Right to Life League sets Rally to urge Catholic Bishops to Oppose Pro-abortion Bills Sponsored by Planned Parenthood
Pasadena – June 2, 2022
The Right to Life League, America’s first pro-life organization, invites all pro-life Californians to rally together to urge California’s Catholic Bishops to OPPOSE pro-abortion bills – instead of being “neutral.”
The rally will take place at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 22nd, in Sacramento in front of the California Catholic Conference’s headquarters, located at 1119 K Street in Sacramento.
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As set forth in the League’s Open Letter to the Bishops, the California Catholic Conference of Bishops (“CCC”), the “official voice of the Catholic community in California,” recently changed its position from “oppose” to “neutral” on AB 2223, the “Infanticide” Bill. AB 2223 is sponsored by Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice California, and numerous other pro-abortion organizations in California.
In a statement the CCC recently withdrew its opposition to AB 2223 after the author redefined “perinatal death”- the death of a baby born alive – to mean “causes that occurred in utero.”
In response to the Bishops’ shift in position, Right to Life League President, Theresa Brennan, Esq., stated “AB 2223 cannot be fixed by wordsmithing. This bill removes ALL regulation over abortion, and allows babies born alive to be thrown into trash cans and left to die as long as anyone involved in the death says the ‘cause’ of death happened ‘in utero.’ It is time for every pro-life Californian to ask the Catholic Bishops WHY they will not stand against the culture of death in our state, and boldly fight this bill.”
Under AB 2223, even the threat of investigating a newborn’s death automatically triggers civil liability, including punitive damages and attorneys fees. If passed, AB 2223 may nullify existing Infant Born Alive Protections codified in state law.
Following the rally, participants will walk to the state capital building and join the California March for Life being held the same day.
The Right to Life League was founded in California in 1967, six years before Roe v. Wade.