Matthew 19:18 ESV “And Jesus said, “You shall not murder…”
Editor’s Note: Throughout the scriptures, God has made it clear that shedding innocent blood is murder, and no murderer will enter heaven. In addition to the death of the unborn baby, abortion also substantially harms the women and many times, families, husbands, boyfriends and a whole sphere of relationships connected to and surrounding each abortion. Often, lifelong guilt and other social, relational, spiritual and even physical problems follow the murder of innocent babes in the womb. Pastor Jim Bakker believes that this issue, abortion, may be the single most significant issue that brings God’s judgment on this nation more than any other.
A California legislative committee has approved a bill that would force all pregnancy centers in the state to tell women about getting abortions at state-funded facilities.
AB 775, the so-called “Reproductive FACT Act”, is being called the “bully bill” by pro-life groups in the state. The author of the act, Democrat David Chiu, is specifically aiming at pregnancy centers that focus on providing life for babies rather than rushing pregnant women to abortion mills.
“The author contends that, unfortunately, there are nearly 200 licensed and unlicensed clinics known as crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in California whose goal is to interfere with women’s ability to be fully informed and exercise their reproductive rights, and that CPCs pose as full-service women’s health clinics, but aim to discourage and prevent women from seeking abortions,” the bill states.
The act would require all pregnancy care centers to give in print directions and phone numbers for abortion clinics through state social services.
The act passed the committee despite 80 people speaking against the bill versus only 24 supporting it.
“This is a bully bill,”said Assemblyman Jim Patterson, a co-founder of a pregnancy center and father of two adopted children. “This is an effort to strip out free speech and to strip out religious practice rights. This is an exceptionally dangerous, unconstitutional effort that must be defeated.”
CareNet, a pregnancy care center group, posted this on their website: that this act is specifically aimed at silencing Christians.
“AB 775 specifically targets Christian pro life pregnancy centers to: silence their voice of opposition, encourage potential clients to look to state funded programs that promote abortion and abortifacient birth control, and lastly to force the center and it’s volunteers to violate their conscience by referring for an abortion and abortifacient birth control,”Josh McClure wrote on the site.