these service workers receive the salary due them. This results in pushing seniors into large, professionally developed for-profit government approved sanitized facilities which, by the way, all will require training in providing the seniors with Do Not Resuscitate or POLST forms along with palliative care only incentives.

See SB 911 by Marty Block, D, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly - RCFE: Employee Training. (On Senate Floor), along with companion bills, AB 1523, Asm Toni Adkins, D, Liability Insurance (signed by the Governor) and AB 1571, Asm Susan Eggman, RCFE: Licensing. Eggman, especially is an aggressive advocate of palliative care and promoter of the POLST form. Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. (notice the coincidence, so-called, of numbering an end-of-life bill with the number 911?)

Also Wes Chesbro’s bill, AB1570, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, This one requires 40 hours of unspecified training for employees. The concern here is that the training will be focused on turning elder care employees into palliative care salesmen. This goes along with the item above talking about creating a new POLST form to make it less confusing to the signer. (On Senate Floor)

By the Way, the Compassion and Caring, i.e., death and dying, folks have announced that they will be coming out with a new POLST form early in 2015. They claim a need to clarify some items in their form and make it easier to sign. I guess they have suddenly realized that the Common Core education lobby has so dumbed down the people that they can’t figure out a simple form anymore.

Another Susan Eggman bill, AB 1572, mandates establishment of residential Councils in the RCFEs and other facilities. RCFEs currently have resident councils, but the bureaucrats are not included and the items to be discussed, currently, are easily handled between the residents and the employees. This bill brings the state into the councils and limits what can be discussed. This will eventually discourage open and easy discussions and settlement of problems causing the councils to be abandoned, thereby silencing the residents. In Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 1621, Bonnie Lowenthal, D, Emergency Medical Services: Data and Information System. Would mandate that all “pre-emergency patient data” be collected and centralized for the entire state. The wording of this bill is very generalized and vague blurring the real intent which is a centralized registry of everyone who has signed end of life medical directives or organ donation cards. If a call is received concerning a person who has signed a DNR or POLST, the emergency service people do not need to rush to the call because signing those forms means that the person, if unconscious will not be resuscitated. (Held in Senate Appropriations)

Even ambulance services are of two minds on this. One side claims it will be a help in planning ways to be of assistance in emergency cases, the other side says that it will be too expensive for many counties.

State Assemblyman Dan Logue, R, had submitted a bill which would have provided protection from job loss for any employee who called 911 if the call involved a patient who had signed one of those forms. It never got out of its house of origin.

Another Eggman bill, AB 2139, Patient Notification, is awaiting a final vote on the Senate floor. This bill will mandate that the doctor or medical personnel serving any patient receiving a diagnosis of a terminal illness, will be required to instruct the patient at the visit informing the patient of the diagnosis on all the types of care (including palliative only) and the forms necessary to apply for that care. (On Senate Floor).

The truly sad thing about all these bills is the misplaced sense of compassion. Care facilities and Board and Care private homes and family members who take in their elderly or disabled members are to be admired as much as those who take in crack babies, abandoned or disabled babies. etc. They are doing good and virtuous work for humanity.

Once the Government gets its hands on these good ideas, they become exploited to benefit others; expanded job market, mandated salaries and training, non-profit promotion of private agendas, micro-managing from afar, What’s good for one is good for everybody etc, etc. Then suddenly the very people who needed the help become the impediment to the community’s health, productivity. People who want to be independent are suddenly obstructionists, non conformists, burdens.

All these bills can be viewed at www.leginfo.ca.gov. The 2014 segment of the two year, 2013-14 term will close as of August 31. After that all the bills that pass the final floor vote go to the Governor for his signature or veto.

If it is a Senate bill-SB, then it is awaiting a final vote in the Assembly (second house), so call your Assembly member. And, if it is an Assembly bill-AB then it will be on the senate floor. After August 31st, call the Governor’s office. Urge a Veto.

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NOTES.

I have read somewhere that there is a bill mandating the inclusion of Hospice or palliative care reimbursements in MediCare, including MediCal in California.

http://www.ehow.com/info_7737250_medicare-requirements-hospice-care.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask

Report prepared by: California Right to Life Committee, Inc. www.callifeadvocates.org/blog, callifeadvocates@gmaial.com

MISGUIDED PHILANTHROPY

OR… INTENTIONAL DECEIT?
Camille Giglio
August 12, 2014

Over the years that I have been researching legislation I have become more keenly aware of the change and one might say, deliberate manipulation, of words and their meaning in the bills submitted to the California legislature.

Lewis Carroll expressed this manipulation of words indirectly in his Tales of Alice in Wonderland and, now present day commentators are saying it boldly in magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Arthur Hippler, writing for the Bellarmine Forum discusses the Loss of Moral Language (Bellarmine forum, Sumer 2014, Vol. IV No. 2). He declares that “The bigger problem is not that this language has been lost by some great cataclysm…Our moral language has been intentionally destroyed.”

Thomas Sowell states it more bluntly. He declares in a commentary published in the Contra Costa Times for August 8, 2014, that “Our nation seems to be entering the post-thinking era.” He makes note that “in an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.”

There is one more week left before the end of the 2014 session of the California legislature. Both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees are swamped with bills that must either be moved on to the Governor or fail passage. Several of the bills that we have been watching are in this category, including ones that just boggle the mind for their display of totally misguided compassion for the plight of California citizens or are being deliberately deceptive in order to continue to undermine the family, religion and education. Even more surprising, at times, are the groups supporting these bills.

Lifenews.com published an article first reported in the California Catholic Daily, commenting on the dire state of the California fiscal crisis affecting water and agricultural output. The article reminds us that Governor Brown has signed a budget bill that, while reducing over all MediCal reimbursements to doctors, has actually increased by 40% the amount of reimbursement for abortions.

So, doctors saving lives will be paid less, but doctors and other health care workers destroying babies lives will get an increased reimbursement

Page 346 of the budget states that “These sensitive (abortion/contraception) services must be immediately accessible statewide and provided in a very timely manner.”

The values expressed here are timeliness, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It is value over virtue. It’s mechanics versus morals

AB 1516, Lorena Gonzales, (D), CalWorks: Child Special Needs: Supportive Services (originally named Public social services: diapers) will authorize a monthly increase of $80.00 per MediCal enrolled parents of children aged two and under, presumably for the purchase of diapers.

The state and the legislators are declaring a health crisis of wet baby bottoms in California because certain members of the intelligentsia have determined that their parents can’t afford diapers and every baby deserves a “healthy bottom.”

Section 1 (e) of the bill states: Lack of sufficient diapers can lead to multiple problems for families in need, including unhappy babies, unhealthy communities, undereducated toddlers, and underemployed adults.”

I can see the future headline now…I became a serial killer because my mother didn’t have enough diapers for me.

The bill’s author, Gonzales, cites an article in “Pediatrics,” July 29, 2013, entitled: Diaper Need and its Impact on Child Health. The bill’s supporters are the Ca. Immigrant Policy Center, Children Now and the National Diaper Bank network.

The above mentioned article draws a conclusion that “this study supports the premise that an adequate supply of diapers may prove a tangible way of reducing parenting stress, a critical factor influencing child health and development. There is potential for pediatric providers to inquire about diaper need and refer families to a local diaper distribution service as 1 method to reduce parenting stress.

(Smith, Megan, et al. “Diaper Need and Its Impact on Child Health,” Pediatrics, July 29, 2013.)

Apparently government provided diapers is now a critical tool in relieving mental health issues. Guess we really don’t need psychologists and social workers in elementary schools now, just diaper service companies. The California government departments of health, employment and education are about to become the largest purchaser of abortion pills (AB 1053, Holly Mitchell) and diapers.

The use of “special needs” in the title is also interesting. Disabled, blind, handicapped infants have special needs. Wet bottomed babies does not constitute a special need piece of legislation.

The bill makes continual mention of special needs which are being met for families signed up with an “assistance” unit. This apparently refers to the federal TANF assistance program which identifies diapers along with alcohol and cigarettes as disallowed reimbursement items. (TANF: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)

The legislators have to find another way to channel funds to so-called needy families so they come up with this ridiculous claim of soiled bottoms resulting in mentally stressed infants and adults.

The bill has created numerous other channels for providing new sources and amounts of funds and services to “assistance unit” families depending upon whether there is a child age two or under in the family or not; whether the “family” is homeless, or not, whether any member of the family is in a job-training program and on and on. All of this make signing up with the government so seductive and appealing for financial and social service amenities, thereby creating further lifelong dependence upon the almighty government bureaucracy a necessity.

SB593, Ted Lieu, Social Impact Partnerships: Pilot Program. This bill will, basically, cede sensitive areas of the legislature’s authority and oversight in regard to development of community based social development programs to the Executive branch of state government. This is comparable to Barack Obama and the Executive branch of the federal government assuming more and more authority unto itself further establishing a solid wall of separation of the government from the citizens.

It is another financial pass through of tax dollars to special interest groups in the Los Angeles/Watts area.The sponsor of this legislation is listed on the bill as GRACE: gather, respect, advocate, change, engage. The mission statement for GRACE is “Preparing the children of Watts-Willowbrook, Compton and South Los Angeles to succeed and thereby strengthen our community’s future.

But after searching all over the internet I became aware that GRACE is not an official organization. GRACE was the name of a conference held in Los Angeles attended by 200 people including several legislators and a man named Dr. Mike Jackson, CEO of an organization referred to as DREW-CDC.

One Catholic Charities office and several Catholic affiliated hospitals support this bill. One photo on the website for the conference seems to indicate that the conference was held in a Catholic Facility.

DREW Child Development Corporation. DREW is in partnership with First Five LA which is in cahoots with the Special Needs Network mentioned above as a sponsor of the wet bottoms bills. www.drewcdc.org.

DREW like the phoenix, has arisen from the ashes of a very expensive but failed state/Watts Community Project called the King-Drew Hospital of sad memory. I wrote about the sad deterioration of this much touted attempt to create a teaching hospital in Watts for underprivileged residents and foreigners who wanted to be doctors.

King-Drew hospital was a promise given by the state to the people of Watts following the riots of the late 1960 and 70’s. Some observers of the bleeding heart humanitarian organizations, claimed that this was just an attempt to silence the Watts residents. It was always a hungry consumer of tax dollars.

At least six legislators, Mervyn Dymally, Diane Watson, Maxine Waters, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Karen Bass and now Holly Mitchell and Ted Lieu have made their political fortune off of promises to the residents of Watts to make life better for them.
http://www.drewcdc.org/news-and-events/protecting-californias-youth-grace-conference/.

Could this mean that this bill SB 593 will make it appear that Governor Brown in forging a partnership with an as yet to be activated community organization creating this latest con game on the people of Watts and the citizens of California?

These are but two of a myriad of deceptive bills awaiting the Governor’s signature. These bills can be viewed by going to www.leginfo.ca.gov typing in the number of the bill and reading the bill online.

MOST RECENT STATUS OF IMPORTANT BILLS

Camille Giglio
July 6, 2014
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ALL THE LISTED BILLS ARE TO BE HEARD IN THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS
COMMITTEE BEGINNING ON AUGUST 4, 2014.

California Right to Life opposes everyone of these bills for their immoral treatment of individual human beings and society, in general.

Because it is a Appropriations Committee, meaning pertaining to funding of actions and services and programs, this committee accepts only support or opposition based on costs to the state.

CRLC believes that, in general, bills of this nature are inappropriate socially and financially and morally for the state to be involved.  Action on these bills takes the form of killing the bill, holding the bill in committee till a later time, passing to the Governor or going back to its House of origin for a conference call vote to obtain agreement on certain items.

CRLC would like to see all these bills killed or held in committee for a definite period.

Do not say indefinite period. That means the author can bring it up when he wants.

To see the full content of each bill please go to www.leginfo.ca.gov and type in the bill #.

Info about contacting individual legislators is also available.

  • AB 1599, Joan Buchanan, Education Omnibus Bill. Focus on special needs children.
  • AB1621 Bonnie Lowenthal, Emergency Medical Services: Data and Info system.
  • Assumes a statewide registry on DNR and Organ Donors to assess services.
  • AB 2051 Lorena Gonzalez, Medical Providers and affiliate care clients. Weakens and
  • expands authorization for affiliate clinics to begin services.
  • AB 357, Richard Pan, Medi-Cal Children’s Health Advisory Panel. To set up plans for every child’s health and welfare.
  • AB 1502 Kevin Mullen, CalWorks: Family Act of 2015. Expands control over families & assumes child is deprived of parental love and guidance based on family income.
  • AB1516, Lorena Gonzalez, Public Social Services: Diapers.
  • AB 1570, Wes Chesbro, Residential Care Facilities for Elderly. Opening move to begin program of planned transitions of older citizens into centralized facilities.
  • AB1571, Susan Eggman, Residential Care Facilites RCFE: Licensing. Will require expanded and expensive liability insurance suppressing family care giving programs.
  • AB 1577, Toni Atkins, Certificates of Death: Gender Identity.  change of sexual Id.
  • AB 1719,  Shirley Weber, Full-Day Kindergarten Feasibility Study and Plan.
  • AB 1951,  Jimmy Gomez,  Vital Records: Birth Certificates, expands parental sexual preference check off boxes.
  • AB 2344, Tom Ammiano, Family Law: Parentage. Equality of treatment for the LGBT people to have parity with natural parents.
  • AB2399, John Perez, Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. Presumption to be that one is an organ donor if there is no opt-out notice on a driver’s license.
  • AB2499, Raul Bocanegra, Pupil Nutrition: Adequate Time to Eat Lunch. Expands lunch time, using available federal or local school lunch funds to defray costs. An article in the 7/6/2014 Contra Costa Times regarding Michelle Obama kids hungry campaign is that schools are losing money and kids are not eating the mandated “nutritious” meals in the cafeteria.  Apparently Bocanegra is trying to blame a time limit for this situation.
    • Anti-Obesity efforts challenged by Darlene Superville Associated Press.
  • AB 2706, Roger Hernandez, Schools: Health Care Coverage: Enrollment Assistance.
  • Expands school enrollment form to include information about ACA health care coverage options.

There is currently in the newspapers any number of articles  promoting organ donations and  transitioning (moving) senior citizens, with or without eminent life threatening illness, into public or privately funded centers.  This all goes along with the legislation as exhibited by the above mentioned bills.

An Article in the Contra Costa Times for Saturday, July 5, featured a Respite care facility in San Leandro for terminally ill to either spend some time while their parents get needed vacations; or, for infants and young children who are declared to be within the last stages of living.  The picture painted was of a sweet, pastoral scene filled with loving hearts and kind words for parents and children, but no curative efforts.

The end objective of all this medical home and residential care legislation is to move every single person into a planned cradle to grave life transitions program guided, aided and encouraged by whatever form of Government we will have left.

Please read these articles with great care, calling upon wisdom and prudence in judging the goodness of these agendas.

Hey senior citizens, get a room…at Aegis

Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Camille Giglio

The Father’s Day edition of the Contra Costa Times, a California daily, carried an advertisement for a senior living facility in the local area. The wording implies that good ole Mom and Pop who moved in with you and your family are in need of continual care, but are still swingers. However, you may want to get away for a while and don’t know what to do with the folks. You need to have some privacy and peace of mind yourself.

Aegis says: just drop Mom and Pop off for a couple of weeks with us. We’ll feed them, take them on walks, let them romp with others their age and socialize all day long.

Where did these folks get the idea for this advertisement…. after visiting the local dog kennel?

The whole thing sounds kind of cute, but it’s really a business promotion. A friend living in North Carolina said it reminded her of a project called “Project Compassion,” in which churches would sign up to provide family caregivers with volunteer “well-trained” caregivers for respite care. Trained in what? Taking the old folks on a planned guilt trip?

You’ve probably received mailers inviting you to spend the weekend at luxury seaside hotel and condominium facility such and such. Once there you are urged to consider moving in permanently. The weekend stay is just a come-on.

Aegis is, like so many other elder care facilities, participating in the promotion of something called, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care C-TAC. It’s all a part of the Obama Affordable Care Act. The goal is to obtain the confidence of the community that only the professional knows how to care for Grandma and Grandpa.

The planned, sustainable community is soon to be coming to your town. The planners are fashioning a place for you. If you are over 65 you will be encouraged to transition over to a group home where you can be properly and professionally looked after.

Senior care businesses like Aegis, Vitas, and other MediCare and hospice-type facilities are reminiscent of the the song, Hotel California, by the 70s rock group The Eagles: ‘You can check out, but you never leave.’

 
(Original Spero News Article)

REFLECTIONS ON THE STATE OF THINGS

Camille Giglio
May 31. 2014

5/31/14.  Twenty-four more California bills have passed out of Appropriations Committees and been sent over to their second house.  16 are in the Health area and the rest in Education or workforce development.  Workforce development and training is tied to education.

So far only three of those 16 bills have been set for a hearing in their second House.

AB769, Nancy Skinner, (D), Sales and Use Taxes: Exemption: Clothes Washers. 

Location:  Senate Governance and Finance Comm. 6/11/14. Phone: 916-651-4119.

“Exempts from the sales and use tax laws the gross receipts and the sales price that do not exceed a specified amount from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption of, a qualified efficient clothes washer purchased for installation and use in the State.

This is interference in private business disguised as concern over potential drought problems and manipulation of one industry.  How come she left out dishwashers, toilets, shower heads, etc?

SB 500, Ted Lieu, (D), Medical Practice: Pain Management.

Location:  Asm. Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Cmte. Hearing date: 6/10/14.  Phone 916-319-3301.

Every 5 years the state Medical Board is required to update its pain control standards. Bill requires an outside task force be developed to submit changes and recommendations. Concern here is in the treatment or use of narcotics to suppress pain in end-of-life cases.  There is currently, in California and across the country, an aggressive promotion and advertising campaign by agencies promoting comfort care only for those patients judged to be within a year or so of death from disease or illness, removing all curative care.

In the last two weeks I have heard radio Ads on San Francisco AM stations KGO-810 and 740-KCBS for two for-profit large corporate residential care facilities, Vitas Hospice and Pathways Hospice.  These facilities offer residential and In-Home care and supervision for terminal and near terminal citizens. They take private but mostly Medicare, patients.  Near terminal can mean up to a year prior to a disease or disability potentially ending a life.

Hospice, these days, can mean several things all the way from curative and palliative care to a type of palliative care that can mean comfort-only to both the patient and the family.

Many Hospices start a patient off with a mix of curative and palliative care and then slowly withdraw the curative portion of care until it is palliative or comfort only - no nutrition/hydration, no curative medications.

Here is a quote contained in an excellent 300 page critical analysis of patient care, authored by Ron Panzer, Director of the Hospice Patients Alliance entitled Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America (available on line)

“ Vitas [Hospice] was instrumental in leading a bipartisan effort to add hospice to the healthcare payment system. As a result of these efforts, Medicare pays for hospice services.  Many states have established Medicaid coverage for hospice, and virtually all private insurers and managed care plans provide coverage for hospice care.”  www.vitas.com   (see: endnotes)

This is why bills like SB 500 are of concern.  We don’t know what ethics or what organizations will be represented on outside advisory boards.  How many people will represent the death and dying lobbies versus the traditional respect for human life in all its strengths and frailties?

I’ve also heard an incredible radio Ad paid for by the California Nurses Association ridiculing the very thing they support legislatively.  It’s a humorous ad. A hospitalized patient is calling for his nurse while some man representing “best practices” online data information diagnosing is trying to convince the patient that he has bronchitis. In comes a nurse saying “No, it’s Arrhythmia. The Ad concludes with advising people to look toward their nurse rather than technology to care for them.

None of these groups ever had to advertise before the ACA put them into competition with each other.

AB 1523, Toni Atkins, (D-San Diego), Residential Care Facilities: Elderly.  Requires Residential Care Facilities - RCFE - to carry up to $3,000,000 in bonded coverage against abusive treatment to residents or injury lawsuits.  This is opposed by one lone 

group, the Community Residential Care Association of California which represents residential care facilities for 6 or fewer residents.   They claim that the costs of providing this coverage will result in financial loss to them requiring them to stop accepting some patients or close their doors.

These are the neighborhood care facilities scattered throughout communities. There is sufficient concern that the for-profit, large elder care corporations are attempting to suppress these local, private facilities.

Location: Senate Committee on Human Services.6/10/14   916-651-1524.

Note:  Organizations, using letterhead stationary can be officially listed on record with a support or oppose position. One Requirement is that the letter be in the proper committee one week prior to the hearing.  Individuals who phone the committees will be listed as  “x number of individuals.” To track bills yourself go to www.leginfo.ca.gov.

Regarding the up-coming election, pro life and conservative groups are putting out voter’s guides candidate information, which in their analysis, indicates who is pro life and who isn’t. But, what criteria is being used?  There has been almost no legislation dealing directly with the life or  death issues for there to be any record of votes for in-office candidates so we have only their statements that they are “pro Life.”  Also, In listening to some of the new candidates for office it becomes obvious that they know nothing about the bills being debated in Sacramento.

Something happens when a newly elected member enters the halls of the legislature. We see “good” i.e. conservative, pro life, legislators voting for things that are inimical to family and moral life and religious liberty, but they receive approval ratings on pro life voter’s guides. They even get support due to these votes from the California Catholic Conference, especially regarding a living wage, immigration assistance and welfare support and health care.  They certainly aren’t mounting any opposition to the flood of bills set to manage everyone’s everyday lives. Most often what we see is a listing of “not voting” after the names of, mainly, Republicans.

The sad truth is that the provision of abortion and contraceptive services to one and all is seen as a right and a duty in California even on Catholic college campuses. Listen to a presentation given by a Planned Parenthood Director to Loyola/Marymount College students on May 17, 2014.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6-8zPV2gRE 

The legislators, non-profits, foundations, religious organizations, Ceo’s such as Bill Gates and Marc Zuckerberg,  have formed partnerships to “manage” the lives of the students who did get born, from womb to tomb. This is now being portrayed as the proper pro life ethic by these very groups. 

If you wish further information or clarification on bills, please either email me or phone me.  Phone: 925-899-3064. callifeadvocates@gmail.com. to visit our webpage at www.callifeadvocates.org/blog

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End Note:

Hospice Patients Alliance: preserving the original mission of hospice. www.hospicepatients.org

CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STEM EDUCATION MOVES…

FULL STEAM AHEAD.
Camille Giglio
May 24, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014 was the last day for bills to stay alive or die in committee. These bills were, mostly in their house Appropriations Committees.  7 of the bills we have been following died in committee, thanks to you.  Thirteen other bills Health and Education bills are staying alive. There were a total of 600 bills awaiting action in their respective Appropriations Committee, not all of them have been reported out yet.

Here are the failed bills:

AB 1854, Eric Linder, Examination Fees: Advanced Placement. Dealing future state driven Workforce development with the taxpayer footing the bill for Inter’l Baccalaureate exam fees.

AB 1977, Roger Hernandez, Student Academic Preparation, Educational Partnerships.
Increased financial support for partnering students with outside work force experience.

AB 2111, Tom Ammiano, Child Development Services: Pregnant/Parent Teens. Would have amended the Cal SAFE Program to provide increasing amounts of community supportive services for the pregnant teen and for the child including in Charter schools.

AB 2167, Al Muratsuchi, Pupils: State Healthy Kids Survey. Data collection on kids social, emotional,, health and behavioral attitudes  and beliefs.

AB 2437, Curt Hagman, School Infrastructure: Network Infrastructure. Would have established a competitive grant program to construct a statewide network for pupil assessments.

AB 2555, Raul Bocanegra, Cradle-to-Career Initiatives: Plan.  Required development of a 5 year plan for all students to guide them through school and into a career, without much parental involvement. 

SB 1357, Lois Wolk, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Form. Would have enacted a state wide POLST Registry system. Very expensive.

We must continue vigilance lest the intent of these bills shows up in other amended legislation.

There will be a more complete report on the bills that passed in the next week, but for now here is a rundown of some of the more egregious invasions of family and individual rights.

AB1571, Susan Eggman, Elder Care Licensing, AB1570, Chesbro, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, SB911, Marty Block, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, All deal with further expansion of the government oversight of end-of-life, Comfort Care provisions or training of employees.

SB 1124, Ed Hernandez, Medi-Cal: Estate Recovery. Re-examines the right of the state to file a claim against the estate of a decedent or inheritor of decedent’s estate, for the cost of certain Medi-Cal expenses during the life time of the deceased.

SB 1055, Carol Liu, Public School Health Center Support Program, SB 1053, Health Care Coverage: Contraceptives. Holly Mitchell, AB 2350, Susan Bonilla, Prevention of Pregnancy Discrimination, Education, and, AB 2706, Roger Hernandez, Schools: Health Care Coverage: Enrollment Assistance.

All of the above rely on the school system to expand promotion of government oversight of everyone’s health and reproduction activities including providing facilitators to assist in completing applications.

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STEM Now Gives off STEAM.

The Common Core STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) has now been given an “A” as in Art. It’s now Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

The Antioch school district in Contra Costa County is implementing this national movement (program) in its elementary school system in order, as Program Improvement Director, Mike Santos says, “ to foster students critical thinking and problem-solving skills and to promote collaboration and teamwork among peers.

STEAM will insure, said the school’s new Principal, Phyllis James, that students are college and career ready. “We are going to make sure that our babies are ready.”

This is the meaning of the above listed, failed, bills. Cradle to career, womb to tomb. Government created pathways (AB 2303, Richard Bloom) using 5 year plans (does that ring a bell anyone?) to manipulate students into objectively pre-determined social and work strata , socially and mentally prepared for acceptance of the government plan for the sustainable community. 

A CLEAN DIAPER ON EVERY BABY

- Or, The Healthy Baby Bottom Act of 2014.
Camille Giglio
5/18/14

This year’s health and education legislation is beginning to reveal a little more of the intended goals of the Affordable Care Act as well as the Common Core Standards.

Eight out of thirteen so-called health or education related Democrat sponsored bills, touted as providing future great learning and employment benefits to low-income children, have passed their first committee in the California state legislature totally unopposed.

The very legislators who have authored and or voted for the following list of bills to provide services to children in low-income or single parent families are the same ones who vigorously endorse abortion for the very babies they would now profess to “help.” 

What is the great benefit to be derived for Transitional Kindergarteners (4 yr olds), state department of education and health takeover of infant child care and training for jobs for their parents?

As Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, (D-80) stated in her bill AB 1516: Public Social Services: Diapers: “I believe every child deserves a clean diaper.”   

“Every parent of an infant deserves to have a diaper changing table within instant reach wherever he or she needs one,” declared (former Senator now resident of the state, Ron Calderon, SB1042, Food Facilities: Toilet Rooms: Baby Changing Tables, before he left the building. (endorsed by Equality California). 

Yet, a third legislator wants parents to know that their 3 and 4 year olds will not have to sit in soiled diapers while on a local community field trip nor will parents with very low incomes have to pay the going rate for their young  child to attend a field trip.

http://www.edweek.org/media/middleburyinteractive_final_pdf.pdf

Here is a statement on the website of the California Catholic Conference extolling the legislature  for it’s support of “education and tax relief” bills:

Thank you for your ongoing support of the series of innovative tax policy proposals that would empower parents as well as teachers to care for their own school children’s learning needs, inspire greater charitable contributions to expand local resources in K-12 education, and encourage greater savings for kindergarten through college. 

This whole set of bills is part of the Unmet Diaper Needs Financing Fund. This will become an amendment to the Welfare to Work Article created to assist the clients in the Calworks program. http://www.helpamotherout.org/2014/04/07/ab1516hearingapril8/

French Four-year olds on a field trip.
French Four-year olds on a field trip.
 

The entity to receive the greatest benefit from this is the diaper manufacturing industry. If the government starts outright purchasing bulk loads of diapers or underwriting the cost of purchase diaper prices will become beyond means of most parents.

Mothers may all have to go back to cloth diapers!!!  I don’t know where we would get them, out of museums, I imagine?

But that’s not all the ways low-income people will be “helped.” That great benefactor, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, inconsolable over the lack of rain in our state and the resulting state of our dirty clothes has offered up AB 769: (and given it a terribly clever title after it was amended 4 times) The Sales and Use Taxes: Exemption: Clothes Washers.

She is promoting a tax exemption for businesses that promote and sell or use in their businesses “efficient” washing machines. To her this is a major health and ecological boon.  This bill has not only passed its first committee, it is headed for the Senate side of fun-land. It’s supported by 6 lobbies and opposed by 27 other lobbies.

Why did she leave out dish washer machines?

But, wait, lest we forget about the somewhat older child, Assembly member Kevin Mullin, (D-22) has searched deep within his emotions and offered up AB 1502, CalWorks: Family Unity Act of 2015. This bill supported by the California Catholic Conference, the California Partnership, a large lobby conglomerate of stakeholder organizations, and the every present Western Center on law and Poverty, among others, declares that: “a child is deprived of parental support or care, and is therefore eligible to receive assistance, due to the unemployment, underemployment, or low wages of his or her parent[.]”

This is designed more to discourage initiative and promote a need for security that only the government handout can provide. If the family income rises above a certain level the kid and the family lose their government  taxpayer driven income and the family is right back where it started.

Now we turn to another segment of that greatly disadvantaged populace, the LGBT community.

AB1951, Jimmy Gomez,(D), 916-319-2051/fx916-319-2151. Vital Records: Birth Certificates. Amends birth certificates to reflect, according to the head of Equality California, the Sponsor of the bill, the “current realities of the modern family.” Would expand the categories of mother/father  as currently listed on birth certificates, to reflect the “parents” gender preferences, i.e. a male “mother” or a female “father” or two “fathers” or two “mothers.”

Not to be outdone, Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, (D-LA) soon to be Assembly Speaker replacing John Perez, (D-LA) has authored AB 1577, Certificates of Death: Gender Identity.

AB 1577, Toni Atkins. (D-S.D.) Ph:916/319-2078/Fx:916/319-2178. 

Authorizes death certificates to be modified to match the desired gender of the deceased rather than the male or female designation with which the person was born. co-sponsors: Equality California and Transgender Law Center and includes the ACLU among others.

Both of these bills, AB 1577 and ab1951 have passed their house of origin on partisan votes

One of the favorable arguments states that the  University of California, Los Angeles Williams Institute study from 2008 estimates that 0.3% of adults are transgender. 

The U of C, Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center stating in its endorsement defines transgender as: “people are those whose psychological self (gender identity) differs from the social expectations for the physical sex they were born with.”

The next 5 bills deal with oversight of and assistance to facilities providing services to the elderly.  In other words, an aggressive continuation of encouragement to sign up for palliative care only, or appoint residential advisory counsels with stakeholders participating plus expanded hours of government designated training for employees.

AB 1570, Wes Chesbro, (D-Eureka), Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. 916-319-2002/Fx 916-319-2102.

Requires facility employees to acquire 100 hours of training, at least 40 of which are in person, to work with residents. No stipulation as to of what the training consists.

While we do care very much about the adequacy of training for those who work with the frail elderly our concern here focuses on just what this so-called training might be. We know that the euthanasia promoting group Compassion and Choices along with all those agencies supporting palliative-care-only such as Hospice, are encouraging their personnel to be trained in counseling facility residents and their families to encourage the signing of  POLST forms. This form heavily promoted by the death and dying industry is little more than an upgraded DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE mandate. This is considered health care cost savings.

Of the 100 plus groups listed as endorsing this bill 51 are actually branches of various mega-industry for-profit elder care facilities so the actual support for this bill isn’t as large as the listing would make it seem. However, only three groups oppose this bill.

Another bill on relatively the same subject is SB 911, by Sen. Marty Block, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly.

Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, along with Senator Lois Wolk who both appear to have assumed the role of designated end-of-life cheerleaders are carrying at least four (4) bills on this subject, AB 1571, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: Licensing, AB 1572, Elderly Residential Care Facilities: Councils, and AB 2139, End-of-Life Care: Patient Notification and, maybe the most dangerous one by Wolk, SB 728, Long Trm Care Facilities: Health Care Decisions.  This latter one is the POLST form and its aggressive promotion to elder care facility residents.

California’s legislators are moving into the role of micro-managers of our daily lives, education and employment. Along the way they are collecting data on all aspects of our daily lives and how we live them and providing this information to community organizers and service providers while denying us the right to know what it being done with this data.

There was an item in the news recently of a father desirous of knowing what the school was doing with the data collected on his child who was told that it would cost him $10,000 to find that out because the electronic data gathering system wasn’t equipped to pull out individual records.

Schools are permitted to refer our sons and daughters to health care providers and mental health counselors without parental knowledge or consent.  They can create an educational/workforce training program for them, establish a nutrition program for them. There is, once again, talk about extending the school day and year because kids are left on their own too much and they lose educational goals attained during the current school year.

Schools want to become the day care provider for your toddlers and infants, take them around the community and neighborhoods and introduce them to the diversity of life, occupations and social lifestyles.

In other words, the village is raising the child, the multitude of caretakers are earning a living, the community change agents are thriving and all of it at the expense of the family child relationship.

THAT TELL-TALE BEATING HEART

With what caution – with what
dissimulation I went to work.
The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe, 1843.

 

When discussing organ donations I am often reminded of the Edgar Allan Poe short story of the Tell-Tale Heart.

In the story a man reveals how he plotted to take the life of an elderly gentleman using cunning and stealth. When the deed is done the killer hides the body under the floor boards of the bedroom. The killer is finally caught because he is driven mad by believing that he can still hear the man’s beating heart. Maybe the man isn’t dead, he fears?

The proponents of organ transplants display some of the same cunning and deception when discussing organ removal from brain dead declared donors.

Organ donation proponents would have you believe that an organ donor is truly and irreversibly dead, all bodily functions totally stopped, no life at all, no life possible, at the time of the removal of vital organs.

Organ donation opponents on the other hand efficiently dismember their opponents carefully crafted arguments when they point out  that the full terminology includes the words  “legally and clinically” dead. These terms are mere constructs of the law, distractions from the actual condition of the targeted patient and the fact that to perform a successful transplant there is a very short window of opportunity to obtain fresh as compared to decomposing organs, especially hearts.

Dr. Paul Byrne of Life Guardian Foundation will tell you in no uncertain terms that these brain dead declared patients are still alive, their hearts are still beating, other organs are still functioning.

He will point to reports, fashioned by self interested committees, such as a 1967 American Bar Association publication, or the 1968 Ad Hoc Committee of the Harvard Medical School report on the Definition of Brain Death or the 1981 Presidential Committee report Defining Death. Dr. Byrne will inform you that these definitions are only three of several and that they were concocted not to treat or respect the patient but to protect the Medical Community from charges of criminal conduct in killing the patient while removing his or her beating heart.

The use of terms to be employed to declare someone dead or to promote euthanasia: brain death, irreversible coma, organ transplants, withdrawal of nutrition and hydration (food and water) began to appear in medical journals and publications as merely interesting philosophical subjects to contemplate and write articles about.

They progressed to becoming subjects for the media to report and take sides on  beginning in the 1960’s with the first heart transplant in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard.  In the United States 1976, U. S. Supreme Court decision regarding Karen Ann Quinlan, and  whether a third party had the right to “pull the plug” and discontinue life support. the court found in favor of the parents request.

Karen Ann, age 31, died in a nursing home following court authorized removal of  nutrition, hydration medications  and oxygen died shortly thereafter. Some will always wonder if, given sufficient time, she might have made some recovery, but we will never know what her wishes would have been.

There soon followed  other shocking cases of brain injured people being declared dead. Or the case of Elizabeth Bouvia, 1983, who became a symbol to the Right to Die Movement, went to court to ask for a declaration that, due to her cerebral palsy and severely painful arthritis, be permitted to demand that doctors, in a hospital setting, assist her suicide. She lost her case and was reported as still living in 2008 in an L. A. Times article.

Her case, basically began the discussion of what constitutes quality-of-life and  if it is  possible to make plans for treatment or withdrawal of treatment based on a formula for what constitutes quality of life?  QL =NE x (H+S).  Anthony Shaw, Defining the Quality of Life, Hastings Center Report, 1977.

But the continued interest in this subjec, though not its practice, was sidelined, beginning in 1973 with the advent of the very contentious Roe v Wade Supreme Court Abortion Decision and the so-called rights of women to freedom of choice during pregnancy.

Other, more recent cases have come before the public. In 1993 Robert Wendland, was declared permanently and mentally disabled following a motorcycle accident in the San Jose, California, area. Sixteen months after the accident his wife, Rose, went to court to have him removed from a feeding tube and be allowed (some said required) to die. This court found that, contrary to the Quinlan court,  a third party, even a wife, did not have the right to refuse nutrition and hydration for a patient. The court declared that “patients unable to make a decision for themselves should receive special protection according to their constitutional right to life and right to privacy.

Though Mr. Wendland died from pneumonia shortly after that court finding, it was not until 2001 that the state Supreme Court finally gave a decision in that case. The judges decided that since Rose Wendland did not have a power of attorney or any written document, she lacked authority to request removal of life support.

This case was, I believe, very important to current events in which it is now possible through especially since 2008 legislation, for third parties, such as spouses and medical personnel, through use of a POLST form, to authorize removal of life support or what is now called Palliative Care with or without a signed directive. 

This latest trend in medicine based on economic efficiency and a parallel understanding of what constitutes quality of life for a patient, has changed the whole conversation to one of acceptance of the heretofore unthinkable situations in which the perhaps permanently disabled or comatose patient is better off dead and his or her organs donated to someone with a better potential for an improved quality of life.

An entire new vocabulary has been created to discuss the end-of-life issues. This vocabulary is often crafted to create the appearance of a benevolent and compassionate platform from which to allow third parties to discuss and act upon end of life decisions for others. At times organ donors voluntary or involuntary, are actually treated as heroes for forfeiting their lives through donation of their organs to others who are considered by stakeholders in the organ transplant business, to be more worthy of living.

This is referred to by Barry Bostrom, M.Div.,J.D., in the latest Issue in law and Medicine, as countertransference. This is when the physician attempts to put himself “in the patient’s shoes” in order to make clinical decisions and evaluations of “quality of life” for a highly vulnerable patient.

In other words, the article is saying that ill patients and or their family members are, in a time of medical crisis, vulnerable to the attitude of the physician or medical professional in determining if they, themselves, should continue to want to live.

The more aggressive advocates of public policy changes such as Compassion and Choices, and their local community organizers, speaking to issues of the care and handling of terminally ill patients, will paint dark and dreary scenes of patients dying along in cold and sterile hospital beds, rather than in the comfort and warmth of a family’s loving arms. This is because they did not sign up for palliative-care-only as they progressed in their illness, thereby causing hospitals to expend unnecessary amounts of valuable hospital funds to keep you, the patient, alive. They also point to the amount of money wasted on expensive medications used to preserve the lives of patients who did not sign a POLST form.

I’ve become rather suspicious of obituary notices that state that the family member died at home surrounded by family and loved ones. How planned, exactly, was that?

In truth, according to Dr. Byrne of Life Guardian Foundation, “Hospital costs are down because patients seldom die in hospitals anymore.” They die in residential care facilities after being moved out of the hospital once it is known that they have a POLST or palliative care only signed document.

Here is a good understanding of the current end-of-life picture.

On September 4, 2012, Alamo, California, Highway Patrol officer, Kenyon Youngstrom was “mortally wounded” when shot by a car driver whom he had pulled over to the side of the road in a routine traffic stop. Officer Youngstrom was a registered organ donor. Within 24 hours following the shooting he was removed from a ventilator and his organs donated to 4 recipients.

On April 4, 2014, almost two years later, he was memorialized at the hospital where he died, as a hero for the donation of his organs. He was not honored for his service in guarding the public’s safety. The title of the article that appeared in the Contra Costa Times, 4/5/14, was: “Cop’s widow urges organ donations.” His widow was quoted in the article saying:  “She is thankful to herculean efforts made by civilians, law enforcement and doctors to keep her husband’s heart beating long enough to allow him to donate his organs.” She further talked about the “importance of loved ones sharing their final wishes, because her husband’s clear message made the decision easier.

Officer Youngstrom’s CHP partner was also quoted as saying: “It’s hard having someone lay there when they look perfectly fine, but medically you know they can’t make it, so letting your family know what you want to do in advance makes it so much easier to let go.”

Knowing that he was an organ donor just how hard did the doctors try to save his life?

I give  the widow the benefit of the doubt.  The family no doubt loved their husband and father. The wife, at least, understood that she could lose her husband in the line of service. Did she truly understand that she could lose her husband to the demands of the organ donation lobby?  Maybe they both understood that  by becoming an organ donor there was that  possibility of a double sacrifice of life, once to protect the community which he served and once to extend a chance to live by donating his organs so that others might have the chance to live that he was forfeiting.

Jahi McMath’s parents gazed at their beloved daughter laying in a hospital bed and knew that though declared to be brain dead she was still alive.  They said “no” to the pleadings of the organ donation team that requested release of her body for donation of organs. They would not go along with the hospital’s plan of “treatment” for their daughter.

There was no organ donation card in this case. When Jahi’s mother said “no,” she had to go quickly to court to get a restraining order to prevent the hospital from removing their daughter from a ventilator and IV.  The law said that the hospital could declare Jahi brain dead and that was all the organ donation teams needed to begin pressuring the mother to turn over their daughter’s supposed dead body for her organs.

They have not been honored by the public. They have had to remove their still living daughter from the hospital in the dark of night to an undisclosed place.

So, which is it?  Is the organ donor patient alive or is the patient dead? What does legally brain dead really mean?  What does a heart that continues to beat up until the time of removal from a body imply? From what, exactly, does the patient die, the gunshot wound, the disease, the dehydration resulting from removal of nutrition and hydration or from removal of any one of the vital unpaired organs, especially the heart?

What is illegal and criminal for the ordinary citizen is perfectly okay for the guy in the white coat.

Upon death a body begins to decompose immediately. Organs decompose at varying rates because no blood or air circulates to keep them going. If a patient is truly dead can any of his or her organs be of any use to anyone else?

The organ donor upon being declared brain dead will be placed on a ventilator to insure that vital organs are oxygenated until removed, but a ventilator only works if the patient is alive. The ventilator may push air into the lungs, but it is, according to Dr. Byrne and others, the lungs that expels the air. If the lungs are expeling the air that means the patient is alive and the heart is beating.

And, finally we need to begin asking ourselves, our clergy, our elected officials just whom they think is deserving of life? It is beginning to seem as though no one individual is valued but only how that individual benefits someone else.

Dying has become a big and, to some, a profitable business. A whole new level of medical terminology, training and counseling (persuasion) techniques have entered into the picture along with new secular and religious groups both supporting and opposing this latest version of the disposable life.

Patients who do not go along with the signing of advance directives, federally instigated preventive medicine routines, federally prescribed nutrition programs, mental health counseling, etc, are being looked upon as non-compliant patients.

To avoid misunderstandings between doctors and patients will potential patients be required to interrogate their doctors to determine if they are members of Compassion and Choices, formerly the Hemlock Society?  Will they need to question the doctor minutely on just what is to be expected or required of each patient. The doctor and the hospital, under ObamaCare are at risk of financial punishment if they fail to gain the cooperation of the patient or the patient’s family.  The efficiency and cost containment capabilities of the hospital is called into question.

Has the Affordable Care Act totally destroyed the unique doctor/patient relationship?

What does one do as a patient if your doctor suddenly declares that you have a year to live and you should sign a POLST form and move into a Hospice medical home to receive only palliative care from now on? Why wait for a whole year? Will everyone be required to do as the McMath family had to do…call a lawyer, go to court, go to the media?

If you are an organ donor do you know all the ramifications adherent to that form? Has your new teenage family member been encouraged by a driving class or even by a tv ad to sign on as an organ donor when signing up for a driver’s license? If your sports minded organ donation signed up teenager gets a concussion during a football game, will he be too quickly identified as brain dead and his organs donated to others who will take better care of them then the donor did?

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Presidential Commission, 1981, Defining Death: Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues in the Determination of death, based upon the Uniform Determination of Death Act - UDDA.

Learn How we calculate the Quality of Life index scores. http://internationalliving.com/2010/02/learn-scores-quality/ 1) Cost of Living=15%, 2) Culture and Leisure=10%, 3) Economy=15%, 4) Environment=10%,5) Freedom=10%, 6) Health=10%, 7) Infrastructure=10%, 8) Climate=10%, 9) Safety and Risk=10%.

Karen Ann Quinlan, 31, Dies; Focus of ’76 Right to Die Case, The New York Times, June 12, 1985, Robert D. McFadden. The court held, in a new interpretation of the right of privacy, that Miss Quinlan’s interest in having her life-support systems disconnected exceeded the state’s interest in preserving life, so long as medical authorities saw ‘’no reasonable possibility'’ that she would recover. http://www.nytimes.com/1985/06/12/nyregion/karen-ann-quinlan-31-dies-focus-of-76-right-to-die-case.html

Anthony Shaw, Hastings Law Report, 1977. QL=NE x (H + S)  i.e. nature and endowment, home and society.

Issues in Law and Medicine, March, 2014 Ed. Barry Bostrom, M.Div.,J.D.http://www.nrlc.org/archive/news/2001/NRL05/bostrom.html

Dr. Paul Byrne, Director, Life Guardian Foundation, answered the following questions:

  • Question: How long may a heart be kept fresh and usable from the time it takes to remove that heart from a body?

  • Answer:  At normal body temperature, within 4-5 minutes without oxygen. The heart must be cooled to keep it from deteriorating. The heart is stopped just as it is removed from the donor.

  • The kidney is about 30 minutes, then it must be cooled or there are techniques to pump fluid through the kidney to preserve it. www.lifeguardianfoundation.org.

Elder Life Planning. Part of the “Catch” Program.

http://www.programsforelderly.com/caregiver-elder-life-planning-faith-congregations.php


EMBRACE THE JOURNEY, An 8 week Anglican produced training program for preparing people for the end of their life on a journey to death. Promoted by the Life Issues Institute, Brad Mattes, Executive Director http://www.lifeissues.org/


When the Patient is Non-Compliant, Danielle Ofri, M.D. New York Times,Nov. 15, 2012

STATE OF THINGS LEGISLATIVE

4/9/14
CAMILLE GIGLIO

Dear Friends: I have finally succeeded in getting a (long) list of legislation up on our Callifeadvocates blogsite. They are mostly health care bills which we feel need close observation since they can be gutted and amended or just amended at any point.

We get daily notices about gutted and amended bills and dates for hearings for bills.

Each bill listed on our blogsite has a link, through the bill number, to the full wording of the bill which you are welcome to link to. We have just listed the bare bones information since there are so many bills.

Please go to www.callifeadvocates.org/blog. Then look on the right side about mid-point and you will find the words Legislation: state, federal. So far it is only the state bills that we have listed.

We will begin after Easter Week to write more complete reports on the bills in separate reports.

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LEGISLATION ON HEALTH CARE ISSUES.

The following seven (7) bills all deal with the elderly and/or residential care facilities or end-of-life issues. Of the seven 4 are sponsored by Ca. Advocates for Nursing Home Reform-CANHR. www.canhr.org. This group wrote a worthwhile critique of the POLST form appearing to be neutral on its intended results, but, was, in fact, supportive of patient autonomy in choosing to control their life’s last days.

Our concern in most of these bills is the hidden agenda of further promotion of signature gathering of naive and unsuspecting elderly residents of facilities on POLST forms. Some of these bills appear to be offered as a result of at least two incidences in which care facilities and their elderly residents were abandoned by owners and employees when the money ran out.

Compassion and Choices, the major promoter of the POLST has received several million in federal dollars to stimulate additional training of employees on how to encourage acceptance of the form.

SB 911 by Marty Block, (916)-651-4939. Requires additional training hours for employees of residential care facilities without stipulating to the type of training.

SB1357, Lois Wolk, (D), 916-323-2304. Enacts the state POLST Registry Act which would be a statewide registry and monitoring program of anyone who signs a POLST form. This data could be transferred to any of a number of government entities and emergency services.

AB1523, Toni Adkins, (D-SD) Residential Care Facilities: Liability Insurance.

AB1572, Susan Eggman, (D-SD), Residential Care Facilities: Resident Councils.

