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UPDATE ON ACTION TAKEN BY CRLC
June 24th 2013 @ 11:33 am

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

-Camille
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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
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