We are nearing the end of the California legislative session, and California Senate Bill 24, a bill that would turn our university student health centers into abortion facilities, may be only one committee hearing, one Assembly floor vote, and one governor’s signature away from its passage.
For the past two years, our efforts have included:
- creating tabletop displays
- touring campuses with toilet seats to show the reality of toilet bowl abortions
- meetings with university representatives
- numerous trips to the capitol for hearings and lobby days
- testifying in front of legislative committees
- media interviews
- educating campus and community members about the bill itself
- rallying in front of the university systems and capitol building
- and countless hours of working to stop abortion drugs from being passed out on our campuses.
Fresno Pro-Life Future is helping to lead efforts opposing the California Campus Abortion Bill, alongside other California pro-life organizations. This summer, the Catholic Church’s legislative efforts are thought to have played a large part in defeating an anti-religious freedom bill, SB-360, when California Catholic churches collectively delivered 140,000 petitions opposing the legislation.
We are looking to facilitate a similar effort across California to defeat this intensely dangerous abortion bill.
Bernadette Tasy, president of Fresno Pro-Life Future and California State Captain for Students for Life Action, is partnering with the Diocese of Fresno to distribute petitions throughout the 87-parish diocese. However, more diocesan efforts are needed to show that the pro-life majority are fiercely advocating against this terrible piece of legislation. Fresno Pro-Life Future has drafted a petition, volunteer guide, and church announcement to be used in any parish across the state of California.
No matter the outcome, people across California will be educated about the bill and about RU-486 abortion drugs. If you are interested in facilitating this effort at your California parish or diocese, contact Bernadette Tasy at [email protected].