Requires establishment of resident councils and amends the rules of developing these councils for already established facilities. Removes family members but adds community stakeholders and tighter rules regarding avenues for submission of complaints or suggestions for changes in accommodating needs of residents.

AB2139, Susan Eggman, (D-SD), 916-319-2013, End-Of-Life Care: Patient Notification.

Mandates establishment of a definition of “terminal Illness.” authorizes a person with power of attorney for a terminally ill (as defined) patient to be notified of this diagnosis and provided with “comprehensive information and counseling regarding legal end-of-life options.”

It’s interesting that no organization has been identified as a supporter or sponsor as of this date. It must be presumed that Compassion and Choices or other agencies of the death and dying proponents is the sponsor.

SB1322. Ed Hernandez, (D) 916-651-4924, California Health Care Quality Improvement and Cost Containment Commission. Authorizes the Governor to establish this commission to regulate and contain costs of delivering medical services. Care facilities will be rated according to their ability to contain costs and accountability while developing innovative cost containment measures.

Cost containment can be understood to be the engine driving restriction of dollars and employee time spent on care of financially burdensome patients.

Members of this commission shall represent the usual stakeholders, labor, business, health care practitioners, hospital industry reps, health insurance, legal community health care economist, the Secy of Ca. Health and Human Services and the Ex. Director of Covered California.

Issues this commission will cover are: assessing California’s health care needs, improving “quality” of care and “efficiency.” disease management, wellness, prevention and “other innovative programs to keep people healthy while reducing costs and improving health outcomes.. and finally. “efficient utilization of prescription drugs and technology.”

This all sounds more like expanding the net profit of this new industry by dropping expensive and innovative treatments to senior citizens.
than it does expanding and improving the lives of the residents elderly and ill as well as healthy.

ACR 125, John Perez, 916-319-2053. Setting aside a date every April to recognize April as Donate Life month and signing up for organ donations through the DMV.

THE PLACE OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN END-OF-LIFE CARE

Camille Giglio

I recently attended a social function to which a representative of a local Hospice Care Facility had been invited as a guest speaker. I was mildly shocked to realize that this woman was an avowed salesman for palliative over curative care especially for ill and dependent senior citizens.

Part of her talk centered on the “Conservation Project” and opportunities for training oneself in how to conduct this discussion about Grandma’s future. As she stated: [one of] the goals of palliative care, she said, is to encourage “patients to forego curative care.”

The palliative care she was talking about is the removal of all curative medical care for ill patients including removal of nutrition and hydration (food and water) provided through a tube which is now considerate artificial since it is not provided by mouth.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOSPICE.

Physician Dame Cicely Saunders, London, England, 1967, opens St. Christopher’s Hospice. This facility provided care for terminally ill cancer patients who were diagnosed to be in the final six month of life. This care included both medical and palliative treatment, carefully measuring and balancing medications with pain relieving drugs to avoid negative reactions and to ease pain and discomfort attendant to cancer.

1969, Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross, a Swiss born Psychiatrist working at Billings Hospital, in Chicago, wrote a book entitled “On Death and Dying.” It described five stages of grieving at the end-of-life: anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This helped physicians better understand the emotions patients were experiencing and showed the doctors how they could be more sensitive to these patients needs.

1974, Florence Wald, RN, MN, left her position as Dean of Nursing at Yale University to open the first Hospice in America. She had been trained by Dame Cicely Saunders.

However, Wald departed from the Hospice training and included assisted suicide in her approach to end-of-life care. She stated: “There are cases in which either the pain or the debilitation the patient is experiencing is more than can be borne, whether it be economically, physically, emotionally or socially. For this reason, I feel a range of options should be available to the patient, and this should include assisted suicide.
This statement was taken from “Hospice Care in the United States: A Conversation with Florence S. Wald,” by M.J. Friedrich, JAMA, 1999.

From this point on Hospice, in America anyway, went off in two different directions; the one affirming and respecting the right of everyone to live to the utmost of their ability to the day of their true death, and the other, the Wald way, to hasten death by assisted means.
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Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
In the beginning all Hospices were non-profit facilities, but over the years that, too, has changed thanks especially to MediCare and an aging population. The luncheon guest speaker said that 60% of Hospices are now for-profit entities.

In other words death and dying has become a niche industry within the field of medicine, with a net profit at the end of the year. According to a 350 page report entitled: Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America, CEO’s of some of the major for-profit Hospices are earning upwards of $300,000 annually.

What is now referred to by many as the death and dying industry is focused on encouraging (at this point) everyone to consider using some form of assistance to ending one’s own life should that life become burdensome to the individual or to the state.

This industry has developed a variety of pathways to achieving their goals. They rely heavily on showcasing the benefits of palliative care only. Some, such as the Hospice approach is a soft sell, full of compassion, some are more aggressive such as the lobbying and public policy promoting wing of this movement such as Compassion and Choices. This latter group uses legislation to put the full force and credibility of the state behind their approach. Their website proudly proclaims that their goal is to sign up the entire state of California through promotion of their POLST form, to agree to a pre-planned ending of life when it becomes burdensome. This includes people in their youth, middle years or senior citizens.

California state Senator Lois Wolk. (D-Napa) has a bill in the the legislature, SB 1357, the POLST Registry Act. This will make it mandatory that long term care facilities and hospitals will be required to give everyone seeking entrance to these facilities a POLST form to sign along with instructions in completing the form. It also creates a state wide registry listing all POLST signers. These papers will be handed to all applicants by entities dealing with health care including emergency medical teams (ambulances). In California the EMT people are not required to provide immediate response for requests to resuscitative pleas if someone has a signed POLST form.

The back side of the POLST form, using small print, advises that physicians and other lower echelon health care providers are authorized to complete and sign a POLST form for the patient if that health care person deems it to be beneficial for that patient.

This form with slight variations in the name, and agencies promoting and distributing it are in almost every state. In a few instances agencies have succeeded in signing up entire towns. In California apparently the goal is to sign up the entire state. Right now it is voluntary to accept a POLST or fill one out. Compassion and Choices has a five year plan for achieving 100% compliance.

Palliative care is cost saving to the medical industry and to the government. It is also becoming a very competitive industry with several facilities offering hospice and or palliative care contained in one city. It is a financially profitable industry to those running the programs.
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Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Many hospices have expanded the number of months or years that one may be in a hospice. It is no longer just a diagnosis of an immediately terminal illness, but people are being encouraged to admit themselves in some facilities as much as 5 years in advance of any possible demise.

Currently nurses or hospice representatives have been seen walking the halls of hospitals encouraging people to sign up. I imagine that this is the basis for Wolk’s legislation which will make every hospital and doctor a POLST distributor at the time of admittance.

So, back to the guest speaker at the luncheon. What this woman was subtly telling and encouraging everyone at the event was to sign up. Forego any attempts at curative medicine in the latter years of your life and submit to palliative care only.

Here are the death panels Sarah Palin and others talked about.

Be very careful what you sign my friends. God be with you always.

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Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. the largest nonprofit hospice in the U.S. reports it paid $320,347 in 2009 to its CEO, Mary Labyak. Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America, page 54, Ron Panzer, Published by Hospice Patients Alliance, Inc. www.hospicepatients.org.

Vitas Hospice was instrumental in adding hospice to the healthcare payment system. MediCare, since 1983, now pays for hospice services.

California Health Care Foundation: Advance Care Planning Community Engagement Initiative Grant Application Instructions - 2-14-2015. “The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) wants to support local efforts to engage the public in advance care planning (ACP). To that end, CHCF has committed $100,000 over the next year to promote ACP at the local level.”

More specifically, CHCF will fund up to five one-year grants of $20,000 to five local coalitions to develop and implement an ACP public engagement initiative in their communities.

In addition, CHCF has funded the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) to develop a statewide infrastructure to support local ACP community engagement efforts, including coordination, education, communication, and resources.

“[t]hose physicians who are true believers in the agenda will fill in the POLST forms for all patients under their care and even some who are not even their own patients. We have seen this behavior from physicians all around the country. They don’t care about honoring the patients’ own right to fill in such forms, DNRs or others, and will ignore Advanced directives of all sorts. Fake Advanced directives are often filled out and used, even when valid, attorney-designed living wills or others are being presented to the facilities.

Whether they are "legally" mandatory or not, a large majority of patients, especially in skilled nursing facilities and/or hospice will have POLST forms filled out routinely, without permission in many cases.” A direct quote from Ron Panzer, Director of Patients Right Council in response to questions about the dangers of Wolk’s SB 1357.

 

Ca. Right to Life Committee, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

RE-VISITING END-OF-LIFE ISSUES

Senior Citizens Targeted.
Camille Giglio
February 23, 2014

“The wisdom of this world is foolishness”
1 Corinthians.

Friday, February 21, 2014, was the last day for the California legislature to submit new legislation for year 2 of the 2013/2014 legislative term. Several of the left over bills from year one are still awaiting a final vote, also.

Several of the new health bills are focusing on End-Of-Life issues, senior citizens and more government controls in alignment with the federal Affordable Care Act, and on long term and elder health care facilities..

From the viewpoint of someone who watches health and education legislation it is not a positive picture for either the beginnings of life or the endings of life in California. Planned Parenthood has worked hard and diligently to control who enters this world. Now, the death and dying groups, are emerging as the controllers of who leaves this world, when and how quickly.

The main vehicle to which the EOL’ers have attached achievement of their goals is Palliative Care. Though there is a place within medicine for palliative care (alleviation of pain and suffering at the end of life) groups like Compassion and Choices and organ procurement agencies also use palliative so-called care to advance their goals of organ donation procurement and/or planned, controlled termination of life through POLST (DNR-type form) forms. This form is also referred by other, similar words such as MOLST or MOST, etc.

The tools of their death trade are reliance on Freedom of Speech Rights to access seniors. etc. in public forums. They also heavily promote and legislate for authorized recognition as a state recognized Advanced Directive assistance agency in order for the purpose of signing up patients and potential patients with their version of a health directive called the POLST form. Thirdly, they use intimidation through threat of law suits of elected local officials who refuse to accommodate their demands for access.

Example: On February 28, 2014, the Concord, California, Senior Citizens Center will host a Health Fair, which they have done for a number of years. This year, Compassion and Choices was invited to be a part of the health information Fair. This is the group that promotes their POLST form mandating Palliative Care only.

Put in plainer language, The City of Concord will for the price of an $85,00 application fee allow this group to have access to Concord’s senior citizens.

Large numbers of area residents have registered their opposition to this appearance of the C&C and, to their credit two Concord elected officials, when notified of this egregious move, have expressed their concerns to the City Attorney. The City Attorney, Mr. Mark Coon, has dug in his heels, “strongly” supporting C&C’s freedom of speech rights as well as the fear of a lawsuit if C&C is rejected.

CRLC has also learned that in past Health Fairs Planned Parenthood has been invited to address the Seniors’ with recommendations and directions for enjoying sex longer into their senior years.

Compassion and Choices’ Oregon State www.compassionoforegon.org website carries the notice that they are an advocacy group for the right of citizens to “legal, lethal medications” which will allow the terminally ill to peacefully pass from this life without pain and surrounded by their loved ones, “making aid-in-dying” a choice.

Their California website “Get Involved” section proclaims that they are looking for volunteers to help staff booths at public events, get petitions signed to make California accessible to Aid in Dying” https://www.compassionandchoices.org/what-you-can-do/in-your-state/california/get-involved/.

99% of their various websites focus their information on facilitating dying, not on helping to provide or care for the ill, elderly or disabled or terminally ill, nor even where to obtain that sort of help.

Assisted suicide or self inflicted suicide is not (yet) legal in California. It seems a little shady for a group to be given access rights to voting citizens to promote their cause.

However, the Concord City Attorney claims that because of some teensy weentsy reflections on health care expressed on their website, they qualify as a participant in a health fair!

Concord city officials need to be contacted continuously with citizens notices of outrage at this willingness to accommodate what are basically population control advocates using abortion and some fantasy right to die, as the means of control.

Since this Senior Center resides on City property in a City owned park, the government protected freedom of speech is, according to the City Attorney and other officials, to be recognized even if someone or groups should decide that this is an issue of such importance that the right to protect and preserve one’s life from a human type eminent domain type life denying grab needs to be publicly proclaimed. They just can’t do it inside the senior center.

The Concord City officials need to be so bothered by residents about this that they will pass a resolution or city ordinance, whatever it takes, not to invite them in again. Anyone wishing to express their concerns on this matter to the Concord City Mayor is invited to do so. 925 671-3158. both before and after the February 28, date.
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BILLS TO WATCH THIS TERM. Most bills have to go through their first hearing in order to really attempt to understand what they are trying to slip passed the public. Several of these bills could have direct connection to organ donation, brain-death issues or palliative care.

AB2399, John Perez, Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. 916-319-2053. “Authorizes an organ procurement organization to swipe a driver’s license or identification card to transmit information to the registry for the purpose of allowing an individual to identify himself or herself as a registered organ donor. INTRODUCED. 02/21/2014.”

This bill is, currently, very vague. No mention of what constitutes an organ procurement organization or agency. References are only to businesses which have permission to swipe cards for purchases and identification. Organ donor identity is already on a driver’s license, but not sure who swipes driver’s license cards now?

AB2139, Susan Eggman, End-Of-Life Care: Patient Notification. Relates to legal end-of-life options. Requires a health care provider to notify the patient when the health care provider makes a diagnosis that a patient has a terminal illness, of the patient’s right to comprehensive information and counseling regarding legal end-of-life care options. INTRODUCED.02/20/2014. This amends the 2008, AB 3000, Lois Wolk End-Of-Life legislation by authorizing a medical worker to become a pitch-man for the death and dying people.

SB 1357, Lois Wolk, Resuscitative Measures. 02/21/2014. Though vague this bill appears to deal mainly with a further promotion of the POLST form. Needs clarification to reference of a “legally recognized health care decision-maker.” Perhaps is expansion of authority of lower-echelon health care workers to make life changing decisions for the patient.

“Makes non-substantive changes (this actually means that this is a spot bill and that people should be alert to whatever amendments they will be attaching as the legislative year goes along) to existing law that defines a request regarding resuscitative measures as a written document, signed by an individual with capacity, or a legally recognized health care decision maker, and the individual’s physician, directing a health care provider regarding resuscitative measures.” INTRODUCED 2/21/2014.

SB1053, Holly Mitchell, Health Care Coverage: Contraceptives. 916-651-4026. 2013 term re-submitted bill. This is an unambiguous supportive move for population control. Aligns California firmly with the federal Affordable Care Act at no cost to the insured. According to author’s office it provides an exception similar to the highly contentious federal regulation, that a religious group may be exempt from paying for the insurance coverage of their employees, but that the insurance company itself cover the cost.

“Requires a health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after a specified date to provide coverage for all federal Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products in each contraceptive category outlined by the FDA, as well as sterilization procedures and contraceptive education and counseling, and would prohibit a plan or insurer from engaging in unreasonable medical management, in providing that coverage.”
INTRODUCED: 02/18/2014.

SB1055, Carol Liu, Public School Health Center Support Program. Renames the Public School Health Center Support Program as the School-Based Health and Education Partnership Program. provides funding for the expansion and renovation of existing school health centers. Authorizes population health grants. INTRODUCED. 02/18/2014.

"School health center" (as stated in the bill) means a center or program, located at or near a local educational agency, that provides age-appropriate health care services at the program site or through referrals. A school health center may conduct routine physical, mental health, and oral health assessments, and provide referrals for any services not offered onsite. A school health center may serve two or more nonadjacent schools or local educational agencies.”

This is an aggressive “seek and register” program to get students into Covered California, and using the Dept. of Education as a procurer agency, in partnership with the usual suspects. It will be a full-range service provider similar to any community clinic AND, IT WILL BE ON CAMPUSES. Paragraph (6) of Sec. 4 of the bill states: “(6) School health centers can be integral to providing the entire school community with prevention and health integration services by working collaboratively with school staff and administrators to meet the spectrum of health and prevention needs in a school community.

AB2111, Tom Ammiano, Child Development Services; Cal SAFE Program, California School Age Families Education. The bill lists 19 different types of services for pregnant and parenting teens that a School District, including Charter schools will have to provide including for the children of the teen parents, Many of these for which there is little or no reliable or demonstrative results such as: “pupils served and their children will not live their lives in poverty.” Requires that each child have a developmental profile.
INTRODUCED. 02/20/2014.

AB2344, Tom Ammiano, Family Law: Parentage. 916-319-2017. Establishes a statutory parentage form for assisted reproduction that would establish the parental rights of donor and intended parent parties to assisted reproduction that results in a child. Establishes the use of a stipulated stepparent adoption process, under which the child of a marriage or domestic partnership may be adopted by the parties to that marriage or domestic partnership. INTRODUCED 02/21/2014.

In 2013 Ammiano’s bill to allow cross use of bathrooms in schools was passed and an recent initiative attempt to kill the bill failed to gather enough signatures. Also Ammiano got his bill to provide financial and reproductive assistance to homosexual couples passed. This latest bill shows just how same-sex couples will receive reproductive parity and equity through expansion of the definition of who constitutes a parent.

AB2350, Susan Bonilla, Prevention of Pregnancy Discrimination, Education. Expresses various legislative findings and declarations relating to pregnancy discrimination. Adds to the Equity in Higher Education Act a provision specifying that this policy of freedom from discrimination includes freedom from pregnancy discrimination. INTRODUCED 02/21/2014.

Quite possibly Susan Bonilla, (D-Concord) introduced this bill as a favor to Tom Ammiano. He still has a bill pending that would give financial compensation to homosexual couples who are infertile as a result of their social life style choices not their reproductive capabilities under different circumstances.

THE VULNERABLE CITIZEN V THE MEDIC0-LEGAL INDUSTRY

Camille Giglio
January 26, 2014

Those who condemn Jahi’s family appear to have no idea that doctor-decreed "brain death" is
not sufficient as a declaration of death everywhere in the United States. McMath family attorney
Christopher Dolan, January 21, 2014, Facebook, “Keep Jahi McMath on Life Support.”

This week, the forty-first anniversary of Roe v Wade, was marked with the usual well attended Marches and Walks for Life across the country. Many speeches were delivered eloquently and passionately reminding us of the tremendous loss of respect and regard for human life through abortion. Many hopes were expressed and promises made, as well, that the United States would become aware of the victimization of women in this sordid business.

Noticeably lacking will be mention of the latest battle front in this war on humanity - brain death - the upcoming segment in this advancing war on humanity. This is the elephant in the room that no one wants to recognize. There are, basically, two reasons for this. End-of-life issues are harder to comprehend and some of the groups normally on the pro life side in abortion, are now moving to the support of those who would promote a new approach to the issue of when and how life should end, especially for the elderly, disabled and ill. It’s called Palliative care and is a legal definition of death designed to facilitate removal of organs for donation from “still breathing donors.”

End-of-life deals with issues such as: brain death, signing advanced medical directives, palliative care and organ donation.

This issue was brought to the nation’s attention a few years back in the case in Florida of Terri Schindler Schiavo. After several years of being in a comatose condition her husband who by then was in another relationship, sought through the courts to have her removed from life support. Her parents and brother fought persistently to keep her on life support. The husband and parents won. She died following a rather lengthy and distressful period of dehydration and starvation as a consequence of being denied food and fluids. Her former husband was soon remarried and the father of a child.

Previously, in 1993, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robert Wendland, as a result of a car accident was in a coma and on life support for 16 months. He awoke but was totally dependent on others. His wife, Rose, filed to have his feeding tube removed and to be allowed to die. His mother intervened to keep him alive. Finally, in 2001, the California Supreme Court determined that the family’s word of mouth reports of claims by Robert that he would never want to be a “vegetable” were insufficient to remove his life support. However, he had died a month earlier from pneumonia.

Marlise MunozLast December the nation, once again, was confronted with a hospital declared brain death in the case of the declaration by Oakland, California Children’s hospital that tonsillectomy patient Jahi McMath was brain dead. The hospital officials said brain death is total and irreversible death. The parents said, wait a minute, her heart is beating, she is moving, her bodily functions are operative, Jahi isn’t dead. Through their attorney they succeeded in getting Jahi released on January 7, 2014, from the firm grasp of the hospital and secreted her away to another facility where she is receiving medical care, according to a statement released on January 25 by the family attorney.

Now we have learned of another case, in the Fort Worth area near Dallas, Texas. Marlise Munoz, age 33, married only 7 months, mother of a year old boy and 22 weeks pregnant with her second child has been declared brain dead.

According to her husband he discovered her unconscious on the floor of their home at 2:00 AM. They are both Emergency Medical team employees. According to the report provided by the husband Erick, he administered CPR and called for an ambulance. However, the hospital declared Marlise to be brain dead and placed her on life support because under Texas law, a pregnant women, even though declared brain dead must be placed on life support to support the life of the child in the womb at least until the child reaches the viability stage outside the womb, or at approximately 24 weeks.

California does not have such a law. In fact, California law on brain death is rather vague leaving the matter wide open for interpretation.

The husband and her parents hired an attorney and filed a lawsuit to require the hospital to take her off of life support because she had stated, verbally, while still in good health, that she would not want to be placed on life support should that possibility occur.

Question: If her husband knew that she didn’t want to be revived why did he initially try to revive her and call for an ambulance? And, why are her parents, as opposed to the parents of Robert Wendland and Jahi McMath, so anxious to have the mother of their child and grandchild declared dead and removed from any possibility of life support? Is it because they don’t want the possibly disabled child in the womb?

Another interesting fact here is the type of law practiced by the woman lawyer hired by Erick Munoz. Heather L. King of the KoonsFuller Law firm of Southlake, Texas, is mainly a divorce lawyer.

Judge R. H. Wallace, Jr.On January 24 it was announced that R. H. Wallace, Jr., Judge of the 96th District Court in Tarrant County, TX. handed down a decision favoring the husband, to remove Marlise from life support by 5:00 PM Monday January 27, 2014. He has apparently interpreted the law narrowly to not include requiring pregnant but brain dead declared patients to be kept on life support in order to to maintain the second life involved, that of the preborn baby. Marlise and the hospital has until Monday, January 27, 5:00 PM. During this time the hospital will decide if it will mount its own court case.

The author of the Texas law referred to in the Munoz case has an interesting background. Senator Ray Farabee, (D), a former Wichita Falls lawyer and Democrat Party activist from 1975 to 1988, was the author of the Texas Natural Death Act, which he was quoted as saying: “provides patients the opportunity to make their own end of life decisions. Texas didn’t have a legal definition of death.” He also supported bills to encourage organ donations.

He included the paragraph about keeping pregnant women on life support perhaps for a personal reason. He was born in 1932, 6 weeks early and not expected to live through the night.

Now Judge Wallace has pretty much neutralized that clause by declaring that Marlise’s declaration of brain death precludes her being identified as a pregnant patient. She is dead.

Her preborn baby “is not viable” according to a statement contained in Court documents and contained in a family press release.

Science believes that at about the 24-26th week of gestational age there is approximately a 7-% chance of survival outside the womb. The Munoz baby is almost 23 weeks. This is why, I believe, that the husband and Marlise’s parents are pushing for a decision. They don’t want baby Munoz.

The hospital wants to adhere to the law as it was written viewing the preborn as the second patient. The husband, Marlise’s parents and the Judge have said that this baby is not worthy of life due to its presumed disabilities and therefore isn’t a patient as well.

During the time that Mrs. Munoz has been in the hospital and receiving life support, the baby has continued to grow and develop. The child is now approximately 22 weeks gestational age. If the life support for the mother stops, the life support for the baby stops as well. The baby would die from starvation.

Will they remove the baby from her womb or let him or her die in the womb? How long will it take for the baby to die inside the womb? It is now 22 weeks old. It is able to move. Will it struggle? Will the doctor remove the baby from the womb? Will it be removed immediately upon cessation of the mother’s life support or will they wait a couple of days while the baby dies. Will the baby’s organs be donated for research? Will this boy or girl be given a death certificate or a burial?

Is the fact of the existence of this child simply to be made to disappear? Isn’t this fetal homicide? Fetal Homicide Laws, http://public.getlegal.com/articles/fetal-homicide-laws.

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Sunday, January 26, 1:21 PM, CBSNews.com announced that Texas Hospital removes brain-dead pregnant woman Marlise Munoz from life support.

“Hospital officials have said they were bound by the Texas Advance Directives Act, which prohibits withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient. But in his brief ruling, Wallace said that "Mrs. Munoz is dead," meaning that the hospital was misapplying the law. The ruling did not mention the fetus. The hospital has not pronounced her dead and has continued to treat her over the objections of both Erick Munoz and her parents, who sat together in court Friday.”

The Schiavo and Wendland cases along with Washington v Glucksberg (1997) Vacco v Quill, 1997, have figured prominently in the development of end-of-life legal decisions and legislation in the last 20 or so years. Henceforth the death and dying industry will be moving on to the next step and we will all be drawn into this discussion focusing on palliative care, definitions of brain death and removal of life support.

Little help, it seems, will be coming soon from religion whose spokespersons seem to reflect the same confusion as do the laws. While there are definite and clear standards in the Catholic church regarding the taking of life, organizations representing the church in these matters are not so clear. The publication Catholic Guide to end-of-life decisions have not caught up with the most current developments. They are still siding with the hospitals and legal definitions of brain dead as privacy matters and against parental wishes, at least that is how it appeared recently in the Jahi McMath case.

Everyone will be required to look upon the entry into a hospital with new eyes. The role of the hospital, the courts and religious ethics and morals are being thrust into a new era of life and death decisions and who controls what. Right now we are all in a free fall, unknown and murky area. Who decides when we die and how we die or who is best served by our death?
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Still Breathing Donors. Dr. Robert Gordon, Pittsburg Press - May 12, 1985. Dr. Gordon may have been the first to coin the term, Still breathing donors.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19850512&id=VIhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=U2IEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6156,6850603

CNN Health. Texas judge: Remove brain-dead woman from ventilator, other machines, January 24, 2014. A breakthrough came when the hospital and the Munoz family agreed on crucial facts listed in a court document: that Marlise Munoz, 33, has "met the clinical criteria for brain death since November 28" and that "the fetus gestating inside Mrs. Munoz is not viable."

Plaintiff’s original petition for declaratory judgment and application for unopposed expedited relief. Cause No. 017-270080-14. “Erick immediately began providing cardio pulmonary resuscitation, and subsequently dialed 911.”

ibid. 6. TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE Section 166.049 states that “a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.” (Note: There are a couple of typos in this Declaration.)
 

Fetal Death Vs. Infant Death

In order to understand when to file a Certificate of Fetal Death, it is important to recognize the difference between a fetal death, a live birth, and an infant death. A fetal death is a death that occurred before labor or during labor or delivery. An infant death is a death that occurred after delivery, up to one year of age. Texas fetal death handbook, General Information, Chap 1.

Texas law regarding fetal death states: When a pregnant woman dies a fetal death certificate is required only if the fetus is removed from the mother’s body and the fetus weighs 350 grams or more, or if the weight is unknown, a period of gestation of 20 completed weeks or more at the time of the mother’s death.

COMMENTARY: Fetal Homicide Laws & Legal Abortion - The Common Denominator, Benjamin Wolf, July 30, 2009.
In March, a Texas Court of Appeals issued its decision in Sanders v. State of Texas. In that case, Sanders was convicted of killing Angela Alex and her unborn child. He was convicted based on a Texas law that prohibits intentionally causing the death of an “individual,” and defines “individual” as including “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.”

HOSPITAL SURRENDERS JAHI TO HER PARENTS

Camille Giglio
January 13, 2014

On December 9, 2013, 13-year old Jahi McMath walked into Children’s hospital accompanied by her mother for a routine tonsillectomy. Jahi was nervous about the surgery her mother said afterwards.

In the early grey hours before dawn on the morning of January 7th, almost a month later, following protracted court hearings, Children’s hospital reluctantly gave Jahi back to her mother, on a gurney, through a back door, near death, according to the family attorney, to be whisked away to a medical facility the family and their attorney would not disclose.

The family refused to disclose their destination they claimed due to threats against Jahi’s life and that of her attorney, Christopher Dolan of San Francisco.

During all this time there were almost daily updates regarding Jahi’s now perilous situation. The hospital declared that since, as far as they were concerned, based on the legal definition of brain death as a legitimate declaration of irreversible death they would no longer provide curative medicine. Neither would they perform the surgical procedures of a tracheotomy or insertion of a gastric feeding tube to support the life that the Winkfield’s protested was still there. Nor, would they allow an outside surgeon or medical team to enter the hospital to attend to Jahi.

The family and the attorney began using the media to appeal to the medical profession at large, to attend to Jahi. The hospital called in experts to examine Jahi. No surprise, they supported the hospital’s brain-death as total, irreversible death declaration. One Doctor even provided a very graphic written description of what would be happening to Jahi’s body as it began to de-compose.

Attorney Dolan called in Dr. Paul A. Byrne of Ohio who came at his own expense t o examine Jahi. Dr. Byrne, a well recognized authority on brain death cases, is a Board Certified Neonatologist and Pediatrician. He is the Founder of the Neonatal Intensive care Unit at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. and past-President of the Catholic Medical Association (USA). http://www.lifeguardianfoundation.org/

Dr. Byrne stated that Jahi "is not brain-dead." [She] "can recover with proper care."
He is quoted in court findings as also stating that with "proper nutrition and care, McMath can have meaningful recovery to the degree that she would not meet the `brain death’ criteria.
http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/leading-pediatrician-jahi-mcmath-is-not-brain-dead-can-recover-with-proper-care/.

All of the above are facts that we know about this disturbing case. There is much still to be discovered especially about the actions taken by Children’s hospital specifically during the three days from December 9th to the 12th for Jahi’s welfare.

Question 1. Who actually performed this so-called routine tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy? Was it a well-trained surgeon? Was it a trainee? His/her name has never been mentioned.

The medical profession has been sending out alarms about a lack of enough physicians and surgeons to care for all the patients and expected patients with the influx of new ObamaCare patients.

California Legislators have written bills authorizing an "expanded scope of practice" for lower eschelon medical personnel to be licensed to perform various routine or minor medical and surgical procedures - 2013 AB 1338/154, Assemblywoman, Toni Atkins, (D). Abortion by midwives, signed by Gov. Brown, begins this year. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/10/10/gov_jerry_brown_signs_new_abortion_law_in_california_now_midwives_nurse.html

Question 2. What treatment, if any, was provided to Jahi immediately following the "copious bleeding," that occurred and why did it produce a heart attack? Was it a major heart attack or a small one?
http://news.msn.com/us/state-investigating-oakland-hospital-after-girl-declared-brain-dead

Question 3. In the minds of the hospital officials, at the time that Jahi began to hemorrhage, did Jahi’s status change from being a tonsillectomy patient to a potential organ donor? Did Jahi’s parents refuse to permit their daughter to be used for her organs?

Declaring a person to be brain dead and be put on a ventilator, only, is the first step in preparing a patient for organ removal. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2969271&page=1

Question 4. Does a hospital obtain total and irreversible control of a person when that person enters a hospital? Are parental rights totally ignored or overridden as it appears the Winkfield family’s rights were denied?

The family claims that to this day they don’t know what happened in the OR or what caused the complications in this otherwise routine procedure. The hospital won’t tell them claiming privacy rights.

Question 5. What, exactly, does a natural death mean now-a-days? The Coalition for Compassion and Care is promoting palliative care only. This is obtained in most cases through signing of a POLST form - Physician orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. No curative care only a mixture of sedatives to block out pain and suffering from thirst and starvation.

This isn’t a natural death, It is starvation and dehydration. It is the medical promotion of death. It greatly resembles what Children’s hospital was doing with Jahi McMath’s care.

Question 6. Did Children’s Hospital Require the family to complete a POLST form for Jahi? A) perhaps not, I’m waiting to hear, but every hospital is mandated, according to Kaiser hospital personnel, to offer the POLST form to surgery patients.

Final question. Where was the Catholic Church in all of this? Where was the California Catholic Medical Association? Was there no one except the lone lawyer to demand that the parents right to seek help for their child be honored?

Obviously Jahi was not being given the care and respect that all human beings are entitled to as children of God, especially in the teachings of the Catholic faith. Where were the prayer requests during Mass for Jahi’s safety? Where were the Diocesan leaders who could have come forward to urge the hospital to reconsider its utilitarian evaluation of Jahi? All we have is the silence of the California Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the Catholic Church?

The family’s Pastor, Leon McDaniels of the Paradise Baptist Church gathered his congregation together to pray for a medical miracle. They seemed to understand that it would take heavenly intervention to save this child.

What a wonderful teaching moment it would have been if on that early cold grey morning of January 7th, a Catholic priest and or doctor had walked beside that gurney carrying Jahi to a safe haven?

COURT DECLARES JAHI’S NEEDS SUPERCEDE HOSPITAL’S DEMANDS

Camille Giglio

Oakland, Ca. 1/4/14. Following a day long court hearing in an Oakland Superior Court The McMath family Attorney has quietly announced a victory for Jahi McMath’s parents.

Children’s hospital of Oakland was ordered on Friday, January 3rd, 20 plus days after she was placed on a ventilator, to return authority over Jahi’s care to her parents.

The order further stipulated that Children’s hospital permit a critical care team to enter the hospital and remove Jahi from that hospital to another facility, which is, as yet, unnamed.

The family has until January 6th to make all the necessary arrangements, or, apparently on that date the hospital has been given the right to remove Jahi from life support.

The Judge rejected the attorney’s request to order the hospital to perform the trachea and gastric tube procedures since hospital spokespersons claimed that they would be performing unnecessary surgery on a non-living body. Jahi remains, at this point, without nutrition and hydration.

The hospital has maintained that their declaration of brain death is a declaration of total and irreversible death which, they declare, occurred on December 12th. The Coroner’s office has issued a death certificate in Jahi McMath’s name declaring that she is a deceased human being as of December 12, 2013.

The hospital will turn Jahi over to the Coroner who will give Jahi to her parents.

A caution has been given to the family by Children’s hospital, regarding the parents responsibility and accountability for Jahi’s condition once she leaves the hospital. The mother must acknowledge that the “transfer and subsequent transport could impact the condition of the body, including causing cardiac arrest.”

The hospital and, it would appear, the court papers continue to refer to Jahi not as a living human being, but as ‘a body’ a corpse, yet they illogically also speak in terms of this transfer possibly causing the corpse to have a cardiac arrest.

Jahi McMath not only entered a hospital on December 9, 2013, to have her tonsils removed, she has unknowingly thrown a spotlight on the darker side of palliative care.

Palliative, rather than curative care was what Jahi received. Palliative care is that form of care, or lack thereof, that a patient who is expected to die would receive prior to death, consisting mostly of a narcotic, especially if that patient has become an organ donor.

Between the dates of December 9, when the surgery occurred and December 12th some medical misadventure took place regarding Jahi’s care by the hospital and this otherwise healthy child was declared brain dead. Since the hospital has remained silent on what type of care was or was not given it is only speculation on the part of the public as to why this situation occurred.

When Jahi experienced a cardiac arrest did the hospital not treat this cardiac episode? Did they immediately assume that the parents would accept the brain death diagnosis and authorize her organs to be donated?

According to Children’s and outside medical spokespersons, it is rare that a family rejects a request for organ donation following a declaration of brain death.

The Teri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, seeing similarities between Jahi’s treatment and that of Teri Schiavo, have taken an interest in Jahi’s case and have been working to find a long term care facility for Jahi.

Following the heart attack Jahi was placed on a ventilator. The public only begins to hear about this sad case when the hospital approaches the parents to request permission to remove the ventilator.

Jahi’s parents, Marvin and Nailah Winkfield, refuse that permission and seek legal help from attorney Christopher Dolan to force Children’s hospital to maintain their daughter on the ventilator. According to the parents consistent statements Jahi is very much alive, removing her from the ventilator will kill her.

The hospital, however, declares that since she is brain dead they have no responsibility to treat her as though she is a living patient. The family, through their attorney had requested that a tracheotomy be performed to facilitate her breathing and that a gastric feeding tube be inserted to supply nutrition. The hospital refused and set up barriers to any outside medical person entering the hospital to perform those procedures.

Certain publicly unidentified hospitals apparently came forward to take Jahi into their care but upon learning that Children’s refused to first supply the needed trachea and gastric insertions, reneged and left Jahi to the mercy of Children’s hospital.

Judge Evelio Grillo of Oakland, CA Superior Court summoned Jahi McMath’s family, attorney, Christopher Dolan, and representatives of Oakland Children’s Hospital to meet and reach a settlement in the case of this hospital declared brain dead thirteen year old.

Marvin and Nailah Winkfield, parents of 13-year old Jahi have agreed to accept all responsibility for moving her to another, as yet, undisclosed, facility where they believe that she will get the nutrition and fluids that they believe Children’s hospital has been negligent in refusing to provide their daughter.

There has been no other news since the Friday court settlement. Though the court has recognized the parents authority over their child, her future is at this time still uncertain. Her parents seem to understand that her chances of survival are slim, but they have fought the legal powers fiercely to maintain their rights as parents.

If Jahi should not survive she will have had the opportunity to die in the arms of her loving parents, not at the hands of a legal system which cares more for its bottom line and reputation than it does for a vulnerable 13-year old child.

DON’T STOP THE VENTILATOR

Camille Giglio
January 1, 2014

Here is the latest update on the situation with 13 year old Jahi MCMath, a patient at Oakland, Ca. Children’s hospital who was, on Dec 12th declared to be brain dead following a routine dec 9th tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. This surgery was to correct to a sleep apnea problem, not for infected tonsils.

On December 9 this otherwise healthy girl enters the hospital. The surgery is performed. A few hours later she begins to bleed copiously from her nose and mouth and goes into cardiac arrest. She is placed on a ventilator.

December 12 she is declared brain dead and the hospital petitions the mother to remove her from the ventilator, declaring that she is totally and irreversibly dead.

The family refuses the request declaring that she is warm, she has a pulse, she is breathing on the ventilator.

The family contacts a law firm of Christopher Dolan of San Francisco, who eventually succeeds in obtaining a restraining order on the hospital with a deadline of Dec 30.

In the meantime reports of this situation begin to appear in local and then national news coverage. The family begins to look for another facility to care for their daughter because Children’s will do nothing more to care for the girl except, as required by law, to keep her on a ventilator.

A handful of hospitals come forward to agree to take her with the provision that Children’s place Jahi on a trachea tube and a gastric feeding tube. Children’s refuses, the hospitals withdraw their offer.

December 30 arrives. Once again the lawyer goes to the Superior Court to gain an extension which he gets until January 7. A state Appellate Court also issues a 24 hour injunction until the lawyer can develop

January 1, 2014, Jahi has now been without proper medical care and nutrition and fluids for 19 days. All this time she has had a pulse, her bodily functions are working. her skin is warm, she moves when touched. However, due to the heart attack and brain injury her bodily functions are diminished. Hormones that would be ordinarily produced have not been replaced with proper medications. She needs nutrition and hydration.

The hospital says she is dead and that “twitching happens in a cadaver,” yet her body has shown no signs of decay as one would expect of a cadaver after being dead for 19 days.

Her body is beginning to show the signs of the stress under which its been placed. An urgent call has gone out from her attorney and groups involved with supporting her life for an ENT doctor (ear, nose and throat) to go into the hospital and insert a trachea in order to facilitate her breathing. Of course, Children’s says that not just any doctor can come into our hospital. They need to be approved by our board.

Jahi and her distraught family are caught in a maelstrom of hotly debated medical and legal procedures. At the middle of all of this is the question of what is the meaning of brain death?

The definition of this term was developed in about 1962 by a team of medical experts for the purpose of facilitating organ transplant procedures. Brain death, then, is a legal term permitting a patient’s organs to be removed for transplant before the body has completely died. So, the question becomes: Is the patient targeted for organ donor really dead or still alive?

If still alive, then is there an ethical problem with causing death in a living patient for the express purpose of using that patient’s organs for someone else?

Was Jahi targeted as a potential organ donor at the moment she developed complications?

Did Jahi’s life and value as an individual human being become of secondary importance to the hospital’s bottom line? It should be quite obvious that something egregious happened to this child during or immediately after the routine surgery which the hospital failed to properly treat.

The hospital says that they have no more responsibility for this now dead patient. The family refuses to allow them to remove the ventilator/life support machine. If Jahi dies the hospital will be held liable. If she lives in a debilitated condition they will be held responsible. Even more serious than that is the question of brain death as a diagnosis.

The Public Health Department of the state of California is now investigating Children’s Hospital’s handling of this patient.

So far only one facility in the whole country has come forward to agree to accept Jahi as a continuing patient. However, she needs at the least a sub-acute care hospital and she needs a doctor to go into Children’s Hospital and perform the surgical procedures required to continue to sustain her.

Stanford and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospitals have sent doctors to examine Jahi and they have backed Children’s diagnosis of brain death and removal from the ventilator.

Dr, Paul Byrne, a neonatologist and pediatrician residing in Ohio, and President of Life Guardian Foundation, flew into Oakland on his own initiative to meet with the family and their lawyer and to examine Jahi.

In a statement given to LifeNews.com on the subject of maintaining Jahi McMath, he stated that: I’ve never seen a time to turn off a ventilator,” he added. “If a baby has a disease process that’s so bad that they’re going to die, then they die on the ventilator anyway. So you don’t have to stop the ventilator.”

Medicine has become a battlefield with science on the one side and ethics on the other. Who has the power of life and death over the individual? Is it science, government, society, a committee or is it really God after all?

California Right to Life Committee. Inc. 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. www.callifeadvocates.org/blog

AN 11TH HOUR REPRIEVE FOR JAHI MCMATH

Camille Giglio
December 27, 2013

Oakland. Ca. Thirteen year old Jahi McMath and her family are at the center of a very important expose of health care ethics and hospital policy.

Miss McMath, age 13, entered Oakland, California, Children’s Hospital on December 9, 2013, for what the family thought was a routine tonsillectomy accompanied, according to newspaper reports, by removal of some other bits of nose and throat tissue, with an overnight stay in the hospital. The tonsillectomy was performed not because her tonsils were infected, apparently, but in order to attempt a cure of a sleep apnea problem. This surgery has become somewhat routine.

Miss McMath, within hours, developed severe bleeding problems which, the hospital claims, sent her into a heart attack. Three days later she was declared brain dead and the hospital began urging the parents to allow them to remove her from the ventilator which was assisting her breathing.

No one seems to have asked the hospital the question of what happened in those three days between the surgery and the declaration of brain death? A heart attack, especially one occurring in a hospital should have received immediate and effective treatment.

The parents contacted the Dolan Law Firm to protect their daughter’s life and force the hospital to keep her on a ventilator.

The story was picked up by local newspapers and from there the news went nationwide. The hospital has refused to give any public statements on the girl’s condition citing privacy laws. Since there was little in the way of factual information on this patient, the debate has centered around the meaning of brain death and, at least in California, the legal authority of a hospital to remove a patient from life support by declaring that the patient is brain dead.

Oakland Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo, who became known to the pro life community for his defense of Planned Parenthood’s use of privacy rights in refusing to divulge those people involved in an abortion training program of midwives, AB1338, in 2012, issued a hold order on the hospital’s request to remove the ventilator until December 30, giving the McMath family time to find a sub acute care facility that will accept Jahi and treat her as a living patient. They will not divulge the name of this facility or in what city it is located.

Behind the scenes numerous pro life groups became activated in alerting their members to this case and in contacting doctors with expert experience in pediatrics and life-support issues.

The family of Jahi (pronounced Jah he) McMath have from all appearances made all the right moves in protecting their daughter from abusive treatment at the hands of what everyone has always thought of as a well-respected hospital. They have stated that they have health care coverage for the daughter.

Injecting a little bit of irony into all this, Children’s hospital, just prior to all this breaking into the news, mailed out a request for donations praising themselves for the fine work they have accomplished in returning badly injured and disabled children to health, family and community.

Working against a deadline of December 30 and removal of the ventilator, the family has located a facility willing to receive Jahi for continuing care. The catch, however, is that the hospital must perform surgery to attach a gastric feeding tube and tracheotomy to facilitate Jahi’s breathing.

The hospital says it will not do that because it is not efficient use of medicine to operate on a cadaver. They have said, over and over that the girl is dead, completely dead. The family attorney, Christopher Dolan of the San Francisco Dolan law Firm, may have to go to court to get an order for these procedures.

California Right to Life and other organizations have been saying for several months that 2014 will see an aggressive drive for a drastic change in end-0f-life treatments. We didn’t know it would become major news so quickly.

The media has been fairly positive in its reporting on this situation. However, their bias in this is subtle. They have continued to refer to Jahi in the past tense as though she had died. They would say: Jahi had, or Jahi was. One woman who called our office to ask what she could do to support the family reported that a radio station spokesman had told her that they do not use the word “life-support” preferring the term ventilator.

Ventilator is a neutral word concerning the patient. the term “providing Life-support” is an indication that the patient is alive. It sounds okay to close down a ventilator, but cruel land heartless to turn off a life support system.

Here are some of the issues surrounding end-of-life ethics, treatments and public policy.

Palliative Care. That term refers to providing only comfort and anti-pain medications, no drugs or surgeries. It can also include removal of food and fluids meaning that the patient dies slowly from starvation and dehydration, ala Teri Schindler Schiavo.

Hospice: There are two different ideas about Hospice and how Hospice is to be used. The original understanding of Hospice, originated in England with Dame Cecily Saunders during the 1970’s. It provides treatment for the specific illness(es) as well as palliative or comfort care and counseling for the patient and family, specifically for cancer patients just prior to that patient’s entry into the dying process.

The second type of Hospice is that which originated in Connecticut led by Florence Wald. Her program based on her training with Dame Saunders, began taking other than just cancer patients and taking them earlier than the traditional time of 6 months estimated prior to death. Hospice of American began in 1982 to receive federal monies through the passage of the Hospice Medicare Benefit. This piece of legislation declared that the hospice treatment was so beneficial to bringing about a peaceful and meaningful closure to life that “every citizen was entitled to it.”
http://www.nationalhospicefoundation.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=218

Terminal sedation. This is a technique used in palliative care for a patient exhibiting (presumably) deep and unendurable pain. This is a continuous application of a heavy sedative, usually morphine, given to a patient to ease their pain while allowing them some modicum of awareness and interaction with their care provider and family. However, it has become more the friend of the institution than of the patient. It’s cumulative effect is to so thoroughly suppress all awareness of hunger or thirst and often of consciousness that it hastens the death of the patient, not from their disease but from dehydration and starvation. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/onourownterms/articles/effect.html.

This is what many have been afraid that is being done to Jahi McMath without parental approval.

Palliative care is that type of “care” usually provided when a patient is to become an organ donor. Organs can not be taken from a thoroughly dead person. The organs must be freshly supplied with blood and nutrients. There is no indication as far as we know, that Jahi is being considered by the hospital as a suitable organ donor, but there is speculation about it amongst the medical profession and especially amongst pro life doctors who have become concerned about the secretive use of patients as involuntary organ donors.

Who needs death panels in ObamaCare when hospitals are already involved in setting death criterion and public policy is developing best practices to authorize it.

To see a full and very informative website on this whole subject please visit the Life Guardian Foundation directed by Dr. Paul Byrne. www.lifeguardianfoundation.org
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A RESPONSE TO THE PEW RESEARCH SURVEY ON END-OF-LIFE MEDICAL TREATMENTS

Camille Giglio
December 8, 2013

On November 21, 2013, the well respected Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project, published a very troubling survey entitled: Views on End-Of-Life Medical Treatments. http://www.pewforum.org/

What’s troubling about it isn’t their statistical figures, which are probably pretty accurate, as much as it is a question of what will special interest groups such as pro euthanasia and assisted suicide lobbies do with this statistical depiction of America’s lenient moral and ethical perspective on the value of human life?

The article starts off with a general and rather positive sounding one-line summation of their findings: “Growing minority of Americans say doctors should do everything possible to keep patients alive.”

However, a thorough study of the survey reveals that just the reverse might be taking place.

The Pew Research center chooses its own subjects to survey. Why did they decided to undertake this survey? What do they hope that people or groups will do with their findings?

Be assured that pro Death and Dying lobbies are well pleased with the results of
this survey.

