WEEK OF ACTION STEPS:
TELL A FRIEND
Spread the word about A.B. 2223 by telling your friends/family, letting them know what this bill will accomplish and how they can help stop it from becoming law, distribute flyers, and encourage your pastor to sign the Declaration in Defense of Newborn Life.
Print A.B. 2223 Flyer: Click Here
Declaration in Defense of Newborn Life: Click Here
LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
Write a letter to your CA Assembly Member’s district office. Urge him or her to vote “No” on A.B. 2223.
Letter Writing Instructions & Tips: Click Here
CALL A.B. 2223 AUTHOR, CA ASSEMBLY MEMBER BUFFY WICKS
Call the Capitol office of Assembly Member Buffy Wicks and urge her to drop A.B. 2223.
Assembly Member Wick’s Capitol office: (916) 319-2015.
CALL THE CAPITOL OFFICE OF YOUR CA ASSEMBLY MEMBER
Call the Capitol office of your Assembly Member and urge him or her to vote “No” on A.B. 2223.
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VISIT THE OFFICE OF YOUR CA ASSEMBLY MEMBER
Making a personal visit to the office of your Assembly Member is the most impactful action you can take. It is more powerful than a phone call, email, or letter. Take a friend with you!
Tips for visiting your legislator's office: Click Here
A.B. 2223 will change California’s abortion law, legalizing infanticide.
The bill states that “a person shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise deprived of their rights under this article, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death due to a pregnancy-related cause.”
While the author of the bill, CA Assembly Member Buffy Wicks, neglected to define the term “perinatal” in the bill, the current California Welfare and Institutions Code § 14134.5 defines “perinatal” as the period from the establishment of pregnancy to one month following delivery. (https://bit.ly/3P1UDhI). There are other definitions of the term “perinatal” as well, but all existing definitions include a period of time after the birth of a baby.
The term “pregnancy-related cause” is also undefined, opening the term to a broad interpretation including, but not limited to, post-partum depression. This means that if the mother is the one who instigates the death during the perinatal period, she can’t be held accountable for any reason.
A.B. 2223 will also deter investigations into the death of newborns as prosecutors and police will be fined for investigating the death of newborns if that death is the result of “a pregnancy-related cause.” This will have a chilling effect on investigations into infant deaths, assaults, neglect, and abuse.
While Wicks has stated that it is not the “intention of the bill” to legalize infanticide, A.B. 2223 will clearly provide legal shielding for the killing of newborn babies, legalizing infanticide in California.
Watch A.B. 2223 Panel Discussion:
During our recent Come Back California conference, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney, Kevin Theriot, explained the language of A.B. 2223 and how it will legalize infanticide in California.
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