A bill in California would legalize infanticide up to the first 28 days after birth

John Keefe

(LifeNews/InfoCatholic) Wesley Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exceptionalism. This is your opinion on the law that is being prepared in the city of California.

“I recently highlighted a Maryland bill that would essentially decriminalize the negligent death of an infant in the “perinatal” period, that is, up to the first 28 days after birth, preventing the investigation and prosecution of those deaths that they were produced by “omission”. I was interviewed on several radio shows and was asked what the sponsor thought. My most charitable thought was that I didn’t know the definition of “perinatal.” That “defense” is now inoperative. A bill has just been introduced in the California Legislature that is even worse than the Maryland legislation.

First, it seems to create a broad claim that “persons who give birth” can choose not to be parents, which is not limited to not becoming pregnant or, in the context of the bill in general, abortion. Somehow this is called “reproductive justice” and given a racial tint. This is what the bill states:

SECTION 1. The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

A. Reproductive Justice is a framework created by Black women in 1994 to address the intersectional and multifactorial issues that women of color and their families face in society.

B. Reproductive justice is the human right to control our bodies, sexuality, gender, work, and reproduction. That right can only be achieved when all people, in particular women and girls, have all the power and economic, social and political resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, families and communities in all areas of their lives. At the core of reproductive justice is a belief in the right to bodily autonomy, the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to raise any children we do have with dignity and respect in safe and sustainable communities.

R&I – FS

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