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Medical licenses no longer required to perform abortions in California

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: abortions, medical licenses, California

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(NaturalNews) In-the-womb infanticide just got a whole lot easier in California, where Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill No. 154, an amendment to the state's Health and Safety Code that allows unlicensed clinicians to perform abortions. According to KCRA 3 News in Sacramento, AB 154 will allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives, none of whom have been trained according to licensed standards, to murder unborn babies during the first trimester at their mothers' request.

The controversial bill was passionately endorsed by Planned Parenthood, which claims it will help expand early access to abortions for pregnant women who do not want to keep their babies. The group insists that unlicensed clinicians are just as capable of performing abortions as licensed doctors, as they are required to perform 40 test abortions over six clinical dates as part of their brief training, as well as receive a doctor's signature of approval that they know what they are doing.

But abortion veterans like Dr. Vansen Wong, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who has performed hundreds of abortions, believes the procedure should only be undertaken by those with proper licenses. He told KCRA 3 News that "a week or two" of training for a nurse practitioner hardly compares to the four years of training that he and other licensed abortion doctors have had to undergo to gain access to the abortion industry.

Money, power drive struggle between different segments of abortion industry

It has become a turf war for the abortion industry, as licensed abortion doctors fight with Planned Parenthood to maintain exclusive access to the industry. Planned Parenthood would rather make abortions as easy as possible for California women to access on demand, while "old guard" abortion doctors would prefer to maintain control over the process, not to mention the lucrative income stream that accompanies it.

But AB 154 has already been signed into law by Gov. Brown, which means expanded access to abortions and a reconfiguring of who will be allowed to perform them. Besides increasing the overall number of abortions that take place in California, the bill will make it easier than ever for nearly anyone in the medical field to administer the procedure upon request.

"What this is doing is creating a whole new pool of abortionists," says Brian Johnston, executive director of the California ProLife Council and Western director of the National Right to Life Committee. Johnston told the San Jose Mercury News that the bill "isn't about helping women so much as about promoting abortion," and that it will allow "surgery by people who are not surgeons."

Abortion advocates claim increased access to procedure is 'pro-women'

But abortion promoters see things differently, espousing their usual mantra about how expanded access to abortion is somehow "pro-women." This highly offensive classification, especially for women who oppose abortion and do not wish to be categorically pigeonholed in this manner, is the typical argument of the abortion industry. Another common abortion industry tactic is to simply dehumanize unborn children.

"It is a parasite and the woman that it is in, and only the woman that it is in, can decide what to do about it," wrote one pro-abortion commenter at San Jose Mercury News.

You can read the full text of AB 154, which was passed by the state Senate back in August on a 50-25 vote, at the following link:

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