Surveys are just statistics, numbers. Numbers by themselves don’t kill. It’s what people with agendas do with the numbers, how they turn numbers into tools of manipulative lobbying, that’s of concern.

Were the questions designed to elicit one’s actual knowledge of the medical care at end-of-life or were they manipulative questions designed to stir up emotions producing pre-determined answers? Did Pew, itself, have an agenda?

It’s also the questions that were not asked that could have produced a more in-depth depiction of the level of America’s awareness of medical treatments and procedures for the elderly, ill and disabled and why they chose the answers that they did.

The Survey, apparently of self proclaimed Christians, states that, considered as a whole, a large majority (66%) of American residents believe that suicide, assisted suicide or even euthanasia - especially for others - is not wrong in all instances.

This knowledge plays right into the hands of the pro-death and dying lobby, especially if statistics is now all that counts in determining ethics and morals.

One of the not too subtle messages within this survey is that people do have a sense of compassion for the ill, disabled and elderly, or those in pain, either mental or physical. However, this compassion is more like the quick fix, the moral and ethical leniency for the rest of us who must deal with those in pain.

Science and medicine fixes everything these days, the unwanted pregnancy, the barren womb, the slow or reluctant student, the social misfit, the melting ice caps and so on. Who needs ethics and morals?

Science views the human being not as an individual with goals, desires and intelligence. To the scientist, we are merely one subcategory of the animal kingdom, viewed as a group. Satisfy the majority within that group, getting it working harmoniously with other groups and then deal with those who are the “growing minority.”

Is the future of the ill and disabled, elderly or young, just to be considered as an economic burden? In the Affordable Care future are our lives to be judged by bureaucratic committee consensus?

A bare majority of Americans, 57%, said that parents of infants born with life-threatening defects should receive “as much treatment as possible.” Thirty-eight percent said that parents have the right to refuse treatment for their disabled new-born.

Obviously the latter group of respondents see these children as unnecessary economic burdens for a lifetime. Little to no money has been spent on them so far so taking their lives from them is seen, in the context of a utilitarian society, as a good for society.

Time, money, dedication to another in need has always been a definition of Christians, caring for and loving the other person as we love ourselves. But it was never before considered a utilitarian excuse for relieving that other person of their life to satisfy the needs of another.

Now, that growing minority mentioned above, viewed from a historical perspective is actually a decline of the universal understanding from another period, say, even as late as the 1960’s.

The survey, according to the official summary of the data, was administered via landline and cell phone from March 21 to April 9, 2013, to a “representative sampling” of 1,994 adults.”

Who were the individuals in this representative sampling?
Were they answering important life supporting medical practices based solely on their own emotions and experiences with ill and elderly relatives or friends or on full knowledge of current medical practices at the end of life spectrum?

Most revealing was Pews’ finding that Catholics, including both “white” (67%) and “Hispanic Catholics” (56%) especially when combined, represent the largest majority of those who now believe that prematurely ending one’s life in certain circumstances is morally permitted.

Mainline Protestants were lumped together coming in with a 71% rating.

Question: Why did they separate Anglo Catholics from Latino Catholics? Catholic means universal. The teachings of the Catholic Church are universal, i.e., the same across the world.

Are White, Anglo-Saxon Catholics being catechized differently than Latino Catholics?
Are any Catholics being catechized, taught from the pulpit, regarding the religious, moral and ethical perspectives of these very important issues of life and death?

A look into background information on the survey reports that respondents were also asked if they are : “strong” Catholics/Methodists/Baptists, etc, or “not so strong.”

That suggests that many of the so-called Catholic respondents might have been poorly or never catechized, meaning that they are nominal Catholics, knowing little to nothing about their faith teachings.

It could also mean that even though they consider themselves to be strong Catholics one has to wonder if they ever even heard a sermon on the basic teachings of the faith during a Sunday Mass?

We Catholics certainly hear a great deal from the pulpit about the Second Commandment Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself when it comes to collection plate time. But what do we hear about the 5th Commandment, thou shalt not kill?

Or, add the 7th Commandment thou shalt not steal to the 5th Commandment. Taking bread and water, the essentials of life, away from people is robbing them of life which is what is being sanctioned by this survey.

A pro death group in California called the Coalition for Compassionate Care is aggressively promoting their specialty form of DNR called a POLST - physician orders for life-sustaining treatment. The instructions accompanying this form states that medical personnel have the authority to fill out one of these forms for a patient (without that patient’s knowledge or consent) if the medical personnel believes it is in the patient’s best interest.

The form should really be titled physician orders for life-stopping treatment. www.coalitionccc.org

There was a time in the total Catholic population when, according to the Baltimore Catechism’s, 1969 revised edition, 5th commandment, Thou Shalt not kill , the practice of suicide was considered wrong, period. (St.Joseph Baltimore Catechism, 1964) WE had never even heard of assisted suicide then.

Now, the Catholic Digest online for instance suggests that though suicide is still wrong, “Pity not condemnation is the response of the church.” We, the faithful, were in denial regarding the pain and suffering…. that produced the action.” www.catholicdigest.com.

Well, we now are considering the pain a patient is undergoing, according to the Pew Survey, and we find that “suffering great pain with no hope of improvement, is the leading morally acceptable excuse for a right to “ending one’s life” (White Catholics-67%. Hispanic Catholics-56%), followed by: allowing people with an incurable disease to die, (White Catholic-52%, Hispanics-46%), living has become a burden, (47% & 33%), living is a heavy burden on the patient’s family, (40% & 23%).

Maybe the problem lies in the fact that few people understand the potential consequences to themselves and others in their answers? Maybe they don’t realize that their answers may be used to create legislation mandating a little euthanasia, just like happened with abortion?

Belgium and Holland have aggressive euthanasia programs. Those who watch the euthanasia movement fear that the United States is headed for a Belgium type euthanasia program. http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/08/5982252/euthanasia-in-belgium-safeguards.html

Let’s go back to the one-line summation for a moment focusing on the use of the term “growing minority” who believe that doctors should do everything possible to keep patients alive.”

What would the medical profession be doing if not keeping patients alive? In Belgium and Holland they are directly killing patients with or without consent. Do we want that”

What is involved with “allowing patients to die? How ill do they have to be before they can be put to death or put themselves to death? A week, 6 months, a year?
What if you have an incurable condition, say, diabetes, but you aren’t near death, you are otherwise healthy and in control of your diabetes?

What do you tell all the cancer patients who are in pain but fighting hard to overcome their cancer? Do you tell them their right to stay alive is too burdensome for society?

Do you treat them medically at all? Do you take away all medication, food and water and allow them to starve and dehydrate to death? Is that what Americans want for their loved ones? It is not a pain free way to die.

Are we not understanding that medical suicide is as wrong as the suicide of a teenager who walks in front of a train, as they seem to be doing in the San Francisco Bay Area? A healthy, seemingly vibrant teenager’s suicide fills the evening news, but the medical suicide of a 90 year old, otherwise healthy person, goes unnoticed.

What we have, it seems, is a growing majority of people, especially Catholics, who have become tragically confused about a central tenet of their Christian faith.

Or, put another way, a small minority of Catholics and Protestants are either returning to the teachings of their faith or never left it, in regard to respect for human life. This survey doesn’t give us a clue about this group.

The fear of pain and suffering is a powerful tool in the hands of the death and dying lobby, legislation for the so-called right to chose suicide or assisted suicide for ones self or loved one regardless of the age of the one suffering, has been tried in California a couple of times. It has failed, but with a survey such as this, one can expect another attempt in the near future.

The presumed burdensome situation of caring for an ill or disabled adult or child, the unknowable length of time that could be taken out of one’s own life to care for that person, can be a highly motivating factor, for some. The term Palliative care is actually a process not a medical treatment. It is defined as natural death by the death and dying people. But, in fact, it is removal of all medical interventions including artificially supplied nutrition and hydration i.e. tube feeding. This takes about two weeks for a patient to die and it is painful. To relieve the pain about which we are encouraged to be so sensitized requires continual and frequent doses of morphine either in larger and larger doses, or in more frequent intervals. This suppresses any desire for food and liquids and, can, with pulmonary compromised patients cause stoppage of breathing. They die not from natural causes of their illness or disability, but from dehydration and starvation.

Does today’s “Throw-away Society” include throwing away the more medically expensive members of our society?

Maybe the survey respondent doesn’t know that food and water supplied via a feeding tube is now legally considered artificial and extreme and allowed to be withdrawn?

One should recall the situation with Teri Schiavo, confined in a Hospice of the Sun Coast of Florida care facility where, though she was in a coma, possibly from a severe beating, she was not ill or near death. Her husband requested that all food and fluids be removed and she starved to death over a long and painful period. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_Schiavo_case

There is much to learn about what has become, according to Ron Panzer, Director of Hospice Patients Alliance, a billion dollar competitive and profitable business of death and dying. Death is being sold by many names; euthanasia, suicide, assisted suicide, palliative care, the Third Way. Many of these are derivatives of Derek Humphrey’s original Death with Dignity organization, and sold to the public by organizations such as Final Exit, Last Acts, Compassion and Caring, Hospice and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, http://www.nhpco.org/

There are many forms people are encouraged to sign which appear to give the patient the control over his or her last wishes, but, in reality are legal protections for the medical personnel administering the fatal doses.

I call upon the clergy to catechize the faithful, explain the foundation upon which rests the true care and compassion for our neighbor. Speak to us about the place of and meaning of pain and suffering in the world, in our lives. Teach us true compassion, which is the love of neighbor as thyself while there is still time. We, the faithful Christians will be happy to step forward and carry that message to our doctors, elected officials, teachers, businessmen. What does it mean to be created in the image and likeness of God? And let us begin truly recognizing and ministering to the less fortunate in the world.

Yes, words have consequences. In this case the questions to the Pew survey could have life threatening consequences.

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END NOTES:
Pew Research; Religion & Public Life Project; Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments.
In general 57 % of all adults said that their general preference would be to tell their doctor to stop treatments so they could die. 52% said they believed in suicide if they had an incurable disease and were totally dependent on another for care. 46% said they approved of suicide if they had an incurable disease and it was hard to function in day-to-day life. 49% of all adults said that they disapproved of physician-assisted suicide.

On the Question of the Morality of ending one’s life:
White Catholics said Yes if:
            67%=great deal of pain, no hope of improvement.
            62%=Incurable Disease
            47%-living is a burden (to self)
            40%=burden to family

Hispanic Catholics
            56%-great deal of pain no hope of improvement
            46%-incurable disease
            33%-Living is burden to self
            23%-living is burden to family

General View - end of life
            White Catholics: 80%-Some circumstances okay
                                            18% - must do everything to preserve life.
            Hispanic Catholics: 32% no hope.
                                            66% - must do everything to preserve life.

Margaret J. Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science: learning about organization from an orderly universe, 1994 paperback edition, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

The Sin of Suicide, Catholic Education Resource Center, Fr. William Saunders.
        “Each of us has been made in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:27) with both a body and a soul. Therefore life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death, and no one can justify the intentional taking of an innocent human life.”
http://catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0123.html.

Stealth Euthanasia: Health Care Tyranny in America; Hospice, Palliative Care and Health Care Reform, Ron Panzer, Director, Hospice Patients Alliance, Rockford, Mi. www.hospicepatients.org/this-thing-called-hospice.html.

Euthanasia choice for terminally ill children a step nearer in Belgium, the Guardian, November 27, 2013. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/27/euthanasia-terminally-ill-children-belgium

Wisconsin Right to Life, Providing food and fluids. “The trend to deprive patients of food and fluids began around 1983 with numerous court cases around the country.
http://www.wrtl.org/assistedsuicide/providingfoodandwater.aspx

According to Slate http://magazine.com on May 17,2012, only 1 in 10 people called for a Pew Survey questionnaire actually answer the call. That is down from a response rate of 36% just 15 years ago. Slate asks the question: How can we trust opinion polls when so few respond? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/05/survey_bias_how_can_we_trust_opinion_polls_when_so_few_people_respond_.html

Jan 5, 2006, Pew survey.
But Americans make a distinction between allowing a terminally ill person to die and taking action to end someone’s life. The public is deeply divided over legalizing physician-assisted suicide; 46% approve of laws permitting doctors to help patients to end their lives, while about as many are opposed (45%). http://www.people-press.org/2006/01/05/strong-public-support-for-right-to-die/

Pew Survey, 2013, final question. All respondents were asked to comment on what they considered to be the important elements for a “Good Quality of Life?” In order of importance: communication, feeding oneself, getting enjoyment out of life, living without severe, lasting pain, having long term memory, feeling worthwhile, able to dress oneself, short term memory.

The Cost of Dying, Bay Area Newsgroup (BANG), April 28, Section V, Choosing how you die, The Cost of Dying. http://www.mercurynews.com/cost-of-dying.

National Hospice and Palliative Care - www.nhpco.org and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine - www.aahpm.org are two entities within the same palliative care field of medicine but they appear to be competitors. The NHPCO is more the educational and public policy arm while the AAGPM is the legislative and medical professional lobby.

IS BILL GATES NOW DIRECTING CATHOLIC EDUCATION OUTCOMES?

Camille Giglio
November 18, 2013

In my previous report on Common Core Educational Standards I included a section on an interview conducted during the Friday morning, 11:00AM, Bishop’s Hour Program on Immaculate Heart Radio, 1620 AM dial out of Sacramento, in which Rick Maya Superintendent of the Sacramento Catholic Diocese was interviewed. The subject was the Acceptance by all California Diocesan school districts (10) of the Common Core State (education) Standards which, Mr. Maya assured us, was in no way similar to the sectarian CCSS but would be “infused” with Catholic Principles. CCSS is, he acknowledged, the roadmap to a common core of standards, but the Catholic curriculum would be the route taken (it’s called Social Justice) to attain that common core.

Apparently the Bishop’s Hour program received numerous unhappy responses to this announcement because last Friday, Nov 15, The Assistant Diocesan Superintendent, Laurie Powers, was interviewed to reassure listeners that the education of their children was not a “political endeavor.”

Further, she emphatically stated that there was no government funding behind the acceptance of the Common Core Standards. http://ihrarchive.org/archive/sbh-20131115.mp3.

She did seem a little confused about one thing. She used the phrase “the Whole person” as being the target for a Catholic education, yet did not seem to realize that that is also the mantra of the public education. She also seemed not to appreciate how impersonal and unfeeling it appears to use “person: rather than “child.” One wonders, also if she realized that the phrase, the whole person/child indicates that the educational system is, just like the public schools, presuming to take over the total development of every aspect of an individual’s life, physical health, mental health, nutrition, social skills, workforce training and preparation?

In referring to reading literacy for the 3rd grade she declared that there would be an emphasis on “informational reading” as well as the classics. Informational reading, just like in the public schools, is very utilitarian in nature. Children will read personal biographies and histories not for their literary skills, historic or creative sense but for the development of specific objectives pertaining to the training. For instance, if they were in a math class, they might read a book about a mathematician. If they were in a history class they might just be reading a book about Harvey Milk and his contribution to local history.

In the previous article I referred to above, a 4th grade public school class was reading the biography of Coretta Scott King. The class was being encouraged to draw from her life’s story certain values.

What modern day stories will the Catholic school kids read to obtain certain values? Will they read about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, George Washington Carver, St. Martin de Porres as examples of equitable justice or compassion?

The most unsettling statement Ms Powers made was that in 1997 Catholic Educators took a look at Catholic education, at least in California, and decided to develop curriculum based on the California state (public) School Standards.

What happened in 1997 to cause this? Please see below the notation on The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millenium.

About 22 minutes into the interview Ms Powers states that it is the goal of a Catholic education as reflected in the statements of the National Catholic Education Association, to create the lawyers, doctors, politicians, teachers of twenty years from now.

The question is: Will these future entrants into the professional world have any soul left?
Is reaching the top of the worldly ladder the end all and be all of Catholic education? Is it worldly prestige and power. If it is, then certainly a public school or home schooled education is less expensive, more protective of family values and leads to a better prepared, faith-fulled and compassionate adult.

Ms Powers says that when parents attempt to criticize this decision to embrace public school standards she encourages them to compare the public school’s goals and objectives with the Catholic School’s objectives. Well, I have, and it isn’t very different.

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CATHOLIC SCHOLARS BLAST COMMON CORE
In an unusual statement, 132 Catholic scholars wrote a statement highly critical of the Common Core, which they sent to every bishop in the nation. They urged the bishops not to adopt Common Core in Catholic schools and to withdraw it where it had been adopted. They conclude that the Common Core standards are designed as standardized workforce training, doing nothing to shape and inspire the hearts and minds of children. To read more visit: http://dianeravitch.net/2013/11/11/catholic-scholars-blast-common-core/

BREAKING: National Catholic Educational Association Responds to Common Core Concerns and Gates Foundation Grant.. The Cardinal Newman Society, Nov. 14, 2013, Joe Giganti.

Brother Robert R. Bimonte, FSC, president of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), responded today to mounting concern over the organization’s advocacy for the Common Core education standards in Catholic schools, and a related grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to train teachers on the Common Core, as revealed by Catholic Education Daily Last week.

Brother Bimonte apparently looks to deflect criticism by publicly outing other Gates Foundation beneficiaries in the email including the Archdiocese of Seattle, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic University of America and the Cristo Rey Network. “NCEA is not the first Catholic entity to receive a grant from the Gates Foundation,” he writes. But an examination of the other grants reveals none related to Common Core, which has been developed primarily under the sponsorship of the Gates Foundation, or to anything else controversial.

Patrick J. Riley, president of the Cardinal Newman Society said “Our schools need standards and assessments that keep the focus on key objectives of Catholic education,” Reilly told a meeting of bishops earlier this week. “Under Common Core, Catholic schools will be focused on very limited, secular goals, and their success will be evaluated with the same narrow criteria. Catholic identity is an add-on, not essential.”- See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/2678/BREAKING-National-Catholic-Educational-Association-Responds-to-Common-Core-Concerns-and-Gates-Foundation-Grant.aspx#sthash.NaTH27zR.dpuff

The Catholic Schools Standards Project. This website contains an audio interview of Dr. Loraine Ozar of Chicago’s Loyola University on the new Catholic School Standards, March 13, 2012. http://www.catholicschoolstandards.org/

The Congregation For Catholic Education: the Catholic School On The Threshold Of The Third Millennium. This is a 1997 report prepared by and signed by Pio Cardinal Laghi.

The Cardinal is urging the Church to prepare itself to enter into the Third Millennium by examining the purpose of a Catholic education. Cardinal Laghi encourages the church fathers to examine the role of the church in light of a “new socio-political and cultural context.

Paragraph 16 is entitled The Catholic school at the service of society. Here the Cardinal states: “The school…must be related to the world of politics, economy, culture and society as a whole. Paragraph 17 continues this refrain by saying that: “The Catholic school, therefore, undertakes a cordial and constructive dialogue with states and civil authorities…based on mutual respect ..[and] each other’s role [in the] common service to mankind.” http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_27041998_school2000_en.html

Federal Bills of interest

Camille Giglio
November 17, 2013

California is not unique in its penchant for passing intrusive health and education bills. Congress has quite a few of them. If you would care to track any of these pieces of legislation yourself you may link to govtrack.us. There is no charge. You can sign up to be notified whenever there is any activity on a particular bill of your choosing.

HR = House of Representatives.
S = Senate.

All of the following bills, submitted earlier this year and just now beginning to move, are interconnected, all carrying very similar titles and bearing on the same currently popular subject of School Bullying, or Safe Schools, or Strengthening America’s Schools and workplace advancement.

This will authorize the collection of data on behaviors in and during school time, adding counseling and restorative justice programs, all during the regular school, academic learning time.

They all focus on using the school time to modify students behaviors, instill government standardized ethics and attitudes. Should any of these bills make it through both houses one might suspect that it would in the end carry all the variations contained in all these bills.

S, 403, Linda Sanchez, (D-Cerritos, Ca) Student Bullying and Harassment. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 - ESEA - to add prevention of bullying and harassment of students.

HR 1199, Linda Sanchez, Safe Schools Improvement Act. Calilfornia co-authors, Susan Davis, (D), Karen Bass,(D), Lois Capps,(D), Barbara Lee, (D) Zoe Lofgren, (D) Grace Napolitano,(D) Jackie Speier,(D), Mike Thompson,(D).

The next bills focus on so-called strengthening [of] education for all.

HR 1652, Jared Polis (D-Co) also a similar bill S. 1088, Al Franken,(D) Public Schools and Sexual Orientation Discrimination. On the subject of Public Schools and perceived Sexual Orientation or gender identity in public schools.
The bill declares that harassment is a form of discrimination.

  • Cuts off educational assistance of recipients fouond to be violating any conduct made unlawful under this Act.
  • Allows lawsuits including recovery of reasonable attorney’s fees should the lawsuit prevail.
  • Places restrictions on receipt of federal educational assistance for any attempts to officially file for a waiver of defined misconduct under this act.
  1. 1094, Harkin, Strengthening America’s Schools Act. This was gutted and amended, though holding the same title.

Bill. It has multiple sections such as:
TITLE 1 - College and Career Readiness for All Students.
Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged.
Part B - Pathways to College.
Part C - Education of Migratory Children.
Part D - Prevention and Intervention for Children and Youth who are Neglect, Delinquent or At-risk.
Part E - Children in Foster Care.
TITLE ll - Supporting Teacher and Principal Excellence
TITLE lll - Language and Academic Content Instruction For English Learners and Immigrant Students.
TITLE lV - Supporting Successful, Well-rounded Students. (Eleven Sections to this title)
TITLE V - Promoting Innovation

A - Race to the Top, B - Investing in Innovation, C - Magnet Schools Assistance, D - Public Charter Schools, E - Voluntary Public School Choice.

Plus 4 more Titles.

  1. 840, Al Franken, School Principals - recruitment and training.

HR 1736, Susan Davis, (Ca) Principals in High-Need Schools, Recruitment and training.

  1. 1082, Al Franken,(D) International Baccalaureate Programs. Accelerated Learning Act of 2013. Financial incentives to get students enrolled in this international, or very expensive global education program. California already has more than a dozen IB World Schools enrolled in this. My understanding, based on the writings of Debra Niwa of Arizona, is that though a school may be directed to sign up for this program to some state or federal agency, the school is only approved by the IB Board of Directors which is headquartered somewhere in Northern Europe.

HR 1100, Janice Schakowsky, (D)-Ill) College Campus Mental health Services. This is linked with HR 1652 and S. 1094. This would require the development of a targeted public education campaign designed to focus on mental and behavioral health on college campuses.

This is only a partial listing of related bills focusing on “improving” education, employment, workplace treatment, mental health and any other opportunities for self aggrandizement that the feds can come up with.

THE POLST FORM IS NOT PRO LIFE FRIENDLY

Camille Giglio
Nov. 8, 2013

In 2008 the California legislature passed AB 3000, Health Care Decisions: Life Sustaining Treatment by then Assemblywoman and now state Senator, Lois Wolk,(D).

That bill was co-sponsored by (formerly named) Catholic Health Care West (now Dignity Health) and the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Amendments to that bill succeeded in preventing the POLST form from being authorized by the state but did authorize its sponsor, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California - CCCC, - full access to aggressive promotion of the form around the state. And, indeed it has been tremendously successful in obtaining acceptance and promotion from health groups, Hospice, religious groups, community organizations, the media, the film industry and even within some pro life groups.

It is being promoted under the banner of Palliative Care. People have become highly sensitized to consider that the centuries old idea of health care, such as the Hippocratic Oath, especially end of life health care is unnatural and coldly professionalized being based solely on finances. This subjects the patient and family to terrible suffering and anxiety because the patient’s wishes for a peaceful and natural death have been submerged to the heartless demands of a medical industry objectifying the patient and the family.

One newspaper reporter, using her position as the medical reporter to sell the POLST to the public has phrased it this way: “We all believe in natural child birth, why not natural death?”

The only problem with that is the POLST form does not bring about a natural death. It is a planned death, supported with legal force. The POLST is a tool for the CCCC to initiate its strongly held belief that human life has a utilitarian purpose and when that purpose, judged by the elitists is no longer useful, that that life costs the state too much money.

I will provide some examples:

I was recently sitting off in a secluded corner of a surgery waiting room in a Kaiser hospital. I happened to notice a 40-ish aged man approach the surgery sign-in counter, but paid little attention to him. Suddenly he was standing before me asking me to please be a witness to his “form.” He said, that he couldn’t have his knee replacement surgery that day if the form wasn’t signed and witnessed. He had to have the surgery that day he said with more than a little anxiety in his voice.

It was a Polst form. I asked him if he knew what he was signing? he said, yes, but it was just a knee replacement surgery, he wasn’t going to die or anything. Just please witness this so “I can get the surgery.”

It only occurred to me later that I should have insisted that he ask the receptionist at the desk why he had to sign this in order to have his surgery and why hadn’t he been told about it before hand? This is now, undoubtedly, a part of his permanent record, but will he even recall that he filled it out?

So, what’s so ominous about a POLST form?

POLST is similar to a DNR - Do not resuscitate, with the added measure of being a legally binding document that a doctor, a hospice, an ambulance team, a community clinic, must follow.

The form is one page printed on ultra pink card stock to make it quickly identifiable to medical personnel and follows the patient from hospital to long-term care facility/hospice.

Line A has two check boxes; yes for CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) or no for CPR which is portrayed as “allow natural death.”

Line B - Medical Interventions: has 3 check boxes indicating

  1. Full treatment which mandates the full resuscitative treatment and follow-up.
  2. Limited Additional Interventions, i.e. comfort measures only, CPR, and IV fluids. Also a secondary box which says Transfer to hospital only if comfort needs cannot be met in current location.
  3. Comfort Measures Only administered at scene.

Line C - Artificially Administered Nutrition. 3 check off boxes;

  1. No artificial means of nutrition, including feeding tubes (definition: starvation and dehydration)
  2. Trial period of artificial nutrition, including feeding tubes. (food and water, if supplied through a tube is now considered artificial means and, therefore, removable)
  3. Long-term artificial nutrition, including feeding tubes.

That’s all there is. A second page is devoted to Directions for health Care Provider.
Which states, in part:

  • The POLST form is voluntary.
  •         It wasn’t exactly voluntary to the surgery patient at Kaiser.
  • It provides immunity to those who comply in good faith. (Protecting the medical personnel from lawsuits pr criminal charges just like with abortion)
  •         Think about the elderly woman in the residential facility in Garden Grove. Ca. who collapsed and for whom the care provider refused to call for an ambulance or administer CPR? Her life could have been saved if either CPR was immediately begun or the ambulance came quickly. She did not die a natural death she died from suffocation.
  • It doesn’t replace an Advance Directive.

That’s right, it is for the here and immediate now. If you are in a restaurant or in a rehab facility and you choke on a piece of bread or meat and the EMT people ask if the lady has checked off A on the POLST form, it’s no CPR for you. The EMTs’ already have an understanding that its no use speeding to attend that person. They can take their time and just watch the person once they get there. Or, as the reporter, Lisa Krieger said with a shrug of her shoulders when asked: “well, the ambulance can just transport her to the morgue.”

How can there be any value to an Advance Directive, which is planning for the future? Can the POLST say no CPR, but the A.D. say yes to CPR?

What if you fall and break a hip but you’ve signed a form that says comfort care only?

Also California now has a law that says any health care personnel, nurse practitioner, doctor, midwife, or family member etc., can fill out and sign the form for the patient. The exact wording is: “A legally recognized decision maker (the janitor?) may request to modify the orders, in collaboration with the physician, based on the known desires of the individual, or, if unknown, the individual’s best interest?
Comfort care can often mean larger and larger doses of morphine until the patient has lost all touch with reality and desire for food or water.

No artificially provided water or nutrition. That’s starvation and dehydration.

Finally the form says that anyone can revoke the POLST form at any time. However, if you don’t know that your doctor or family member has signed a POLST, or you are already semi-conscious from too much morphine will you be sharp enough to demand that they tear up that form? www.caPOLST.org.

On one occasion my husband as designated decision maker, was called in for a consult with the doctor, the seriously ill family member and his ill wife. The couple had no children. The doctor stated that the hospital had done all it could for the man and he was going to be moved to a long-term care facility. While he was speaking a woman quietly entered the room claiming to be from the discharge office. Before our eyes the doctor seemed to disappear into thin air and the woman - not a nurse - began to ask what medical services the husband would wish to have provided to him in this new facility. She had a soft and soothing voice, making it seem like it was her heartfelt goal to meet every wish and desire that the patient had.

As she spoke I began to realize that she was selling the patient on signing the POLST form. I charged her with trying to get them to sign the form. She looked all sad and disappointed and declared that she just didn’t know what I was talking about. She had never heard of this form. This occurred in a Catholic hospital in Fresno which, it now turns out, is affiliated with Compassionate Care.

Later, I googled her name and found that she was very active throughout the Centrar valley in speaking for Compassionate Care and promoting the POLST form.

On another occasion, during a legislative term, there was a bill that would have mandated assisted suicide. Disability groups opposed the bill. The Disability people opposed A.S. because it denied them, as patients, the right to make their own decision regarding their health care and end-of-life decisions, their right to be in control, as it was explained to me.

The form is being quickly accepted because its promoters have learned to use the language of seduction to soothe the concerns of the wary. They have even begun to use pro life terms. We use the phrase: We believe in life from conception until natural death.

The abortion industry changed the definition of conception from the moment that the egg and sperm unite, to meaning the implantation of the fertilized ovum into the wall of the uterus, up to two weeks after fertilization as a way to promote birth control and pills such as RU 486.

The death industry is now changing the understanding of what constitutes a natural death as being one in which all medical interventions, including food and water, are removed and the person dies a medicated and lingering death, regardless of the patient’s age or seriousness of the immediate illness.

They have developed satellite community groups to help sell their product. One of them is a group called: Let’s have the Conversation. This groups trains people on how to discuss the issue of self destruction with friends, family and potential POLST signers. One suggestion they give is that a good time to bring up the conversation is at Thanksgiving, over the turkey dinner and a glass of wine.

Which brings me to my final example. A well recognized pro life Catholic Church recently held an end-of-life planning seminar for parishioners. The title of the seminar was “Let’s Have that Conversation.” One of the speakers, representing Palliative Care treatment was Vitas Hospice. Vitas is affiliated with, amongst other groups, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. Palliative Care is often also referred to as “The Third Way” or Stealth Euthanasia. www.vitas.com/default.aspx?tabid=81376.

Banks advertise as “full service banks.” Would you put your money in a bank that claimed we are only a partial service bank? A bank that has full service for some customers, but if you sign this form we’ll promise to only take care of some of your needs?

Why would anyone sign a medical care form that promises to only give you only partial service? Hospitals, especially newly built ones, are crammed with all the most modern up-to-date equipment possible with dozens of operating rooms. Why would they do that if they intended to only use a few or none of these pieces of expensive equipment on you?

Is this advancement in medical care or a step backwards to medieval practices? Is this social justice or discrimination based on a value judgement of your worth? Is this the Christian understanding of life after death or the humanist understanding of human worth and destination?

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End Notes:

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. A statewide partnership of regional and statewide organizations, state agencies, and individuals working together to promote high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care for all Californians. www.coalitionccc.org.

Defining Palliative Care. Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. www.capc.org.

SNEAKY ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Camille Giglio
October 27, 2013

The second wave of this two year term’s California education bills will soon be taken up in various committees. Of these 251 two-year bills CRLC has tagged 37 for tracking.

Of these mind-bending bills there are three that will bring about major changes in education policy. Common Core Standards may well be firmly entrenched as policy in California, but the question now for the legislators and stakeholders is…how do we package it attractively and sell it as a “good” to parents and local officials?

To get the full scope of this sneaky route to access to children we examine three bills:

AB 1194, Tom Ammiano, Safe Routes to School.
AB 646, Ken Cooley, (D), Public Education Governance: Regional P-20 Councils.
SB 45, Ellen Corbett, (D), Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998,

These three bills, and others, encompass the end objective of by-passing local elected education officers and having non-elected centralized non-education planners set global communitarian priorities using the students to improve the “health of the community.”

These are Hillary’s village people. they believe it is necessary to professionalize the raising of children to ensure their and their community’s future success as a sustainable community.

These people see a new way, a scientifically based equity driven pathway to success for all overseen by government officials and their appointed monitors.

AB 1194 sets the requirement for which community and government agencies may have access to the children in the classroom. and AB 646, sets up these “non-traditional” community partners as education advisors to monitor and track that equity in education goals are met.

SB 45, expands the scope of building codes and standards for all buildings,, including schools, to experiment with new and joint-occupants, (AB 1015, Kindergarten-University public education facilities Bond Act) and building materials.

AB 1194, Tom Ammiano, Safe Routes to School. This bill expands the 2011 Safe Routes transportation legislation by Assembly member V. Manny Perez, by requiring the state Department of Transportation and its usual mandate for funding construction of roads, streets, trails, rails, etc, to include an additional requirement of using 20% of the total funding for non-infrastructure (social agenda) training.
www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/bestpractices/legislation.

Sec 2333.5 of the streets and highways code is amended to read: “including public awareness campaigns and outreach to press and community leaders, traffic education and enforcement, bicycle and pedetrian safety, health and environment.”
Navigating M.A.P.-21: The Safe Routes to School Edition, audio/visual presentation, 8-26-12. (MAP-21=Moving Ahead for Progress.)

This includes student class time training. Are you sending your children to school to learn to ride bikes? Or, learn how to cook, or garden?

Do you send your daughters to Catholic high schools to learn about equity issues by being taken to San Francisco to hobnob with the denisons of the Tenderloin?

Or, even worse, to be encouraged to become Planned Parenthood peer counselors promoting birth control to their classmates as they are doing in LAUSD Roosevelt High School in East L.A.?

Each one of these non-infrastructure activities of the national Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Please understand that though the title contains the word schools, Safe Routes to School, as authored by Tom Ammiano, has nothing to do with protecting students from bullying, abductions, drive-bys, thievery, dog bites, etc. as they go to and from school or during school. There are other bills that will place marshals in the schools as well as mental health counselors and community health clinics that dispense vaccinations and contraceptives along with abortion referrals. Funding for this last item will come through the state budget and foundation grants.

“Safe Routes” can have a multitude of meanings, i.e. being socially or politically correct gets your child in the front door, parents cooperating with the schools to prepare their children to exhibit obedient additudes thereby opens pathways to future academic instruction, total acceptance of communitarian dogma by parents and students insuring future job security, etc.

In 2010, then Governor Schwarzenegger, signed an Executive Order S-04-10 creating a program called Health in all Policies - HIAP - and assigned it to the state Strategic Growth Council in conjunction with the state Public Health Department.
http://sgc.ca.gov/hiap/docs/about/Executive_Order_S-04-10.pdf

By 2011 California became a member of a nationwide networking of 18 government and private sector agencies entitled Safe Routes to School National Partnership - SRTSNP - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Check out the website for the Institute for Local Government: Sustainable Communities Learning Network; Updated Guide to Planning Healthy Neighborhoods.

Every state policy was to reflect some aspect of improving the health (emotional, mental, physical, financial, housing, transportation, nutritional, etc) of California’s communities thereby creating the perfect, healthy sustainable community, aka Obamacare. By re-structuring roads and highways, reducing gas emissions, improving water quality and significantly influencing the physical, economic and social environments in which people live, shop, work, study, and play, healthier and more productive communities would be created. Or, at least that’s what the government owned media has told us.

Again, what is meant by healthier or productive? Could it mean fewer children?
Schools may still offer mathematics classes through the STEM program, Science, Technology,Engineering and Math, but for instance the math segment if not monitored by parents just might be used to support a specific agenda.

As an example, The online website “On This Rock” reported that Northview High School in Southern California, had a Zero Population Growth banner hanging in its hallway. This banner, part of a math “project” declared “Zero Poulation Growth…it’s Up To You - No More Than Two.” Is that an addition or a subtraction project? www.on-this-rock.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-we-need-solid-catholic-schools.html.

Or, how about the recently passed Nancy Skinner bill on nutrition in schools? This is a part of the Michelle Obama endorsed, National Obesity Campaign and slavishly followed by State Superintendent of Schools, Tom Torlakson.

Here’s what happened in Richmond, Va. when parents signed up their preschoolers for the Henrico County Public School/Headstart Program:
The Daily Sheeple for October 22, 2013, reports that “Brown Bag Ban: Fed Gov Tells Preschool Parents No Lunch From Home Without a Doctor’s Note.
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/brown-bag-ban-fed-gov-tells-preschool-parents-no-lunch-from-home-without-a-doctors-note_102013

Other bills, reflecting the health-in-all policies agenda are:
• SB 301, Carol Liu, Kindergarten-University Public Education Bond Act. to construct and modernize education facilities.
• AB 1178, CalFresh, Raul Bocanegra, (D) Pupil Instruction: Promise Neighborhoods, access to food stamps for child development. (mandated nutrition programs in schools)
• SB 192, Carol Liu, Early Learning and Educational Support Services. Federal Race-to-the-Top Early-Learning Challenge Grants allowing pre-school to include 30 month old babies.
• AB 959, Susan Bonilla, Pupil Assessment. Aligning students with college and career readiness.

This is the true core of the Common Core Standards. These bills, though indexed as education bills are, in reality, workforce development bills aligned with sustainable, planned communities of the future. What makes them education bills is that their goals are achieved through brainwashing the students to accept the new order of society.

P-20 stands for Pre school through 4 years of college. In other words, non-elected community advisory groups who would be establishing and assisting in implementing education policy.

I quote from the official legislative analysis of this bill, “This is an employer-education partnership model of a regional P-20 Council…to help align preschool, K-12, community college, four-year college and graduate and professional education programs and funding to advance strategic educational and economic outcomes.

AB 1015, Curt Hagman, (R) School Facilities: Joint Occupancy. Provides incentive grants from the state Allocation Board for building of remodeling schools, including extending those grants to community organizations for the purpose of joint use of the school grounds and facilities, such as child care, extra curricular activites, or, just maybe community clinics.

SB301, Carol Liu, (D) Kindergarten thru University Public Education facilities Bond Act of 2014, would develop bonds to raise funds for new school facilities by statewide general election. This could become part of the 20% of Department of Transportation dollars for non-infrastructure programs Ammiano seeks in AB 1194.

The Leroy F Greene School Facilities Act, SB 50 of 1998, authorized bonds to be sold to finance school construction in a statewide general election. This Act has been used a multitude of times to expand just what qualifies as school construction and class-size reduction.

That we have any children at all in the state of California can be attributed to the Pro Life ethic still present in California since the original state abortion legislation of 1967. These devoted people have risked the loss of life, limb, family members, finances, reputations, careers to protect and defend the lifes of preborn babies.

Accusations of not caring what happens to these babies after they are born are false charges. We also follow the biblical admonition that they ae to be resisted with as much enthusiasm who would lead the (born) children astray
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Abortion has cheapened life creating the view that people are burdensome valued only for their productivity to the group. The very people who cry that our constitutional and ethical way of life has created financial, educational and social divisions are profiting financially and politically through these very things that they themselves have been instrumental in creating, at least in our minds if not in reality.

Our children still need rescuing only this time its from the intelligentsia. Please help defeat the above listed bills. Write, phone, email your legislators.

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End Notes;

Health in All Policies Task Force Report to the Strategic Growth Council, Executive Summary. December, 3, 2010. www.sgc.ca.govvv.

National Association of Local Boards of Health. www.nalboh.org

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance. Safe Routes to School Programs www.dot.ca.gov

State of California, Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Health In All Policies Task Force, www.oag.ca.gov.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership/Voices for Healthy Kids,
www.saferoutespartnership.org/resourcecenter/activeplaces

Health and Health Equity in State Guidance, May 10,2012, Implementation Plan,
pg 2 & 4. Role of the Task Force:
The Executive Order (EO)2 that created the HiAP Task Force declares that the population’s health and well-being are critical components of a prosperous and sustainable California, and that policies that influence the physical, economic, and social environments in which people live, work, and play influence the adoption of healthy lifestyles.

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental
and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Health is a fundamental component of quality of life, and a healthy population is a critical building block for a sustainable and thriving economy. Health increases workforce participation and productivity, while illness and injury impact the productivity of the individual, and their family members. Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization, adopted June 19,1946. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hist/official_records/constitution.pdf.

Health in All Policies; a Guide for State and Local Governments.
http://www.phi.org/resources/?resource=hiapguide.

Institute for Local Government: Sustainability Best Practices Framework: 2013 Update.
www.ca-ilg.org/sustainabiliyy-best-practices-framework.

Real costs of California’s outdated Flammability Standards, Contra Costa Times OPINION, 10/25/13, authored by Jean Hansen, Michael Green and Jim Weitkamp.
“We are all in the business of building for a healthier future, and AB127 is a step forward in creating healthy environments in all of our communities for generations to come.
www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_24387342/real-costs-californias-outdated-flammability-standards.

California Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center, TARC, “Classroom Activities and Pedestrian and Bike Training Resources. Provides ideas for classroom activities that provide pedestrian and bicycle safety education and encouragement.”
www.casaferoutestoschool.org.

Federal Programs Preschool Collaboration Agreement: Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU)
BEtween Henrico County Public Schools and Henrico County Head Start.

COMMON CORE STANDARDS, A PRESCRIPTION FOR EDUCATION?

Camille Giglio
October 10, 2013

Question: can a community’s health and productivity be raised through educational policies based on instructing children in a one-size-fits-all scientifically based government approved curriculum?

California legislators think it can. As of October 13, 2013, close of term, Governor Brown has signed at least 32 education bills that tighten the strings on aligning California with federal educational mandates creating partnerships between the Departments of Education and Health while at the same time loosening the reins on local county boards of education and parental control.

Going a step further, one should ask who is to gain from this, the student, the bureaucrat or the community?

Sorry, that’s a catch question because all of this new education, based on pre-planned outcomes is really an experiment and America’s children are the latest guinea pigs.

The one-size-fits-all universal, global education, some might say training, is now called Common Core Standards. It was once called Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top. All of it created by a combination of federal and state legislation which the media never reports or reports in such a way as to make it seem to bear miraculous results.

ObamaCare is a one-size-fits-all federal model for universal health goals and outcomes. Common Core State (education) standards is a one-size-fits-all universal model for federal governance of pre-planned educational outcomes.

Critics of CCSS think of it more as a mandate to gather personal and private data on every person in the United States, every day, every month, every year; having federal bureaucrats analyze the data, returning it to the states as Best Practices, to be followed until the next change.

In other words, the federal government has found a way to circumvent states rights placing the feds directly into the centralized authority position of over one’s individual health and education outcomes, starting with home visits to pregnant women, thereby guaranteeing a healthy and productive citizenry in which one is trained to combine one’s own goals and desires with that of society in general.

The current legislative term, which ended on October 13, has had 119 education bills signed by the Governor and entered into law. These bills cover a wide range of topics such as; personnel, administration and curriculum, education finance, postsecondary education and Miscellaneous with an additional 41 sub topics.

So far 32 of the initial 66 education bills that we tagged have been chaptered. Only two were authored by Republicans, Tim Donnelly, AB 424, requiring that the History-Social Science framework incorporate a study of our state Constitution, the Magna Carta and Articles of Confederation into the education framework, and, Mimi Walters, SB 185, dealing with contracts to purchase “standards aligned” educational material for public, charter and private schools, in both printed and digital format

Donnelly’s bill was in response to the myriad of bills authored by Democrats mandating that the history-social studies framework include such things as Assemblyman Rob Bonta’s study of Caesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement, AB 123, Voter Education, AB 700 by Jimmy Gomez, and Ian Calderon, SB 552, Violence Awareness classes, AB 166, Roger Hernandez, Pupil Instruction, Financial Literacy, SB 201, Carol Liu, Materials: Academic Content Standards: English Learners. brings instructional materials for English learners into alignment with CCSS, K-12 plus Liu’s AB 247, Pupil Assessment, and SB 330, Alex Padilla, Mental Health Instruction to Educate Students. This latter bill bringing us into conformance with the 264 page California Health Framework for Public Schools. 2009 edition. (please see end notes)

Rounding out the alignment with Common Core and federal requirements are: AB 626 by Nancy Skinner, Nutrition. This incorporates ObamaCare’s health for all into the school cafeterias and aligns the state with the Pupil nutrition, health and achievement Act of 2001. Two companion bills, AB 547, Rudy Salas, High School and after School Safety and Career Exploration which includes a mandate to provide nourishing snacks for students who stay after school for activities, plus AB 514, Rob Bonta, Safe Schools Safe Learning, anti-bullying reporting. And, lastly, SB 490, Hannah-Beth Jackson, aligning Community Colleges with the Common Core Standards.

Donnelly’s bill was included in an unusual signing message from the Governor. (He is required to submit veto messages, but not signing messages) In it Brown admits that a package of 7 bills, including a lead bill by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, AB 484 Pupil Assessments: Measurement of Performance/Progress brings California more firmly into line with the federal Common Core Standards. This bill eliminates the STAR testing program and replaces it with the Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress system, better known as Smarter Balance Assessment. State Superintendent of Schools, Tom Torlakson, originally a Humanities teacher in an Antioch High School and a fitness devotee, is the main supporter of this bill.

Critics refer to this Smarter Balance as the guaranteed evened out balanced outcome scores of everyone with no one flunking, no matter how inaccurately they answer tests. It’s not the answer that they are looking for but the thinking process the student went through to arrive at an answer, any answer. This is called “thinking outside the box.”

But, I mentioned frameworks in a previous paragraph. What is a curriculum framework?

Here is a clear definition from Wikipedia:
Curriculum Framework is part of an outcome-based education or standards based education reform design. The framework is the first step, defining clear, high standards which will be achieved by all students. The curriculum is then aligned to the standards, and students are assessed against the standards. As compared with traditional education which is concerned only about delivering content, a standards based education reform system promises that all will succeed if all are held to high expectations. When the standards are reached, there will be no achievement gap where some groups are allowed to score lower than others, or the disabled are offered different opportunities than others. All will meet world class standards and be qualified for good colleges and trained for good jobs which pay good wages. In a traditional education system, the curriculum was defined by those who created textbooks rather than government bodies which assembled groups of stakeholders to create standards based on consensus of what students should know and be able to do.

There are a large number of bills that were held back during the 2013 term. These bills may come forward upon the legislature’s return from recess and be turned into two-year bills. These are corollaries to the one’s listed above.

The most lamentable part of all this invasive legislation is the lack of opposition from parents, conservative groups, religious groups, Republican or Tea Party groups.

Political Leftist/socialist legislators urged by self interest stakeholder groups are writing the legislation and Governors and the President are signing them into law, but it is we, the people, who are letting them do it. Please help spread the word amongst friends and family that there are freedoms to be won or lost depending upon how much we value our American independence.

We are witnessing the devaluation of humanity and it will be our future generations who will bear the burden of our apathy.

The pro life community is realizing that the next level of devaluation is human life at its ending. With the power and authority firmly in the hand of leftists and anti-Christians, assisted suicide and even euthanasia will begin to be felt in our country and state. The state Democrat Party already has a death with dignity plank in its platform.

Visit your elected officials. Let them know that you are aware of their voting records and goals, express your concern and remind them that they represent all their constituents, not just the special interest groups whose main purpose is to make a living off of human yearnings.

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End Notes

Political Outcast, May 29, 2013 “Common Core”: The ObamaCare of Education. http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/05/common-core-the-obamacare-of-education/

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 30, No 6, December 2005, Duke University Press. “Can Education Policy be Health Policy? Implications of Research on the Social Determinants of Health.”
        Research on the social determinants of health has demonstrated robust correlations between several social factors, health status, and life expectancy. Some of these factors could be modified through policy intervention. National-level public policies explicitly based on population health research are in various stages of development in many Western countries, but in spite of evident need, seemingly not at all in the United States. Because research shows such a strong association between education and good health, we offer evidence to show that at least two pressing problems in American society, namely the uneven distribution of educational attainment and health disparities linked to socioeconomic position, may be ameliorated through policy initiatives that link quality early childhood care, child development programs, and parental training in a seamless continuum with strengthened K–12 education.

