According to Planned Parenthood, Assembly Bill 154 will address the current shortage of health care professionals able to provide early abortion care in California. It will authorize trained nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to provide comprehensive first-trimester abortion care, which is within the scope of their licenses.
Pro-abortionists believe that the legislation is needed, because it is not as easy as it could be to get an abortion in California. In some areas women need to travel or wait for an appointment in order to get an abortion from a qualified health care provider.
At a time when many states are passing laws that limit access to abortions, Hanna-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) believes that this legislation will “move California forward and not backward.” In Ms. Jackson’s view, “forward” means making abortions as easy as possible to obtain.
With the legislature dominated by Democrats, there is no doubt that AB 154 will become law. My fear is that legislators like Ms. Jackson, with support from Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion advocates, will not be satisfied until women can obtain an abortion with as little effort or thought as they put into getting their flu shot.