Take a Stand Against SB 245

In defiance of federal law, California already requires all private health insurance plans to include coverage for abortion. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has threatened to withhold $200 million each quarter from California unless the state comes into compliance.

Instead, California legislators are poised to flout the law even further.

Less than two weeks ago, Senator Lena Gonzalez introduced Senate Bill 245, a bill to force all private insurance policies to pay for abortions free of charge: no co-pays, no deductibles.

“By removing the co-pay and deductible for abortion, SB 245 makes it even easier for poor, at-risk and disadvantaged women to be taken advantage of when they are most in need of assistance,” says Theresa Brennan, Executive Vice President of the Right to Life League.

“Abortion is bad for women, and the effects are long-lasting and devastating, with a staggering correlation between suicide rates/mental disorders and abortion. Rather than provide increased access to prenatal care, incentives for adoption, or other social services, which would actually benefit mothers and their children, Senator Gonzalez’s bill will make the worst choice even easier, without encouraging any other options.”

JOIN US IN TAKING A STAND AGAINST SENATE BILL 245!

Contact the co-authors of the bill (listed below), and tell them that SB 245 is bad for women–and bad for California.

 

Senator Connie Leyva: District 20
State Capitol, Room 4061 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4020 Fax: (916) 651-4920

Pomona Office
101 West Mission Boulevard, Suite 111 Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 469-1110 Fax: (909) 469-1123

San Bernardino Office
464 W. 4th Street, Suite 454B
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: (909) 888-5360
https://sd20.senate.ca.gov/contact

CA Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager: District 54
State Capitol P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0054
Tel: (916) 319-2054 Fax: (916) 319-2154

District Office: 5601 W. Slauson Ave., Suite 200 Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: (310) 641-5410
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD54

Senator Maria Elena Durazo: District 24
State Capitol, Room 2032, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4924 Fax: (916) 651-4924

District Office: 1808 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tel: (213) 483-9300 Fax: (213) 483-9305
https://sd24.senate.ca.gov/district-meeting-request

State Assembly

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: District 16
State Capitol, Room 2130,
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0016
(916) 319-2016

District Office: 2440 Camino Ramon, Suite 345, San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: (925) 328-1515
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD16&inframe=N

Tasha Boerner Horvath: District 76
State Capitol, Room 4130 P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0076
Phone: (916) 319-2076

District Office: 325 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite A-2, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 434-7605
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD76&inframe=N

Autumn R. Burke: District 62
State Capitol, Room 5150, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0062
Phone: (961) 319-2062

District Office: One Manchester Boulevard, Suite 601, Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (310) 412-6400
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD62&inframe=N

Lisa Calderon: District 57
State Capitol, Room 2137, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0057
Phone: (916) 319-2057

District Office: 13181 Crossroads Parkway North, Suite 160, City of Industry, CA 91746-3497
Phone: (562) 692-5858
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD57&inframe=N

Sabrina Cervantes: District 60
State Capitol, Room 2175, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0060
Phone: (916) 319-2060

District Office: 391 North Main Street, Suite 210, Corona, CA 92878
Phone: (951) 371-6860
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD60&inframe=N

Laura Freidman: District 43
State Capitol, Room 6011, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0043
Phone: (916) 319-2043

District Office: 300 East Magnolia Boulevard, Suite 504, Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 558-3043
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD43&inframe=N

Cristiana Garcia: District 58
State Capitol, Room 4140, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0056
Phone: (916) 319-2056

District Office: 8255 Firestone Boulevard, Suite 203, Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562) 861-5803
https://lcmspubcontact.lc.ca.gov/PublicLCMS/ContactPopup.php?district=AD58&inframe=N