California Health Framework for Public Schools, 2009 edition. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/documents/healthfw.pdf. This is the complete agenda for the concept of teaching the “whole child.”
Healthy Schools, Healthy People, K thru 12, prepared for a conference on Healthy Schools, Healthy People, held January 15-17, 2003. This conference was, apparently, the preplanning for the 2009 Health Framework mentioned above.
http://www.tcoek12.org/tcoeforms/health/health  framework.pdf.

Much of the content of this above mentioned draft came from the Association for the Advancement of Health Education, originally published in 1994.

Governor’s Message, 10/2/2013, “The Governor’s 2013-14, signed in June, invests $1.25 billion in professional development, instructional materials and technology to support the implementation of Common Core Standards in California.”

Public Health Nutrition, “School-based nutrition education: lessons learned and new perspectives, Public Health Nutrition/Volume 4/issue 1a/February 2001 pgs 131-139.

        “Community trials suggest that nutrition education is an accessible effective tool in health promotion programmes with a focus on the development of healthy eating practices.

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION:
LESSONS IN DEBAUCHERY

August 29, 2013
Camille Giglio

Lesson #1. In 1965 as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty he signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA - created by the United States Department of Education.

The overt original goal of the Act was to provide financial aid to schools with a certain percentage of low-income families in order to “close the skills gap in reading, writing and mathematics”. Few people paid attention to the more subtle ramifications of this entry level move by the federal government to gain access to local school systems. The Act was amended about every three years. By 1972, a few parents and groups began putting out alerts about the ESEA containing authorization to instruct students in sex education. I attended one of those meetings.

You may recall the efforts made in the 1960’s and 70’s to stop the deceptively titled Family Life Education being promoted across the country and here in California. Many far sighted parents and concerned citizens warned that the sex promoters wouldn’t stop there.

Lesson #2. Legislatively authorize bureaucrats to set universal standards. In the succeeding years more emphasis and more fiscally punitive measures were placed on schools who failed to show federally required achievement of certain mandates. Greater emphasis came to be placed on all around student achievement otherwise known as Lifestyle choices, and specific classroom instructions. The collection of data on results was required. Development of parental involvement in achieving goals became a mandate.

In other words, as more and more state legislation authorized the funneling of federal money to states and from states to school districts and, ultimately to your school, the federal government slipped quietly into a major position of control of local school and curriculum and lifestyle goals. Local elected officials are being moved to the background while federal bureaucrats move into local prominence.

Lesson #3. Challenge the ability of the local authorities to properly carry out their duties. The California legislature and the state Department of Education have eagerly gone along with this federal intrusion in what began early in Life on American soil as private, religious and local parental control of the education of one’s children. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

We, in California, are now at a point where the federal government, as a result of legislation authorizing federal funding in local schools, are beginning to directly receive grants, ignoring school district elected officials. Common Core (universal) Standards and International Baccalaureate Studies are examples such as SB 421, Exam Fees, International baccalaureate Diploma Program grants

Other misuses of education are:

School nutrition/feeding programs, AB 626, Skinner, D-Oakland and AB 290, Alejo, for breakfast, lunch (and in some cases dinner during school season and summer). Getting more and more students signed up for school meals, now, in California, allows the bureaucrats to also sign up the students for entry into the healthy family programs which aligns the students with all the reproductive services the state has to offer.

School based health centers are handing out condoms to students and classroom sex ed is showing students how to apply said condoms. Parents are denied access to information about their child’s attendance during school hours, at Planned Parenthood shops, by law.

Best Practices is now the religious mantra for ethics and morality in the classroom rather than God’s Ten Commandments. No one ever asks, best for whom?

Transgendered students (even the word student is a neutered word) uncertain as what gender they are on a specific day, are now authorized to invade the privacy of the bathrooms and locker rooms of either sex, AB 1266 signed by Gov. Brown. One wonders if the state Capitol will open up its restrooms to either sex? Children are being taught in school that there may be only two sexes, but there are five or more genders.

Mental health clinics are coming on campus, There are a total of 169 mental health bills dormant and active, including AB 357 by Richard Pan, Healthy Child Task Force.

This bill did not get out of committee, but it clearly shows the intent and focus of this legislator who, by the way, was the author of the AB980, abortion clinic construction (de)regulations and the Gardasil authorization bill of last term.

Students are being referred out of class for abortions, Planned Parenthood has clinics on some campuses in the L.A. School District, including Roosevelt High in East L.A.

Classroom subjects include the history of gays as well as the farm Labor Movement, AB 123, Bonta, (D-Oakland) to name a few, and parents are told to butt out.

Last term’s bill to authorize direct referrals of students for mental health counseling is now fleshed out with this term’s Safe Schools and Safe Learning Act of 2013, AB 514, Bonta(D-Oakland) Also AB 547, Salas.

The understanding is now within education circles that student’s are the community’s responsibility not just “the household’s.” The school is now held more accountable for student success and health than the is the family, See: melissaharrisperry.com, MSNBC Promo, “Critics slam MSNBC host’s claim that kids belong to community, not parents.” 4/9/2012/FoxNews.com”

Lesson #4. Federally gain control of the educational system. President Ronald Reagan never kept his promise to remove the U.S. Department of Education, formerly a mere Office of Education, formed under Lyndon B. Johnson’s term. The big push now is for states to adopt what is so nicely referred to as Common Core Standards for education. What the feds, the foundations and the lobbies really mean is the forceful implantation of one big globally set bureaucratically approved universal Master Plan for Outcome-Based Education incorporating the mandates of the workforce training goals into what will euphemistically be called education. AB 484, Bonilla, (D-Concord) Pupil Assessments: Measurement of Performance/Progress. This is the last nail in the coffin, so to speak, for local control and privacy of personal and family data.

Lesson #5. Convince parents that only professionals know how to raise a child. In some areas of California schools have become Community Centers open 24/7 for the entire community to receive social services, health and mental health counseling, feeding centers, employment centers, gardening co-ops and anything else that a group can get a government grant to set up. http://www.communityschools.org/

Lesson #6. Pretend that parents are the primary educators of their own children. Let’s not forget that we are being admonished to surrender our 3 year olds to pre-kindergarten classes where physical and mental health behaviors will be carefully observed, because the experts at California Commission on Children and Families - First 5 - understand that children now need an “early start” if the professionals are to prevent them from becoming young criminals.

Lesson #7. Lower the quality of medical care for citizens. California Healthline, Monday, August 19, 2013, published a report that the California Supreme Court unanimously decided that public schools have a right to allow unlicensed - but trained - school personnel to administer prescription medication to children.

Right now the reasoning is based on the needs of diabetic children to get timely insulin shots. The come-on is; there are not enough school nurses to accommodate the need during school hours. This is supposed to cause panic in taxpayer hearts imagining the children collapsing all over the place for lack of an insulin shot.

Responsibility for “school nurses” was taken from the education budget a long time ago and given to the Department of Public Health to establish full service health clinics within schools. Apparently there were too many school nurses at one time. Do the bureaucrats really know how many is enough or will it be the union bosses or Workforce Development offices who make that determination?

Is this full health care or full and universal employment?

Who knows what the excuse will be in a year or so. During the recent battle over authorizing the school nurses to give Gardasil shots to our kids without parental consent, I joked to a reporter who called, that soon we would be authorizing the janitors to provide health care to our students. Today, teachers, tomorrow, the janitors.

And, of course, at the same time that the CNA is lobbying for midwives to take over the physician’s job in committing abortions because they are so well qualified for, as they call it, simple procedures, AB 154, they are protesting allowing non-nurses to give insulin shots because its too dangerous to let just anybody (like mothers) give the shots.

The little red school house is no longer about education but about salaries, pensions and health care benefits and power for the education villagers.

Lesson #8. Destroy the family unit. Senator Mark Leno, (D-S.F) has a bill, SB 274, to authorize recognition of the legal right of a child to be assigned more than two parents if a judge determines that that is in the best interests of the child. (why aren’t the teachers complaining that that’s too many parents come teacher/parent conferences?) This was tried last term and failed. All this is in direct line with in-vitro fertilization creation of human lives. Apparently more and more in-vitro donors want to come out of the test tube and turn the family into a democrat majority. The LGBT lobby has successfully degraded the Rite of Marriage now they are trying to break up the ancient and traditional right of children to parents. With this legislation someone could also, in future, decide that it is no longer to their benefit to be one of the parents and drop out taking monetary support with them.

Though we blame Obama and his Executive Orders for much of the change and social turmoil, he is only the latest transitioner-in-chief. Many who comment on the social scene end their articles with the warning that “people had better wake up before we lose our children and our Country,”

Here is a wake-up call from The Quotable Fulton J. Sheen, pg 33, regarding children: “Lenin once said that he cared not how many people in Russia over fifty opposed Communism; all he wanted were the children.”

Lesson #9. Distract the citizens. While we are all arguing over whether Obama’s a citizen, or who is going to pay for health care, or whether Common Core education is a positive or a negative, the federal government is getting our children classroom by classroom, federal grant by federal grant. Will you continue to allow that to happen or will you fight to protect the children from a future enslavement to the Government Nanny State?

NEARING THE END

The 2013 legislative session is drawing to an end.
Camille Giglio

Dozens of bills are now awaiting final action on the Senate or Assembly floor or the Governor’s desk.

In the 1960’s there began to be a great emphasis on what was cynically referred to as psycho-babble, touchy/feely psychology or the beginnings of the “me too” generation. Former Assemblyman John Vasconcellos wrote a book blaming family and church for all the problems of the world. He spent his whole time in the legislature trying to pass a new education master plan in which children would be relieved of these restrictive ideologies.

Over the years and quietly before our eyes, all of this was slowly and quietly, through university professors, foundations and lobbying groups, being slipped into position as public policy and political candidates were using clever and deceptive language at times to convince the voters that America needed change which could happen through health care and education.

Over the years pro life groups including ours have watched and recorded this this movement to change America and its Christian basis. President Obama is not the first to lead the change charge nor, probably, will he be the last. He has been the most successful and efficient in gathering support from the public in this effort.

The same modus operandi has been going on within the states, Governor Brown and the Democrat majority in the legislature along with some Republicans are merely the latest in a long line of change agents for California implementing the designs of these progressive organizations and leaders.

This legislative term appears to be producing the culmination of years of efforts to place California in the lead position bringing this change to fruition. Much of ObamaCare is in place or soon will be. Common Core education standards - direct federal intervention in local affairs - is being promoted. Today’s 8/14/13 Contra Costa Times article “New Standards Confuse,” speaking about whether or not the California public is ready to accept Common Core, implies that there is a “heavy” campaign soon to begin encouraging acceptance of the new education master plan, k-20. Yes, I said 20, not K-12 anymore. This article refutes a previously published article in the Times, referring to the same Pew survey results, which claim that parents accept the continual testing (data gathering) portion of Common Core Education Standards.

So far the Governor has vetoed two bills which we opposed:

AB 926, Susan Bonilla, Reproductive Health and Research, paying women who donate their reproductive eggs for research; and, SB 540, Mark Wyland, Career Technical Ed: Recognition Certificates. Substituting a certificate of training in place of a diploma.

Gov. Brown’s veto message regarding SB 540 is a great example of his confused thinking:
“I commend the author for wanting to encourage students to enroll in career education, but this bill does not comport with the principle of subsidiary, so important to a sound allocation of power between state and local authority.”

Brown has taken this explanation right out of his Catholic seminary student days. Too bad he hasn’t been using this principle on all the Obama Care and Common Core global education legislation.

Richard Pan’s AB 980, building standards codes for abortion clinics. Will be heard in Senate Appropriations on August 26th. The language of the bill has grown strident, “It is the intent of the Legislature to preempt, and to render inoperative, Section 1226.7 of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the California Building Standards Code.” This means that building codes pertaining to clinics providing abortions will be no different in sanitation/plumbing, room size, entry shall be no different than any exam room in a strip mall clinic.

AB 154, Toni Atkins, midwives performing abortions, is still awaiting a final floor vote. At its last hearing the Senate appropriations committee placed the bill on Suspense due to the amount of funding required to implement the bill, however, an Appropriations Committee spokesperson told me that the bill was passed on to the Senate floor because they did not find it exceeded their funding limits of either $50,000. for a General Fund bill or $150,000. for a special fund bill. The last time we saw the bill it had a total of $300,000. in it.

Several bills and Resolutions have been either signed or Chaptered, including:
SJR 2, A resolution urging congress to approve the Violence Against Women Act - WAVA - a federal bill embracing the UN position on Women and Children’s rights over the U.S. Constitution.

Four bills, by Sen. Ed. Hernandez expanding Medi-Cal and the numbers of those who can receive health care coverage. Also a bill AB 643 to expand those groups and community agencies who may have access to pupil records.

Twenty-nine bills which we tagged in health and education are on the Governor’s desk awaiting his decision. Plus many more sent to either of the Appropriations Committee suspense files.

Here are a few examples of media publications designed more for manipulating one’s mind than for delivering facts.

1.7.13, State Assembly speaker, John Perez,(D) rents out the Sacramento Catholic Cathedral, (as usual) for an interfaith prayer service convening the state legislature. Perez is openly homosexual and enjoys a 100% support rating from Planned Parenthood.

Question: Why is the Catholic Church renting out the Blessed Sacramento Cathedral to a body which in the main, opposes everything about the church? Is the Bishop in support of the Democrat agenda?

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s AB 460, fertility, would delete any requirement for proof of infertility for gay and lesbian couples or individuals to receive fertility treatment payments, at the insurer’s expense, simply because their sexual unions cannot produce children? That’s sort of like paying farmers not to grow wheat. Neither Ammiano’s website nor the progressive media mention this bill.

The Sunday, August 18, Contra Costa Times, publishing an Associated Press article that declares “Most parents back standardized tests.” This is in reference to acceptance of the heavily promoted Common Core Standards to be implemented in conjunction with federal education and universal education innovations.

A YouTube presentation on Common Core standards, shows a Chicago suburban curriculum coordinator (old name - teacher) declaring that: “it doesn’t matter (if kids don’t get the right answer in math) as long as they can explain how their reasoning helped them obtain that answer.” This is now referred to as math literacy. Let’s hope no one with that math literacy was involved in constructing the new Bay Bridge.

AB 166, by Sen. Ed Hernandez, Pupil Instruction: financial Literacy, is California’s contribution to the dumbing down of students. If it doesn’t matter, according to the Chicago illuminati what the correct mathematical answer is what good is financial literacy going to do the students of tomorrow? Right now the definition of zero personal finances doesn’t’ mean no money, broke. It means the opportunity to file for state aid. And, if they can’t read, it further means employing a “Navigator” to assist them in applying for aid. That’s workforce development, folks.

Definition of Navigator? Aggressive used car salesman.

AB 271, by Holly Mitchell,(D), http://www.asmdc.org/members/a54/biography CalWorks: Eligibility, would repeal the Family Cap prohibiting the denial of welfare payments to unwed mothers for any reason whatsoever. Prior to her election to the state Assembly, Mitchell was on the staff of former state Senator Diane Watson, one of the most rabid pro abort supporters to be elected to state office. As Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, she once refused to allow pro lifers to give testimony on a bill, threatening to call the police and throw them out.

The bill removes the hotly contested federal regulation and limitations on receipt of welfare for unwed mothers, created within the TANF law - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Progressive organizations never liked these taxpayer protective regulations and have tried periodically to get rid of them. The supporters, including the California Catholic Conference, claim compassion for the much maligned poor woman who has more children while on welfare and, therefore, they should have the right to petition for increased welfare payments. It is hoped that this pseudo compassionate position will ”create a point of common ground between pro-choice and anti-choice camps.” http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/08/21/repealing-welfare-family-cap-laws-a-common-goal-for-some-pro-and-anti-choice-groups/

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, (D-Concord) used a Pew Survey to cite statistics in her AB 926 to declare the alarming statistics on the decreased number of doctors “recommended” by ObamaCare to be available especially in rural communities. Her bill would have expanded the role of and supply of nurse assistants to supplant the role of the doctor in services to patients, such as abortion. She was really peeved when Governor Brown vetoed that bill.

The word “recommended” used here is very interesting. This is a subtle acknowledgement that there may not be an actual shortage of doctors, only an unattainable figure for sufficient doctors that the feds would like to see in practice to the state. That reminds me of the complaint about the former No Child Left Behind law. Educators complained that the requirements of the federal government were impossible to obtain regarding educational excellence for all. This “failure” resulted in federal oversight of some schools.

SB 744, Ricardo Lara, (D) Involuntary transfer to community schools. This sort of bill usually means that it is dealing with students who have been expelled from regular high school due to failing grades or disciplinary problems and requiring placement in Continuation high schools.

However, a Community School is defined differently than a Continuation High School, according to the Ca. Dept of Education web site. This is both an idea and a program. Students placed in community schools will receive community services in an education/community org. partnership, along with academic subjects and this facility will be open 24/7 to the general community, to receive such services as health homes, mental health and physical health assessments., nutrition, etc. It probably also means mixed-sex bathrooms. Oh, excuse me, mixed gender bathrooms. There’s still only two sexes, but 5 or so genders.

In the next few days we will be placing on our Callifeadvocates website, a long list of bills awaiting action. We have several articles and subjects listed on our website and invite you to begin linking to that site on a more frequent basis. www.callifeadvocates.org/blog.

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STATE OF THINGS IN CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE

August 13, 2013
Camille Giglio

The California Senate Appropriations Committee was very busy yesterday sending most bills to the Suspense file while Governor Brown was busy consigning the state’s schools’ bathrooms (AB 1266), to the LGBT crowd. It is now up to parents to fight for their children’s privacy with each school.

So, one could say that the day was spent in bullying and blackmailing conducted by our state’s esteemed legislators.

The Senate Appropriations hearing room was packed with representatives of both the abortion industry and the pro life community in anticipation of the hearing on AB 154, Assembly Woman Toni Atkins bill to authorize midwives and nurse practitioners to commit abortions without physician, or, basically, any supervision.

The Richard Pan companion bill, AB 980, on building construction standards for abortion facilities, was pulled from the hearing. No reason given.

Bills that are sent to the Appropriations committee are presumed to contain new money, new costs to the state. Bills that exceed $50,000.00 of General Fund money and bills that contain $150,000.00 of Special Fund money are required to go to a Suspense file rather than just be passed on. There was not a quorum present at any time to pass anything anyway.

Several bills were heard before bringing up AB 154. These all went to Suspense. Assemblywoman Atkins presentation of the bill’s purpose made it rather clear that this was more a workforce development bill than a health care bill. She spoke to the so-called need to provide more access for more women to have abortions which to any sane person, means, providing more abortionists.

It is now obvious that physicians are refusing to commit abortions anymore and so, in order for Planned Parenthood to keep its share of market in the abortion business alive (you should pardon the pun) they have to provide other means of aborting women and they are planning to do that by training lesser qualified employees who will work at lower salaries. This is their idea of cost savings to the state.

The bill does have well over the $150.000.00 limit. Sen. There is a one time cost of up to $150,000 for adoption or revision of regulations by the Board of Registered Nursing. (Weren’t we all told that the nursing scope of practice already had all that taken care of?).

There is a one time cost of $150,000 for adoption or revision Calpers funds is indeterminate and not even considered as regards to the Appropriation Committee and its mandate to estimate all costs of things.

The official Senate Appropriations Committee analysis suggests that whether this increases the number of abortions because it is not known whether a so-called lack of abortionists has decreased the number of abortions.

One of the pro life witnesses spoke to this issue declaring that through phone calls placed to a large number of abortion facilities it was declared that one could obtain an abortion within the hour, the day or the week. no problem.

This is one big experimental program operated by Planned Parenthood and using vulnerable and pregnant women to gather data on “best practices” to be used in future as all abortions are adapted to being performed by women as their source of a paycheck.

Ted Gaines, (R) called for the bill to be put into suspense. Kevin DeLeon, the Chairman, called for a vote on that which was two or one in favor passing the bill on. Since there was not a quorum, De Leon said he would hold the vote open. Then Sen. Gaines came back and said, wait a minute, this billl has more than the $150,000.00 and must go in to suspense. It was, therefore, agreed to put the bill in Suspense.

Assembly woman Atkins, who, I might add, was once a Planned Parenthood clinic director in the San Diego area, was given a final response which she spent scolding the committee for even considering whether the pro life witnesses had anything worthwhile to say. She basically claimed that anyone believing what the pro lifers say is insane.

She further challenged the committee members to come to her for advise and she would clear up all misstatements that the pro lifers gave.

The Senate Appropriations Committee will accept letters on bills, if they specifically focus on costs. They will be given to the committee member working on getting the bill to meet the committee’s requirements.

Senator Ted Gaines should be thanked for his willingness to stand up and require that the committee adhere to its normal procedures.

I have no date for further hearings on the bill.

Other bills related to pro life concerns also heard in Appropriations yesterday and placed on Suspense:

AB 714, Bob Wieckowski, (D), Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. Authorizes the state’s General Fund to provide $1 million dollars to establish the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act of 1999 at U.C., Berkeley.
AB 1299, Stephen Bradford, (-L.A.) Universal Service Programs: Advanced Services Fund. Approves Broadband services be installed in every California low-income publicly supported housing community.

AB 361, Holly Mitchell, (D-Culver City) Medi-Cal: Health Homes for Medi-Cal Enrollees. authorizes medical homes for medi-Cal enrollees for chronic conditions. Toni Atkins is a principal co-author. Appears to be focused on surrounding the homeless with a buffet of community services rather than have them continually call 911 for rides to the ER. The bill doesn’t explain how they intend to get these patients to the medical homes or keep track of them.

AB 626, Nancy Skinner (D) School Nutrition. Conforms the state to the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, requiring schools to comply with federal standards for nutrition, thereby increasing the costs of food, snacks, etc while limiting caloric intake and expanding the free and reduced-price meals available at schools for both breakfast and lunch.

Like so many education bills this one also pretty much by-passes local supervision and control placing the school directly under federal supervision and guidance.

AB 514, Rob Bonta, (D-Oakland) The Safe Schools and Safe Learning Act of 2013.
This bill deals with mental health and counseling of students who may claim to have been discriminated against or harassed or bullied in any way in or outside of school, creating web sites and referral systems for students seeking counseling and support.
Basically this bill is just a window-dressing claiming to make all children safe and free from aggressors, but it proposes to do this by creating referrals to community organizations, like so many other bills. If all the people whom legislators claim need mental health counseling were to use all these electronic referral programs underwritten by state tax dollars, there wouldn’t be enough social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists or psychologists to attend to all the people and the charges to the state for the service would be astronomical.

This last bill has passed all its committees and is awaiting a final hearing in the full Senate.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL SENATOR AND URGE A “NO” VOTE ON AB 154 WHEN IT COMES TO THE FULL SENATE FOR A HEARING. THAT TIME WILL COME QUICKLY.

THE LEGISLATORS HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE THAT THE PRO LIFE COMMUNITY IS AROUSED TO ACTION BECAUSE OF THIS BILL. YOUR CONTINUED ACTIVE OPPOSITION IS THE ONLY THING THAT MAY INFLUENCE THEM TO DEFEAT THIS BILL OR FOR THE GOVERNOR TO VETO.

ARE YOU AMONGST THE COUNTED?

August 8, 2013
Camille Giglio

The Associated Press headline screamed “Pivotol decline in child obesity.” The article declared, knowingly, that “after decades on the rise, childhood obesity rates recently have essentially been flat.” The article makes the assumption that this is as a result of governmental involvement with nutrition programs. Actually it is a non-news item because it says that obesity levels aren’t going anywhere.

Another AP headline declared “How old is too old?” The opening statement proclaims to reflect the public’s opinion on aging: “Ninetieth birthday, maybe okay, but not 120,” according to a Pew Pole. There were no quotes from 95 year olds, for example, especially any saying “I’m too old to still be living.”

The point here is not whether the stats on obesity are declining or whether one or another age is too old. The point is that each and everyone is constantly being evaluated and analyzed with data recorded and reported somewhere. Then it is turned into what is now referred to as “best practices” which becomes government iron-clad policy.

How did we let ourselves get into this position of being, basically, guinea pigs for the government?
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The Assembly returned from recess on August 5th and produced its latest long list of (Senate originated) bills approved for passage to the next committee or to the Governor.

On Monday, August 12, beginning at 10:00 AM in the State Capitol, another huge long list of (Assembly authored) bills will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

An online search of legislation for bills related to expanded abortion access or mental and physical health services administered by nurseing but non-physician staff brings up a total of 15 related bills; anyone of which could be last minute amended to incorporate portions of all the other bills before the Governor signs anything.

That is why it is so very important for a huge show of opposition on the lead bill, AB 154.

All of these bills are supported by stakeholder entities with the same generic purpose, expanded access to expanded government services, taxpayer funding, no supervision.

For our purposes the most infamous of these are:

AB 154, Tony Atkins, Abortion performed by non-physicians. The House Speaker, John Perez, (D-L.A.) has spoken publicly about the necessity of passing this bill in order to further enable women broader access to abortion. It’s as though aborting one’s child is looked upon by these legislators as a required Rite of Passage into socially responsible adulthood for women.

AB 980, Richard Pan, (D) Building Standards: Abortion. Not only must women be encouraged to fulfill their social duty by aborting their progeny, the perpetrators of abortion must be allowed to provide this “service” with unlimited authorization, supervision or oversight in either the personnel or the facilities used.

AB 174, Bob Bonta, (D-Oakland), Public School Health Centers. Establishes a grant program in the Oakland, Ca. School district for a pilot program of mental health services to students and their families “impacted by trauma.”

Two federal bills, HR 320 and HR1100, have similar goals.

This bill started its life as a weapons bill and within a month was gutted and amended into a mental health-4-all pilot program. This bill provides every stakeholder agency within travel distance to have access to students and their families to convince them that they need professional services to overcome trauma. Trauma will be re-defined to include, apparently, bullying, family violence, mental and behavioral health, ooutreach, education and counseling by a vast array of community health care workers, social workers, licensed and unlicensed “mental health professional(s)” and community non-profit agencies.

Here, especially, is where a rich supply of personal data will be collected, analyzed, researched, compared sent to scientific bodies to analyse, and selected for Best Practices.

Here is a statement provided by the National Assembly on School-Based Care (NASBC):

  • There are currently 200 SHCs in California.
  • Forty-four percent of SHCs are in high schools.
  • Thirty-one percent are in elementary schools.
  • Thirteen percent are in middle schools, and twelve percent are "school-linked" or mobile medical vans.
  • About 70 percent of students receive free or reduced price meals.
  • Since 2012, CSHCA estimates that 13,500 children have gained access to health care in their school through the expansion of SHCs.
  • SHCs are administered by a variety of organizations, including school districts, Federally Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, hospitals, community-based agencies, and private physician groups.
  • They are financed through grants from state, local, and private sources as well as reimbursements from public programs, such as the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program and Medi-Cal.
  • According to CSHCA, more than half of SHCs recover less than 50 percent of their operating costs from billing sources.

SB 491, Ed Hernandez (D) Nurse Practitioners. Amends the Nurse Practice Act. “Authorizes a nurse practitioner to perform certain acts such as medical diagnosis, prescribe drugs or devices refer patients delegate taks to medifal assistants, order hospice care (or no care) without physician supervision or family or parental knowledge.

This vastly amended bill actually failed passage in its Senate Business, Professions & Consumer Protection hearing last week mostly because of the unknown costs of administering, but was authorized for re-consideration.

The Irony? Patients who sign DNRs-do not resuscitate- forms can’t get a reprieve, but bills that carry a DNR order can be resuscitated apparently.

SB 493, Ed Hernandez, (D) Pharmacy Practice. Among other expanded scope of practice issues, this bill authorizes pharmacists to furnish “self-administered hormonal contraceptives.

Hearing pending in the Assembly Health Committee.

SB 494, Bill Monning. (D-San Luis Obispo) with Ed Hernandez, (D) as co-author. Health Care Providers: California Health Benefit. As stated in the bill “Authorizes assigning health care enrollees to a primary care physician if that physician also supervises one or more non-physician medical practitioner. Defines non-physician medical practitioners as a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.”

In other words, instead of a primary care physician, the bill would add non-physician medical practitioner to the definition of a primary care provider such as a physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.

The bill is awaiting a re-hearing in the Assembly Committee on Health.

PRAYER TO END ABORTION
Heavenly Father, with confidence and firm trust we come
to you in our great need. We thank you for answering the prayer
even before we ask, because we know that it is your Holy Will.
Remove from our county the scourge of abortion. Change the
minds and hearts of all who promote this evil, or who seek abortion
as a remedy. Make us willing to make the sacrifice of
prayer andpenance necessary to obtain this grace from you.
Heavenly Father we ask you this, through the intercession of
Mary, and in the name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen

EXPANDING GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL LIVES

FROM KINDERGARTEN TO END-OF-LIFE
August 6, 2013
Camille Giglio

At least fourteen (14) new Congressional bills have been submitted by members of the House of Representatives concerning health and education issues. These bills, for now, have no language, only a title and suggested substance. Eleven are Republican bills attempting to stop, limit, or amend the Affordable Care Act in some way. Most of these should, in future, probably be vigorously supported.

Three education bills lacking substantive language, are submitted by Democrats, including one by Cong. Linda Sanchez dealing with same-sex issues. These should be vigorously opposed when the final intention is brought to light.

In Sacramento, many of the bills that have sat unnoticed quietly slipping over into their Second House, have now been amended exposing their true and dangerous intent. Most of them are heading for a final Appropriations Committee hearing.

REGARDING HEALTH CARE

SB 330, Alex Padilla, Pupil Instruction: Health: Mental Health Instruction.
Requires changes to Health Framework for California Public Schools, to expand a curriculum on mental health instructions. It further authorizes schools to utilize programs from other states and COUNTRIES! What, Russia, China, Iran?

Interpretation? Everybody’s emotionally or mentally unbalanced and needs what only professionals can provide, the proper outlook on life in order to succeed. This so strongly adheres to former legislator John Vasconcellos constant attempts to promote while in office - family and church represent the source of everyone’s (so-called) mental and emotional problems.

SB 138, Ed Hernandez, (D) Confidentiality of Medical Information. It addresses the issue of protecting medical information from inappropriate disclosure to persons or agencies not approved to receive this information, while at the same time other bills broaden the arena of agencies who may receive heretofore private medical data.

SB 491, Ed Hernandez,(D), Nurse Practitioners. This bill accomplishes the same goal as Tony Atkins, AB 154. It greatly expands the scope of practice and authorizes nurse practitioners. etc, to act in lieu of doctors, make referrals to doctors or clinics (realize this includes abortion shops), make changes in end-of-life medical plans without patient approval, develop mental health preventive plans (in school counseling centers).

SB 528, Leland Yee, Dependents: Care and treatment: Minor parents and Non minor Dependent parents. Expands the scope of services to which a minor may consent without parental approval including foster children. The wording is so vague that it would appear to give authorization to minors to consent to injections such as the dreaded Gardasil.

All the Senate (SB) bills are awaiting hearing in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Call or fax the committee and urge NO votes. Phone: 916-319-2081/fax: 916-319-2181.

ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

SB 192, Carol Liu,(D), Early Learning and Educational Support Services.
This bill, amended 6 times, mandates vast amounts of expenditures to overhaul and consolidate the education system including salaries of expanded faculty, incorporating training and services beginning with infants and their families to be provided by the Department of Education.

It amends a large number of Education codes merging them into one Act - The Child Care and Development Services Act or as it will be renamed: The Early Learning and Education Support Act.

The state legislative analyst’s office predicts that this will create “potentially substantial loss of state savings, likely millions of dollars annually, as well as minor administrative costs to the California Department of Education and Prop 98 funds.

This bill is as much a workforce development promotion as well as a total takeover of the family and every individual living within a family. It aligns with and activates the bills just mentioned above that would provide womb to tomb government guidance for all. Recall that yesterday I reported on SB 402, Breastfeeding?

ASSEMBLY AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE COMMITTEE

SJR 11, Mark DeSaulnier, (D), Housing with Services. Memorializes Congress to support integrating services into affordable housing requirements, placing the government prescribed “needed” services to low and middle income elderly within the same environment. This is also referred to as “Aging in Place.”

As I see it…

  • Infants and mothers will be grouped in preventive programs that provide mandated government regimen such as breastfeeding and toilet training.
  • School age children will have their early childhood education, mentall health services, nutrition programs and workforce pre-planned training programs
  • Adults and young adults, already by now well trained and compliant, will have their government approved workforce placement assignments overseen by Medical homes.
  • These groups of people will all be living in or near transit village, transportation hubs being provided with nutritious meals through community gardens certified to grow only nutritious and organic food. Restaurants that wish to survive will display certificates of approval issued by some governmental oversight office.
  • Senior citizens will be moved into Hospice type medical Homes, bringing with them their POLST form indicating what medical care they require and when this care is authorized to decease and desist. Of course the senior citizen/patient might not know from day to day what that POLST form authorizes because the nurse practitioner will be continually adjusting the health care regimen.

All this can, of course, be stopped if all just get busy and pay attention to what the politicians in partnership with foundations and corporations are doing and through them out of office.

ADDITIONAL BILLS HEADING FOR THE GOVERNOR’S DESK

August 5, 2013
Camille Giglio

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BILLS NEED TO BE OPPOSED.

BILLS WAITING FOR GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE - TO ENROLLMENT. CALL OR FAX THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE. landline 916-445-2841/fax 916-558-3160

SB 540, Mark Wyland, (R) Career Technical Educaiton: Recognition Certificates.
This award is not to be construed as equivalent to the high school diploma. It is a part of the school-to-work agenda, signifying that this student has been trained for a specific job. This is a denial of an academic education to unsuspecting students.

AB 643, Mark Stone (D_Monterey), Public Schools: Pupil Records: Confidentiality.
Expands the FERPA Law - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - aligning it with the federal Obama Uninterrupted Scholars Act, permitting Social Workers and Case Workers to access private educational/family records and share them with certain other approved persons or agencies.

AB 926, Susan Bonilla, (D-Concord) Reproductive Health and Research.
Requires that women providing “human oocytes” (newly conceived babies) as research subjects, be financially remunerated for their donation.

CRLC states that: “All forms of research that involve either the destruction of human life (whether in embryonic stem cell research or in the process of in vitro fertilization) or the degradation of a woman’s body are reprehensible and no amount of potential good resulting from these unethical practices can make it otherwise.

AB 1266, Tom Ammiano, Pupil Rights” Sex-Segregated School Programs/Activities. Of the nine (9) listed supporters all of which are Lobby groups such as the ACLU, only one appears to be an actual Gay lobby.

CRLC states that: “California already has broad anti-discrimination laws in place guaranteeing the equal availability of sports activities and bathroom facilities regardless of gender. This bill would not solve any disparity between males and females or between straight and LGBTQ students. On the contrary, it would infringe on the privacy of all students whatever their gender identity.

AWAITING FINAL ASSEMBLY FLOOR VOTE. CALL YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER.

SB 402, Kevin DeLeon, Breastfeeding. Incorporates the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding practices into every hospital’s perinatal unit meaning that hospitals are required to develop a Breastfeeding Master Plan or Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative.
Now bureaucrats are setting standards for proper, government Best Practices approved initial baby care. Shades of 1930’s Germany. This is according to the bill’s author, a “global programs sponsored by the WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund - UNICEF. WIC is the sponsor (Women, Infants and Children) and supported by 70 lobby groups of Breastfeeding agencies, and health care groups plus several First 5 programs.

SB 231, Lou Correa, (D-Sta Anna) Bullying: State Bullying Prevention Center. Enacts the Michaell Joseph Berry Peer Abuse Prevention and Awareness Act of 2013. Creates a Bullying Prevention Hotline Center and requires that schools provide pupils and families information about the Center. This is in partnership with expanded mental health counseling in schools. The implementation of this program depends upon “finding” enough money to make the center operational and linked to several other mental health type counseling programs.

Though this is a mental health program, and, therefore, should be under the department of Public Health, it requires the Department of Education to develop programs and deliver services, thereby adding to the expense of public/charter school education.

SB 231 was heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee today, August 5 and re-referred to the committee with amendments. phone the Appropriations committee and request that this bill be held in committee indefinitely: phone 916-319-2081/fax 916-319-2181.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SUCCESS?

Legislative Report on Education.
August 1, 2013

Legislation often has consequences far beyond the overt goals seen in individual bills.

It has been my experience over the years that legislators use legislation for its immediate effect to either promote an ideology or repay supporters, but seldom for its long term effects on citizens over society.

Whether its called common core regarding educational standards or universal as in health care, or Work-for-all, it is one and the same thing. The federal government is positioning itself as a centralized authority over every aspect of human endeavour.

Here is but a tiny sampling of the dangerous bills in both the state legislature and in Congress.

House of Representatives bill number HR 5, by Cong. John Kline, (R-Wi) entitled euphemistically The Student Success Act. This bill with 19 amendments is one of the periodic re-authorizations of the 1965, Lyndon Johnson era, Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA.

The ESEA met with much alarm by knowledgeable parents when it appeared due to its insinuating itself into local educational and parental rights issues. Think sex-education. Its subsequent re-authorizations and continual amendments make the original act almost unrecognizable and has raised that alarm to atomic proportions.

HR 5 adds Common Core (universal) educational goals and standards to the ESEA along with an Eric Cantor, (R-VA) amendment referred to as flexible funding which means that the federal dollars attach to the student, not the school, as that student moves through other schools including Charters.

The consequences of flexible funding, according to education watchers, is the opening up of the private and religious schools to this student and his very enticing federal dollars until the feds have universally nationalized education.

The bill further advances the idea of partnership between the feds and the state and the state and the family in turning the school away from academics and toward their use as delivery points for workforce training, health care delivery and humanistic lifestyle inculcation.

Along with HR 5 and its 19 total amendments, there are at least 20 bills, some with silly, catchy titles such as S 274, Children Eating Well - the CHEW Act, amending the ESEA itself, further expanding the federal and state roll in nutrition programs for students. Mental health counseling, HR628, workforce training, HR 803, the SKILLS Act - Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills, early pre-school, innovative discipline techniques and many more before during and after school training sessions, S.326, B. Boxer, Community Learning Centers.

HR 5 has passed the House and is awaiting Sen. Harry Reid’s pleasure for its first Senate hearing. Reid already has the Senate version of the re-authorization waiting, S 3, Strengthening Our Schools and Students Act. The whole thing will end up as a compromise piece of legislation.

CRLC will post a full report on our website regarding all the bills surrounding HR 5 in a few days. In the meantime if you would like to further your understanding of the menace of common core and student services legislation please link to: Common Core: Education Without Representation www.whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/about. And, http://www.k12.wa.us/esea/pubdocs/WaStateLegRecomforReauthorizationofESEA.pdf
you can also do a word search on HR 5 or common core standards.

IN CALIFORNIA

AB 388, Student Success Act by Wes Chesbro. This amends a California, 1986, Matriculation Act which was supposed to guarantee that students entering community colleges succeeded in obtaining the desired education. Apparently the Community College directors have admitted that they are swamped with students unable to achieve that success due to the lack of education received in primary and secondary educational programs.

See www.csus.edu/ihelp. This is the California based Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy. Another non-elected, non representative body involved in setting public policy.

There are about 20 out of 104 education bills in Sacramento similar to the ones in Congress, dealing with programs and ideologies in education. Education as you may be beginning to realize has little to do with academics anymore and everything to do with currently faddish life skills training.

ON THE LIFE ISSUES.

We are approaching the return of the California legislature from summer recess. The Assembly Committees will begin hearing bills on August 5 and the Senate on August 12.

Amongst the first 200 or so bills to be taken up in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 12 are AB 154, the Midwives performing abortions without supervision, and AB 980, the bill deleting specific building code standards for abortion shops (I now refuse to call them clinics).

The hearings begin at 10:00 AM in the Senate room #4203. People are being urged to attend, be a presence for life. Also, write a letter to the editor of your local paper opposing these two bills, write something on your Facebook page urging other people to oppose the bill by contacting the Governor’s office online at: www.gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php. fax: 916-558-3160 or phone 916-916-2841.

Ab 174, Bob Bonta, (D-Oakland) Public School Health Centers, A mental health for all inclusive type bill. State funding for community agencies to set up mental health centers in schools. This compliments Cong. Barbara Lee’s HR 320, School-Based Clinics and Mental Health Services.

By the way, back in 2009, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner authored AB 1080, School District: Leases and agreements. This amended the Education Code, authorizing schools to go into partnerships with other government agencies or community service groups by either leasing space on campuses or buying and leasing property to outside agencies. Also set for hearing in Senate Appropriations on August 12. Anyone interested in the Planned Parenthood situation at Roosevelt High School in East L.A. take note.

See how bills can become sleepers?

SB 491, Ed. Hernandez,(D-W. Covina) Nurse Practitioners, Amends the Nursing Practice Act authorizing nurse practitioners (with questionable national certification) to perform certain acts including physical diagnoses and prescribing drugs and devices. Read birth control pills and products. Hearing set for August 6 in Assembly Business, Profession and Consumer Protection Committee. Ha, consumer protection, that’s a laugh.

SB 493, Ed. Hernandez, (D-W. Covina) Pharmacy Practice. Authorizes pharmacists to administer drugs and biological products ordered by a prescriber (nurse midwife?) including hormonal contraceptives. Also to be heard in the BPCP Com.

AB 626, Nancy Skinner, (D-Oakland), School Nutrition. Amends the 2002 initiative After School Education and Safety Program Act micromanaging the school cafeteria and, apparently creating centralized food preparation centers.

This parallels U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) Students and Nutrition, the CHEW Act, amendment to the ESEA.

NOW FOR A LITTLE GOOD NEWS.

Central Valley run-off candidate Andy Vidak, (R) won that Senate race over a very pro abort Latina woman candidate. Vidak will be adding one desperately needed Republican vote to the legislature.

52nd Assembly District ended with not one of the 9 candidates receiving a majority vote so there will be a run-ff for that seat. Republican woman, Dorothy Pineda came in 3rd in a race with seven Democrats with Paul Leon, formerly a Republican now a No-Party-Preference candidate obtaining the most votes. Leon is currently the Mayor of Ontario and claims quietly to be pro-life.

Bakersfield’s valiant pro life defender Tim Palmquist is still hanging in there with his Human Life Ordinance. He and his group are seeking to obtain a YES vote of the city council to authorize his HLO which would deny any right to take an innocent human life within the city boundaries.

While the ordinance at no times mentions abortion the pro aborts have insisted that this is a move to undercut their rights to abortion in Bakersfield. If an innocent human life is taken within the city limits it authorizes the surviving victimized family to sue the person who took that life.

The local newspaper showed the face of a woman protesting the ordinance. Her look was one of pure hatred. Let’s all pray that this does not become the face of Bakersfield.

 

SUMMER RECESS REPRIEVE

Camille Giglio
July 18, 2013

1. Legislation.
2. Elections.
3. Money laundering.

LEGISLATION.

The California state legislature is in summer recess returning to business starting August 8. It’s time to summarize and evaluate what damage the Pro Aborts have dealt to any idea of respect for (your) human life.

Since most of these are Democrat authored bills and the legislature is composed of a strong majority voting block it appears that most of the bills we have been tracking will end up on the Governor’s desk awaiting either his veto or his signature. It’s a strange day when Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is the best friend we have in Sacramento.

Please save these phone numbers for the Governor’s office: (landline) 916-445-2841, fax 916-558-2160. And use them.

SB 131, Jim Beall, (D-Campbell) Damages: Childhood Sexual Abuse: Statute of Limitations.
LOCATION: Hearing pending in Assembly Appropriations Committee.
SUBJECT: Expands the timeline for youthful victims of sexual abuse to sue for damages, i.e. sexual, physical of emotional abuse to up to 25 years following the event(s) or to the age of 30 years.

This bill sponsored by Nat’l Center for Victims of Crime is supported by a long list of stakeholder organizations. The Catholic church and its past generous settlements for claims would appear to be the main target opening up the church to continuous lawsuits by former youth claiming long ago sexual abuse by church officials.

As a perhaps planned result, church officials who should be in the forefront of opposing pro abortion bills are spending their time lobbying against this bill.

Granted, anyone would want to see justice dealt to any, especially youthful, victim of sexual abuse This bill appears, like so many in Sacramento this term, to go beyond the understanding of restorative justice to being one of downright vindictiveness.

SB 540, Mark Wyland, (R-Carlsbad), Career Technical Education: Recognition Certificates.
LOCATION: Enrollment - sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting action.
SUBJECT: Creates a new level of graduation requirements. Awards a pupil a Career technical education certificate rather than a full credit graduation diploma. This acknowledges that a pupil is being certified as qualified to enter certain areas of the entry-level workforce for which he/she has been specifically trained.

This is a part of the new approach to partnerships between education and industry. Much has been written about the use of the school system to act as a guide or channel tagging some children as useful to certain industries while others are picked to succeed in more academically oriented pursuits. This is the compelling reason behind early pre-school.

The author is a Republican who often votes with the Democrats on bills. He typifies the RINO Republican - one who believes in more centralized governmental control of our everyday lives, such as targeting youth in their early years for usefulness to society through the classroom.

AB 926, Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), Reproductive Health and Research.
LOCATION: Enrolled.
SUBJECT: Paying women for donating their eggs (oocytes) to “science.”
This is, according to the California Catholic Conference, “tantamount to trafficking in human body parts.” Concerned Women for America refer to it as creating a “commodity” , an industry, if you will, in human eggs.

Supporters include several fertility and Cryobank groups plus several homosexual organizations and Planned Parenthood. It is rather ominous that the Gay and Lesbian community is also supporting a Sharon Quirk-Silva bill AB 912 Health Care Coverage: Fertility Preservation and Tom Ammiano bill, AB 460 (co-author Toni Atkins of SB 154) and others, that will provide “infertility” treatments to gay and lesbian couples who, though under normal circumstances might well be fertile but because of their single-sex union place themselves in the category of infertile.

AB 1266, Tom Ammiano, (D-SF), Pupil Rights: Sex-Segregated School Programs/Activities.
LOCATION: Enrolled.
SUBJECT: Requires schools to sexually desegregate bathrooms and sports programs and locker rooms, allowing access to students self-identifying as of that particular sexual gender.
This bill is not supported by any obvious parental group or affiliation. The ACLU is the lead supporter along with the CTA, the Ca. Federation of Teachers, Nat’l Assn of Social Workers, California Chapter and the San Francisco Unified School District.
At present, in some schools where there are transgendered students they have been given keys to private bathroom facilities which is highly favored by the students’ parents.

These enrolled bills need your voice of strong opposition now through letters, phone calls and faxes to the Governor’s office urging a veto.

AB 154, Tony Atkins, (D-San Diego), Abortion.
LOCATION: Set for final hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee upon the return of the legislature to session, August 12. Hearing commences at 10:00 AM in the Burton Hearing Room (4203) at the state Capitol. All are earnestly invited to attend and register disapproval of this horrendous coarsening of regard for the over-all health of pregnant women by the abortion industry.
SUBJECT: Removing physician involvement in (apparently with their approval) and supervision of abortion, placing it in the hands of lower level medical workers, midwives, nursing assistants and nurse practitioners.
The abortion industry is moving this invasive surgical procedure which takes the life of a living human being in-utero into a position of generalized reproductive health service no different than any other out-patient service. The claim is that there is no difference in outcome between a doctor and a midwife performing abortion, the negative aspects are equal, but in truth, this is a cost cutting approach saving the cost of a physician performing abortion as compared to the lower wage paid a lesser trained medical worker.

AB 980, Richard Pan, (D-Sacramento), Primary Care Clinics; Abortion.
LOCATION. Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee, to be heard along with AB 154,also on opening day of the fall session of the term, August 12, in room 4203.

SUBJECT: Amended three times, the bill now will require the Dept of Public Health to re-write the building code provisions, removing any references to special regulations in the plumbing, sanitation or room size dimensions for building or remodeling clinics offering abortion services. This may be a huge additional cost to the state i.e. taxpayers.

This is a solely sponsored Planned Parenthood bill and includes the American Civil Liberties Union of California and the American College of Ob/Gyn (mainly a Planned Parenthood support lobby). It is opposed by seven pro life and or religious non-profit groups plus 12 individuals.

This bill, along with AB 154 will debase the whole reproductive care industry’s so-called concern for women, turning it into a boutique version of the former back alley, unsanitary quickie, profit driven butcher shop.

