By Kevin McGary
California’s AB 2223 legislative bill encourages infanticide. But, of course, the bill’s authors claim it has nothing to do with killing children. Really?
Hiding the true intentions within legalese, here is the killer-enabling text (as of April 20, 2022) in AB 2223:
“Notwithstanding any other law, a person shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability or penalty, or otherwise deprived of their rights under this article, based on their actions or omissions with respect to their pregnancy or actual, potential, or alleged pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death due to a pregnancy-related cause” (emphasis added).
It takes legal research to learn that “perinatal death” includes death after being born alive, and scholarly analysts explain the “grace period to die” after birth can likely range from 7 to 28 days. Now you know the main language trick. The supporting actor in this tragic bill is the limitation to post-birth death “due to a pregnancy-related cause.”
AB 2223 nowhere defines “pregnancy-related cause,” so the phrase’s meaning depends upon judges to decide. The same agenda-driven judges who strike down nearly every limitation on abortion and can’t define what a “woman” is will be deciding what is a “pregnancy-related cause” of a baby’s death after birth. The bill’s official analysis clarifies that AB 2223 removes criminal liability from pregnant mothers related to “all pregnancy outcomes, including the death of a newborn for any reason during the ‘perinatal’ period after birth” (emphasis added). California “lawmakers” apparently have no shame about trying to make fools out of the people.
As a lifelong California resident, I remember the days when the state was known for helping “take care of the poor,” looking out for “the innocent” and being wholly inclusive of everyone (irrespective of gender, race/ethnicity or personal lifestyle choices). Regrettably, those days are over!
Under AB 2223, California legislators display their perfect intolerance of the poorest of the poor and the most innocent of the innocent, indeed rejecting inclusion altogether. How has it come to this?
Let’s be clear: In America, the poorest of the poor are not those holding up signs and/or begging for food. Certainly, they have fallen on hard times, and we help and show mercy to them, but they ultimately can find a way to survive. Actually, with the many government programs, help from nonprofit organizations and generosity from the charity of others, many thrive here in California.
Today in America, the poorest of the poor are those who have no voice, cannot plead their case for mercy, and are silenced by the murderous actions of others. That segment of our population comprises those babies in the womb or newly born! Babies face life-or-death decisions made by lawmakers and birth parents; they are completely at the mercy of others. Shockingly, California lawmakers are inclined to further the despair of the poorest of the poor … the babies!
Without a doubt, babies are the most innocent of human beings. They have yet to utter a single word, they have not done anything untoward or taken any inappropriate actions, nor have they participated in anything that is deserving of reprimand. Yet California lawmakers set upon these most innocent among us to permanently eliminate. How do we now tolerate the innocent being so homicidally oppressed? Infanticide is the least “inclusive” of allowable policies!
While California lawmakers are wild and hysterical about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), they are quite comfortable excluding the poorest and most innocent. How can anyone or any organization subscribe to a wholly “inclusive” ethic while at the same time desiring to exterminate quickly (therefore exclude) fellow humans? A person claiming to be committed to inclusion must confirm that commitment by allowing all human beings the opportunity to be included.
It’s easy to virtue signal by asserting a commitment to DEI; this is merely social preening for many advocates. DEI cannot sincerely be achieved in any way unless there is a commitment to dignifying all human beings with the opportunity to come forth (be born) without the threat of extermination. Those who feel superior to others (to the extent they extinguish life) are practitioners of “scientific racism,” eugenics, and now with AB 2223, infanticide.
AB 2223 legalizes infanticide! The law would allow those who have recently given birth up to at least 28 days to kill their newly born child(ren) without any consequences. What is such a policy if not infanticide? Another part of AB 2223 would impose heavy penalties upon authorities who even investigate the post-birth death of babies. Giving parents a month to decide whether to kill a newborn without investigation or consequence is to legalize murder.
Every Black Life Matters (EBLM) understands the scourge of eugenics and infanticide that have been and still are deliberately fashioned to “exterminate” Blacks (Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s exact term) and therefore, they are racist! Advocates of laws like AB 2223 will say these laws don’t discriminate, but the facts show otherwise.
Black and brown communities will be targeted and will suffer the most. We abhor California lawmakers’ attempts to sneak into law the elements of “scientific racism” and infanticide. We demand they “don’t hide infanticide!” We are not fools. We are alert! AB2223 kills the poorest and most innocent, and it excludes those who should be offered the dignity that all human beings share … the dignity of life!
Now is the time we must pray, peaceably protest and do all we can to reject this bill! And you know you can always count upon EBLM to stand with you.
Kevin McGary is an entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker. He serves as president of Every Black Life Matters, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, and is an executive with the Douglass Leadership Institute and the Northstar Leadership PAC. As a professional, Kevin has worked the past 35 years in information technology expertise: cyber-security, enterprise applications, application development automation and enterprise job scheduling/utilities. Committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today’s socio/political issues, and with the assistance of elected officials and a myriad of community activists, he lectures and provides workshops about today’s most perplexing issues.
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