As I write this, Life Legal attorneys are in court challenging an unconstitutional California law that provides a perverse financial incentive to abortionists.
We sued California Attorney General Rob Bonta and several state agencies to block the “Abortion Accessibility Act” (SB 245). The law forces insurance companies to pay for abortions without any copays or deductibles. The law discriminates against women who choose to carry their babies to term and effectively subsidizes abortionists.
We filed our lawsuit on behalf of pro-life pregnancy care centers because the law favors abortion over childbirth, which is explicitly forbidden by the California Constitution according to long-established case law.
The sponsors of SB 245 insist that, “each person deserves the right to decide if, when, and how they grow their family regardless of income and without stigma and shame.” However, the law clearly provides financial advantages to women who kill their yet unborn family members and penalizes those who actually decide to grow their families.
Not surprisingly, the abortion cartel – led by child-killing lobbyists Planned Parenthood and NARAL – threw their collective weight behind SB 245. The law enriches abortionists and grants privileged status to abortion. California does not prohibit copays or deductibles for any other surgery or drug regimen.
Life Legal’s lawsuit emphasizes the harmful effect SB 245 will have on poorer women. By requiring insurance companies to finance abortion without any conditions whatsoever – yet denying the same coverage to life-affirming options – the law exercises what can only be described as coercion on less than affluent mothers who do not want to abort.
Life Legal’s challenge to SB 245 is the first lawsuit against any of the radical new pro-abortion laws passed in California relating to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.