Planned Parenthood’s goal, with the aid of Richard Pan, a doctor no less, is to establish an abortion service in every for profit, street corner Primary Care Clinic, school-based clinic and Community clinic. It will further protect them from pro life demonstrators, further cut costs of maintaining the physical plant and place baby killers in the mainstream of California medicine.

AB 154 and AB 980 must still face a Senate floor vote. The bills must either be killed in the Senate Appropriations or on the floor of the Senate. A call to your local Senator’s office is much appreciated along with letters to the editor of your local papers and notices in your church bulletins to awaken the faithful to this abomination.
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ELECTIONS:
Run-off elections are taking place on July 23 in the San Joaquin Valley 16th Senate District between Pro Lifer, Andy Vidak and his Democrat opponent, Leticia Perez. This is the seat vacated by Michael Rubio, (D), as he moved up and out of politics and into the business community.

Perez is supported by newly elected Democrat Assemblywoman Lorenz Gonzalez, a Planned Parenthood candidate, who’s first act upon entering the legislature was to vote for AB 154.
The Vidak campaign is looking for volunteers to walk precincts and make phone calls. Phone callers may contact their local Republican headquarters to volunteer to make calls from the local headquarters.

The 52nd Assembly District in the Southern California Inland Empire area around Ontario has a run-off campaign which features a Pro Life Woman, Dorothy Pineda, (R), along with 7 Pro abort Democrat contenders and one former Republican turned Declined to State.

Ms Pineda is also looking for phone call volunteers. (909) 395-9150.
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Catholic Relief Services… Maybe Not so Catholic.

On July 10, 2013, LifeSiteNews.org published a report on the donations made by Catholic Relief Services to the apparently pro-abort organization, CARE. The CARE website carries a Bill and Melinda Gates logo on its banner heading.

CARE bills itself as a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. However a major portion of its “service” according to LifeSite News focuses on family planning.

According to IRS listings of CRS’s income and outgo, CRS actually receives more government funding than it does donations from the Sunday church collections. However, it apparently co-mingles the funding streams and turns around and gives the money to organizations in third-world countries which engage in family planning and abortion promotions.

Here is a quote from the July 10, 2013, LifeSite publication:

While CARE claims it "does not fund, support or perform abortions,"
in 2009 its president and CEO, Helene Gayle, appeared before a Senate
committee to urge the funding of abortions abroad by overturning the
Mexico City Policy. CARE also heavily distributes contraceptives,
including the abortifacient "emergency contraception," as part of its
development efforts. Moreover, it partners with the illegal-abortion
practitioner Marie Stopes International (page 4).

Susan Yoshihara of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
(C-FAM) told LifeSiteNews last year that Gayle "is an avid advocate
for an international human right to abortion-on-demand."

Since LifeSiteNews’ coverage of CARE last summer, CARE issued a
commitment at the Gates Foundation’s London Summit on Family Planning
in which they pledged to put "reproductive rights" at the center of
their work in the area of maternal health and to make "family
planning" a priority in emergency services. Of the $13.8 million CRS
gave to CARE in 2012, nearly $9 million was dedicated to "emergency
services."

According to the 990s, CRS gave CARE three separate grants in 2012:
$4,752,008 for "agriculture"; $8,894,703 for "emergency"; and
$233,432 for "welfare".
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Texas legislator hauls in the pro abortion dough.
Texas Senator Wendy Davis made a killing (you should pardon the reference) in contributions to the tune of slightly under $1 Million in donations following her 11 hour unsuccessful filibuster attempt to stop the legislative ban on late term abortions. Sounds like she was more interested in padding her bank account than in standing up for women.
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I know its the summer time, but livin’ ain’t easy right now. We human beings are under attack around the world like never before. Your efforts, energy and awareness of the issues besetting us is so important in the months ahead. Allowing these bills and others just as inimical to life, to turn into law will further embolden the anti-life groups with thoughts of easy passage of euthanasia based legislation. Truly, the life you save by today’s actions might just be your own, in the future.

SPIRITUAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST ABORTION
Heavenly Father, with confidence and firm trust we come to you in our great need. We thank you
for answering the prayer even before we ask, because we know that it is your Holy Will.
Remove from our county the scourge of abortion. Change the minds and hearts of all who
promote this evil, or who seek abortion a a remedy. Make us willing to make the sacrifice of
prayer and penance necessary to obtain this grace from you. Heavely Father, we ask you this,
through the intercession of Mary, and in the name of Jesus, Your Son.  Amen

UPDATE ON ACTION TAKEN BY CRLC

Camille Giglio
June 23, 2013

On the legislative front CRLC has taken a position on 157 bills in the California legislature. Of that number we have been listed officially as in opposition on 35 bills.

There are another 16 that should have letters of Opposition written. They have all passed their house of origin and are quickly making their way through the second house and on to the Governor. All of these bills need research and interviews with people associated with the legislation or with particular legislators offices, which is time consuming. Very likely most of these bills will go to the Governor.

On June 17 three of us spent the day in Sacramento visiting legislators offices in anticipation of the Senate Business and Professions Committee hearing of AB 154, the Toni Atkins bill on midwives performing abortions. It passed this committee 8-2. It will next be heard in the Senate Health Committee, July 3. AB980 state building codes change to loosen the standards on primary care (abortion provider) clinics also heard on same day.

Senator Ed Hernandez (D) [Chair]
Senator Joel Anderson (R) [Vice-Chair]
Senator Jim Beall (D)
Senator Kevin De Leon (D)
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D)
Senator Bill Monning (D)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R)
Senator Fran Pavley (D)
Senator Lois Wolk (D)

Aside from all those bills, we looked into the media uproar regarding a budget trailer bill, SB 71. The budget and all its machinations is a deeply time consuming venture requiring in-depth knowledge of financing with which we have spent little time.

The state budget and the linked trailer bills are very important issues. The Governor has set the state’s budget at $96.3 billion, but it is the trailer bills (i.e. the bills that follow the setting of the budget amount) that actually disclose what government agencies and their private sector partners, get what amount and how they are to spend that amount.
The devil is in the details, so to speak. Not IF they would get any money, but how much.

This session a very large number of bills were held back by the two houses’ Appropriations Committees because of the fiscal costs of administering these programs, projects, activities. etc. These bills were then, apparently, lumped into a variety of gutted and amended bills. It had been announced that bills numbered from 68 to something over 100 were to be so handled. SB 71 was one such bill. Sixty- eight bills carrying the phrase “Best Practices” were lumped into SB 71, each getting a paragraph within the bill and changing a huge number of state codes.

This bill was designed to allow a wide variety of agencies which are mandated to comply with the California Public Records act, to reduce the mandate to a lesser standard of compliance. The phrase used was: agencies could comply with requests through a “Best Practices” standard exercised according to each agency’s more convenient and desired cost saving manner.

In other words, the legislators were going to give government agencies a path around the citizens freedom of information rights. Right to Life people do a lot of requesting of information from the government agencies, especially Public Health and Education.

This move on the part of the legislature created such an uproar that the Governor has backed down and said that he will defend the freedom of info act and line-item that out of the trailer bill.

However, these 68 original bills are still alive. No one in the legislature was willing to tell me what will happen to these bills. Will they be kept alive, will only the reference to best practices be removed or kept?

Two Resolutions, AJR 8 by John Perez, SJR 2 by Hannah Beth Jackson and SR 8 by Leland Yee, on Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act urging the President to sign the renewal on this Act have been chaptered. This pertains to methods to be used against sexual assault. California, without the consent of the women of California is now firmly acknowledged as in support of a UN Trust Fund set up to administer this Act which most Pro Life groups deplore.

In a moment of sheer stupidity, there is once again, a push to allow women in active combat. The Sunday Program, This Week, interviewed a Congresswoman from Texas, Tulsi Gabbard, who is pushing this program. She is a Captain in the Army National Guard. I guess it’s not okay for the average citizen or husband to abuse a woman, but, in Gabbard’s mind, it will be okay for the enemy to abuse a captive woman soldier.

Other bills dealing with best practices include issues of Criminal Justice Policy, SB 466 by Mark DeSaulnier, (D), SB 210 by Loni Hancock and AB 560 by Tom Ammiano, (D).
Or, AB 915, Youth Community Incentives Act of 2013 by Reginald Jones-Sawyer regarding treatment of youthful offenders. Catholic Charities is promoting its Restorative Justice school counseling program in-place of disciplinary measures. They claim that that’s the “best” way to keep kids in school and out of juvenile halls.

How about Pupil Health: School-Based Mental Health Services, SB 596, by Leland Yee, (D)? Or SB 625, Child Welfare: Racial and Ethnic Disparities by Jim Beall, (D) using best practices in child welfare especially in regard to increasing cultural competency.

Back to AB 154, People all over the state have been contacting their local branch offices of the state Department of Public Health to request data on how often community clinics, especially those that perform abortions, have been inspected over the years.

AB 154 proponents claim that abortions committed by midwives. etc, are as free of negative after effects similar to that of abortions performed by physicians and surgeons. But, no one knows how many Dr. Gosnell type abortion clinics are out there because it is beginning to appear that few if ever get inspected.

Oh, yes, AB 1266, Pupil Rights: Sex-Segregated School Programs. Activities, by Tom Ammiano, the “bathroom” bill is still active, awaiting final floor vote in the Senate. One vote away from the Governor’s desk. Governor’s fax: 916-558-3160. Phone: 916-445-2841, urge a Veto.

This bill mandates that school students are authorized to participate in any school activities, sports, classes and “facilities” they so chose regardless of gender or sex or that gender/sex to which a student feels prone on any given day of the week.

On the End-of-Life issue, the San Francisco Bay Area News Group (Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, etc) is once again pushing for the sick, elderly and disabled to get out of the way. Today, paper, Sunday, June 23, 2013, is carrying a front page article by Lisa Krieger, entitled: “A Shift in how we end our lives: More in U.S. and Bay Area are choosing hospice care over hospitals.”

These newspapers are already losing readership now they seem to want to hurry up the demise of those who might read their reduced news newspapers.

Here is a statement from Ron Panzer, Director of the Hospice Patient’s Alliance, an organization struggling to warn people of the dangers of Obama’s end of life goals:

“Yes. The goal is to have 100% die within hospice and continue the hastened deaths for as many as possible, saving even more $$.” This was sent by Ron in response to the Times article that I forwarded to him.

We have gotten calls from patients/families where they complain that they are not even given the choice to have treatments that would help them, but are being sent to hospice without any other recourse or appeal. The death panels exist in every doctor’s signature/medical order or decision handed down by an insurance company, and when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, there will be no choice nationwide.

The same report is published in a Colorado newspaper, 6/23/13, with a truer title: Hospitals consider less costly options for end-of-life care.”

Are you pleased that the state is going to save money by having you die a little cheaper and at a time that is more convenient to them?

Further: Curious isn’t it that the legislators write bills mandating that public and private agencies provide continual patient/student data and yet, that same legislature doesn’t want to allow these same agencies to release data and information to the public?

It all makes one truly wonder about the state of our Constitution.

To contact us please email to: callifeadvocates@gmail.com

AB 154 - The Return of the Back Alley Abortionist

Camille Giglio

Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Yesterday in the California Senate Committee on Business and Professions, the Democrat majority voted 8-2 to pass AB 154, Midwives performing abortions. It will be heard next in the Senate Committee on Health.

The official Committee analysis of the bill recognized 10 actual organizations or individuals in opposition to the bill along with “several others”. It also listed 8 officially recognized organizations in support. However, they listed one organization, California Women’s Health Alliance which is an umbrella for a wide variety of pro abort associated members making it looked like there was a huge long list of supporters. In reality it is just Planned Parenthood and the ACLU wearing different hats.

The final wording of this bill changes the definition of a crime removing any penalties for the performance of a first trimester abortion by a non-physician. This is accomplished, basically by changing the meaning of actions and words. It merely refers to a first trimester abortion as an “aspiration” technique or “medication method” (Plan B, morning after pill) removing all indications that this is an invasive dilatation and curettage - D and C - Abortion.

Carol Hogan, representing the California Catholic Conference, in giving testimony in opposition to AB 154, quoted from Alice in Wonderland regarding the idea that the meaning of a word is only what I say it is.

The hearing was attended by a large number of Pro Life people, some even from Southern California. Thanks to the Sacramento based Coalition for Women and Children, there had been a well-organized and extended effort to reach legislators with information to support our position. There were at least 30 pro life people present for the hearing along with the three women who were the official spokespersons for the day, Gneal Trevethan of the Coalition, Carol Hogan of the California Catholic Conference and a Latvian born Doctor who offered testimony to the effects of abortion.

For months we have all been told that tomorrow’s jobs will need to be filled by post secondary educated workers, i.e. college grads. And, yet it seems that there is a trend going on here in medicine and education regarding lowering the educational and professional standards for delivering services to the targeted groups. All of this being spurred on by mandates within Obama Care.

This bill, AB 154, refers to “clinicians” nurse midwives, nursing assistants, etc. performing abortions. One of the Democrat legislators in the Business and Professions Committee stated that he felt quite comfortable voting for the bill because the California Medical Association stated that it was perfectly safe. This in total disregard to the original Roe v Wade promise that abortion would be performed by a physician in order to safeguard the health of the mother. This begins the descent back into the back alley era of abortionists only now they are being given a respectable position in the storefront.

The delivery of medical care for end of life - EOL - patients is moving toward automatic assumption that everyone wants a quick and pain free death delivered by doctors. And, now also by clinicians apparently. I have written about the POLST form - Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. Now, I have learned that there is also a COLST form - Clinicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment. This means, and it is very clearly stated on the form, that lower mid-level medical personnel are being given the authority to complete end of life form for patients rather than physicians even without the patient’s compliance.

Not that authorizing physicians to set the end date for anyone’s life is okay. But, it seems a further diminution of the value of human life is now the rule rather than the exception.

Teachers are slowly and subtly being replaced, in the classroom, by iPads and Distance Learning “teachers.” In other words, the employee standing in the classroom will not be a teacher as we understand teachers, he/she will be merely a facilitator, available to
assist the student with accessing information on the iPad which may be coming from China, but certainly not from the adult in the classroom.

Just now I received an email from the California HealthCare Foundation www.ihealthbeat.org on the subject of mental health (counseling) access. One thinks of mental health counselors as being psychologists, psychiatrists or, possibly Licensed Clinic Social Workers. This article reports that the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has developed a telehealth online project of detecting mental health problems in people and offering online counseling, especially in “underserved” areas. The project called ECHO - Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes employs the services of nurse practitioners and community health workers who will focus on diagnosing and treating patients with substance use additions and mental health issues…develop[ing] and implement[ing] a treatment plan.

Even elected officials are being replaced by non-elected, appointed community agencies. Oh, the elected officials are still there, but they are becoming merely the tool of non-elected bodies, such as the Bay Area Regional Development groups, Planned Parenthood, lobbying groups within Professional organizations like the American Medical Association or the ACLU or the American Bar Association.

These groups develop public policies, draw up legislation, provide the legislators with data and factsheets and provide large campaign donations and workers. In return, the legislators go into meetings and vote as they are told.

AB 154 and AB 980, by Richard Pan, on Building code standards, permitting abortion clinics to be considered as ordinary primary care clinics, thereby lowering standards for remodeling and construction, will be heard in the Senate Health Committee beginning on July 3. To be placed on an official support or oppose listing it is necessary that faxes be on organization letterhead stationery and received in the committee office at least one full week before the hearing, preferably sooner.

Senate Health Committee fax # 916-324-0384.

It is becoming more and more obvious that our main focus must be convincing the Governor to veto many of these bills that are being rammed right through the legislature. Faxes and phone calls are the best method of reaching him.
Phone: 916-445-2841. Fax: 916-558-3160.

1984 IS ALIVE AND WELL IN CALIFORNIA

Camille Giglio
June 9, 2013

Today’s edition of the Contra Costa Times (Bay Area News Group) Local News Section, carries an article entitled: Services to aid new, expectant mothers, written by Rowena Coetsee.

The article reports that California’s Children and Families Organization, otherwise known as First Five, founded by Rob Reiner, has awarded $3.6 million of tobacco tax funds, in the form of grants to two agencies operating locally in East County. Aspiranet is a national organization created to carry out portions of ObamaCare and Brighter Beginnings is a local agency in partnership with a long list of service provider type Alameda and Contra Costa County government and non-profit agencies.

These two groups will be tasked with providing referrals, assistance and guidance to pregnant and new (especially teen) moms on how to successfully raise their children. This program will provide these services until the child is, possibly, 2 years of age by which time, I’m sure, these groups will have determined that the child or the parents need further government supervision and they will be transitioned into some other governmental smother care entities.

The claim for this action, as stated in the newspaper article is, “The premise that early childhood intervention can reap benefits down the road, with fewer children dependent on government aid and ending up in the juvenile courts system.

This, of course, is all based on pseudo scientific surveys, data and statistics and, though many authorities have written in opposition to this theory, legislators continue to fund and promote as a sign of their pseudo intense interest in future generations.

Congress and, especially, the California legislature are filled with numerous bills proclaiming to hold the answer to safeguarding and securing our childrens lives, education, health and future job security much to the detriment of family, faith and privacy.

Jesus could feed the 5000 with 12 baskets of food left over, but only today’s government bureaucrats have discovered the way to secure jobs, health, mental stability and education, thereby putting a new slant on several segments of the Ten Commandments. EVer notice, though, that as soon as the government takes over there are scarsities?

Of course, one of the most anti-life bills, AB 154 will be heard in the Senate Health Committee and in the Senate Business and Professions Committee beginning June 17 in the Health committee.

If any of the following Health Committee members are in your district please call them beginning this Monday and urge a “NO” vote on this bill:
Senator Ed Hernandez (D) [Chair]
Senator Joel Anderson (R) [Vice-Chair]
Senator Jim Beall (D)
Senator Kevin De Leon (D)
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D)
Senator Bill Monning (D)
Senator Jim Nielsen (R)
Senator Fran Pavley (D)
Senator Lois Wolk (D)

The following are in the Senate Business, Professions and Econ Dev. Committee
Senator Curren D. Price (D) [Chair]
Senator Bill Emmerson (R) [Vice-Chair]
Senator Marty Block (D)
Senator Ellen M. Corbett (D)
Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D)
Senator Ed Hernandez (D)
Senator Jerry Hill (D)
Senator Alex Padilla (D)
Senator Mark Wyland (R)
Senator Leland Y. Yee (D)

Here are the examples of how the elitist intelligentsia see their role:

H.R. 2286, Lucille Roybal-Allard, (D-Ca.) Evidence Based Maternity Care. This was submitted on 6/6/13 to the House of Representatives. It doesn’t even have any wording yet. The summary says: Promotes optimal maternity outcomes by making evidence-based maternity care a national priority. This is a spot bill, to be filled in later.
First 5’s program fits right in here.

AB 273, California Assembly member, Anthony Rendon, (D-South Gate), Child Care and Development Services: Partnership. Enacts the Partnership for Infants and Toddlers Act of 2013.
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apply to the Children and Families Commission (first Five) for funding from the funds received from the federal Quality Early Learning for Our Youngest Children Program for supplemental grants to child care and development infant and toddler contracting agencies.

C0-Sponsored by the California Child Development Administrators Assn (CCDAA) an umbrella organization for dozens of community and government representatives, and Early Edge California, formerly Preschool California. This is a partnership supporters of President Obama’s Early Learning Plan, of birth-3 grade including transitional kindergarten, government and non-profit agencies promoting Obama’s goals of early childhood intervention. Assembly woman Susan Bonilla,(D) of Concord is a major promoter and supporter.

This bill has been sent to the Assembly Appropriations Suspense file which means they could bring it out at anytime and or sneak it into some other gut and amend bill. This bill and this agenda is not going to die.

AB 274, Susan Bonilla, (D-Concord) Child Care and Development Services. Now awaiting assignment to a Senate Committee. Supported by an odd assortment of early childhood care providers and children and family service agencies. See AB 273.

This deals with administration of funds, services, attendance and record maintenance for child care providers. It is micro-organizing child care.

AB 290, Luis Alejo,(D-Salinas) Child Day Care: Childhood Nutrition Training. In the Senate Human Services Committee. Supported by an assortment of county First Five agencies and Child Care Support groups along with the government employees group known as American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

This micromanages what food and nutritional elements are provided to children in day care and requires attendance at nutrition classes for child care providers. A previous Alejo bill was vetoed in 2012 because it would “require family child care homes to serve food in conformance with the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program.

AB 547, Rudy Salas, (D-Hanford) High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens. The sponsor is State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson (environmental enthusiast). Supporters also include Children Now, and Partnership for Children and Youth. Both agencies have staked out the children of low income families for micromanaging all their time, development and training.
Expands after school programs for students exposing them to career pathway sales pitches and possible volunteer work in partnership agencies. This benefits the legislators and stakeholders but not children.

SB 192, Carol Liu,(D-Glendale) Early Learning and Educational Support. Supporters include Tom Torlakson, Early Edge, CTA and Advancement Project and California Child Development Administrators Assn. Awaiting assignment to Committee in the Senate.

Creates the Early Learning and Education Support Act. This is sort of a master guide requiring the Superintendent of Public Instruction (Torlakson) to develop “high-quality” early learning and educational support programs. What, have they been using low-quality programs?

SB 138, Ed Hernandez, (D-W. Covina) Confidentiality of Medical Information. Awaiting assignment to committee in the Assembly. Supporters spread across the array of pro abortion, feminist agencies including the ACLU, Access Women’s Health Justice, Congress of Ob/gyn, Planned Parenthood, NOW, and many more.

This bill would demand extreme measures to insure that parents and family do not learn of their child’s attendance at family planning, abortion, LGBT/HIV treatment centers, or any other health care agencies.

These are just a few of the bills that are offensive to life, liberty and privacy. Each house of the legislature seems to be pushing bills through with mindless votes. They may well all end up on the Governor’s desk requiring him to be the target of our voter and taxpayer frustrations.

PLEASE NOTE: Change of email address for California Right to Life. New email address is:
callifeadvocates@gmail.com. We do welcome your thoughts, comments and suggestions.

MIDWIVES KILLING BABIES - MMORAL BUT LEGAL?

Camille Giglio

AB 154, Abortion: a bill by San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins and SB 491, Nurse Practitioners by Sen. Ed Hernandez, (D-L.A.) have passed their house of origin and are awaiting hearings in their second House. AB 154 passed by 48-24. Contact your State Senator to Oppose.

These bills expand the “scope of practice” authorizing just what medical procedures nurse assistants, nurse practitioners and midwives, are allowed to provide including, specifically, first trimester abortions by aspiration techniques.

About 10 Democrat members of the Assembly stood on the floor of the House to speak in support of AB 154 on Wednesday, May 29. Never once did anyone, speaking for this bill, mention that the specific expansion of this scope of practice was for the purpose of authorizing women (the majority of those in these fields) to earn their living by killing babies.

Susan Bonilla, (D-Concord) spoke to the issue of advancing women’s cause in professionalizing their field of health care. Endorsed by CaliforniaList, a Pro abort PAC. 916-319-2014.

Richard Pan, (D-Sacto)) a Pediatrician by trade, denied any safety issues regarding women’s health outcomes in allowing lower level “clinicians” as they were referred to, to do invasive surgery. He even lied when he talked about the physician supervision these clinicians would receive. 916-319-2009.

Joan Buchanan, (D-Danville) spoke about the all important right of women to chose.
916-319-2016. Endorsed by CaliforniaList, a pro abort PAC

Holly Mitchell, (D-Culver City) Official co-author of AB 154,spoke only about the need to advance the cause of women in the jobs market. Mitchell is a founding member of an organization entitled Crystal Stairs, an L.A. headquartered non-profit dedicated to assisting in the development of child care facilities. CaliforniaList endorsed. 916-319-2054.

Shirley Weber, (D-San Diego), Planned Parenthood endorsed. Sang the praises of greater access for women to chose an abortion site near her home. CaliforniaList endorsed. 916-319-2079.

Susan Eggman, (D-Stockton) A member of the state LGBT caucus and endorsed by Callifornialist, a pro abortion PAC, spoke about the right of access for women and believes that female abortionists are a “rich reward” for women. 916-319-2013.

Cristina Garcia, (D-S.E. Los Angeles Co.) Defended AB 154 as improving the safety and quality of health care for women. Garcia received Planned Parenthood’s Giraffe Award, for “sticking her neck out.” 916-319-2058. Safety, in light of the Gosnell hearings is a joke.

There were seven Republicans who rose to speak in opposition. I was particularly impressed with the presentation given by Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto). She warned that currently both D and C abortions/miscarriages and gallbladder surgeries are considered as out-patient care. Expanding the scope of practice for nurse practitioners. etc. means that they could, in future be authorized to perform other types of outpatient surgeries than abortion such as gallbladder procedures. Is this what the legislature wants, she asked?

Do you, dear readers, find this highly implausible? Well, read on.

Assemblywoman Hannah Beth Jackson, (D-Sta Barbara) a very ardent abortion supporter and co-author of AB 154, opposed passage of SB 491, Nurse Practitioners, because it would authorize school personnel to give Diabetes shots to students.

Now, it’s okay, apparently, in her mind, for midwives to kill babies, but not okay for others to give diabetes injections to students.

Here is a statement from Sen. Hernandez’ own website in support of SB 491:

Supporters of Monday’s legislation said it would help improve a lack of primary care providers in Inland Southern California and other parts of the state. The problem will worsen as the federal Affordable Care Act adds millions of people to the health-insurance rolls, they say.

And, here is a statement in opposition:

But opponents, led by physician groups, said the proposals would put patients at risk and that there was no evidence the legislation would increase the number of health care professionals in areas with the greatest need.

These same physician groups are silent on AB 154.

Folks, these are the people who are passing laws affecting our health care quality and access. They want to raise up the access to jobs for women even though it lowers and shortens the time-frame and standards for training. It also designates women as the preferred killers of preborn babies.

ObamaCare has mandated coverage for everybody and quickly while at the same time there are not enough adequately trained physicians and surgeons or medical personnel to do the jobs required. California is apparently so anxious to get started on this and get the federal money dangled before them, that they are willing to risk our lives in order to meet the demands of an arrogant and tyrannical President of the United States.

We sent Thank You letters (faxes actually) to the Republicans for their courage in sticking their necks out in a hostile environment. These legislators are: Allan Mansoor, Beth Gaines, Tim Donnelly, Shannon Groves, Marie Waldron, Dan Logue, and Kristin Olsen.

If you have the courage to stand up in defense of life, write emails or faxes to any of the above listed legislators or, if you care to read the legislation in its entirety, you can look up all this information at www.leginfo.ca.gov. This is a public access website.

It is apparent that the legislature is determined to push through everything they always sought with either Pete Wilson, Gray Davis or Schwarzenegger in office. Now they are looking to put Brown on the hotseat to do the dirty work and approve everything that they are passing.

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION SECURES GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE FAMILY.

Camille Giglio
 

There are a total of 688 Health and Social Services bills in the legislature.

There are at least 50 bills affecting the beginnings of life and the endings of life.

Right now 15 of these bills are either sitting in their House Appropriations Committees, or awaiting a floor vote. By next week we should know where the fight will take us.

Several of them have morphed into rather dangerous bills.

You may be receiving alerts from other sources about one or two high profile bills, but what the legislators have done is take one whole subject and broken it down into several smaller bills making them seem of lesser importance. What happens, then, is we all band together to fight the one, big, glaring bill and fail to see the death by a 1,000 cuts, to paraphrase some notable saying. But, put all these smaller bills together and the federal government, through the complicity of the state’s legislators and supportive organizations, is in control of the beginning and ending of life.

In between, education and workforce development planning takes over to determine how our lives are lived and who does what. More about those bills, later.

AB 960 Status of Women and Girls Commission. This bill authorizes adding one new member from the military to this 7 woman Commissioner program (all Democrats) established by Gov. “Pat” Brown and re-authorized by Gov. Ronald Reagan. The Executive Committee is chaired by movie actress Geena Davis with 3 other committee members, all of whom represent some portion of the Feminist agenda.

They advise the Governor and others on all things female from Kindergarten on up.

Assemblyman Richard Pan, (D-Sacto), well-known for his legislation mandating vaccinations for all students without parental consent. has three bills worth noting.

AB980
, Building Standards. Authorizes a waiver in standards to Planned Parenthood deleting requirements for building clinics according to medical clinic standards.

AB1180
, Health Coverage: Conversion or Continuation of Coverage. Empowering the ObamaCare - PPACA - mandates regarding health insurance applications.

And, AB 1208, Medical Homes. This establishes the Patient Centered Medical Home Act within the statutes of California without establishing the funding base. According to Republican views, this funding will come in next term’s budget. Supported by Children’s Defense Fund, Children Now and Children’s Partnership, PICO Ca. Academy of Family Physicians is a co-sponsor along with Ca. Academy of Physician Assistants all in sync with Planned Parenthood. Ca. Right to Life is so far the only opposition

The Republicans have taken an Oppose position due mainly to the fact that it is an unfunded mandate to establish the model for California of the PPACA Medical Home. This would create in law the bundling of a broad array of so-called health services, to
children and family members and authorize stringent privacy and confidentiality rights excluding parents from their children’s medical information even if the chhild-up to age 26-is still dependent upon the family health plan coverage - SB 138 Ed Hernandez,(D).

At least two other bills would dovetail into this one in that they establish Nurse Practitioners, under a new definition of Scope of Practice, SB 271, and SB 491, Ed. Hernandez, (D) to assume responsibility for the individual’s lifetime health care, arrange “necessary” medical services, including mental health and reproduction, change patient health care protocols, i.e. sign end of life medical directives for individual patients, all without the direct supervision or authorization of a physician. This latter was previously, in the last term, in Asm Atkins, midwives performing abortions.

AB 678, Health Care District: Community Health Assessment by Richard Gordon, (D). requires an every 5 year reassessment of community health needs (this tells us that the government will be continually changing our health needs) and includes annual reports by the community organizations to determine if re-evaluations of community needs and consolidation of (service) districts, is in order. This bill, builds on a previous bill, The Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 authorizing local agency formation commissions to conduct these evaluations.

One of the components of the Medical Home legislation is the issue of accountability on the part of the Home and the medical personnel assigned to each patient to see to it that that patient adheres to the contract or partnership entered into by both the patient and the medical personnel of record. If an individual patient falls short of the contract it is the Home that is held accountable to the state resulting in possible financial losses to the Medical Home. At this point it is unclear whether the patient would also be held to accountability, at some future date, for failure to comply.

There is also the possibility that in the preventive medicine mandates, hospitals will be held financially accountable for returning patients or patients who remain too long in the hospital or require expensive treatment. This could cast a negative shadow on the Medical Home which failed to carry out a successful preventive health partnership with an individual patient.

SB 192, Early Learning and Educational Support Services, Carol Liu, (D). Creates the Early Learning and Education Support Act. This is a huge bill. Amending and merging into one segment vast articles of the Education Code including early learning and educational support services. This drastically changes the Education Code merging some 18 sections and several articles of the current Ed. Code.

This coordinates, through the school, community level (meaning non-profit) organizations within the local community, to work to develop partnerships with parents to deliver a complete array of child care programs, infant and toddler programs, pre-school and school age, physical and mental and educational services to all children beginning at birth and leading into early entry into classroom and social development programs.

This is another unfunded mandate even though it suggests that some financial support will derive through CalWorks Stage 2 and 3 programs and includes educational programs and supports for parents specifically and the community in general.

Along with SB 192, we have SB 402, Breastfeeding by Kevin De Leon, (D), requiring all hospitals with perinatal units to adopt a Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding program promoted by Baby Friendly USA, a segment of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization - WHO- and the United Nations Children’s Fund - UNICEF. Currently 57 California hospitals are enrolled in this program.

SB 402 states, further, that the United States Healthy People 2020 have established specific goals for engaging hospitals in the promotion of encouraging new Moms to breastfeed their newborns. This includes the whole array of nutrition programs for pregnant women and “appropriate foods for mother and child up to `at least one year of age.”

And, finally, SB 460, Prenatal Testing Program: Education, by Fran Pavley, (D). This adds to existing law regarding prental testing for birth defects to include testing for defects caused by environmental elements and educating pregnant and potentially pregnant women about the effects to their babies. The burden of this education will fall upon the obstetricians/Gynecologists to discuss environmental health with their patients relying upon information to be included in booklets on prenatal health.

The bill states that Mothers-to-be will be guided to other sources for information and prenatal testing including the University of California at San Francisco- UCSF- Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. This program is a segment within the Bixby Global Reproductive Health department of UCSF. It is this Bixby Center that was and probably still is, at the crux of the fight over last year’s AB 1338, Midwives authorized to perform abortions. This year’s Atkins Midwives bill, AB 154, is in the Appropriations Committee, as well. SB 460 is Supported by March of Dimes and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California - PPAC.
(Note: I just noticed that if one adds an additional “A” to PPAC, one gets PPACA, ObamaCare.)

Finally, one happy note, sort of. The Los Angeles Mayor’s run-off race between Eric Garcetti, (D) NOW’s candidate and Wendy Greuel, (D) Planned Parenthood’s candidate was won by Garcetti. Greuel, during her campaign spoke approvingly of the PP clinic on the Roosevelt High School Campus.

California Right to Life, 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

MEDICAL “HOMES.”

Legislative Report for May 10, 2013
Camille Giglio

The prediction that this would be a busy legislative year is now a reality. Ca. Right to Life has now been recognized in the legislature with an official OPPOSE position on 18 bills. We have provided statements to the press on a couple of bills.

One bill, SB421, International Baccalaureate School Diplomas, has now largely been reworded and downsized in scope to address only the funding for those already in the program and including for those whose family may be within 200% of the federal poverty level. Now we need to be sure that the wording stays that way.

Of the full 84 bills that we are attempting to monitor (66 Assembly and 18 Senate) the vast majority - 25 - are now sitting in the Assembly Appropriations committee. Eleven Assembly bills have gone all the way over to the senate side and the Senate has passed 5 bills to the Assembly. Because there are more Assembly than Senate members, there are always more Assembly bills.

One of those bills is now in its last (third) assembly floor reading and will pass to the Senate very soon. It passed out of the Assembly Health Cmte 17-2.

AB 1208, Richard Pan, (D-Sacto) Patient Centered Medical Home Act of 2013.
Richard Pan, pediatrician in a former life, is the legislator who authored the mandatory vaccination bill in the last term. Word is that the opt out form, that helped create support for that bill, that was to be rushed to completion for this school year, is still waiting to be seen.

This bill which has been amended three times, is awaiting a final Assembly floor vote.

AB 1208, reflecting the Federal Affordable Care Act - ACA, contains a definition of a Medical Home as one in which:
“a patient establishes an ongoing relationship with a personal primary care physician
or other licensed health care provider acting within the scope of his or her practice.”

It states, further, that this medical home provide:
“ comprehensive and continuous evidence-based primary and preventative care…..to improve quality and health outcomes in a cost-effective manner.”

The author, Richard Pan, states that this bill is necessary to demonstrate to the nation that California is supportive of the new approach to Affordable Care supported by President Obama.

Everyone, child and adult, and be assigned what is referred to as a medical “home.” This means that a whole cadry of medical workers will be assigned to continuously monitor or health care and nutrition, exercise, etc, daily activities in order to carry out the mandates of keeping you healthy, thereby cutting the potential extremes of cost to the government of caring for you in a illness-based situation.

Everyone will be assigned a social worker, a mental health specialist, physician assistant, medical assistant with a full-fledged doctor nominally appointed as head of household, so to speak. One hopes he/she will not be an absent parent figurehead.

This plan, for those of you who are Kaiser Permanente members, may have a certain familiar ring to it. The big difference is that this plan will automatically assign all of these people to monitor your every action on a continuous basis. You will partner with the health care team in a sort of medical contract to agree to follow whatever plan or lifestyle they set up for you. You will be notified by this plan that an appointment has been set up for you to see, for instance, the mental health counselor or the eye doctor, etc. Your minor child will be considered an independent member of this new “family.”
Your free will in the matter will be rather compromised. If you are told to lose weight, for instance, and you fail to meet the goals, there will be consequences.

We all thought that we were free of parental supervision when we left home but this will be an authoritarian parent on steroids backed up by laws which you can’t wheedle out of with a smile and an “I love you Mommy,” “I’ll be a good girl/boy.”

The term ‘medical home’ is a very interesting term, fraught with all sort of psychological red flags. Home is an emotional word. It conjures up love, protection, warmth, a welcoming attitude. A home is someplace most everyone desires. Home, whether it is a small apartment or a 3,000 sq ft palace, is where your hurts are bound up in love and clean gauze. Home is where you are accepted with all your faults and weaknesses.

One can even consider a medical home to be such a loving, warm and forgiving place, able to meet all your longings and desires and assurances that you are worthwhile.

But, the reality is that a medical home is not a home at all, it is a computer with your name and information in it which gets updated and routed to some other computer to analyze your situation and spew out a new plan for you.

A medical home can never replace the one, true, everlasting home that we all already have - our church, our faith our God, our spiritual and moral comfort and guide. The one place where you are truly accepted with all your weaknesses and strengths.

The government and its agents are striving to take away your true home and replace it with an earth-bound house of medicine and science. Don’t let them.

Your state senator needs to hear from you beginning next week. Urge your California senator to vote NO on AB 1208. Pass this notice on to your friends and family. Your senator’s name and phone can be found in the government pages of your local phone book under state offices.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our earthly and our spiritual mothers. May you have good health and happiness within your home.

FEDERAL AND STATE BILLS AFFECTING THE RIGHT TO LIFE

Camille Giglio

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!

There are some of the fourteen bills affecting the Right To LIfe directly or secondarily.

BILLS FAVORABLE TO LIFE.

AB 931, Connie Conway, (R), Clinics. This is still in its generalized form but appears to deal with licensing requirements for various types of health facilities and clinics. Abortion clinics are the least regulated of all clinics.
Letters to: The Hon: Connie Conway, State Capitol Bldg, Sacramento, Ca 95814. Fax 916-319-2126.

ACA 5, Shannon Grove, (R-Bakersfield) Abortion, Parental Notification. This is an Assembly Constitutional Amendment. Also known as the Parental Notification, Child and Teen Safety, Stop Predators Act. Prohibits physician and surgeons from performing an abortion on an unemancipated minor without written parental notification, including the use of drugs to cause an abortion. The term “physician” includes “a person authorized under the statutes and regulations to perform an abortion upon an unemancipated minor.”
Letters to: The Hon. Shannon Grove, State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca 95814. Fax # 916-319-2134.

H.R. 493, Bill Huizenga, R-Mi). Homeland Security Funds and Abortion. Working title is “Homeland Security Respect for Life Act.” This bill prohibits the use of Homeland Security funds for abortion.

It may seem ridiculous to have to author a bill like this, but there are those agencies and bureaucrats such as the Center for American Progress that believes that “disease prevention is more like homeland security than health insurance.” as a broader part of setting a national prevention priority.

The above quoted statement can be found on page 3 of a 24 page report by the Center for American Progress entitled Promoting Prevention and Preempting Costs: a new wellness trust for the United States, dated, October 5, 2006, urging development of a national Wellness Trust.

In other readings it is set down quite clearly that wellness is not just an absence of disease or illness. It is a commitment by the individual to the state, to guarantee that they will follow the “best practices” plan for everyone’s health and welfare benefit in order to be an accountable member of society. This report is worth reading online.
Letters to: The Hon: Bill Huizenga, House of Representatives, Wash, D.C. 20515.

H.R. 1122, Randy Neugebauer, (R-Tex), on- Campus Acess to Abortion Providers.
Amends the Federal Education Provisions Acts funding for elementary and secondary schools that provide on-campus access to abortion providers.

Do note that it doesn’t prohibits abortion providers from being on the campus, but it prohibits that school from receiving any federal funds which could be significant.
Letters to: The Hon: Randy Neugebauer, House of Representatives, Wash. D.C. 20515

U.S. 32, Robert Portman, (R-Cincinnati) Minors and Parent Involvement in Abortion Decisions. Amends Title 18 of the United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumventionof laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

Letters to: The Hon: Robert Portman, U.S. Senate, Wash. D.C. 20510.
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USHR 803, Virginia Foxx, (R-N. Carolina) Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills. Otherwise referred to as The Skills Act.

While Cong. Foxx appears to be a well-intentioned traditional family, life and religion supporter I am very concerned about her authorship of this bill. It is becoming more and more obvious that while the Republicans do not like Obama Care or Obama’s and the Democrats budget desires, they do actively support nationalizing Workforce training, Development and jobs creation.

This bill along with Ms Foxx’s house Resolution 113, sets up a Master Plan for lifelong government involvement in jobs for everyone, created by the government, managed by the government, and overseen by some branch of the government including local, community jobs creation and educational training beginning in grade school with the creation of pathways to job placement upon graduation from either high school, community college or higher and continuing throughout the worker’s life.

This is the Franklin Roosevelt 1930‘s anti-Depression Works Project Development written in suffocating detail. It is at least 40 pages long creating amendments to previous existing pieces of legislation. I am only beginning to attempt a thorough reading of this all encompassing bill.

A bill such as this must go hand in hand with educational legislation because as it states in the bill, it is through the schools, the local community agencies such as the libraries, non-profits, churches, etc. that total control of the workforce and the workforce placement in pre-determined jobs created by government, that future jobs forecasters, can work.
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An update on the Assisted Suicide promoters activities from www.compassionandchoices.org

The Honorable Mark Leno to Speak March 17 in San Francisco at the main Public Library.
Compassion & Choices Northern California is hosting its annual public meeting on Sunday, March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the San Francisco Public Main Library. Join us for a discussion about the California healthcare landscape featuring the Honorable Mark Leno, California State Senator. He will discuss: "Expanding Choice in California: Where Are We Now?"

‘Finally, we’ve spearheaded an effort in California to address unwanted medical treatment by building a strong stakeholder group, growing the grassroots and potentially working with a handful of interested legislators to end this tragic, frequent abuse.’

The “frequent abuse” to which they refer is the medical treatment to which you have a right. If you see or hear of any Senior Health Faires to which Compassion and Choices or any euthanasia? Assisted Suicide groups are invited please register a complaint with the Fair management and please also let us know.
callifeadvocates@sbcglobal.net.

WHAT CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICT, ALWAYS CLAIMING TO NEED MORE MONEY, SPENT $350.000.00 TO REMODEL A BUILDING FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD?

Camille Giglio
March 13, 2013

In 2008, the Los Angeles Unified School District began quiet negotiations with Planned Parenthood to establish one of their many East L. A. abortion clinics on the Roosevelt High School Campus.

This was to be a pilot project, a test to see what response this clinic aroused.

There are twelve (12) future sites for clinics in selected areas of Los Angeles Unified school District. All with the apparent blessing of the Mayor’s office as well as the school district personnel. It may be recalled that now termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a bid to take over administration of this sprawling school district.

One of the candidates in the March 5th L.A. Mayor’s race, Wendy Greuel, has admitted her suppport for Planned Parenthood on campus. She stated this following a candidate appearance just before the election day.

The full service Reproductive Health Center opened in early fall 2010, establishing itself in quarters adjacent to the central Quad area of the campus.

The Los Angeles United School District, in 2012, put out a contract bid estimated to cost $350,000.00 to “make alterations to 1-Health clinic” on the campus of Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles.

In June of last year we began filing freedom of information forms with the school district to obtain information regarding agreements, contracts, costs of remodeling quarters to house a clinic on campus. We were stalled for over 5 months with claims that the LAUSD did not have any such figures or contracts.

We did, finally, in about October, receive what appeared to be an outdated contract.

In that agreement signed by Planned Parenthood and LAUSD officials it was stated that Roosevelt High School, with 97% Latino, low-income, English as second language residents, would be required to provide clinic space, office equipment, storage, utilities and security for the clinic’s data gathering activities and exam rooms and personnel.
Planned Parenthood would bring the medical equipment and pharmacy supplies, paid for by U.S. taxpayers. The Obama Administration has offered approximately $500 million to schools for health and safety improvements.

This is the same district which in 2008, successfully passed bond measure Q, according to an LAUSD online site, it’s 4th in 10 years, to bring $7 Billion more dollars into the district because it couldn’t afford to pay for repairs to aging buildings, construction of new buildings and upgrading of classrooms much less educational materials for its students.

This bond measure Q was sold to the voting public as necessary to “improve student health, safety and educational quality” while repairing deteriorating or aging classrooms, restrooms and other construction and modernization programs.

This was necessary, the measure’s supporters said, because there was to be an expected upturn in enrollment to begin in 2015. Those opposed to Bond Measure Q claimed that there would be a downturn in enrollment expected.

Since California law, The Minor’s Reproductive Rights Act, protects abortion providers from the requirement to notify parents of a minor child’s reproductive activities, and the school district is refusing to inform taxpayers of the clinic’s activities, it can only be presumed that Planned Parenthood is doing, on campus, what it does in its other facilities, i.e. distribute morning after pills and/or Plan B, make referrals for surgical abortions or perform them on-site, give pelvic exams to minors and provide medications to treat venereal disease cases.

There is already a so-called Wellness Center on campus which already hands out condoms every Friday afternoon, according to the L.A. Times article announcing the addition of Planned Parenthood to the campus.

Why is the school district partnering with an abortion clinic in population suppression activities? Who gave nurses and teachers the authority to determine that any community had too many babies? More importantly who gave them authority to determine that the way to keep the population of Latino babies down was to abort their lives?

Beginning in 2000 we were told by federal officials and educators that education was everything to a student. It was their means of improving their lives, their job possibilities, their mental health. We have all suffered through No Child Left Behind, Race To The Top, ObamaCare and Healthy Families programs. But it all comes down to aborting the future generations because some bureaucrats have decided that these children’s lives threaten the sustainability within the community.

And, last, but not least, where is the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in all of this? Boyle Heights is close to 100% a Latino and Catholic neighborhood. There are 12 Catholic churches in the general area.

Beginning last February 25 and running for a full week, a handful of neighborhood citizens began an effort to awaken both neighborhood and church members of the true intent of Planned Parenthood’s presence on campus.

Literature in both Spanish and English was handed out to students leaving the campus, and to area homes as well as church attendees, informing them of Planned Parenthood’s agenda and of the unhealthy results of the promiscuous lifestyle promoted by Planned Parenthood. Their intent to change the social and moral climate of the community to accept the brutal destruction of their own children.

A website has been created entitled www.breaktheconnection.com and a coalition formed which calls itself The Coalition to Protect Students Health and Safety at Roosevelt High School.

The goal is to remove Planned Parenthood from the campus of Roosevelt High and to put a stop to any further clinic development on school campuses. If you can be of assistance to these brave people please get in touch with their website for information and directions.

The Promotion of Assisted Suicide is Beginning

Camille Giglio

“Bakersfield CPR drama could have been prevented by common document.”

This is the headline that greeted me this morning in the Contra Costa Times. The reporter, Lisa Krieger, is taking advantage of a tragedy in the death of an elderly Bakersfield woman, to promote her cause of the “softer gentler” approach to assisted suicide referred to as POLST or The Third Way.

In 2009 California legislation was passed approving the right of POLST promoters to blatantly promote their end-of-life (EOL) form to the elderly, disabled, anyone considered to have 6 months or less to live, even babies and youth. The bill, in its original form, sought to gain legalized assisted suicide, but had to settle for a lesser bill allowing them merely to promote this form.

POLST stands for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. It is a rather brief piece of paper but carries all the force of law behind it. As long as it remains in force it is a legally binding document requiring the medical profession, Hospice, EMTs and residential care facilities to strictly adhere to it or face legal penalties.

If someone should sign such a form years in advance of need and then forget that they signed it, or change their mind, but not cancel the form…well, too bad.

While I do recommend that people obtain medical directives appointing a spokesperson to represent them in the event they can no longer communicate their medical decisions, the POLST form is to be avoided just as much as any Living Will or Advanced Directive that allows one to state years in advance of a life-threatening situation, rejection of medical assistance, treatment or CPR.

The POLST people are calling this the “natural way of death.” Their latest mantra is, We all accept natural child birth why not natural death? POLST is anything but a natural death. It is a forced death aided by large amounts of morphine. Some Hospice facilities now conform to this order, but others do not. It is now necessary to ask the question.

In today’s article, reporter Lisa Krieger, an award winning author on a 4 part series on the Cost of Dying. reports that Lorraine Bayless wanted to die naturally. This is an assumption on the part of Krieger because the woman had not signed any form, according to the article. (“naturally” that’s the new key code for refusing medical care). However, because she had not completed a POLST form, when she collapsed a nurse at her care facility refused to give her CPR and she died. The nurse claimed that she was not permitted to provide CPR. No where in the newspaper article does the reporter question this incredible statement. Why was the nurse prohibited from administering CPR to someone who had never indicated that she didn’t want CPR?

Actually, as far as I know, if there is no Directive whatsoever medical personnel are required to assume that CPR is to be performed as well as all other treatments to sustain life. That’s what the medical profession is for, to sustain life, not encourage death. In the case of Mrs. Bayless, an ambulance was finally called to the scene by passersby, but it was too late then to revive the lady.

Krieger uses this opportunity to include a meaningless quote (a sly advertisement, actually) from one Judy Citko of the Coalition for Compassionate Care in Sacramento (sponsors of the 2009 Assisted Suicide legislation) which specializes in end-of-life planning. It was this group whom Krieger was promoting in her 4 part series.

It is presumed that due to changes in the Party makeup of the Legislators and the fact that their terms of office have been extended through legislation recently passed, Assisted Suicide will most likely be back in the state legislature, if not this year, then the next.

In the meantime, expect a heavy promotion of this POLST form and the cause for a “natural” death. The state of Connecticut is now facing assisted suicide in its legislature along with that state’s version of the POLST referred to as the MOLST - Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. At least 14 states now have this form and it is being heavily promoted elsewhere.

ObamaCare didn’t need to stipulate any death squads. It is all being handled by the private and non-profit sector which is being given authority to promote their end of life goals.

We are constantly being reminded that all the baby boomers are reaching their seniority, they will flood the hospitals and clinics and doctors offices with their demands for care which the medical and nursing profession are not geared up to provide adequately. Plus all this medical care is causing an explosion of costs to the state and federal government in health care benefits, MediCaid and MediCare.

Signing POLST forms, refusing hospitalization and medical care is one answer to reducing this overtaxing burden of care for America’s deserving citizens. Just encourage them to go quietly into that goodnight.

HOW EDUCATION IS SOCIALIZING CALIFORNIA

Camille Giglio
March 5, 2013

In this report the focus is on the new education bills, both federal and state. Like much of the health care bills, many of the federal education bills are reflected in the state education bills. And, as I stated in the last report, there is an overlap between education, health care and workforce development bills because the one is dependent upon the others.

Education is no longer to be thought of as focusing primarily on the K-12 aged population. Socialization issues of the day; life-style training, ongoing assessments of the physical, ethical, mental health, family relationships, potential career development areas of each child now makes up a major portion of the daily educational program in grades preK-16. In short life-long learning is the mantra for today’s educator, including for the senior-retired baby boomers.

This reformation of education that we hear about all the time, means, literally, that the person we once referred to as the classroom teacher now referred to as the facilitator, might not actually be in the classroom but coming to the students over the internet even from some far-away foreign country. The subjects prepared for the day’s presention might have been developed in partnership with government, business and health care shareholders and others. It is conveyed to students using computer programs developed for a global, world-wide audience referred to as Distance Learning.

Education is being sold to parents these days, as a one-on-one learning opportunity, providing individualized educational opportunities, but, in fact, these so-called educational programs called Common Core Standards are designed to teach every individual in any spot on the globe, the exact same thing at the exact same time in the exact same way. (3/6/2013, House Committee on Education and Workforce Development will meet to mark-up the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (Skills)Act, H.R, 803.)

Articles are appearing in the media written by Post Secondary educators or community college professors complaining that students are arriving at their campuses poorly prepared academically to perform at the community or senior college level. They cry that it is a lack of funding or well-prepared teachers, but, in fact, it is intended to be that way because the students in the lower grades have been prepared to be well socialized members of the community quite aware of all the social ills abounding in the country, but not academically well-prepared. (Susan Sperling: Will online learning save us?, Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune Guest Commentary, 3/2/13)

Students and their parents are being prepared to accept the goals and objectives set down for them by career professional educators and their global partners. When those educators feel that the student is ready for their entry level workforce training or upper college level programs then they will be allowed to go on to post secondary classes. The students and parents think this is traditional college academic level work. In fact it is training designed to provide the latest upcoming members of the workforce, with the knowledge and instructions to meet the requirements of their designated place in society, but not intellectually enlightened through the traditional General Education and intellectual development expected of education.

Graduating students will be assigned employment by the local workforce Development agency based on the needs of the community. The community may be in a foreign country, another state or ones own neighborhood.

I have broken the 102 bills, 13 of which are federal bills, down into somewhat manageable lists within the category of education and will highlight just a few.

But, first:

  1. Direct pupil instruction, i.e. International baccalaureate, STEM, post Secondary = 19 bills.
  2. Special programs or counseling/assessment of students = 20.
  3. Workforce Development training = 14.
  4. Safety/Nutrition/health = 13.
  5. Charter schools = 10.
  6. Resolutions/Spot bills, etc.

AB 51, Dan Logue (R-Chico) Public Postsecondary Education: Degree Pilot Program. Similar bill by Alex Padilla, SB 5. Expediting the credentialing of teachers for the International Baccalaureate Program which is similar to the Federal S.T.E.M. education.

Interesting note: Republicans seem quite keen on the use of the classroom for workforce development programs.

AB 944, Brian Nestande, (R-Palm Desert), Distance Learning. Authorizes the collection of data on the performance outcomes of Distance learning Courses.
All this data collection on your children is gathered together and studied and used for promotional programs to create more stakeholder investments in education and charter schools.

AB 947, Kristin Olsen, (R-Modesto), Pupil Assessment. Authorizes collection of data on individual student scores and an analysis of these scores to provide a broad range of data and feedback on academic performance by both students and teachers. Also AB 959, Susan Bonilla, (D-Concord) focusing on data collection for grades 7-12 to plan fiscal policies and implementation plans. See also SB 247, Carol Liu, authority to collect data on pupils, grade 2 in language arts and mathematics.

Note: Assessment is the code word for a collection of a wide range of individual personal data on students and their families and seniors for all sorts of education, health, mental health, lifestyle, nutrition and workforce development and end-of-life treatments called “Best Practices.”

AB 1338, Joan Buchanan, (D-San Ramon), Educational Counseling. This is, basically, authority to combine all student assessments to be used in future educational counseling-for-all programs, guiding students into career training agendas.

US Senate, S.3, Harry Reid, (D-Nev), Education. Still a spot bill to be used to “Strengthen our Schools and Students Act.” A) ensure students succeed in college and career. B) Make continuing education more “affordable.” (My emphasis). C) assist teachers to succeed through creation of a new national STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Master Plan. See also S. 288 by Mary Landrieu, (D-LA.) Stem Education and Underrepresented Demographics, i.e. minorities.

S. 322, Patty Murray, (D-WA), Kindergarten. Government funded Day Care for preparing pre k babies for kindergarten. Its first committee hearing was in the Sen. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Comm. so that tells you something about the intent of this legislation.
There are four bills dealing with so-called safety issues. Safety is one of those now well-worn words that cover a a lot ills. It can mean protection against injury or abuse, the best route to school, or a future safely created for job security or lifestyle decisions.

H.R. 561, Patrick Meehan, (R-Pa), Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Amends the Jeanee Clery Disclosure of Campus crime statistics. Originally created as the 1985 bill, Higher Education Act signed by Pres. George H.W. Bush, was amended by Bill Bradley in 1985 and called the Student Athlete Right-to-Know Act was later changed to the Clery Act because of a 19 yr old female student killed in 1990 on a campus.

I include this bill to show how one can not rely on any bill to retain its original intent. It can be amended until it is no longer recognized for its origins.

AB 1194, Tom Ammiano, (D-S.F.) Safe Routes to School Program. Authorizes annual appropriations funding in the budget act for school Safety, as yet unspecified.

AB 449, Al Muratsuchi, (D), AB 514, Rob Bonta, AB 470, all deal with issues of school safety in an as yet unspecified manner.

Most of these bills are still not set for committee hearings, but hearings are being held in Sacramento on policy and ideology issues such as the recent hearing chaired by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, Chair of the Aging and Long Term care Committee entitled A Matter of Life and Death: What are the Choices?

This is presumed to presage another round of Assisted Suicide legislation, if not this year then the next.
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Late last year I wrote about the presence of a Planned Parenthood full-service clinic on the campus of Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. Beginning February 25 and lasting all week, there was a concerted effort to distribute anti-Planned Parenthood information to the high school and middle school children and parents throughout the community and at least two Catholic Churches. Some students, a few priests, and a few parents expressed interest in what is going on. The teachers. however, are quite supportive of PP on campus and there is an indication that this is only the first of about 12 planned parenthood on campus facilities.

The newly returning Chairman of the Los Angeles School Board, Pro-abort supporter Monica Garcia, also represents district 2, Boyle Heights including Roosevelt H.S. One of the L.A. Mayoral candidates ,Wendy Gruel, is also a PP supporter and supports their presence on school campuses.

A REPORT ON HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION FOR 2013

Camille Giglio
February 27, 2013

February 22, 2013 was the last day for all new bills to be submitted to the California state Legislature by their authors. Currently I have identified 48 such bills to be of interest and have grouped them according to their specific category within the health care field.

All of the bills appear to be designed to implement some portion of the federal ObamaCare legislation - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - PPACA.
Sixteen of these bills deal with employees within the health care field or re-organization of the health care delivery system. Four deal with the establishment or expansion of Medical Homes, Five deal with Mental Health and gender equity issues, seven concern a combination of health care and workforce development and six with a variety of concerns which I place under a Family grouping.

Most of these bills are not fully developed yet and could change drastically within the next couple of months as they go through hearings and amending. No groups or individuals have yet been identified as sponsoring or supporting any bills, Several have not been assigned to a committee or a hearing date.

AB 496, Richard Gordon, (D) Los Altos, Medicine: Sexual Orientation: Gender Identify.
Appears to be putting medical assistance for the LGBT community into a special minorities category to receive special medical attention.

AB 1133, Holly Mitchell, (D), Culver City, Office of Health Equity. Perhaps a companion to AB 496, relating to multicultural health needs.

AB 1263, John Perez, (D), Los Angeles, Medi-Cal: CommuniCal.
This is already a very lengthy bill creating a patient centered communication program called CommuniCal for assistance with language difficulties in english limited proficiency.

SB 631, Jim Beall,(D), San Jose, Health Care. Further expansion of PPACA delivery of care and policy changes.

SB 22, Jim Beall, (D), San Jose, Health Care Coverage: Mental Health Parity.
Insuring that mental health care receives the same funding as any other health care activity, establishing a mandate for extensive, yearly reporting on compliance with the federal Paul Wellstone/Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

SB 585, Darrell Steinberg, (D), Sacto, Mental Health: Mental Health Services Fund.
Creates a new fund to pay for mental health services for seniors.
SB 312, Steve Knight, (R) Lancaster, Abscences: Confidential Medical Services: Parental. Requires school districts to notify pupils and parents or guardians of all pupils that school authorities may excuse, for specified purposes, a pupil 16 years of age or orlder from school without parental or guardian consent.

Notice the word “may” excuse. It means that the school is not required to excuse a student, but may chose to do so. This type of bill returns periodically to the legislature and is usually left without life support. Sen. Knight might like encouragement through letters of support from citizens. The Hon. Steve Knight. C/0 State Capitol, Sacramento, Ca 95814.

SB 330, Alex Padilla, (D), Van Nuys, Comprehensive Health Education Plans: Approval.
This bill mixes education and health care issues since it addresses health education in the classroom.

You may recall that late last year I wrote a report about a partnership between the Los Angeles School District and Roosevelt High School to establish Planned Parenthood on their campus with a full reproductive health care clinic. That was considered a test case. It is quite likely that this bill could be turned into a mandate to bring PP onto other campuses.

A new phrase to learn is: MOU/MOA. It stands for Memorandum of understanding or memorandum of agreement. This pertains to contracts between health care personnel, new doctors, nurses, midwives. etc. which encourage these people to accept health care clinic jobs in rural areas, paying off their student loans and providing enticements to stay in the rural area once the two year contract is over.

This is a concern because of a return of last term’s AB 1338, training of nurse practitioners, etc to perform abortions.

This year the billl is once again authored by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins and is AB 154, Healing Arts: Reproductive Health Care. One of the reasons given for this bill is the claim that there are too few clinics and doctors. etc, in the rural and or “medically underserved” areas. That is code for ethnic, low-income, illegal alien neighborhoods.

Your prayers earnestly sought for the success of an effort by So. California residents to succeed in ousting Planned Parenthood from Roosevelt High in the Boyle Heights area.
Demonstrations began on Monday at the school with the distribution of pro life material countering the claims of Planned Parenthood and alerting parents to what is taking place on the campus. This will be followed by weekend meetings with parents and radio interviews throughout the week on Hispanic stations alerting parents to the health and safety dangers in which their Boyle Heights children have been placed by the LAUSD/PP partnership.

A website is being developed and can be found at www.breaktheconnection.com.

FIRST REPORT FOR 2013 ON CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION

So far there are about 70 newly submitted California bills that could evolve into something important to track. Right now I would call your attention to the following bills:

ACA 5, Shannon Grove, (R-Bakersfield) Abortion: Parental Notification.
Proposes a state Constitutional Parental Notification Amendment which would prohibit a physician and surgeon from performing an abortion on an unemancipated minor without first notifying at least one parent.
This is identical to the Parental Notification initiative that came close to passing a couple of years ago.
You may recall that there has always been two ways to get an initiative on a ballot in any election; through voter signature gathering and by being placed there by the legislature. Last term Gov. Brown signed a bill requiring that initiatives may only appear on general election ballots, not primary ballots also.
Putting a bill on the ballot in the manner of a resolution as is ACA 5, through the legislative process, does away with expensive signature gathering, but does require a 2/3rds vote of each legislative house.
68% of Californians favor parental notification including about 50% of pro choice people according to the Public Policy Institute recent survey.
A legislative hearing date or committee is still pending.

AB 154, Toni Atkins, (D-San Diego) Healing Arts: Reproductive Health Care.
This is a return of last term’s AB 1338, of the same name, authorizing lower level health care employees to be trained and to perform early abortions. No stipulation as to where they may be performed. Could be a Planned Parenthood clinic. Could be a school based clinic. Who knows?
No committee assignment yet or hearing dates. This will require continual contact of one’s legislators to urge a NO vote.

SB 22, Jim Beall, (D-San Jose) Health Care Coverage: Mental Health Parity.
This amends the 2008 Mental Health Parity Act adding an assurance that funding is provided for mental health services in an amount equal to any other physical or mental health funding.

A couple of bills were passed in the last term expanding mental health services to school children. Also, with the latest shootings at Sandy Hook and elsewhere this has added fuel to the fire on the debate of either limiting gun purchases or expanding mental health counseling. This is another aspect of last year’s bill or Resolution put forward by Contra Costa Senator, Mark deSaulnier, of Health Care in All things.

There is also a bill in the state legislature, AB 202, by Republican Tim Donnelly, to train and place “school Marshals,” with conceal carry permit guns on every campus. This is a proposal being aggressively promoted by the NRA and sweeping across the country. The school “marshal” would most likely be a school employee. This calls for asking where would the money come from to train all the people required. The loss of classroom time for the training. There are some teachers whom I would not like to see carrying guns around the school. Also, who would be funding the cost of the guns and the continual re-training and shooting practice costs? What do you bet its the taxpayer?

SB 154, Tom Berryhill, (R-Modesto), Community Care Facilities.
This bill would make amendments, not yet stipulated, to the 1974 mentally ill, developmentally and physically disabled children and adults services, California Health and Safety Code 1501.
A spokesman in the Berryhill Sacramento office assured me that this bill is only a Spot Bill right now. Mr. Berryhill is the vice Chair of the Senate Health Committee and as such it is his duty to obtain a spot for a health care bill should one, not now seen be required. However, it is quite probable that whatever emerges as the final bill will have something to do with expanding community care services and may fit in with the current push to get everybody into mental health care counseling.

This also presents an opportunity to open a discussion on the whole idea of moving health and welfare type services for all people into the communities funded with federal health care dollars and mandates.

The idea of managed health care for all has many facets. Over the last 6 years or so, bit by bit, legislation has been approved and community organizations have been put into place in preparation for beginning a massive campaign to consider everyone as a client in need of some government funded program. The whole idea is to turn everyone into a dependent seeker of services. If you are not one of those then you are a provider of services.

In 2005 I did an extensive report on an activity that formed in Contra Costa County called Contra Costa for Every Generation. It was a formation of a massive number of religious groups and church, community organizations and local government programs and grant making foundations designed to coordinate efforts to make Contra Costa County an “aging-friendly” community. That meant developing a coordinated program of transitioning everyone, from the baby to the school student to the parents, grandparents and aging senior citizens from services declared necessary at each stage, or transition, in life - cradle to grave. It doesn’t mean that these services will allow an individual to live in their same home all their lives. No, it does mean that as one advances in age and economic and health status they will be provided with services appropriate to their age and stage in life including moving or transitioning to housing, etc, more conducive and accessible to receiving those services.

This program is still in existence and has been used as a model for other counties to follow. This is a nationwide program and goal for the service provider businesses and non-profits, now being funded by federal legislation and national foundations, for the most part.

As one of a group of similar over all nationwide programs it is called The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, or, C-TAC. Informally it is referred to as Care Transitions. To learn more about programs of this nature link to www.lifetree.org. Also Belbury Review www.belburyrevew.com. C-TAC Hosts DC Conference.

C-TAC is founded by Bill Novelli, former AARP president and right-to-die advocate. Novelli is also associated with the Porter Novelli law firm which won a $20 million contract from HHS to promote Obamacare.

Another person of note in this all inclusive care provider network is Dr. Joanne Lynn, Director of Altarum Center for Elder care and Advanced Illness. www.altarum.org.
The whole title is Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending. Catholic Charities and the Catholic Healthcare Foundation are listed amongst the numerous state, local and private agencies associated with Altarum.

During this year I will be writing more on this subject of the United States citizens becoming willing and maybe unwilling clients of one big health and welfare provider economy. The idea is everybody needs a mentor and the government wants to be the provider.

The health and mental health zealots see everyone as a client in need of some service. The Educators on the other hand, such as former Washington, D.C. Superintendent Michelle Rhee, see everyone as needing a teacher or facilitator “every day all day,” as she stated during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on This Week, last Sunday, 2/3/13.

So, get your paper and pen ready, flex your fingers for typing up those letters. Your energy and enthusiasm for supporting life will be greatly needed as always this coming year.

ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO LEGALIZE NON-PHYSICIAN ABORTION PROVIDERS

Camille Giglio
925-899-3064

California state Assemblywoman Tony Adkins, (D-San Diego) has submitted a repeat of last term’s Ab1338, Non-Physician medical providers performing early term abortions.

The promotional material released to the media supporting this current bill, AB 154, submitted on January 22, 2013, by Adkins, reports that clinical trials held over a period of years from 2009-2011, showed that of the 5,812 abortions performed by abortion trainees, only “less then 2%” showed medical or infectious complications. This compared, the article stated, favorably with a comparable group of abortions performed by physicians during the same period.

Well, two percent of 5,812 is 116 women subjected to infectious complications from quasi legal, non-physician abortions. The January 22nd article published in the Ventura County Star does not state what, exactly, these infectious complications were so we don’t know the gravity of the situation.

However, we know that the Bixby Center within UCSF, the sponsoring group, went around the law somehow and trained medical personnel, for almost 4 years, (probably right in a PP clinic) of whatever status, without legal authorization, to commit abortions at least 5,812 times.

Does this sound like a reliable reporting source to you?

What they are suggesting is that anybody can perform an abortion, just like they did in the good ole back alley Days of private enterprise. Pardon my cynicism.

The whole schtick of passing Roe v Wade and declaring that only physicians and surgeons could provide abortions, was a ruse, albeit a lengthy one, to get authorization eventually for anybody to kill their own or someone else’s preborn baby.

The whole purpose of Roe v Wade was to begin the unfreezing of long and firmly held moral ethics about human life and its inherent value. Well, like Al Gore’s glaciers, ethics is unfreezing/melting and being replaced with utilitarian ethics and values.

Yesterday I heard Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declare that no matter how much money it took to protect Americans it was worth it if only just one life was saved. Well, I guess that doesn’t apply to preborn babies and mothers.

The California Womens’ legislative caucus which has endorsed AB154 wants to lower the protective bar even further, on who can provide abortions no matter how many woman are maimed. I say that 2% of women maimed with life threatening injuries and infections because of abortion are 116 too many. Not to mention the babies brutally killed.

AB 154, Healing Arts: Reproductive Health Care, will be a bill to aggressively oppose in this coming term. It has not yet been assigned to a committee. In the meantime please prepare your friends and pro life group members to get into the mood to write letters of opposition.

The following was prepared last legislative term by the Life Legal Defense Fund of Southern California. It is still appropriate for this latest bill.

SB 1338 Non-physician Abortion Fact Sheet #2
Based upon documents received from UCSF and government sources as of June 2012.
SB 1338, although pulled from committee, is still alive and can be acted upon at any time.

1. INVOLVEMENT OF DOCTORS DISCIPLINED BY THE MEDICAL BOARD
UCSF has publicly acknowledged Jesse James Joplin, M.D. and Mark Maltzer, M.D. for their contribution to its “Early Abortion Training Workbook,” which was presumably used to train non-physicians to perform surgical abortions under HWPP #171. Joplin has been disciplined by the Medical Board of California for causing the death of a patient and for drug and alcohol abuse while working at Planned Parenthood sites. Dr. Mark Maltzer was successfully sued over the death of a young Latina woman, Diana Lopez. The Department of Health reviewed the incident and found Dr. Maltzer to be deficient in his care while Planned Parenthood “failed to exercise oversight responsibility for ensuring the operation of the clinic.”
 
2. NO ACTUAL OVERSIGHT SO COMPLICATION RATE CANNOT BE VERIFIED
Planned Parenthood refused to allow state health officials to review actual patient records from HWPP #171, the state-sponsored pilot project to train non-physicians to perform surgical abortion. The only records reviewed were “abstracts” created by Planned Parenthood. Neither OSHPD (health department) nor the Medical Board of California ever reviewed any patient records. No one except Planned Parenthood personnel ever observed a surgical abortion being performed by any of the non-physician trainees.
While UCSF reports that the number of complications for the trainees was twice that of the physicians, it could be even higher, as this data could not independently be verified by health officials denied access to patient records.

3. PLANNED PARENTHOOD EMPLOYEES RECRUITED
Rather than finding nurses and physician assistants from the general population, Planned Parenthood and UCSF recruited the non-physician trainees from existing Planned Parenthood employees or other “women’s health specialty” businesses. Thus, for the most part, the program simply paid to train current Planned Parenthood employees to perform surgical suction abortions.

4. DISCREPANCIES IN NUMBER OF UNKNOWN TRAINEES
In 2006, UCSF projected that the project would train about 60 non-physicians to perform abortions. By December 2011 they claimed that it had trained 41 non-physicians. However, financial documents received from UCSF indicate only 30 trainees completed the training.
SB 1338 singles out those trainees who completed the program for special treatment, as the only non-physicians in California permitted to perform abortions. But how many are there? Sixty? Forty-one? Thirty?
Not only does the public and the legislature not know who these specially licensed individuals will be, they don’t know how many there are.

5. FINANCIAL WINDFALL
UCSF received $3.9 million in grant money for HWPP #171, with $3.5 million coming from one donor whom UCSF refuses to identify. Invoice documents provided by UCSF show that about $1.3 million went directly to Planned Parenthood while the remaining $2.6 million went into the coffers of UCSF. UCSF professor Philip Darney, director of the Bixby Center that sponsored HWPP #171, had a base salary in 2010 of $216,776, but also received over $200,000 in other unspecified compensation, bringing his total 2010 income from the state to $422,976.
 
Life Legal Defense Foundation prepared this fact sheet based upon public records.
CONTACT: CATHERINE SHORT
Phone: 707-337-6880

http://lldf.org

SB 1338 Non-physician Abortion Fact Sheet
SB 1338 would authorize 41 non-physicians (nurses and physician assistants) to do surgical abortions under a revolutionary Project called HWPP ##171. SB 1338 is based on flawed and incomplete research and is dangerous to women.
SB 1338 was withdrawn from committee but can be activated at any time before end of legislative session in September 2012.

• NO INDEPENDENT ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT OR PEER REVIEW

The Project was orchestrated not by an independent academic source but by vested interest agents at UCSF’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, directed by abortionist, Dr. Philip Darney.
SEE: http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=f11ef101-b5b7-489f-b2ca-f88fe4585b56
The Bixby Center itself was the beneficiary of Project funds. The California Nurses Association has objected that there was no independent peer review for this Project.
• DUBIOUS FUNDING AND BAD LAW

The Project to train Non-physician abortionists was primarily financed by a major ($3.5 million) donor whom UCSF refuses to identify. Why is this donor being kept anonymous? Will it be an embarrassment to the legislature if/when the identity of the donor who effectively paid for this law, SB 1338, is revealed?
As to project expenditures, UCSF/Bixby Center has NOT provided an accounting for 2/3 of the $3.9 million collected for the Project, despite a Public Records Act Request.
• BAD POLICY, BAD LAW

SB 1338 has now been narrowed so that only the 41 persons who participated in the Project will get the benefit of legal protection from prosecution. It is illegal for non-physicians in California to perform surgical abortion. SB 1338 elevates this one privately and anonymously funded Project, HWPP#171, to the status of a state policy, determining who is and is not guilty of a crime. This is a bad way to make law.
• GREATER HARM TO WOMEN:

INCREASED COMPLICATIONS FOR GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN
The Project reported in December 2011 an 80% increase in complications when Non-physicians performed surgical abortions. No explanation was given as to why complications increased. They reported that these complications included “incomplete abortion, failed abortion, hemorrhage/excessive bleeding, hematometra, infection, cervical injury, and uterine perforation. The non-physicians had a reported 141 total complications for women while the Physicians had 78 complications.
• LACK OF PHYSICIAN OVERSIGHT FOR CONTRAINDICATED COMPLICATIONS

The Project reported that several hundred of the patients sampled were deemed ineligible to participate in the Project by the supervising physicians, because of various conditions including medical abnormalities and incomplete surgical or medical abortions. Under SB 1338, there will be no “supervising physician” to screen out these at-risk patients.
Life Legal Defense Foundation prepared this fact sheet based upon public records.
CONTACT: CATHERINE SHORT
Phone: 707-337-6880

http://lldf.org

STATE OF THINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR 2013

Greetings in the new year. May 2013 bring some pro life successes and the courage and fortitude to keep on standing firm for the protection of individual human beings.

Here is the make-up of the state legislature as we start off the year:
Senate…….25 Democrats, 14 Republicans
Assembly…52 Democrats, 27 Republicans

At the end of the 2011/2012 two year term 1621 bills were signed into law out of 4,280 introduced in the combined senate and assembly. That a lot of changes and additions to our state laws most of which we will know nothing about until we break one of them.

Of that number, 1,015 were Assembly bills, with 138 vetoed.
Senate bills were 606 passed and signed with 107 vetoed.

There are about 21 new state bills that I have tagged in the areas of health (6), education, workforce development plus sustainability issues take up the rest. There are over 100 federal bills still lingering from the years 2011 and 2012 along with some new ones.

These are, for the most part, still in the spot bill stage, i.e. holding a place in the numbering sequence, not yet fleshed out.

We call your attention to a hotly contested bill last year, AB 2109 by Asm Richard Pan, on mandating vaccinations for school students. The Associated Press published and then retracted its information that this bill would begin January 1, 2013. AB 2109 does not go into effect until January 1, 2014. Don’t let your family members be fooled into getting these shots for their children/babies before they (may) have to.

California is well on its way to a fully established state Healthcare exchange with former state Health Department Director, Kim Belshe as a Healthcare Exchange Benefits Board member. Ms Belshe, during her term traveled with a group to China to applaud its one-child policy and introduce several of China’s health care policies over here.

Belshe is also a member of the state “non-partisan” Public Policy Institute of California, PPIC. Two phrases I’m beginning to despise are “non-partisan” and “non-profit” (but tax funded) community organizations.

At least one article has appeared online talking about the ability of states to opt out of health care exchanges, create their own health benefit exchanges or choosing to let the feds set up their version within a state. One conservative based article suggests that it would be better to let the Feds set up their program. That way abortion funding could be eliminated. They don’t say why that would be, but it must have to do with the Hyde Amendment and federal abortion funding limitations.

Strangely they don’t mention California at all. We are in a class all our own. We are the abortion capitol of the country. California already pays for all the abortions with state tax dollars and Title X family planning funding goes directly to the “private, Non-Profit” organization entitled Family Health Centers.

California’s public policy is heavily committed to abortion and abortion funding. I recently wrote about the appointment of former Lodi Assemblywoman, Allyson Huber, to a judgeship by Gov. Brown. Her greatest recommendation? From Planned Parenthood.

California will also be bearing down heavily on advertising and educational forums for the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment/ POLST form being promoted by Compassion and Choices. This group is a promoter of assisted suicide. Beware, if you have loved ones in their senior years in the hospital, that you will be approached by someone posing as a floor nurse or hospital discharge administrator who will begin to laud the glories of signing a form that will help ease the pain and suffering of your ill or disabled family member.

This group works with some Hospice Programs which have gone over to the dark side. These Hospice groups love large doses of morphine.

Thank you, once again, for your much appreciated response to our request for financial assistance. We start the year with a comfortable cushion of financial security.

THE PURPOSE OF SCHOOL IN AN OUTCOME BASED WORLD

Camille Giglio
November 10. 2012

Did you know that it was the responsibility of your Department of Education to control birth rates in local communities?

The Los Angeles Unified School District - LAUSD - certainly thinks it is. On June 5th, 2012, the Los Angeles Times reported that a Planned Parenthood clinic has been very quietly operating on the campus of Roosevelt High School in the mainly Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles.

This is not just the school nurse sitting in the school Wellness Clinic checking temperatures and issuing aspirin. No. this is a full service walk-in reproductive services extension of one of Planned Parenthood’s local abortion clinics.

Here is a quote from the L.A. Times of June 5, 2012:
Despite the decline, [of teen pregnancies, ages 15-19] there are still certain areas within the county with disproportionately higher numbers of young mothers, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The heavily Latino and low-income neighborhood around Roosevelt High School is one of them. Several other neighborhoods in East and South Los Angeles also had higher percentages of teenage births than the rest of the county.

The services, which are free and confidential, are offered through a unique collaboration between Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District designed to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies among teenagers at the Boyle Heights high school. (L.A. Times, Unusual partnership offers students birth control, June 5, 2012 by Anna Gorman.)

Upon reading in the LA Times of June 5th about this "unusual" and "unique" partnership, the only one of its kind in the United States they proudly proclaimed, the school district was contacted for an interview. After several weeks of stalling by school officials, a Public Records Act was filed with the General Counsel’s office of the LAUSD, requesting all contracts, minutes of meetings, exact location of the clinic on campus all funding sources and goals and objectives of this partnership.

After 5 months of filing requests we finally received one, outdated, Clinic Contract Agreement. We are still waiting for the majority of data requested. Because of one paragraph in this contract concerning privacy we suspect that Planned Parenthood is pressuring the school district not to comply.

So much for transparency in government.

There are nine clinics in the Boyle Heights and surrounding area dispensing birth control, STD treatment, morning-after pills, Plan B and abortions. What’s the real reason the school district feel that it needs to plant a clinic right on the campus?

According to several of the reports published on June 5th both in print and in on-line media, it was one Roosevelt High School nurse practitioner, Sherry Medrano, already dispensing contraceptives to students, who - all by herself - invited Planned Parenthood to open an office on campus. Medrano claimed, in the Times article, that she had become alarmed at the failure of the birth rate to drop for the Latina young women of the Boyle Heights area.

Question: Is it her job to check on area birth rates?

It is rather well-known that the opening of a Planned Parenthood clinic can bring about a suppression of the numbers of births in a community.

Susan Dunlap, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood-LA, is quoted in the same LA Times article, in response to a question, as to what Planned Parenthood is doing while on the campus:

So what we do at Roosevelt is we make sure that they have the support and resources that they need to cut down their teen pregnancy rate, whether that means access to condoms, access to information, access to our medical director," Dunlap says.

Ouch, “cut down" the teen pregnancy rate? Is Dunlap so dulled in her sensitivities that she would describe their goal as “cutting down?”

And further, handing out condoms, providing students with information is already being done by Ms Medrano, according to her own words. So, again, why bring such a controversial group onto the campus?

And, when she says that the students would have “access to our medical director,” is she subtly conveying the idea that the students will receive abortions on campus, now or in future, or be directed during school hours for abortions at their nearby off-site clinic?

If the big guns of abortion are servicing the students they can’t allow their reputation to be sullied by students having babies.

According to an old contract that was finally received, between Los Angeles Unified School District and Planned parenthood of Los Angeles,(otherwise referred to as the provider) entitled Clinical Services Agreement, negotiations to form this partnership between a private sector business and a local high school, were begun in 2008, to be re-negotiated in June of 2010. It appears to now be further extended to 2013, but the school district claims that it has no other newer contract.

And, where are the school board minutes showing a vote to renew the contract?

The school district’s office of General Counsel states that this one contract is all the data that they have. The contract lists 48 points of agreement many of which could be said to be normal legal language for any contract between two parties. However, it is becoming very apparent that both the school district and Planned Parenthood have failed to honor the contract by failure to honor that article in the contract referring to transparency, to make public the main points of the contract in the area of delivery of service, results of services to students and formation of and minutes of meetings of the various advisory groups required by Planned parenthood for the school to convene.

It is highly questionable whether the parents of the students have any idea what is going on on campus. The contract states that by law, Planned Parenthood is not required to inform parents of the services delivered to teens.

It would seem that the school has also not informed parents of the full purpose or methods of, reducing the births of Latino babies on and off campus.

The contract further stipulates that the school will furnish office space, office equipment, advertising and brochures, security for medical data while Planned Parenthood retains all rights exclusively to the human data and services provided including prescribing medications and referrals made.

Planned Parenthood, further, stipulates that it will be providing physical exams and prescribing medications, all without parental involvement and with strict instructions that the school is not to interfere.

Teachers are crying for more money to educate students, but Roosevelt High School will be spending an untold amount of education dollars to house and service a non-educational business on campus.

Planned parenthood comes on campus, puts no money into the development of its business on campus, gets reimbursed by the state for all the medical supplies and equipment and gets to use the students as birth control salesmen to the community.

The Provider will collect all data on the students necessary, but doesn’t say with whom or for what purpose it will be sharing this data. Further, it has not made it known to the public that it is collecting data on students.

It’s obviously not giving any data to the school district because the district claims they released all that they have.

The contract further states that Planned Parenthood will train students to be peer birth control counselors for their fellow students and representatives of Planned Parenthood to the community.

Planned Parenthood will, further, partner with community groups, specifically named are Promotoras Communitarias and Circolo de Salud to bring education to the
neighborhoods and provide "outreach to difficult to reach populations."

What does that mean..difficult to reach populations? Are they knocking on doors in the neighborhoods looking for young women of child bearing years?

While educators and legislators publicly avow transparency in government, privately they have anointed themselves with the authority to manage the Whole Child without parental knowledge or consent.

It sounds as though Planned Parenthood has taken over the school and its students as though it was contracting for raw material. These public private partnerships tend to look upon the people who populate these partnerships as their own resource. In this instance it is with the school district as a silent partner providing cover and protection while they take over of the campus.

Theodore Roosevelt high school, founded in 1922, and located in the East L.A. area of Los Angeles, according to government approved collectors of public and private personal data, has the highest teenage birth rates in the entire L.A. area, maybe even in the state.

Roosevelt, according to its website, is situated in a 93.3 % Latino and immigrant neighborhood of Boyle Heights in East L.A.and has a student body consisting of 98.9% Hispanics according to their own website.

The High School appears to be constituted solely of Academies consisting of early workforce development preparedness programs each with its own principal. There is, apparently, no one comprehensive academically focused high school.

Each academy reflects the potential to move the students from school right into the job market. They may not be fully educated on the three R’s, but they will be prepared for entry level jobs in a chosen skill set.

With the introduction of Planned Parenthood on campus we ask the question; is this an academy? Are they training Latina young women to be abortion promoters, providers, counselors. lobbyists amongst their own ethnic community for Planned Parenthood? Their contract declares that they are authorized to train peer counselors. Planned Parenthood also believes that women should be trained to commit their own abortions on themselves. Is this, too, a part of the education?

In September Governor Brown signed a bill, SB 623, authorizing UC Hospital in San Francisco and its Bixby Center for Global Reproductive health, in conjunction with Planned Parenthood, to train midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform first trimester abortions using Title X federal dollars. Bixby is one of the groups providing statistics on the supposedly dire consequences of unplanned, especially teen, pregnancies, including the Latino communities. Unplanned by whom, one should ask?

One should also ask if school employee Medrano, a nurse practitioner, has connections to Planned Parenthood, acting as a lobbyist for them within the school?

One of the stated aims of this partnership, at least for public consumption is to keep students in school. Drop out rates are high in immigrant neighborhoods and teen mothers tend to drop out of school. Some school districts provide on-campus teen parent classes combined with child care, but that costs education dollars.

Planned Parenthood prides itself on being responsible for the nationwide reduction in births to youth through age 24, and it is the largest private sector abortion and birth control provider in the country. It is funded with federal, state, local tax dollars and foundation grants with a minor amount realized directly from clients.

It is obvious that its sole purpose for being on campus is to effect a reduction in the number of babies born to Latina women.

Where is the mayor of Los Angeles, a Latino, in all this. Does he not care that his people are being targeted for suppression?

Who is going to benefit from this partnership? It certainly won’t be the young girls. They will be no better prepared for community college, entry level jobs, no improved reading and communication and math skills, certainly no parenting skills.

Instructions in condom use won’t help these students balance their check books when and if they get jobs or read the employment want ads. They will still be stuck right where they are now, dependent upon a nanny government for the necessities of life.

However, keeping the kids in school because they will now not become mothers will enable the school to continue to get its ADA. Planned Parenthood will advance its reduced population cause. the corporate community will get its ready made employees and Educators will continue to scream for more tax dollars.

Planned Parenthood may have grabbed a unique opportunity, but using the schools as condom dispensing machines is not new. Taxpayers across California should begin to check their own elected school and community officials to ascertain if this partnership is in their district’s future? The clinic is on school property. For a fact, education dollars are underwriting the presence of Planned Parenthood on campus. Planned Parenthood certainly isn’t paying rent to the school.

Do the mostly immigrant, english-as-a-second language, parents understand what their children are being exposed to every day? The contract declares that according to California law Planned Parenthood does not have to inform parents of what they are doing with, for and to, their children.

If taxpaying citizens don’t begin to protest this misuse of students and education dollars, Will Planned Parenthood’s presence on campus become standard throughout California and the nation?

The coining of the term sex education rather than sexual instruction which is what it actually is, was not casually chosen. Baptizing their intent with the title of education allowed them to fit right in with the plans for re-structuring education. To further understand the whole picture one should read the 1993 publication "Together We Can: A Guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and Human Services, published by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Intervening directly in the private lives of children to direct their sexual, moral and ethical instruction has been an outspoken goal of Planned Parenthood since the 1960’s when the first school accepted their sex education material. Their ability to achieve their true goal was advanced when in 1979 a report was published by The Nation’s School Report, which declared that, "Schools can offer health services." Schools with a concentration of medicaid students (Medi-Cal in California) qualify for federal money if they set up screening and referral programs." Roosevelt is a Medicaid qualified school.

Planned Parenthood has fallen behind in its determined schedule due to firm resistance by alert parents, but thanks to helpful legislators, they have continually re-trenched, re-named their battle plan, created sidelining skirmishes to distract, and slowly gained ground legislative inch by legislative inch.

Planned parenthood lobbying efforts, the courts and the legislators, the PTA, the ACLU and silent church officials, and others have helped to pass the bills that usurped parental authority, the educator associations and Teacher unions have mediated the takeover of the schools and the students in order to change the whole purpose of education.

Regarding the students of Roosevelt High…they and their surrounding community residents have become captives of an aggressive, utilitarian, self-centered totally unprincipled set of bureaucratic demagogues.

Never mind that these very same bureaucrats are human, imperfect in their reasoning and incapable of omniscience, all-knowing for eternity, about the future. They have studied the reams of data so willingly surrendered by schools and parents about their children. These so-called experts have experimented with education and with your children. (Spotlight on Children’s Health: Los Angeles Co.) They have manipulated and massaged data to produce what they call best practices for curing just about everything. The goals and objectives are part of a carefully and patiently crafted system of planning, programming, budgeting and designing. Now the letter “e” has been added to this system - enacting.

Following the flurry of articles of June 5, 2012, there has been complete silence from the media, the pro-life organizations, the churches and parents. In the meantime students arrive on Roosevelt’s campus five days a week to be confronted with Planned Parenthood and its sexual allure.

The media has set up loud protests of alarm over the failure to send troops to the beleaguered officials in Benghazi resulting in the loss of life. The schools have plans to turn out well-trained human capitol. Where is the hue and cry to send in the troops to rescue these captive children and their futures from the accompanying moral and spiritual attacks?

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END NOTES:

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics v Lungren, based on a determination of a minor’s right, in certain instances to privacy, a minor had the right to decide, without parental consent, to continue or terminate a pregnancy.
     
  2. The Plantiffs included the American Academy of Pediatrics, the California Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Planned Parenthood Golden gate chapter and Dr. Philip Darney, currently Director of the Bixby Global Reproductive Health Program within UCSF.
     
  3. The Role of the School in the Community, Chap 6, Curtis VanVoorhees [And] parents who are in need of information about child health practices are unlikely to recognize that they need such help. Community school coordinators must, therefore, solicit information from people which will allow community school coordinators to plan better programs for the people they attempt to serve–programs that will hopefully change, in a positive way the attitude, behavior and life style of the community residents.
     
  4. Many educators have been quoted as declaring that once the child enters the schoolhouse door the state has the right to set standards and goals for that child, otherwise known as education for the betterment of the community. The Role of the School in the Community, chap 6, 1969.
     
  5. Promotores Communitarios Strategy: Rural Community Assistance Corporation, The California Endowment. A 44 pg guideline to re-structuring the community to empower residents to obtain government assistance and direction.
     
  6. Family PACT (Planning, Access, Care and Treatment), Program Report, Fiscal Year 2008-2009, published by Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSF-University of California San Francisco, Contract #05-45122. Philip Darney, MD, MSc, principal investigator.

    The program works in concert with State teen pregnancy prevention programs to achieve the following key objectives:

    To increase access to publicly funded family planning services for low-income California residents.
    To increase the use of effective contraceptive methods by clients.
    To promote improved reproductive health.
    To reduce the rate, overall number, and cost of unintended pregnancies.

    Since December 1999, the State has received additional funding for the program from the federal government through a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver.br>  

  7. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, CFC #10496, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW STe 200, Washington, DC 20036. A private non-profit organization funded largely by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This report lists 38 foundations and corporations who have also contributed to supporting the this birth reduction campaign.
     
  8. Why Teach With Project Based Learning?: Providing Students With a Well-Rounded Classroom Experience, Edutopia. HYPERLINK "http://www.edutopia.org" Project-based learning helps students apply what they learn to real-life experiences and provides an all-around enriching education.
     
  9. The Power of Partnerships: Providing a Well-Rounded Education for All by Roberta Furger. HYPERLINK "http://www.edutopia.org/power-partnerships".

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Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics

http://www.politicalresponsibility.com/voterguide.htm

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HOW THIS VOTER’S GUIDE HELPS YOU

This voter’s guide helps you cast your vote in an informed manner consistent with Catholic moral teaching. It helps you avoid choosing candidates who endorse policies that cannot be reconciled with moral norms that used to be held by all Christians.

On most issues that come before voters or legislators, the task is selecting the most effective strategy among several morally good options. A Catholic can take one side or the other and not act contrary to the faith. Most matters do not have a "Catholic position."

But some issues concern "non-negotiable" moral principles that do not admit of exception or compromise. One’s position either accords with those principles or does not. No one endorsing the wrong side of these issues can be said to act in accord with the Church’s moral norms.

This voter’s guide identifies five issues involving "non-negotiable" moral values in current politics and helps you narrow down the list of acceptable candidates, whether they are running for national, state, or local offices.

You should avoid to the greatest extent possible voting for candidates who endorse or promote intrinsically evil policies. As far as possible, you should vote for those who promote policies in line with the moral law.

In many elections there are situations where all of the available candidates take morally unacceptable positions on one or more of the "non-negotiable" issues.

In such situations, a citizen will be called upon to make tough choices. In those cases, citizens must vote in the way that will most limit the harm that would be done by the available candidates.

In this guide we will look first at the principles that should be applied in clear-cut races where there is an unambiguously good moral choice. These same principles help lay the groundwork for what to do in situations that are more difficult.

Knowing the principles that are applied in ideal situations is useful when facing problematic ones, so as you review the principles you should keep in mind that they often must be applied in situations where the choice is more difficult. At the end of the guide we will offer practical advice about how to decide to cast your vote in those cases.

YOUR ROLE AS A CATHOLIC VOTER

Catholics have a moral obligation to promote the common good through the exercise of their voting privileges (cf. CCC 2240). It is not just civil authorities who have responsibility for a country. "Service of the common good require[s] citizens to fulfill their roles in the life of the political community" (CCC 2239). This means citizens should participate in the political process at the ballot box.

But voting cannot be arbitrary. "A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program or an individual law that contradicts the fundamental contents of faith and morals" (CPL 4). A citizen’s vote most often means voting for a candidate who will be the one directly voting on laws or programs. But being one step removed from law-making doesn’t let citizens off the hook, since morality requires that we avoid doing evil to the greatest extent possible, even indirectly.

Some things are always wrong, and no one may deliberately vote in favor of them. Legislators, who have a direct vote, may not support these evils in legislation or programs. Citizens support these evils indirectly if they vote in favor of candidates who propose to advance them. Thus, to the greatest extent possible, Catholics must avoid voting for any candidate who intends to support programs or laws that are intrinsically evil. When all of the candidates endorse morally harmful policies, citizens must vote in a way that will limit the harm likely to be done.

FIVE NON-NEGOTIABLES

These five current issues concern actions that are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by the law. Intrinsically evil actions are those that fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be deliberately performed under any circumstances. It is a serious sin to deliberately endorse or promote any of these actions, and no candidate who really wants to advance the common good will support any action contrary to the non-negotiable principles involved in these issues.

  1. Abortion

    The Church teaches that, regarding a law permitting abortions, it is "never licit to obey it, or to take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or to vote for it" (EV 73). Abortion is the intentional and direct killing of an innocent human being, and therefore it is a form of homicide.

    The unborn child is always an innocent party, and no law may permit the taking of his life. Even when a child is conceived through rape or incest, the fault is not the child’s, who should not suffer death for others’ sins.
     

  2. Euthanasia

    Often disguised by the name "mercy killing," euthanasia is also a form of homicide. No person has a right to take his own life, and no one has the right to take the life of any innocent person.

    In euthanasia, the ill or elderly are killed, by action or omission, out of a misplaced sense of compassion, but true compassion cannot include intentionally doing something intrinsically evil to another person (cf. EV 73).
     

  3. Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Human embryos are human beings. "Respect for the dignity of the human being excludes all experimental manipulation or exploitation of the human embryo" (CRF 4b).

    Recent scientific advances show that often medical treatments that researchers hope to develop from experimentation on embryonic stem cells can be developed by using adult stem cells instead. Adult stem cells can be obtained without doing harm to the adults from whom they come. Thus there is no valid medical argument in favor of using embryonic stem cells. And even if there were benefits to be had from such experiments, they would not justify destroying innocent embryonic humans.
     

  4. Human Cloning

    "Attempts . . . for obtaining a human being without any connection with sexuality through ‘twin fission,’ cloning, or parthenogenesis are to be considered contrary to the moral law, since they are in opposition to the dignity both of human procreation and of the conjugal union" (RHL I:6).

    Human cloning also involves abortion because the "rejected" or "unsuccessful" embryonic clones are destroyed, yet each clone is a human being.
     

  5. Homosexual "Marriage"

    True marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Legal recognition of any other union as "marriage" undermines true marriage, and legal recognition of homosexual unions actually does homosexual persons a disfavor by encouraging them to persist in what is an objectively immoral arrangement.

    "When legislation in favor of the recognition of homosexual unions is proposed for the first time in a legislative assembly, the Catholic lawmaker has a moral duty to express his opposition clearly and publicly and to vote against it. To vote in favor of a law so harmful to the common good is gravely immoral" (UHP 10).

WHICH POLITICAL OFFICES SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT?

Laws are passed by the legislature, enforced by the executive branch, and interpreted by the judiciary. This means you should scrutinize any candidate for the legislature, anyone running for an executive office, and anyone nominated for the bench. This is true not only at the national level but also at the state and local levels.

True, the lesser the office, the less likely the office holder will take up certain issues. Your city council, for example, perhaps will never take up the issue of human cloning but may take up issues connected with abortion clinics. It is important that you evaluate candidates in light of each non-negotiable moral issue that will come before them in the offices they are seeking.

Few people achieve high office without first holding a lower office. Some people become congressional representatives, senators, or presidents without having been elected to a lesser office. But most representatives, senators, and presidents started their political careers at the local level. The same is true for state lawmakers. Most of them began on city councils and school boards and worked their way up the political ladder.

Tomorrow’s candidates for higher offices will come mainly from today’s candidates for lower offices. It is therefore prudent to apply comparable standards to local candidates. One should seek to elect to lower offices candidates who support Christian morality so that they will have a greater ability to be elected to higher offices where their moral stances may come directly into play.

HOW TO DETERMINE A CANDIDATE’S POSITION

  1. The higher the office, the easier this will be. Congressional representatives and senators, for example, repeatedly have seen these issues come before them and so have taken positions on them. Often the same can be said at the state level. In either case, learning a candidate’s position can be as easy as reading newspaper or magazine articles, looking up his views on the Internet, or studying one of the many printed candidate surveys that are distributed at election time.
     
  2. It is often more difficult to learn the views of candidates for local offices because few of them have an opportunity to consider legislation on such things as abortion, cloning, and the sanctity of marriage. But these candidates, being local, often can be contacted directly or have local campaign offices that will explain their positions.
     
  3. If you cannot determine a candidate’s views by other means, do not hesitate to write directly to the candidate, asking for his position on the issues covered above.

HOW NOT TO VOTE

  1. Do not vote based just on your political party affiliation, your earlier voting habits, or your family’s voting tradition. Years ago, these may have been trustworthy ways to determine whom to vote for, but today they are often not reliable. You need to look at the stands each candidate takes. This means that you may end up casting votes for candidates from more than one party.
     
  2. Do not cast your vote based on candidates’ appearance, personality, or "media savvy." Some attractive, engaging, and "sound-bite-capable" candidates endorse intrinsic evils, while other candidates, who may be plain-looking, uninspiring, and ill at ease in front of cameras, endorse legislation in accord with basic Christian principles.
     
  3. Do not vote for candidates simply because they declare themselves to be Catholic. Unfortunately, many self-described Catholic candidates reject basic Catholic moral teaching.
     
  4. Do not choose among candidates based on "What’s in it for me?" Make your decision based on which candidates seem most likely to promote the common good, even if you will not benefit directly or immediately from the legislation they propose.
     
  5. Do not vote for candidates who are right on lesser issues but will vote wrongly on key moral issues. One candidate may have a record of voting in line with Catholic values except for, say, euthanasia. Such a voting record is a clear signal that the candidate should not be chosen by a Catholic voter unless the other candidates have voting records even less in accord with these moral norms.

HOW TO VOTE

  1. For each office, first determine how each candidate stands on each of the issues that will come before him and involve non-negotiable principles.
     
  2. Rank the candidates according to how well their positions align with these non-negotiable moral principles.
     
  3. Give preference to candidates who do not propose positions that contradict these principles.
     
  4. Where every candidate endorses positions contrary to nonnegotiable principles, choose the candidate likely to do the least harm. If several are equal, evaluate them based on their views on other, lesser issues.
     
  5. Remember that your vote today may affect the offices a candidate later achieves.

WHEN THERE IS NO "ACCEPTABLE" CANDIDATE

In some political races, each candidate takes a wrong position on one or more issues involving non-negotiable moral principles. In such a case you may vote for the candidate who takes the fewest such positions or who seems least likely to be able to advance immoral legislation, or you may choose to vote for no one.

A vote cast in such a situation is not morally the same as a positive endorsement for candidates, laws, or programs that promote intrinsic evils: It is only tolerating a lesser evil to avoid an even greater evil. As Pope John Paul II indicated regarding a situation where it is not possible to overturn or completely defeat a law allowing abortion, "an elected official, whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well known, could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and public morality" (EV 73; also CPL 4).

Catholics must strive to put in place candidates, laws, and political programs that are in full accord with non-negotiable moral values. Where a perfect candidate, law, or program is not on the table, we are to choose the best option, the one that promotes the greatest good and entails the least evil. Not voting may sometimes be the only moral course of action, but we must consider whether not voting actually promotes good and limits evil in a specific instance. The role of citizens and elected officials is to promote intrinsic moral values as much as possible today while continuing to work toward better candidates, laws, and programs in the future.

THE ROLE OF YOUR CONSCIENCE

Conscience is like an alarm. It warns you when you are about to do something that you know is wrong. It does not itself determine what is right or wrong. For your conscience to work properly, it must be properly informed—that is, you must inform yourself about what is right and what is wrong. Only then will your conscience be a trusted guide.

Unfortunately, today many Catholics have not formed their consciences adequately regarding key moral issues. The result is that their consciences do not "sound off" at appropriate times, including on Election Day.

A well-formed conscience will never contradict Catholic moral teaching. For that reason, if you are unsure where your conscience is leading you when at the ballot box, place your trust in the unwavering moral teachings of the Church. (The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an excellent source of authentic moral teaching.)

WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THIS VOTER’S GUIDE

Please do not keep this voter’s guide to yourself. Read it, learn from it, and prepare your selection of candidates based on it. Then give this voter’s guide to a friend, and ask your friend to read it and pass it on to others. The more people who vote in accord with basic moral principles, the better off our country will be.

ABBREVIATIONS

CCC Catechism of the Catholic Church

CPL Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Doctrinal Notes on Some Questions regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life

CRF Pontifical Council for the Family, Charter of the Rights of the Family

EV John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life)

RHL Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation

UHP Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Considerations regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons  

FIRST TRIMESTER ABORTIONS PERFORMED BY NON-PHYSICIANS IS NOW DECRIMINALIZED THANKS TO JERRY BROWN

On Saturday, during the evening hours, Governor Jerry Brown signed and SB 623 is now chaptered as law in the state of California.

Though watered down from its original intent, this still authorizes UCSF and the Bixby Center for Global Health Care to continue receiving Title X tax dollars to train midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, to commit abortions on first trimester babies.

Not only will this bill provide money to train new recruits it will pay for continual training and preparedness for those already trained.

This approval lasts until 2014 at which time it is supposed to end, but, in reality will just be re-authorized, again and again.

The group supporting this measure as well as supporting the other contraceptive bill that Brown also signed, AB2348, hormonal contraceptive distribution by nurses in clinics, is currently calling itself the California Family Health Council. They claim this is a necessary move to allow women to have total access to reproductive health services unhindered by outside barriers. In reality it means that the abortionists have total access to all women in the state of California no matter their tender years.

When one reads the statistics produced by these people on “women-in-need” of reproductive services, they mean every woman including young girls just entering their reproductive years and on through ’til menopause.

Brown is, basically, turning women of every age, to the virtual back alleys of California’s abortion industry where, armed with federal tax dollars desperate and frightened young women will be accessed by poorly trained, non-physician, full time baby killers.

God, help us all. The euthanasia promoters have access to all elderly, ill and disabled because of Schwarzenegger and now Brown, the homosexuals have access to all our youth through legislative protection and the baby killers now have access to all our young people.

THE CA. FAMILY AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEMOLITION DERBY CONTINUES.

Camille Giglio

Today, 9/22/12, California’s Governor Brown signed the bill that authorizes and legitimizes registered nurses to distribute hormonal contraceptives to women of reproductive years.

That includes 12 year olds, folks. that also includes distribution in school-based clinics and without a physician’s authorizing signature.

Hormonal contraceptives are listed as containing endocrinal hormones or steroids that have the effect of preventing the fertilized ovum from planting into the uterus, thereby causing what might well appear to be a heavier than usual menstrual period.

Sports figures are being publicly humiliated and denigrated for taking steroids, but its okay, apparently to give steroids to young kids. Boy, some health department we have here.

It is typical for the Governor to provide a message for vetoing a bill, but Brown has provided one for signing this bill. It reads as though provided by Planned Parenthood. See below. Note the Governor reference to this action as supportive of women’s constitutional rights.

What constitution might that be, Governor? And even the President of California Planned Parenthood inadvertently displays the ludicracy of this signing by complimenting the Governor and California as doing something that other states, in their wisdom, have refused to do.

There are still six more bills about which to be concerned:

SB 623, Christine Kehoe, Public Health, Health Workforce Projects. The infamous midwives/non-physicians-right-to-commit-abortion bill. Though watered down in order to get it passed it will still authorize UCSF - University of California at San Francisco Hospital to use low-income patients as guinea pigs in order to train more midwives to commit more abortions.

In the Governor’s message in AB 2348, he states that he is signing that bill to ensure the continuation of and safety of a women’s right to access - forget about what that access does. This may be the same reasoning he will use in signing this miscarriage of justice.

AB 2109, Richard Pan, vaccination mandate. This is direct intervention in the family and parental rights, disregarding the family information and knowledge of health outcomes in order to so-called protect the health of a community in general.

SB1172, Ted Lieu, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts. This prohibits a mental health provider from counseling a patient under the age of 18 to dissuade him from his same sex attractions. Should a mental health provider attempt or even appear, to some, to be attempting to dissuade such a person it would place make that provider subject to licensing disciplinary actions. Not even parents could bring their child to a counselor to obtain help for that child.

SB 1476, Mark Leno, Family Law, Parenting. The infamous three (3) parents are okay bill in which a child could be assigned a third parent by a court. Not a foster or step parent, but a legally recognized parent subjecting both parent and child to recognize each others rights.

SB 1140, Mark Leno, Marriage. This is Leno Almight reformatting the bible and dictating to the Vatican about the marriage laws. This reminds me of the old song: Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets, incline yourself, resign yourself - you’re through.

AB1856, Tom Ammiano, Foster Care Services: Cultural Competency. Requires foster parents to recognize and support their foster child’s potential leanings towards a homosexual lifestyle. Foster parents would have to be provided with homosexual training to understand this child’s special needs.

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2011 CA A 2348: Governor’s Message - 09/22/20 SIGNED DATE: September 22, 2012

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Give Women More Access to Birth Control

LOS ANGELES — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined women’s health advocates at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Headquarters for a ceremony where he signed a bill that makes it easier for women to obtain birth control.

"At a time when some seek to turn back the clock and restrict women’s health choices, California is expanding access to birth control and reaffirming every woman’s basic Constitutional rights," said Governor Brown.

Assembly Bill 2348 by Assembly member Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) allows registered nurses (RNs) to dispense and administer hormonal contraceptives under a standardized procedure, as specified. It also allows RNs to dispense drugs and devices upon an order by a certified nurse-midwife (CNM), a nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA) while functioning within specified clinic settings.

"Having AB 2348 signed into law is the culmination of our hard-fought effort to expand access to birth control for women who need it," said Assembly member Mitchell. "Today, women who would not have otherwise had access to hormonal contraceptives can declare a victory."

"California has long served as a national model for enacting proactive public policy that reduces rates of unintended pregnancy and expands access to comprehensive reproductive health care services," said Cecile Richards, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "By enacting this bill, California is, once again, setting an example of national leadership at a critical time when access to health care is under attack."

"On behalf of Planned Parenthood and the thousands of women we serve, we want to thank Gov. Brown for his leadership and his longstanding support of women’s health," said Kathy Kneer, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. "All across the country states are moving to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care. By signing this bill, Gov. Brown is standing with women today as we tell the rest of the nation that these attacks on essential preventive health care stop in California."

"We applaud the Governor for continuing California’s long-standing history of breaking down barriers to birth control access and helping women across the state reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy," said Julie Rabinovitz, California Family Health Council President and CEO. "With his signature, the Governor also took action to address provider shortages statewide by allowing RNs to work to the full extent of their scope and training. This is especially important in our changing health care landscape."

For full text of the bill, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html.

STATE OF THINGS, FOR LIFE AND FAMILY, SEPT. 2012

Camille Giglio

I have, during the last two weeks reported on about 32 health and education bills. There are about 26 more bills; 3 health, 11 education and 12 on workforce development or other family issue bills. All of these bills have gone to the Governor. I will write about these remaining bills next week.

We have learned of a new way to contact the governor’s office regarding contacting the Governor with our position on bills. gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php. This will bring you to a web page specifically designed to contact the Governor’s office to state your position on a bill. Just follow the directions. There is a space for you to write something as well. Try it. It is very simple.
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This morning I spent some time with five wonderful people, prayer warriors, praying the rosary in front of a local Planned Parenthood abortuary. This particular site also owns a building across the street. Today was the day that the gardeners were extremely busy at both sites with electric (noisy) hedge clippers and raking. One gardener spent at least a half hour raking and picking up minute bits of dead leaves about 2 feet away from us. Never was that tiny strip of dirt so neat. The other men, I thought, were going to trim the bushes right down to the roots while we prayed. It was rather amusing. I wondered if they get double pay for gardening and security? It reminded me of the movies about the mafia in which many of the mob members pretended to be gardeners while body guarding the Capo.

In other news…..

The Washington Post for today, 9/7/12 reports on the sports page, that a group of 5 local Maryland DeMatha Catholic High School football players who had traveled with their team to North Carolina for an away game were caught following an evening spent with "ladies of the night" in their hotel room.

Two students dropped out of school, two are on disciplinary sentences and one is going to have a court hearing. One of the parents complained that the school should have done a better job of watching the students.
Question: Where did the kids get the money to pay for these practitioners of the oldest art? Where have these parents minds been for the last few years?

These boys are way ahead of their older college age brothers and sisters who are now following the secular world in numbers who are "hooking-up" as they call it on campus.

An article in the Contra Costa Times recently reported that Hospice and the Humane Society had partnered for consolation in the loss of one’s pets as well as human family members.

World News Daily reported, 8/30/12 that a San Antonio, Texas, group of parents and numerous civil rights groups were protesting an invasion of student privacy that, beginning this school term, requires that all students wear an RFID chip implanted student body ID card at all times while on campus.

The school district officials stated that it was for the students protection so that it would be quickly noted if a student went missing. In reality it has to do with insuring that the school can account for all students for whom they are applying for Daily Attendance reimbursement.

Save a cow, eat a vegetable.

Here’s a really inspiring one…The Contra Costa Times for 9/7/12 reports: Students to get taste of Meatless Mondays. Pleasanton, Ca. school district will begin to "change out meaty lunches for those that include Mediterranean offerings with hummus and grapes as meatless Mondays go into effect. Now classified as an international movement, sparked by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, students will be educated about the health benefits f eating ore meat-free meals said, Frank Castro, the district’s director of child nutrition services. The request came to Castro from the Humane society which would help spare animals from factory farms, help our environment and help our health.

For centuries, prior to Vatican ll, we Catholics ate no meat on Fridays as a means of self-discipline to make us spiritually and morally stronger. We were always the butt of jokes and scorn by non-Catholics who tried to tempt us to eat meat. Now our kids are going to be required by the government to give up meat one day a week in order to protect cows?

Parents Have a Place in Character Development, say educators.

Over the last several decades the central role of the local school board and the local parents in determining the academic standards of students in both public and private schools has been undergoing a deep change.

It has gone from teachers inculcating intellectual and academic insights into students, to being one of character development instilled by the teachers, workforce training developed by a partnership of teachers and corporations, Health care partnerships between schools and community organizations. This has resulted in mostly leaving the parents out of the picture entirely.

Finally many educators have begun to understand the important position and value of parents as they relate to the successful upbringing of children. Parents are once again being referred to as the "primary" educators of their children. The problem now is that this has a whole new meaning, The educators still see themselves as the most important developer of the whole child, it’s just that they need to find a way to encourage the parents to see this as a partnership between educator and parent with the parent agreeing to a sort of contract to which they agree for the school to raise the child in the manner most suitable to the best practices of the day.

For instance, here’s the words of, Malcolm Gauld, a well respected educator of the Hyde (residential) Schools of Bath, Maine, writing in an article entitled: Recognizing the Parent Role in Character Education.

Hence, let’s build community with a new triad—student, teacher, parent—in which all individuals foster a collective commitment to character development. This will require schools to have the courage to diverge from the time-honored maxim "the customer knows best" in favor of a higher vision, one that will lead our customers—our students and their parents—to thank us later.

See also the article Scholars: Parent-School Ties Should Shift in Teen Years, by Debra Viadero. This article bases its promotion of a stronger parent-school partnership, on various federally funded studies of students, parents, schools and the importance of a strengthened partnership.
We hope you have saved the previous reports so that you can refer to them when you contact the Governor. If you need further information please contact us at callifeadvocates@sbcglobal.net

EDUCATION BILLS REPORT for END OF SESSION 2010-2012

Camille Giglio

Under the category of Education legislation there are 8 headings, each with numerous sub categories. CRLC has been watching the sub-categories of Workforce Development, Charter Schools, School-based Health Clinics and Nutrition.

Here is a little run-down on the total activity for Education bills for the two year term, 2010-2012. The final, final count isn’t in yet. The term ended August 31.

  • Total Education bills:   792
  • Chaptered (to date):   170
  • Amended:   620
  • Failed during session:   191
  • Still pending:   40

 
Of that total there were:

  • Workforce Development:   77. 56 bills authored by Dems, 14 of those chaptered, 4 by Reps. chaptered.
  • Charter Schools:   99, 67 by Dems, 25 enrolled, 22 pending, and 17 failed.

 
There were also 14 bills submitted by either the Senate or Assembly education Committees themselves, 11 of which were enrolled of which 7 were vetoed.

Here is a listing of those bills that have gone to the governor (enrolled) for his signature, veto or return to author without a signature. He has until the end of September or 30 days from the date of receiving the bill, to act.
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Here is a listing of the Education type bills on the Governor’s desk about which CRLC is most concerned.
SB 1140, Mark Leno, (D-SF) Marriage. Would declare that marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil, and not a religious, contract.

SB 1476, Mark Leno, (D-SF) Parentage. Authorizes a court to designate that a child has a right to more than two parents, if it is in the best interest of the child. The bill relies upon information and date supplied by the U. of San Diego School of Law’s Children’s Advocacy Institute and the National Center for Lesbian Rights along with 11 other stakeholders.

SB 803, Mark DeSaulnier, (D-Concord) Youth Leadership Project. Establishes the Youth Leadership Project under the state Dept of Education. Promotes youth civic engagement through a program called GradNation sponsored by Colin Powell. It is little more than using the state, taxes and the schools, esp. in after school programs to create new community organizers.

SB 993, Kevin DeLeon, (D-LA) School Curriculum: Social Sciences: Bracero Program. This one is already Chaptered. Mandates inclusion of instruction on the Bracero Program in Social Studies and to include information drawn from “personal testimony.”

SCR 18, Carol Liu, (D-Glendale), Public Schools: Pupil, Teacher, and Parent Surveys.
Also chaptered. An SCR means Senate Concurrent Resolution. This is not legislation, but a way to state the will of the legislature. Seeks to protect a source of federal funding for the Ca. School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (CAL-SCHLS). This is the money that the Dept. of Ed. uses to fund their data reporting to the feds.

AB 1872, Luis Alejo, (D-Salinas) Child Care Facilities: Nutrition. Amended 8 times. Focuses using the state Dept. of Social Services to force family centered day care homes to provide meals and snacks that meet state and federal standards as a licensing condition. This dept. will also be required to develop training and nutrition standards according to federal standards and see that the day care homes are supplied with this information and that the homes are meeting the requirements. This will add to the costs of family day care employees and owners as well as the state, keeping the state busy with additional work.

The California Food Policy Advocates, listed as the source for information and data, a community interest group located on 14th St. in Oakland, Ca. has a board filled with health care employees, law school , environmental, agriculture, obesity prevention type people. Their website brags about all their accomplishments in setting food policies for the state residents and includes having sponsored AB 6 which changed the name of food stamps to CalFresh (federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and of lobbying for federal agriculture and farm bills.

AB 1594, Mike Eng, (D-El Monte), Charter Schools: Pupil Nutrition. Requires Charter Schools to provide one nutritious meal to each needy pupil. Currently Charter Schools are exempt from the laws governing school districts, for the most part, this bill would move Charter Schools under the same requirements as regular public schools regarding nutrition mandates. This places an added burden, expense and inconvenience on charter-schools. As more charter schools open and more students flee the regular public school, Charter Schools fall more and more under the eye of the state and feds.

AB 1856, Tom Ammiano, (D-SF) Foster Care Services: Cultural Competency.
The required initial 12 hours of training to become Foster parents also includes an additional 8 hours of post-placement training annually. This training will now include cultural competency and sensitivity training to the needs of LGBT foster children. The bill went through 8 hearings and was amended only once.

AB 823, Roger Dickinson, (D-Sacto), State Children’s Coordinating Council. Amended 7 times. Under the existing California Early Intervention Services Act, 1987, part of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), designed to provide services and support to families with young infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delay now moves forward to assume the right to plan and advise and set policy for every child in the state.

AB 2109, Richard Pan, (D-Sacto) Communicable Disease: Immunization Exemption.
This bill continues to receive great criticism and resistance from parents who are planning a demonstration at the capitol in the next few days. To learn more visit the National Vaccine Information Center.

AB1967, John Perez, (D-LA), Health and Science Education: Organ and Tissue Donation. Mandates inclusion within the curriculum framework on Health and science that courses on the subject of organ procurement and tissue donation be included for senior high students.

Please choose anyone or several of these bills and contact the Governor’s office to urge a NO vote, 916-445-2841, fax 916-558-3160. The Governor claims that he will not be attending the Democrat Convention this week in order to stay home and work on the bills before him.

END OF SESSION OVERVIEW OF BILLS AWAITING FINAL VOTES

Camille Giglio

HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION. CRLC has submitted letters of opposition on everyone of these bills. We have received phone calls from the media and other groups and even legislators wanting to know why we oppose. Some times we are the only one in opposition.

SB1338, Christine Kehoe, (D-San Diego) Abortion: and, SB 623, Kehoe, Public Health: Health Workforce Projects.

SB 1338, the bill that would have authorized the state to recognize mid-level health workers to perform first trimester abortions, languishes in the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development. It probably will not be heard because it just drew too much negative publicity.

In the meantime Sen. Kehoe gutted another bill, SB 623, and amended the bill with wording similar to parts of her SB 1338. This is awaiting hearing in Assembly Appropriations Committee for August 16.

In this version she is calling for the state to extend the period for training health care workers to perform abortions, asking only that the handful of medical assistants now trained be recognized for their skills; and, that the program itself be given time to publish its results in order to obtain public and professional input. It is still a bill dangerous to the life and health of pregnant women and certainly to their babies.

SB1416, Michael Rubio, (D-Bakersfield), Medical Residency Training Program Grants. This creates a Graduate Medical Education Trust Fund to receive private moneys donated through the State Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission which will be used to train medical personnel to work, especially, in the area of low-income, medically “underserved” aka immigrant communities.

I asked Rubio’s office if this bill was a link to Kehoe’s bill and was told, oh, my no. I didn’t believe it then and I don’t believe it still. This is a very convoluted bill with definite ties to the very office of statewide health Planning and Development that originally authorized the training program known as HWPP#171, funding the Bixby Center and Planned Parenthood at UCSF to train midwives, etc. in committing first trimester abortions. See Kehoe, SB 1338.

While the state itself can not pay with tax dollars for such training, it can set up pass-through agencies to receive private funding and donations for such generalized things as grants to graduate medical residency training programs such as this bill authorizes, which is then given out as grants to community agencies to fund most anything.

The California Health Care Workforce Policy Commission was created in 1976, as an extension of a 1973 piece of legislation referred to as the Song/Brown Act. (Song refers to Alfed N Song, a legislator from the late 1960’s through 1970’s. The Brown referred to just may be Jerry Brown who was Secretary of State in 1973. Research will not divulge this name).

It is this piece of legislation that authorizes expanding the training of medical personnel including nurse assistants, midwives, etc, to service medically underserved communities.

I believe it is also this Song/Brown Project and the Workforce Development Act that is authorizing Planned Parenthood to enter into low-income communities to set up their abortion services staffed with nurse practitioners.

SB1476, Mark Leno, (D-S.F.) Parentage. Authorizes the courts to find that, if it is in the best interest of the child, this child may be provided with 3 parents, each required to provide child support, i,e, attention, financial security, and visitation rights (no where does it say where the child will live or if it will be full time residency, or portions of each week spent at different places) rights based on their [the adult’s] constraints.

Knowing the amount of health care and education bills submitted to and signed by the Governor over the years giving greater and greater authority to the medical profession and the schools, to provide services and guidance to children, one wonders if, in fact, Leno’s preference for the third parent would actually be the state?

This bill is awaiting a final floor vote and is expected to go to the Governor.

SB 803, Mark De Saulnier, (D-Concord), Youth Leadership Project. This bill has been amended six times, the latest being August 7th.

This creates the Youth Leadership Project Committee composed of specific appointed youth. These youth, between the ages of 14-18, would advise the legislature on public policy issues affecting youth such as:

Education, Employment, the environment, behavioral and physical health, criminal justice, homelessness, foster care, emancipation, poverty and any other policy or fiscal issues deemed appropriate, in order to help provide potential solutions on issues related to youth.

This committee, answerable to Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction. shall have the authority to award grant monies to youth for studies in the above mentioned fields.

I see the formation of a partnership here between youth and government, eliminating the parent.

AB 2109, Richard Pan, Vaccinations. This bill goes before the senate on Aug 16. If it passes this will allow the medical clinics and school clinics to vaccinate your child with whatever they want without your input.

Whiplash: Don’t look for ethical consistency in newspapers

Originally posted Saturday, August 04, 2012
by Stephanie Block

Page one of today’s local paper carries the poignant headline “Suspected DWI Takes Tiny Life.” Drunk driving is a major issue in this state and many groups are trying heroically – desperately – to change the culture that accepts it. Stories that tug the heart and appeal to emotional sensibilities are part of that effort and, after all, what could be more tragic than the photo of a bruised, grieving mother?

“They are powerful images,” writes T.S. Last, the Journal reporter who covered the story. “One is of an anguished young mother lying in a hospital bed holding her lifeless baby. The other is of the father, saying a prayer over the tiny boy just before handing him over to the Office of the Medical Examiner. It was the only time Zach and Aileen Smith held their son…” [i]

The purpose of this front page story is to hammer home that the offender who rammed their car had at least four prior DWI convictions. This time, he is responsible for the death of a child and is being charged with vehicular homicide.

The child was seven months in utero: 28-31 weeks.

Meanwhile, on page three of today’s local paper, in a section called “Around the Nation” that discusses national news, the reader learns that a federal appeals court has temporarily prohibited Arizona from enforcing a ban on abortions, except in the case of medical emergencies, starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In story one, we are looking at a cherished baby boy; in story two there is no mention of what is being aborted at all. Even the word “fetus” is missing, which, to think about it, is rather a feat in journalistic obfuscation.

Checking out reports of the event from news sources around the country, we learn that Associated Press and Reuters coverage does mention, somewhere in the midst of talk about hearings, regulations, and the burden this might place on pregnant women, that this proposed law concerns fetuses and the point at which they may experience pain. But there isn’t much emphasis on this: the story concerns legal actions, not fetuses. Any emoyional content is reserved for expressions of relief on the part of abortion-activists: “’We are relieved that the court blocked this dangerous ban and that women in Arizona will continue to be able to get safe, appropriate medical care,’ ACLU staff attorney Alexa Kolbi-Molinas said in a statement.”[ii]

Of course, it’s nothing new that secular (and even some religious) news reporting on the topic of abortion is…schizophrenic. When the topic is “abortion rights,” the bias is unabashed. Craig Bedward collected headlines from several papers around the country concerning a 2002 investigation by Life Dynamics that discovered Planned Parenthood was performing abortions on minors who had become pregnant by older men (which would implicate them in the crime of abetting statutory rape).[iii] The headlines collected by Bedward were:

ABC News: “Abortion foes seek to lure staff into legal limbo in deceptive calls”
Telegram: “Abortion activists use deceptive calls to expose violation of state laws”
Columbus Dispatch: “Teen imposter lures abortion clinics into legal trap”
Dallas Morning News: “Protests Stifled – Abortion Foes Change Tactics”
Houston Chronicle: “Abortion foes make deceptive calls to clinics”
New Haven Register: “Planned Parenthood clinics caught in anti-abortion snare”
New York Times: “Abortion Foes Reveal Deceptive Tactic”
Patriot News: “Abortion foes try deceptive tactics”
Star Telegram: “Abortion Foes Entice Clinics to Break Law”

The media bias in this case was so pronounced that it blinded the writers of the above headlines to the story itself.

On the other hand, there are situations where it is vital to acknowledge the personhood of the fetus in order to elicit the appropriate emotional response, as in today’s front page story about an intoxicated driver. It’s also vital to acknowledge the personhood of the fetus to properly prosecute criminal abuse, as in the (true) case of a jealous man who tells his pregnant ex-wife or girlfriend that he’s going to “stomp it out of her.”

Personhood conferred as a matter of legal utility or rhetorical expediency and withdrawn when no longer self-serving creates serious “cognitive dissonances.” It becomes all too apparent that the “moral” foundation on which abortion is built is nothing but self-interest…which is changeable.

Trying to follow such contradictory positions in the same paper on the same day, however, causes serious spiritual whiplash. I wonder if I can sue…?

Spero columnist Stephanie Block also edits the New Mexico-based Los Pequenos newspaper.

  • [i] T.S. Last, “Suspected DWI Takes Tiny Life: Four-Time Repeat Offender Faces Vehicular Homicide,” Albuquerque Journal, 8-2-12.
  • [ii] Steve Gorman, “Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arizona’s Late-Term Abortion Ban, For Now,” Business Insider (Reuters), 8-2-12.
  • [iii] Craig Bedward, “Media Bias on Abortion,” www.bedwardfamily.com/Commentary/MediaBiasOnAbortion.htm.
     

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California Legislature’s Efforts to Destroy Traditional Families

 

A New Age Parenting Extravaganza
 

By CAMILLE GIGLIO and WILLIAM MAYER

Preamble: The family, as an institution, is under attack by the left. It is a coordinated effort to destroy the key social structure holding society together. These ideologues understand that they can’t succeed politically, i.e., are unable to fully implement its plan of a top down autocratic command economy, unless it markedly weakens the current culture or reduces it to rubble first. This is a central element in their strategic thinking and hence their need to destroy it. They also realize that this process can be greatly aided by linguistic manipulation, in this case expanding the meaning of "family," to the point where it becomes so vague that the word no longer has any meaning.

The historical record, as far as it exists, indicates that the family as a basic organizational unit - variously configured - was the central mechanism whereby humans became civilized. The family unit knows no boundaries, it is entirely cross cultural and was seen in every human society, from prehistoric times to the present - it’s a constant. The family unit was always geared towards procreation, hence it is inherently a relationship between males and females, though the exact composition can and did vary according to sometimes very complex kinship rules.

There is a voluminous body of evidence to support this contention, developed primarily by cultural anthropologists. [see, George Peter Murdock, Social structure New York: Macmillan. 1949, "The family is a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, own or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adults.", [additionally, please refer to, Pierre van den Berg, The Human Family Systems, an Evolutionary View, 1979, Elsevier.

July 24, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Leftist attempts at re-engineering the entire concept of the traditional family is in the news again and under continued assault from Sacramento Democrats.
The state’s newspapers are littered with tactically placed articles extolling the virtues of "non-traditional," families, representing them as being normatively equal to male/female parentage.

One example of legislative efforts along these lines comes from California State Senator Mark Leno’s [D-SF] AB 1476 - dealing very broadly [and with great vagueness in certain critical areas] with parentage.
If this bill gets signed by the Governor, not only will California’s children have the opportunity to have two mommies or two daddies, they could have three “natural” mommies or 4 natural daddies. They could end up with a whole slew of half brothers and sisters and quadrupled numbers of grandparents - a veritable forest of expanding family trees.

Though Leno claims this is all being done in the best interests of the children, one wonders if this isn’t an agenda inspired by the greeting card industry? One imagines future Mother’s Days littered with a blizzard of cardboard hearts and trite poetry offered to multiple moms and dads.

This could well represent a potential gold mine for Hallmark and its ilk - not that we have a bone to pick with this respected American company.

Acerbic observations aside this phenomenon is part of a long-term trend which is designed for one end, to destroy another piece of the traditional social structure. This doesn’t just pertain to the United States, as alluded to in this piece’s preamble.

Troubling development: British scientists are seeking approval for experimenting with combining the DNA of three persons to create one child; one sperm donor and two egg donors, to weed out defective genes.
Shades of eugenics, detached of course from its now fading Nazi associations.

What to do? Is this so important that we have no alternative but to fight it with every legal and morally sound tool at our disposal?

Or do we roll over like your daughter’s dead goldfish?

The opponents of SB 1476 claim that there should be a limit placed on the number of, say, daddies that a child can have. Regardless of numbers, what will be the long run ramifications of such changes?

These types of social engineering legislation are always craftily assembled, not in furtherance of clarity but exactly the opposite, the intent then is to make the statute so vague and overly broad that it will fall to the leftist CA court system, with the trusty 9th Circuit [the district whose decisions are most overturned upon appeal] standing in the wings, to - rather than interpret the vague prose - actually rewrite the legislation according to its anti-family bias.

To underline, this is by design.

Legislation like Leno’s AB 1476, especially upon judicial review [such as it is in California] will open the door to mischief on an unprecedented scale.

  1. Will there be a limit on how many children each male can be legally designated, "daddy?"
     
  2. In CA and other "progressive" states [as these matters arise] could daddy actually be a female by birth?
     
  3. Might this be a back door for the state’s right to limit the number of children brought into the world? We just can’t have "stray" children out there with only one mommy and daddy. That’s just so provincial, so American.
     
  4. What if this in vitro child - upon whom all these parent’s time, money and hope has been invested - doesn’t become the brilliant scientist/pianist, whatever, that was promised?
     
  5. Will they be able to declare the child to be a lemon and force the manufacturer to take it back, or worse yet if the genetic markers are wrong, legally abort it in the 7th month of gestation. If there are three "parents," will this be voted on, with a 2-1 decision being recognized as legally binding? So, sorry daddy #1 you lose, here’s a card. Now run along, there’s nothing happening here of your concern.
     
  6. Will tort law be expanded to allow these parents to become eligible for a portion of the child’s future earnings as a reward for their investment?

One imagines the sounds of knives being sharpened.

Thus the child, a thing of blood, bone and soul is reduced to a commodity, the worst possible form of human debasement.

This proposition is not just wrong, problematic or questionable.

It is morally evil - this can only end in a hellish Orwellian Brave New World.

Leno says that part of his bill’s purpose is to ensure that there will be a more secure financial backup support should one or more parent renege on the contract. What about when all these mommies or daddies become dependent, irascible senior citizens and need the child’s financial and emotional support? How warm and cozy is that relationship going to be?

Further complications:

If mommie #1 and mommie #3 go their separate ways, who gets the child?
What if all three mommies break up? Will same-sex divorce decrees require each partly owned child to spend one week with each Mommy in consecutive order?

Supposedly each named parent will be financially responsible for the child’s upkeep. Will one or more parent be only a financial parent, sort of a behind the scenes investor?

California’s completely out of control legislators are passing bills creating nightmare futures for families, children, religion, education and jobs. Though one might think that there is no rhyme or reason to this process, that appearance is deceiving - these people know exactly what they want. They desire a society remodeled upon their own lofty conception of what is right, just, fair and moral.

This is evidence of what Hanna Arendt characterized as attributes of the totalitarian mindset.

" The trouble with totalitarian regimes is not that they play power politics in an especially ruthless way, but that behind their politics is hidden an entirely new and unprecedented concept of power, just as behind their Realpolitik lies an entirely new and unprecedented concept of reality. Supreme disregard for immediate consequences rather than ruthlessness; rootlessness and neglect of national interests rather than nationalism; contempt for utilitarian motives rather than unconsidered pursuit of self-interest; "idealism," i.e., their unwavering faith in an ideological fictitious world, rather than lust for power—these have all introduced into international politics a new and more disturbing factor than mere aggressiveness would have been able to do." [source, Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism]

No matter how much the legislators want to play house with everyone else’s life, human nature will have its revenge at some point. The end product will not be the pretty planned ant-farm world the bureaucrats envision.

Unfortunately, SB 1476 is currently in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations with a huge stack of other, mostly controversial bills. It may be heard on or about August 6 when the legislators come back from recess. This will be the last stop before the Assembly floor vote after which it will go to the Governor’s desk.

Some specifics on this very bad piece of legislation:
AB 1476 [hereafter 1476] is apparently being driven, with Leno only being its carrier, primarily by hard core leftist social manipulators and radical sexual activists [note: we are not here in any way referring to non-heterosexuals who have no interest in politically advancing a particular sexual lifestyle]. The intent of this bill is to restructure the state’s marriage and parenting laws in order to destroy the traditional nuclear family.

Toward that end, Leno has partnered with the National Center For Lesbian Rights and the University of San Diego Law Center, to co-authored 1476, Family Law: Parentage. You are reading this correctly, non-legislators are actually assembling large parts of this bill.

1476 seeks to establish, within California’s version of the National Uniform Parentage Act, the right of a child to have more than two “natural” legal parents at the same time.
Leno claims that this is in the best interests of the child. He also adds that It would help keep the child out of foster care and off the state’s welfare rolls.

Let’s contemplate that for a moment, contrast a foster home where in the great majority of cases a child is actually wanted not for the purposes of being manipulated, against a "new age" home, with innumerable mothers, fathers, grandparents, half brothers, half sisters, three attorneys on retainer and a retired judge to advise this brood as to the legal ramification of each contemplated action.

The bad news for 1476 - representing an opportunity for the forces of traditionalism and sanity to prevail - the number of the bill’s official supporters keeps dropping while its opponents continue to rise.

Those opposing this bill such as the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists argue that there are unintended consequences [meaning unknown] which could be financially burdensome to the courts, let alone having the probability of destroying people’s lives

This group suggests that it would require new regulations dividing and defining child support obligations; where the child would reside, who would have primary decision-making authority, the amount of time each parent could legally have with the child. They further argue that “the current statewide guidelines [Uniform Parentage Laws] does not now have the computer system applications available to handle more than two parents…"

Yes that is correct, the future of your family will be determined by the California version of the HAL 9000.

"Sorry Dave, I can’t let you do that."

If this isn’t insanity, it’s indistinguishable from the real thing.

1476 might also affect, according to the Family Law Specialists, other areas of federal and state law, including citizenship, tax-deductions and social security. Most importantly this organization expresses the concern that “this bill does not provide for any limitation of these potential parents."
Again the vagueness of this legislation is there for a purpose, and it isn’t altruistic.

In the penumbra of all this planning stands the forgotten child who will have to cope with the legal consequences of laws entirely beyond their control, the nature of which will be in constant flux according to the current state of judicial review.

A question for which Leno’s office could not provide and answer was, how many children will a legally defined natural parent be allowed to have? Will it be one child, two children, twelve children?
Leno’s office referred us to [you guessed it] an attorney to provide that answer.
Yes, the courts will decide for you, now run along to your worker-bee job, you don’t want to be late for mandatory calisthenics.

Thus is proven the assertion that these people are unwilling to state the real impact of this bill - they know what effect it will have, but they don’t want the voter to know. You just have to trust them, after all they are looking out for you.

Conclusion:

For the better part of a generation we have witnessed an all out attack on the traditional family unit and other social institutions always justified on the shaky ground of perceived social justice, fairness and equality.
New coupling arrangements are only the latest aspect of this effort.
Predictably the legacy media weighs in, both barrels firing - magically now, there appear on mainstream television, newspapers and in other forums, public polls [all the mechanisms whereby public perception is created and manipulated] over-the-top, calculatingly heart-warming and emotional/anecdotal fairy tales about how women and children are victimized by rigid, unbending, unfeeling patriarchal laws restricting their freedom of choice.

Of course Leno’s 1476 and its brethren do their best to remove that choice and enforce a conformity in line with their moral relativism. They will decide, there is no appeal, unless of course you want a hearing before the 9th circuit’s star chamber.

$100k up front please, these things cost money you know, filings, forms, depositions, discovery…

Leno claims this is all in the best interests of the children, but his office is already on the record as being unable to predict the legislation’s full impact.

Will children be able to chose their own “natural” grandparents, cousins, uncles, not necessarily those with similar DNA?

Are we to believe that post 1476 each and every one of us will be able to construct a uniquely "relevant" pattern of kinship relationships.

1476 will yield one thing for certain - a complete societal disaster only decipherable by a cultural anthropologist.

This is nothing short of a soft totalitarianism and it’s certainly not confined to California or other economically failed liberal states.

There is a movement in the UK, described in the California Healthline’s Report for July 16, 2012, in which British scientists are seeking approval for experimenting with combining the DNA of three persons to create one child; one sperm donor and two egg donors, to weed out defective genes.

Complexities stacked upon absurdities, there is literally no end to this until the entire scheme comes crashing down, or knowing that electoral redress will have rendered meaningless, active and violent resistance.
It is a classic proposition in political theory that a citizenry denied representation is at a certain point forced to chose between servitude and rebellion.

Let us be clear, we are not by any means advocating such behavior, but a simply study of events in pre 1776 America should be enough to convince most that the human spirit, especially one forged within these continental boundaries, will not long be suppressed by faceless legislators operating on the public dime.

Again the question is posed, do we roll over?

The permutations of this sort of legislation are endless, they could fill a library and certainly if this measure is passed, there will be entire wings of legal libraries devoted to case law revolving around 1476, you can take that to the sperm bank

This is serious stuff, folks. California’s wildly liberal legislators are passing bills creating nightmare outcomes. No one really knows the consequences of this invasive meddling.

Leno and his fellow "progressives," no let’s put in correct ideological terms…Leno and his fellow neo-Marxists, are drunk with their own power and immune from the effective reach of the electorate.

These folks will NEVER tell voters what they actually think, nope, that would be a one way ticket to Podunkville. Worse yet, it would force them to get real jobs, not act as demi-gods. Therefore they daily lie their asses off.

This is all out moral warfare, conducted under cover of legalese too dense to penetrate and which is indecipherable even by its author - paraphrasing the words of Nancy Pelosi - "You have to pass 1476 to find out what’s in it."

We don’t think so, unfortunately California’s spaghetti-spined [to use former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy’s witty coinage] GOP, there has and probably will be little resistance.. They seem content in the perennial losers corner, living off sops thrown to them by a benevolent Governor Brown.

Enough!

©2012 Camille Giglio, William Mayer, PipeLineNews.org LLC. All rights reserved.
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NUTRITION–A GLUTTONY OF LEGISLATION

BY Camille Giglio, July 19, 2012

California legislators have now begun to micro manage what types of food and how much of it is being consumed by our citizens. Of course they are starting with infants, children and seniors. There are 8 of approximately 70 such bills of concern for not only what the government wants to do now, but also for what they might be planning in the future - the open-ended legislation.

One bill causing a stir amongst Day Care Providers is AB 1872, Child Day Care Facilities: Nutrition by Luis Alejo of Salinas. Sponsored by California Food Advocates and about 3 dozen other “stakeholders in government funding” would establish the right of the state to monitor and require private day care homes to comply with state regulations on the current best practices in nutrition standards for day care children.

Both the Day Care providers and the parents would be prohibited from supplying their own food, especially bringing anything from the child’s home that the child might especially like and that the mother had prepared especially for the child.

The bill would require:

  1. Any meals or snacks provided at the day care home to contain the approved adopted nutritional standards approved by the US Dept of Agriculture.
  2. The posting of weekly menus.
  3. Care providers will receive updates and regular mailings on the standards and suggested meals.

A 2010 chaptered bill, AB 2084 already requires a licensed child day care facility to only provider certain authorized beverages.

AB1746, Schools: Nutrition: Beverages by Das Williams, (D-Oxnard) amends and stipulates the beverages bill to declare that only 2% milk, 1% milk, non-fat milk, soy or rice milk, the amount of sweetening and/or real juice that must be in a beverage and the time of day on campus when these items can be purchased either by vending machine or other.

These restrictions for content also apply to the above mentioned day care facilities and will be more costly for the provider and may be rejected by the child who is used to other types of beverages. But, too bad, lad.

Home Day care providers, as opposed to professional business oriented Care Facilities, see this as the beginning of intrusive and expensive policies perhaps forcing these providers to raise their fees or go out of business.

It is also viewed by these groups and other child care watchdog groups as the first inroad to grandparent care of children in their own homes.

The most interesting aspect of this bill is what it doesn’t say or whom it doesn’t mention. It is silent about the child cared for by the mother in the child’s own home. What’s up with that? Isn’t the government interested in the nutrition care of that child? Or, might that already be in the works with the next set of bills.

The next group of bills focus on data collection in schools, calorie counting, equality in the food lines, Bills have already been presented requiring, in some instances. that breakfasts be brought into the classrooms to insure that students eat them. One can only ponder the huge management time and talent required to distribute, cleaning up and keep track of all the meals eaten.

AB 839 by Julia Brownley, (D-Woodland Hills) Pupil Nutrition: Federal School Breakfast Program. Requires infinitesimal amounts of reporting to the feds.

AB18781, Julia Brownley, (D), School Meals: Free and Reduced Meals.
Brownley is apparently concerned that children signed up for the national School Lunch Program - NSLP, will feel conspicuous in line, thereby creating a sense of in-equality, therefore, schools must insure that NSLP meals can be obtained in any line or machine also accessed by non NSLP students.

Ironic isn’t it? The government wants all children to be equally fed, no distinction what so ever, yet this very act results in so-called feelings of second-class citizenship by students who are embarrassed for any other student to know that they are getting subsidized food.

Another interesting item with AB 1871 is the list of supporters which includes Children Now and California Church Impact. Both groups heavily infested with Planned Parenthood types and mentality.

This next bill AB 2586 by Ben Heuso, (D-Chula Vista), The California Healthy Choices Program focuses on bringing grocery stores under the state. It requires the state Food and Agriculture Department to “protect the agricultural industry by developing a reward system for grocery stores that supply the government mandated types of food or, as they prefer, healthy choices. The Grocery stores would be charged a $10.00 fee for signing up to do this. The money would then be used to underwrite the program. Can you say vague and open to all sorts of abusive and high pressure tactics?

And Charter Schools are not left out of this micro managing by state bureaucrat.

AB 1594, Mike Eng, (D-El Monte), Charter Schools: Pupil Nutrition. Amends the Charter School Act by requiring each school to provide a needy pupil with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced-price meal during each school day.
That adds to the expense of Charter Schools.

Naturally the Association of Charter School Advocates opposes it.

There is no aspect of human endeavor, awake or asleep, on land or in the home, workplace or doctor’s office and maybe even church, that the government both fed and state is not attempting to control through either legislation or court order or ballot measure.

They are all re-structuring the family, restructuring relationships, restructuring agriculture, living space and on and on. I even read one article from England in which the English Scientists are petitioning to begin experiments on mixing the DNA from three people in order to produce one perfect child in-vitro.

All the bills mentioned are sitting in the Senate Appropriations Committee awaiting a hearing which will probably begin on or about August 6. Pick a bill, any bill or all of them and please call your Assembly member and urge a NO vote on these bills.

On behalf of children and families everywhere I thank you for your interest and concern.

TRANSLATING CAMPAIGN JARGON: Understanding Madison Ave. Speech

by Camille Giglio

One can not say that political incumbents or fledgling candidates lie during their campaigns, but I have seen many of them use words and phrases that are misleading and, at times downright deceptive. This is the Madison Ave (New York) approach to misleading advertising.

Take the response given to this League of Women Voter’s candidate questionnaire by a self-labeled Republican Candidate for the newly formed district 46, So. Cal. California Assembly District seat.

Q #1. How will you prioritize the budget choices the Legislature must make to align the state’s income and spending?

  1. "Value Engineering" is the prioritization technique that I learned years ago while working for a marvelous corporation! Value Engineering is the technique of assigning attributes to products, services, features, goals, etc., and ranking them objectively. If used for state budgeting, a natural hierarchy will emerge which can be used by California to stay within the budget without depriving any, given sector of vital services incumbent upon the State to provide.

Occasionally I have made reference to a Soviet inspired budgeting program, from the early 1900’s, fast becoming popular with both Democrats and Republicans, called: Programming, planning and budgeting system - PPBS. This refers not only to budgeting finances and check books, but programming and planning from a centralized government seat, for human beings.

PPBS became popular within government agencies through the support of Secretary Robert S. McNamara’s Defense Department in 1961. (“A Critical Look at PPBS, by Clarence Johnson)

This method of handling governmental management places people in categories or groups. Bureaucrats and statistics people evaluate individuals within their group settings and arrive at conclusions of what are “Best Practices” or “Value Engineering” or “strategic planning,” for the group, not for the individual. This places government in the role of the scientist using objective statistical results to determine what is best for everyone. It is also called Systems management.

People are managed as one might manage livestock without regard to the natural individuality of each, individual human life. This is, I believe, the underlying motivation behind Dr. Richard Pan’s AB 2109, mandating vaccination for everyone. He is totally immune to the pleadings of individual parents whose children have suffered from this blanket coverage of everyone. He accepts as a statistical possibility, the danger that sits beside the opportunity. Its better to lose a few children than have the many suffer from a serious illness.

The fact that Mr. Jay L. Stern, Chemistry teacher, is promoting this idea does not mean that it is a plank in the Republican Platform. It isn’t. Mr. Stern has been a college level teacher of this PPBS management system. It is very likely that he is now tired of teaching the method and wants to go to the legislature to instill his pet program into legislation.

After all, Leland Yee and Mark Leno, as examples, are using their elected seats to promote on Yee’s part, psychology for everyone and Leno and Ammiano, gay marriage. Mark DeSaulnier is promoting regional government and Mary Hayashi, Planned Parenthood. Just to name a few.

To go even further into this, one might say that this neutralizes any meanings about right and wrong. It’s all facts, data and science. There is no room for morality or human emotion. Two seemingly contradictory statements can both contain facts based on data, but they just might not both be right or good. However, if these facts, placed together, might, I say might, benefit 85% of the category of people targeted, then this is a best practice and too bad about the 15% for whom it is disastrous.

I have tried in a brief manner to convey concern over campaign promises and slogans which sound great, but carry hidden agendas. Many writers and authors have written many books and reports about PPBS. My little contribution barely begins to cover the whole important field, but I wanted to give you an opportunity and encouragement to look behind the words of candidates if you think they don’t sound as perfect as they would like you to believe.

I would be most pleased to receive any comments you would care to share.
callifeadvocates@sbcglobal.net.

PARENTAGE…ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF MARK LENO

by Camille Giglio

Prophetic statements voiced by supporters of Prop 8, following the disastrous California state Supreme Court Decision, appear to be coming true. These statements have usually started with: If we allow the state to own the definition of the Rite of Marriage and who may enjoy that privilege, what will come next?

According to California Senator Mark Leno, (D-SF), it is the state which should be setting the determining factors, for who may be declared parents. If SB 1476 Family Law: Parentage, currently heading for a final Assembly floor vote, passes it will authorize the state to declare how many natural parents a child may have - 2, 3 no one knows now. The bill has passed every committee on a straight Democrat Party line majority vote.

In other words, the Democrats are pushing to give the right of ownership of the determination of who is a natural parent to the state.

What will come next after that? I suggest that it will be the state setting the standards for who may become parents, period.

With this scenario non-DNA related persons may be included in the definition of natural parent. This, “if it is in the best interest of the kid,” of course, according to Leno.

What it all comes down to is money. This gives the state an expanded field of potential financial supporters responsible for the child. The bill goes so far as to make time and money spent on the child one of determinants of becoming eligible to be declared a “natural” parent.

Support

Children’s Advocacy Institute (co-sponsor) National Center for Lesbian Rights (co-sponsor) California Alliance of Child and Family Services Legal Services for Children National Association of Counsel for Children National Association of Social Workers Our Family Coalition Public Counsel Many individuals

Opposition

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Right to Life Committee One individual.

The bill is currently awaiting a second hearing in the Assembly Appropriations committee. More people are urgently needed to oppose this bill either by phone call or fax. Chairman Felipe Fuentes, (D), 916-319-2139. V. Chair Diane Harkey, (R), 916-319-2173.

In the long run the Governor’s’ office will have to be faxed: 916-558-3160.
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SB1140, Mark Leno, Marriage. This bill very graciously provides for a waiver for a priest, minister, rabbi or authorized person of any religious denomination, a right of refusal to “solemnize a marriage that is contrary to the tenets of his or her faith.”

Once again, Leno, in a very magnanimous and gracious manner, deigns to give his blessing or that of the state to religious personnel who abstain from same-sex marriages. This is as though it was up to the state to control or authorize actions of religious within the context of one’s religious denomination.

This passed the Senate floor Yes, Dems 23 -Reps No11- and 6 Dems/Reps “not-voting.”

Support

California Churches IMPACT (co-sponsor) Equality California (co-sponsor) American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO Anti-Defamation League California Communities United Institute Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee (related to S.F. Sen. Leland Yee)

Opposition

California Catholic Conference Catholics for the Common Good.
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AB 2370, Allan Mansoor, (R), Mental Retardation: Change of Term.
Changes the terms or expands the definition that refers to a mentally retarded person to include the term intellectual disability, thereby removing the term mentally retarded.

This term, intellectual disability, is proposed by the bill’s sponsor, Best Buddies of California. It is also referred to as the Shriver R Word Act. The Sargeant Shriver Family (Kennedy connected, Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger connected) was a leader in defending the rights of people with, especially, mental disabilities.

The bill seeks to mandate a change in the currently acceptable correct language for purposes of government programs and Medicaid funding.

It also refers to a study done by the Resource Network International in contract with the Kansas University Center for the Study of Family, Neighborhood and Community Policy.

It is felt that certain labels can be negative stereotypes and deterrents to certain persons’ ability to enter into the activities of society and or obtain employment.

Material on this bill referred to extensive research done in England on this subject, but, in reality they all referred back to the Kansas study which we found, in our research, to be vague and potentially subject to misuse. The words “intellectual disability” is very vague and could be used, in the wrong hands, to label any number of people who might disagree with the mandates set down by the government, for instance. I refer to the above two bills by Leno, as examples. Also, in previous legislative terms, Sen. Leland Yee has sought and obtained permission to expand counseling on mental health services to students as has Leno.

One certainly wants to be supportive of persons with disabilities, but we have to ask the question: is the disabled person being used as an excuse to broaden the definition of what constitutes a disability? The bill changes about 50 different state codes.

Once the state owns that definition, they can label anyone opposing government mandates as intellectually disabled.

In this case, every Democrat and Republican voted for the bill (with 5 not-voting).

Direct your comments to the Governor.

STATE MICROMANAGED HEALTH CARE-MISPLACED COMPASSION

Camille Giglio

Now that the state budget has been voted on, seemingly innocuous legislation is being gutted and amended revealing the true intent of the legislators plans to suffocate us with burdensome health care.

Legislators appear to be intent on supplanting parental care and concern with government bureaucrat overseers as they pass bills designed to further remove parents from the day to day interaction with their children regarding nutrition and health.

Our main focus this session has been on two bills in the health care category that represent the larger picture of Obama Care and the expansion of government.

SB 623, by Christine Kehoe, Abortion, is both a health care concern and a workforce development bill. It will expand the duties of lower level health care personnel into the arena now occupied by physicians and surgeons regarding performing first trimester abortions as merely a midwife’s “scope of practice.” This places women in a more dangerous position regarding their reproductive health and safety. This bill has now passed out of the Assembly Health Committee and will pass to appropriations through which it will quickly pass to the floor and to the Governor.

AB 2109 by “Richard Pan” on mandatory vaccinations as a requirement for entry or continuation in schools. This bill, though generating huge amounts of opposition from parents has also passed all its committee hearings driven by the elitist and some might say dishonest representation by its author. The parental opt-out section is a sham designed more to discourage and deflect parents than to gain support.

These two bills are the most dangerous to constitutional freedoms and health. However, these two bills are not the only ones dealing with issues of expanding jobs into new areas of medical practice for health care workers, by dumbing-down the training of health personnel, including mental health counselors for school kids and government controlled nutrition programs. Most of these bills require re-writing large portions of the state health and Safety Code.

None of these bills listed here received much opposition from Republican legislators. We realize that the Republicans are in a distinct minority, but CRLC suggests that there is another reason for their seeming indifference. These are job expansion bills. If the Republicans are to carve out their own niche in the jobs market debate then they are compelled to support or at least not oppose, the expansion of social issues or, as I call it, misplaced compassion.

The state is becoming the overbearing parent suffocating the talents, capabilities and desires of the innate gifts of the individual.

Here are a few examples:

EXPANDING THE ROLE AND AUTHORITY OF HEALTH WORKERS.

SB 1524, Ed Hernandez, (D-W. Covina) Nursing.
Amends the Nursing Practice Act (just like SB 623) providing for the licensing and regulation of nurse practitioners and the certification and regulation of nurse-midwives, allowing them to “furnish or order drugs or devices (abortion and hormonal contraceptives) when such individuals have completed specified supervised [courses]”
This bill, specifically, changes the relationship between the medical worker and the physician authorizing the physician to determine when this worker is sufficiently experienced to act alone.

This bill could be used to meet the goals of SB 623 should 623 fail passage.
LOCATION: Assembly Appropriations. Passed every committee as a “do Pass” meaning that because it had no officially recognized opposition there was no need to even take a vote. Just pass it along. No Republican opposed it or any of the other bills listed here.

AB 2348, Holly Mitchell, (D-Culver City), Registered Nurses: Dispensation of Drugs.
Authorizes Registered Nurses to dispense “specified drugs or devices (same as SB 1524 & SB 623) on the orders of a nurse-midwife, N.P. or P.A.” including hormonal contraceptives in a specified clinical situation. that’s your school based clinic or La Raza clinica.
Planned Parenthood is the sponsor. Endorsed by dozens of other abortion promoting groups and opposed by only 4 groups - CRLC, Catholic Conference, Ca. association for Nurse Practitioners and the Ca. Nurses Assn.
LOCATION: Passed the Sen. Business and Professions Cmte. with “Do-Pass” and awaiting next committee assignment.

SB 1575, The author is the Senate Business, Professions & Economics Development Committee. The title is Professions and Vocations. This bill amends or re-writes 55 sections of the Business and Professions Code especially in the 4000 numbered sections and repeals section 1909.5 of that code relating to professions and vocations. Supported by the Medical Board of California. It was a “do Pass” in every committee. This code section falls under the Dept of Consumer Affairs.

This changes requirements and scope of practice under the Dental Practices Act (and other areas) for Dental Hygienists and, especially to their relationship with supervising personnel and facilities, similar to the above mentioned bills for midwives and nursing personnel.

  1. Replaces the term “infant” with “neonate” for midwife reporting requirements to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). This is the same department that gave authorization for the Bixby Global Reproductive Health Project at UCSF - SB 1338/623.
  2. Authorizes the Ca. State Board of Optometry (CSBO) to accept graduates of foreign university to be certified as optometrists in California.
  3. Renames the Marriage and Family Therapist Act as the Licensed MFT.
  4. Adds professional clinical counselors to groups licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. (What, have non-professional counselors been working in clinics?)
  5. Revises exam requirements for Licensed Clinical Social Workers and MFTs.’ One other bill equates MFTs’ and LCSWs’ as to scope of practice.

AB 2009, Cathleen Galgiani, (D-Merced), Communicable Disease: Influenza Vaccinations. Again, “Do-Pass” in all Committees.

  1. Deletes requirement that flu shots be reserved first for persons over age 60.
  2. Requires that the state provide, free of charge, flu shots to local agencies who may then charge the state for the service rendered,
  3. Declares that children over 6 months have the greatest need, but authorizes the county to decide which groups gets priority “as to whether one or more population groups shall have priority for the vaccine.”
  4. Deletes requirement that flu vaccine be administered by specified health care professionals and removes requirement that a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse demonstrate familiarity with immunization procedures to a supervising physician. (this is reflected in every one of these bills.)
  5. Bill lists related legislation as, AB 2109, Richard Pan, mandatory vaccinations, and other chaptered bills.

Supported by, among others, American Academy of Pediatrics. State, County and Municipal Employees, Ca. Academy of Family Physicians (PP is responsible for getting this group its recognition with the state), School Nurses Org. Ca. Senior Legislature, State PTA,, SEIU-California.
LOCATION: Senate floor.

And, lastly, Senator Mark DeSaulnier, (D-Concord) got a resolution passed, SCR 47, Health In All Policies. It declares that the state of California supports the basic tenets of regional government (SB32, SB 732 and SB 375)) but adds that that also includes tying-in healthcare considerations into every facet, bureau, department, idea, service, etc. of government - jobs, education, health care, transportation, employment, nutrition, waterways, housing, exercise, etc.

This, too, received unanimous support from both sides of the floor.

Indulge me for a minute and consider with me if that could be some sort of code for abortion/contraception for all. That’s what Hillary Clinton and the international abortion groups want. That’s what the UN keeps trying to get passed. That’s, basically, what this HHS Mandate fight is all about - government control of the reproductive processes of every American woman. Hello China!

SB 623 – FROM BARNACLES TO BABIES

Camille Giglio

Yesterday I notified you of the gut amend process exercised by Sen. Christine Kehoe. She moved the language (late in the day of Friday, June 21st) contained in SB 1338, Abortion, which failed to get out of its house of origin, over to one of her bills that did, SB 623. She renamed the bill Public Health: Workforce development, Abortion.

SB 623 was originally a bill to prevent toxic materials from being used to remove barnacles, etc, from the undersides of marine boats, thus the reference in my title -from barnacles to babies. Gutting and amending a bill is a standard, though despicable, procedure often exercised in a non-partisan manner, but the new wording is supposed to be germane to the original intent. I guess they figured that removing barnacles or babies is all one and the same.

The hearing, in the 19 member, Assembly Health Committee is set for Tuesday, July 3.

Today, June 27, 18 of us traveled to the Capitol to visit the offices of the 19 members and distribute literature and fact sheets to the legislators and/or their legislative Aides.

The Health Committee consists of 13 Democrats and 6 Republicans, so you can well imagine the odds of getting the bill stopped here. But, we made a good try visiting all of the 19 members offices.

The 6 Republicans will not vote for the bill. We need to change the minds of 4 Democrats in order to prevent the bill passing out of committee with 10 yes votes.

The Aide in one Democrat’s office indicated that they had already begun to receive phone calls about the bill. Other offices indicated that they were not yet aware of current events. Everybody is deeply focused on the fight over the state budget.

We were met with every reaction from courteousness to cold stares from the Aides in the Democrat Offices. Though some were unmoved by our presentations, they may have been made a little bit nervous by the fact of our being brave enough to speak up and not allow the Aides to side track us.

One Aide, a very pleasant seeming man, Will Shuck, who turned out to be the legislator’s Chief of Staff for Bonnie Lowenthal, a very active pro abort, tried to side track us by taking up a defense of the gut and amend process. We brought him back on point. As we were all walking down the hall I noticed this attractive looking youngish man who insinuated himself into our group. I asked him if he was a legislator or an Aide? Turned out he was in Lowenthal office. He had been trying to find out what we were all about, apparently.

Some of the Aides tried to make excuses, through the secretary, for not coming to speak with us, but we tended to speak loud enough for that Aide to hear us anyway. The most hostile Health legislation Aide, Leslie Villegas, was in the office of Assemblyman Das Williams.

Several of the Democrat offices had brightly colored photos or posters of children or minority women on their walls.

So, it is very likely that this bill will fly out of committee with the required vote, but we must try to impress the office staff with the fact that we are disappointed in this move by Kehoe and the willingness of the Democrats to deceive the citizens through this manipulation of the privilege of determining who shall be our health care providers.

On another bill, there was a hearing to be held this afternoon on AB 2109 by Richard Pan that mandated vaccinations for all children, but with an extremely convoluted route for parental opt-out. The young woman in charge of organizing the opposition, Dawn Winkler is to be congratulated on her ability to produce a large number of people to speak against the bill. She even had the assistance of a Hollywood actor/comedian, Rob Schneider.

One of the women attending this hearing, along with two of her children, was the mother of a young woman whom I took to Sacramento last year to testify in the hearing over the mandated Gardasil bill. The mother has at least two children of her four children traumatically affected by vaccinations.

At this time the fate of AB 2109 is in question. The timing of the hearing for the large number of Health Committee bills was held up due to an extended debate on the budget.

Please pray, phone and fax.

The arguments we presented on SB623 were the following:

The sneaky manipulation of gut and amend on bills, deceiving the public is unacceptable. Therefore, please vote no on this twice gutted and amended bill.

Voting to provide what amounts to second-class health care to women for reproductive issues is discrimination of the worst kind to poor women, disadvantaged women, migrant and poor women who will be the majority of women faced with second-class treatment.

The same holds for vaccinations of our children, basically, by ill-trained minimally educated health care workers in clinics who are more interested in their job expansion than in the safety of the health of our children.

BUDGET DEALS TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER LEGISLATION.

Camille Giglio

Several bills on which we have taken positions, including health, (immunization and mental health counseling, Medi-Cal Demo Projects, etc.) and education (Charter Schools, student privacy rights) and, some regional planning bills, have gone through the various Committees with a “Do Pass.” This means that it was, in effect a total “YES” vote, no opposition, no discussion or debate. This has occurred even on bills with letters of Opposition submitted from numerous organizations.

I realize that most of the committees have a majority of Democrats on them so Republican opposition is mostly meaningless, but I thought at least the Republicans would vote “NO.” I have tried to inquire why, if the Republicans had shown some opposition originally, was this happening?

The Republican legislators, or their Aides, really, are not responding to my request for information. However, it would appear that legislative votes or support is being used as bargaining chips on budget trailer bills. In other words, I’ll vote for your bill, or remain silent on it, if you will support my budget interests.

As one Legislative observer stated: “It’s been a crazy week up here.”

Many of the bills have passed out of their first Second-House hearing have funding requirements attached to them and, these, one may presume, are the ones going into the trailer bills, to be funded after the budget is decided and when no one is looking to see where the money is going.

Here are a few of the bills:

AB 823, Roger Dickinson, (D-Sacto) California Children’s Coordinating Council (Amended from Children’s Cabinet of California.
Location: Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Amended seven (7) times. Passed each committee on a “do Pass” vote including Appropriations even though it has a fiscal charge on it.
PURPOSE: To appoint the usual bureaucrats-public and private to an advisory council to direct and supervise all the services given to children in the state and authorizing cross-agency referencing.
SUPPORTERS: Children Now (sponsor), Children’s Health Initiative, Invest in Kids, California First Five, Children’s Defense Fund, all the stakeholders who will get appointed to the advisory committee.

ABA 2009, Cathleen Galgiani, (D-Merced), Communicable Disease: Influenza Vaccinations.
Location: “Do Pass” to Committee on Appropriations. Amended 5 times.
PURPOSE: Adds a new section to the health and safety code. Provides guidance on whether certain groups should have priority in receiving Influenza shots, elderly or youth. Would eliminate the requirements that vaccines be administered by physicians and nurses. In other words, the state seeks to pit kids against grandparents. Low-income and uninsured children can have the flu shot on the state’s bank account.
SUPPORT: several of the California health care lobby industry groups - Ca. Pediatrics, state and municipal Employees Union. School Nurses, SEIU, etc.

SB 803, Mark De Saulnier(D-Concord), Youth Leadership Project.
LOCATION: Do-Pass to Committee on Revenue and taxation.
PURPOSE: Targets California’s 12-18 year olds for community organization training.
Sponsored by American’s Promise Alliance - AKA GradNation under the leadership of Colin Powell.
Would appoint an advisory committee made up of the usual community Stakeholder groups to advise and train the students in communitarian social networking techniques.

SB 1524, Ed Hernandez, (D-W. Covina), Nursing.
LOCATION: Do-Pass to Senate committee on Appropriations.
PURPOSE: Amends the Nursing Practice Act (similar to what SB 1338, Kehoe, Abortion wanted to do), and would allow nurse midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Assistants to finish or order drugs and devices without the six months supervised duration requirement.
This would apply to abortifacient pills and devices.
SUPPORTERS: Ca. Assn Nurse Practitioners. Ca. Nurse-Midwives Assn. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, United Nurses Assn. Several of the same groups that supported SB 1338.

SB1136, Darrell Steinberg, (D-Sacto), Health: Mental Health Services Act
LOCATION: Do-Pass to Assembly Committee on Health.
PURPOSE: This huge obvious Master Plan for Mental Health Care for all Amends 16 Health Care Codes and adds two sections to the welfare and Institutes Code, relating to Health.

  • Establishes the usual oversight committee with authorization to design a comprehensive joint plan for coordinated outcomes for all patients.
  • Requires every county mental health program to come with plans.
  • Creates a new layer of health care bureaucracy by designating a state Depty Director of Mental Health and Substance use Services.
  • Establish regional partnerships between the mental health system and the educational system for outreach programs.
  • Other bills seem to tie in with this: AB 1569 Community Mental Health: Assisted Outpatient Treatment, SB 1134, Leland Yy, (D-SF) Persons of Unsound Mind: Psychotherapist Duty. And there are others.

ANOTHER STEALTH YOUTH LEADERSHIP BILL

Camille Giglio

SB 803, Mark Desaulnier, (D-Concord), Youth Leadership Project. OPPOSE.

Current status: Passed first House awaiting hearing in Assembly Education and Revenue and Taxation Committee, Julia Brownley, (D-Chairman)

Establishes the Youth Leadership Project under the State Department of Education to support and promote youth civic engagement by awarding scholarships to youth and civic engagement programs.

Notice the awards are not to the students, but to the stakeholder organizations.

It further creates the Youth Leadership Fund and an appointed committee to oversee the funds and direct the monies to appropriate community agencies. The funding would be derived from personal income tax contributions and/or deductions on the income tax managed by a designated committee and sets certain priorities for selecting the members of the committee.

The official Legislative Analyst’s office states that it would be impossible to spend less than 10% of the funds on administration of this program. Gifts and grants from community groups would also be authorized for acceptance.

CRLC submitted a formal letter of Opposition on this bill on June 6th. Today we got a call from the Senator’s office inquiring why we opposed it. See letter below.

Another bill, AB 233, Isidore Hall, lll (D-Compton) has a sort of companion bill called Personal Income Taxes: Voluntary Contributions.
This bill awaiting action in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, was amended from its original purpose of asking for a $1.00 contribution to the YMCA Youth and Government Program, to “civic education programs operated by the YMCA Youth and Government Program, the African American Leaders for Tomorrow Programs, the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project and the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project.

This would realize an eventual grant of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) contributed from yet another Youth and Government Fund, to each of the groups listed above and more. This total amount could well exceed $250,000.00 per calendar year. The language in this funding part closely resembles the language of De Saulnier’s bill.

While it may sound so very very nice to see legislators interested in providing education and training in civic and community organizing and becoming leaders in the community in truth this is just a bureaucratic channeling of youth, ages 12-24, into becoming lobbyists for the special interests receiving the funds and training the youth.

All these leadership type bills say the same thing. Advisory boards and committees will be appointed by various levels of state and community leaders and will represent certain community interests and organizations, blah, blah, blah.

It’s all always the same people and groups promoting agitation and dissatisfaction with government and it is co-opting the agencies such as the YMCA which might overwise, if left to their own devices be fairly good at encouraging leadership qualities in students.

These bills also always bring up a “concern” about teenage pregnancy and how destructive of education and community leadership training this is. So, of course, who do you think will be one of the major community organizations providing the community leadership training? And, what do you think they will be training the kids to accept?

In the phone call we received today from De Saulnier’s office, the Aide, Michael Miller, did not refute our statement that Planned Parenthood could be one of the organizations as well as PICO, he only questioned why we mentioned Planned Parenthood’s VOX program.

It can be looked-up on google. Vox is the Latin word for Voice and in this situation it implies Voice of Planned Parenthood. This project is asking for funding to take the 18-24 year olds and provide them with training for their special interests.

So, here’s how it goes. Groups enter the schools during school fairs, etc. set up their promotional tables and entice the kids to sign up for special training usually in after-school programs or weekend activities. Groups like PICO work through churches so some of the training classes would be held on church property most likely.

These programs introduce students to the world of community organizing, ala Barack Obama. When they reach 18 where are the students going to go with all this training?

Why, into Planned Parenthood’s workforce development programs of health care for all, read abortion and contraception.

Isidore Hall and Mark DeSaulnier both have 100% support ratings from Planned Parenthood.

Call Mark DeSaulnier’s office in Sacramento and tell him NO, you do not support his bill, SB 803. Better yet, fax him a letter telling him NO. This bill uses up too much administrative assets, benefits only the special interest stakeholders and is in direct competition with the values of family and church.

DeSaulnier
Phone: 916-651-4007. Fax: 916-445-2527.

Julia Brownley:
Phone: 916-319-2041. Fax 916-319-2141

Here is our letter of Opposition to Brownley written on June 6. 2012.

CRLC, Inc. advocates for young women and men to receive an education that will encourage them to participate in the civic arena. Our agency supports their involvement in their communities from our philosophical point of view.

Utilizing the voluntary tax check off for a CA Youth Leadership Fund has an emotional appeal to assist young people at risk or disadvantaged. It is an easy way to believe one is helping social needs.

 

However, the language of the bill must be considered.

It assumes that sufficient monies will be donated to provide the minimum amount required to maintain its participation in the Personal Income Tax program.

It provides for a six member Committee with persons involved in various facets of community life. One of these could include a member of Planned Parenthood’s VOX-Students for Choice.

It provides for scholarships to civic engagement programs. Again this could include a Planned Parenthood program such as its Youth Initiative program group.

It could include scholarships to local PICO groups which tend to support programs CRLC, Inc. does not support.

 

Therefore, CRLC considers that this bill would be inimical to pro-life advocacy for well-informed youth. There are private groups that encourage civic participation and host students at the Capitol which we would encourage citizens to support, instead of donating, even voluntarily, to a scholarship program that might not be amenable to their own philosophy or values.

We urge a NO vote on SB 803.

 

Cc. Honorable Chris Norby, (R)Vice Chairman

STATE OF THINGS - Friday, last day to get bills out of house of origin

CRLC has been trying to watch about 108 bills dealing with either health care, education or workforce development legislation. These are broken down into groups of those which have already passed through their House of origin and are awaiting a first hearing in the second house, Those which, if they don’t make it by Friday, are dead for this term and those well on their way to passing both houses.

These bills deal with education, health care, workforce development or, in some cases, all three items in one bill, i.e. educating students to be health care workers in order to expand the workforce.

Of these 108 there are about 50 that concern us the most. Here is a listing of some of the most important ones: (please forgive the length of this report).

These have passed their House of Origin and are awaiting hearings in the Senate:

HEALTH CARE BILLS

SCR47, Mark DeSaulnier, (D-Concord), Health In All Policies. This is a Senate Concurrent Resolution, not a bill. It memorializes the legislature to accelerate its support and implementation of three previously passed bills dealing with Global Warming, AB32, SB 732, Strategic Growth Council, and SB 375, Transportation/Sustainable Development.

Using the premise that a healthy community is an asset to the government it requires regionalized government to consider all its deliberations with implementing better nutrition for all, health care for all, job development for all, public transportation for all This is part and parcel of the UN’s global goal.

AB 714, Toni Atkins, (D), Health Care Coverage: Health Benefits Exchange.
This is a federal health care for all related bill, “jump starting” so the author claims, the enrollment of an expanded number of health care cllients and is one bill amongst several advocating pretty much the same thing; AB 792, brochures selling health care coverage, Bonilla, (D), AB 1296, Bonilla,(D), Establishing public/private stakeholders to develop advisory and implementation committees, SB900 (2010) chaptered, establishing the exchange, AB 1602 (2010) specifying the powers and duties of the Exchange.
Health Access California (HAC) is the sponsor which includes Planned Parenthood and numerous other abortion promoting/community organizing groups.

SB1381, Fran Pavley, (D), Mental Retardation: Change: Intellectual Disability. Mandates amending numerous state codes to reflect a change in the reference to those defined as disabled, including those who display emotional, intellectual, physical, mental, etc difficulties. By coincidence (or not) it reflects a UN Treaty amendment now being promoted by Obama to also change the world definition of of mental disability and making it possible to provide services to an expanded cohort of people with newly defined disabilities.

AB 2109, Richard Pan,(D), Communicable Disease: Immunization Exemption.
This bill places almost insurmountable obstacles and barriers in the path of parents choosing not to follow the dictates of the state regarding vaccinations for their children due to religious or personal beliefs and knowledge of serious consequences for the mental and physical health of their children such as suspected autism.

The lead opposition organization, the National Vaccine Information Center, has distributed a 35 page report on the abusive and often bullying treatment received from doctors and health care workers for choosing to opt out their children. Parents have received letters from doctors denying them any further medical care because they chose to opt out their child. Other parents have reported on being so intimidated by bullying medical workers that they have reluctantly submitted their infants of six months or less to the long list of vaccinations with the result being permanent or life threatening disabilities to their children.

AB 1569, Michael Allen (D-Napa), AB 2134, Wesley Chesbro (D-Sta Rosa). Both bills address Community Mental health: Outpatient Treatment. These bills are based on something called Laura’s Law which authorizes state courts to sentence specified persons to involuntarily hospitalization for suspected and exhibited mental and or emotional psychological problems if they won’t go voluntarily. Or, in other words, if SB 1381 passes to change the definition of mental retardation to intellectual disability, no telling who will be required to submit themselves or be subjected by court order to behavior modification programs.

Ironically a young woman named Laura who was working in a mental health hospital during summer college vacation, was shot to death by an involuntarily placed mentally disturbed patient.

Chesbro’s bill designates assisted outpatient treatment services be developed in counties so choosing to provide these programs in response to a “mental health crisis.”

EDUCATION BILLS.

AB 2, Anthony Portantino,(D), Postsecondary Ed: Goals for Higher Education.
Makes significant changes in the scope and purpose of higher education, further implementing and expanding a 2007 bill by Sen. Jack Scott establishing desired workforce outcomes.

AB580, Mike Davis, (D), Pupil Instruction: Content. Requires the Social Sciences Dept to establlish a program of instruction on the contributions of people of all races, colors, genders, sexual orientatins, national originas, religions, marital sttuses, disabled persons and cultural groups, removing any characteristics that could be considered discriminatory.

AB 925, Ricardo Lara, Charter Schools, (one of three bills about Charter Schools,ab1172, ab1568). Establishes regulations for and specific laws governing school employees similar to what is provided in regular public school.
AB 2104, Richard Gordon,(D), Child Care: State Preschool Programs. Preschool programs should be designed to facilitate transition to kindergarten for 3- and 4- year old children focusing on bringing parents into an interactive working arrangement with the school.

SB 30, Joe Simitian, Kindergarten Admission Age. Amended from its original and more rigid mandate of facilitating admission of younger and younger children to public school kindergarten readiness programs. Now sets up requirements to study the effects of earlier kindergarten and setting requirements for evaluating the readiness of a child for kindergarten.

AB 2104, Richard Gordon,(D), Child care: State Preschool Programs. Requires development of half day and full day preschool programs with age and developmentally appropriate programs (individualized study) to facilitate transition to kindergarten or 3-and 4-year-olds. Like AB 30, it too sets up provisions for involving the parents and legal guardians in interactive programs as a means to provide educational opportunities to the parents in proper parental child rearing techniques.

SB 993, Kevin De Leon, (D), School Curriculum: Social Sciences: Bracero Program.
Authorizes instruction in social sciences for grades 7 to 12 in the Bracero Program and must include components drawn from personal testimony, i.e. guest speakers.

Next week, when the new list of bills that have survived the cut off date have been identified we will once again inform you of the results. In the meanwhile, please be sure to go vote on Tuesday, June 5.

GOOD NEWS!

According to reports published by the San Diego Union-Tribune and savecalifornia.com, SB 1338, Abortion/Midwives is headed for defeat due to failure to pressure two Democrats to switch their vote to “YES.”

However, Sen. Darrell Steinberg, Senate President Pro-Temp and major co-author of the bill with Sen. Christine Kehoe, may pull rank and call the bill up for a floor vote.

Kehoe has also hinted at other plans to bring about a successful vote. See the following report for a possible avenue to fulfillment of Planned Parenthood’s goal.

AB 1896, Wes. Chesbro, (D-Santa Rosa) Tribal Health Programs: Health Care Practitioners. This bill would give recognition to licensed health care workers who are called into California from other states to work in, amongst other places, tribal health clinics to “perform specified services.”

Chesbro is quoted in California Healthline as saying that this bill is necessary to “bring California into line with federal health care regulations.” In other words, in line with Obama’s Health Care Act which recognizes the full “Scope of Practice” of midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

The Lake Co. Democrat Party website proclaims Chesbro to have a 100% favorable Planned Parenthood/Shasta Diablo rating. (Shasta Diablo includes Contra Costa, Solano, Lake and Shasta Counties) www.lakecountydemocrats.org.

This bill, introduced on Feb. 2, 2012, has speedily passed out of the Assembly and over to the Senate where it is awaiting its first hearing. It is supported by three tribal boards with no listed opposition.

The floor vote, originally reported at 51-0, a very strange vote count, was finally passed with a 69-1 vote with 10 not-voting (8 Dems and 2 Reps). The one “NO” vote was Tea Party Candidate, Tim Donnelly, (R-Claremont). His office spokesperson, Richard Thompson, stated that Donnelly’s reason was that the vote was premature. It was felt to be improper to “bring California into line with the Obama Care program while the Supreme Court is still hearing arguments about the health care bill’s legitimacy.”

Now, this was the same reason given by the California Nurse’s Association for originally opposing SB 1338. Regarding that bill, the CNA spokesperson had said, it was premature to approve the licensing before critical analysis of the outcome of training had been published and examined by independent research.

Nobody is watching this bill with all eyes drawn to SB 1338.

Chesbro’s bill draws on the recently announced HHS awarding of $10.4 million to states for rural health clinic care. Recall that SB 1338 also focused on bringing more health care workers to the rural areas.

HHS announces $10.4 million to enhance rural health care

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Rural health providers across the nation will receive more than $10.4 million to provide direct health care services to their communities. The funding announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be used to meet a broad range of health care needs in rural areas, from health promotion and disease prevention to expanding oral and mental health services.

"Access to quality and affordable health care should not be determined by where you live," said Secretary Sebelius. "These grants are a continuation of our effort to ensure that rural providers are able to meet the needs of their communities."

(Printed in the Wall St. Journal Market watch section from a press release by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).)

The article lists 72 grantees across the country. Three are in California, each receiving approximately $450,000.00 to develop delivery of “high quality health care.” These are in Lakeport, Nevada City and Woodlake. (Chesbro’s area)

The article continues…”Rural areas face unique issues and challenges…making them ideal for developing innovative solutions and creating models that can be replicated elsewhere.”

This is exactly the pitch used by Kehoe/National Abortion Federation for SB 1338.

CRLC believes what is happening here is that waivers have been granted allowing these communities to receive direct federal payments, bypassing the state and placing these experimental programs and communities directly under the supervision of The Health Resources and Services AGency section of the federal Health and Human Services Dept. www.hrsa.gov.

It is not uncommon for the feds, especially using Title X funding, to bypass the state and give grants directly to private/public partnerships providing family planning services and products.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in conjunction with the Institute of Medicine - I.O.M.–published a report entitled The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing health. (just google the title)

Here is a brief look at the recommendations from this report with my comments in parentheses:

  • Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. (Scope of Practice, ala SB 1338, nurse practitioners as abortion providers)
     
  • Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. (Ca. Court decision allowing nurses to administer anesthetics without a doctor’s order or supervision and to prescribe certain contraceptive abortifacients, hormonal contraceptives. etc.)
     
  • Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States. (look up barriers to patient healthcare)
     
  • Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure. (Workforce Waivers such as the one issued to allow the training of midwives. etc. to experiment on pregnant women while learning to improve their ability to abort babies.)

The Maternal and Child Health Title V programs come under the HRSA. This is where Healthy Starts grants originate which are heavily endorsed by Planned Parenthood and other abortion provider outfits. www.mchb.hrsa.gov.

HRSA has published a 420 page Budget report for fiscal year 2013 with a subtitle: Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees. HRSA is charged with carrying out many of the Affordable Care Act mandates while “helping to train the next generation of primary care professionals..improving the diversity of the workforce..and..working with “its partner agencies,” in improving access in underserved areas. (emphasis added).

In other words, none of the bills on which I have been reporting, spring from the minds or hearts of California’s legislators. They originate with the federal government and nationwide and even global focus foundations and special interests.

This is the start of hectic activity in the legislature as authors seek ways to push their bills through to the Governor. Please be willing to act through phone calls or faxes to your legislators to either support or oppose bills.

Thanks for your efforts in regarding to stopping SB 1338. It is because of you that we - prolifers, have had influence in the outcome of this dreadful bill.
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State of Things Concerning Health Care, Cont’d.

by Camille Giglio

OBESITY INEQUITY.

Two articles are of interest here showing the unrelenting move toward control over individuals personal health and nutrition choices.

California HealthLine, 5/1/12, is reporting on the state of the health of retiring public pension employees: “Study Finds Preventable Chronic Ailments Cost CalPers Millions in 2008.

The study reports that CalPers spent $1.6 billion on health care services in 2008. 22% of that on preventable health conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

A partnership of state, California Endowment (a liberal left funding source) Kaiser Hospital, the SEIU and Dr. Oz of HealthCorp and TV renown, are going to develop a program to “curb preventable conditions.” Dr. Oz “hopes his program will serve as a model for the rest of the U.S.”

CNN Health www.cnn.com 5/1/12, As Childhood Obesity Improves, Will Kids in Poverty be Left Behind? by Ann Harding of Health.com.

This article declares that 1 in 6 children are obese. One in 3children (including 2-6 yr olds) are overweight. However, California, don’t be alarmed because here the rates of obesity are slowing down at least with the more financially well off children. Of course, those in the “underserved communities, “ or with two working parents, are actually falling behind causing there to be an obesity inequity.

The basic premise of this article is that children can not be just left to their own or their parents decisions to eat their way to good health. According to Dr. Kristine Madsen, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF “kids who have access to school-based programs and promotions are better off than their counterparts who are left to their own devices.”

Not to worry, the government is here and they want to help. Programs are being planned and legislation is being written.
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SB1416, Michael Rubio, (D-Bakersfield), Medical Residency Training Program Grants.
Creates a Graduate Medical Education Trust Fund - amended. Though consultants in Sacramento assure me that this strictly focuses on doctors - MD’s, there is some suspicion that this could be a new funding source for SB 1338 should it pass. It refers to a funding source with the state Department of health referred to as the Song-Brown Family Physician Training Act. This Act currently calls increasing the number of students and residents in the specialty of family practice and as primary care physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners. The bill would add that the Statewide Health Planning and Development - OSHPOD, the very group who provided the Healthcare workforce Waiver for SB 1338, develop criteria for distribution of available funds.

In Senate Appropriations Committee, Christine Kehoe, Chairman.

AB 2064, V. Manual Perez, (D-Indio), Immunizations for Children: Reimbursement of Physicians.
Provides for reimbursement of physician or physician group regarding vaccinations of adolescents and children in an amount “not less than the actual cost pf purchase of the vaccines plus the cost of administration of the vaccine.

Adding the cost of administration is where these clinics make their money. Plus clinics, such as Planned Parenthood’s and La Raza usually pay less than the going rate for state provided, bulk purchase vaccines.
In Senate Appropriations Committee.

Here’s an irony.

SB 1318, Lois Wolk, (D-Vacaville), Health Facilities: Influenza Vaccinations.

This would threatens to require that employees of health care facilities who chose not to be vaccinated (apparently there are many) will be required to wear a mask in order to avoid contaminating patients and each other.

The CNA is opposed to this requirement as is the SEIU. The supporters and co-sponsors are the Ca. Assn for Nurse Practitioners and the CMA. The opposition concerns exposing the identity of those who would be willing to contaminate everybody else by refusing to accept vaccination.

Finally:

SB 1338, Abortion, This bill licensing nurse practitioners, midwives and nurse assistants to perform first trimester abortions and provide drugs for chemical abortions for patients 12-on up must receive large outpourings of protests or it will pass.

We have one more opportunity to stop it - MAY 7TH - when it returns to the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee.

If you haven’t already done so, please call the following three legislators and calmly urge that they maintain their “NO” vote position.

Sen. Lou Correa, (D- Santa Anna) 916-651-4034, or, 714-558-4400.
Sen. Juan Vargas, (D-Chula Vista) 916-651-4040, or, 619-409-7690.
Sen. Tony Strickland, (R-Santa Barbara), 916-651-4019, or, 805-965-0862.

STATE OF THINGS IN HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION, April 29, 2012

Camille Giglio

Saturday, April 27, was the last day for bills carrying fiscal burdens to either move ahead or be considered failed. For non-fiscal bills the drop dead date is May 11.

SB 1338, Christine Kehoe, Abortion. This bill authorizes and licenses midwives, nurse practitioners and nurse assistants to perform first trimester abortions and prescribe drugs for medical or chemical abortions without the supervision of a physician/surgeon.

The day before April 27, the bill was totally gutted, removing any reference to fiscal needs giving it two more weeks of life and seeking only to acknowledge that first trimester abortion is within the scope of practice of this group of medical workers and; further, seeking approval only for “Grandfathering in” the 41 “clinicians” already trained .

According to an article printed in the San Diego U-T newspaper, it had been intended that a potential 24,000 CNMWs, NPs and PAs be licensed.

The Ca. Nurses Assn, which had up to then been a major obstacle to the bill’s passage, announced during the hearing in the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee that the CNA is now “neutral.” Stephanie Roberson, CNA lobbyist stated that they will no longer oppose the bill.

The final vote on the bill in the nine member Committee was a 4-4 tie with one legislator absent. It did not get a majority vote (5 of the 9) to pass out of committee, meaning that it can be retained in that committee and called up for reconsideration at the author’s request until the May 11th deadline.

Senators Lou Correa, (D-Santa Ana) 916-651-4034 and Juan Vargas, (D-Chula Vista) 916-651-4040, voted with the Republicans much to the consternation of the bill’s author since they normally can be counted on for supportive votes.

Senator Tony Strickland, (R-Santa Barbara) was absent-916-651-4019. All three legislators need to be called and requested to stick by their “NO” vote on this important bill.

Please also note that Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara is a major supporter of this legislation along with several other branches of Planned Parenthood within the state.

During the hearing one of Sen. Kehoe’s witnesses, Tracy Weitz, Ph.D Sociology, an employee of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and one of the authors of a report on the benefits of midwife abortions, announced that about half of the abortions performed across the country are done by non surgeons. She meant for the legislators to understand that these abortions were being done by midwives when, in fact, the reality is that these abortions were done by regular MDs, Family practice physicians, internal medicine Doctors, etc. Anyone with a general MD license.

Note: A recent mailing on this bill included information that the Bixby Center for Global Reproduction headquartered at UCSF had offered $5.00 to women who agreed to an abortion under this midwife training program. That has been found to be incorrect. The $5.00, though listed as an “incentive” was offered to the patients who agreed to return a survey following the abortion by those in training.

Our main focus, however, must remain on the funding–$4 million for this so-called training, who actually did the training and who were the donors? The author refuses to name one donor referring only to an "anonymous" donor.
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The term or reference to expanding the Scope of Practice of certain groups within the health care industry, is being found in several bills this term, including a couple of education bills, in which case its called education pipeline.

With SB 1338 it requires de-criminalizing first trimester abortion, perhaps, eventually allowing just anyone to kill a first trimester baby. With the other bills it mostly means that there is an attempt to move lower-level health care workers into rolls now assigned to doctors - expanding the work force and requiring little more than a high school education and a year or two of training.

This, in my estimation, after a few years of reading legislation, could well tie into education and charter school bills, setting up special academies within schools to train students rather than educate them academically. All of this to fulfill the presumed Obamacare produced demands for more and more medical workers but not requiring the commitment to expand expensive and long term education for doctors.
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AB 154, Jim Beall, (D-Ssn Jose), Health Care Coverage: Mental Health Services.
This bill calls for an undefined expansion of mental illness not, according to the author, currently identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lV. It would require health insurance plans to cover treatment and this treatment would be for everyone with no apparent age restrictions.

A “mental illness” means whatever disorder will be defined as such in the DSM-lV and published by the American Psychiatric Association.

The two things that bother me most are the reference to mental health for everyone - what constitutes mental health and who gets to make that definition?

Also some of the groups supporting this bill are tied to special interest groups and other legislation expanding scope of practice such as a bill to raise licensed Clinical Social Workers to the level of Marriage and Family Therapists, jumping over the extensive requirements imposed on MF Therapists that is not required of LCSWs.

AB 2561, Roger Hernandez, (D-W. Covina), Certified Surgical Technologists.
This bill authorizes an entirely new layer of medical technical certification for minimally trained health care workers. This group would be trained to assist in the surgical theater as a surgical technologist, assuming some of the duties turned over to them by nurses who now are responsible for these procedures such as:

Sterilizing instruments before and after surgeries.
Preparing the operating room
sponging or suctioning an operative site (could this be assisting the midwife in the performance of an abortion?)
Handling specimens.
Holding retractors, ….and, several more items

REQUIREMENTS: Surgical technologists must possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) and complete an accredited surgical technology training program. In California, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School accredits surgical technology programs offered by community colleges, vocational schools, universities, hospitals, and the military. Training programs typically last from 12 to 24 months and lead to a certificate, diploma, or associate degree.

Interestingly one of the opponents of the bill is the American Nurses Association/California - ANA/C (not to be confused with the CNA. They are rival lobbies). They are opposed because it would move a new class of medical worker into the arena now commanded by the nurses, transferring some of the duties and authority in the surgery and with patients care, to this group of workers.

This is also one of the major supporters of SB 1338 which would expand the role of CNMW, etc, into the role now held by doctors.

I find little in any of the bills I analyze that signals concern for the citizens and their care or education, and everything to do with promoting the special interest groups urging passage of legislation.

Faces of the American Holocaust

Who’s behind the public policies that have led to millions dead from abortion?

When the killing of human beings becomes a pre-meditated methodical policy - put forward as a public good - massive slaughter results and can be called a “holocaust.”
 
History puts a face on leaders who considered mass murder a political “good” - leaders like Adolph Hitler of Germany, Mehmet Talaat of Turkey, Pol Pot of Cambodia, Mao of China, and Joseph Stalin of Russia. 

But what about American leaders responsible for our own ongoing holocaust: abortion? History has yet to put a face to them, but those who value the sanctity of human life are obligated to ferret them out and hold them responsible. 

This is part of the California Catholic Daily series, Faces of the American Holocaust, in which we put faces to those behind the mass murder of innocents in the U.S. 

Philip Darney 

Philip Darney, M.D. 69, considered to be one of the early pioneers of abortion and population control, is the director of the University of California San Francisco - Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. 
The center is the sponsor for the controversial project, HWPP #171, to train nurses, physician assistants, an