This bill along with related proposed legislation, AB 710 and AB 36, were placed in the Suspense file on May 18, 2023. Some are saying that these bills will not move forward this year.
AB 315 False Advertising: Abortion
Introduced by Assemblywoman Bauer-Kahan
January 26, 2023
The following quote is the 3rd paragraph in this bill's Legislative Counsel's Digest.
"This bill would prohibit a person doing business in California who is performing, has performed, or intends to perform a pregnancy-related service from advertising using a false or misleading statement related to the person’s provision, or lack of provision, of abortion. The bill would make a violation of that prohibition an unfair business practice, and would authorize the Attorney General, a district attorney, or a city attorney to file for injunctive relief or seek a civil penalty, as specified. The bill would also authorize a private right of action seeking injunctive relief, a monetary penalty of at least $1,000, and reasonable attorney’s fees."
This is similar to California legislation, AB 775 Reproductive FACT Act 2015, that the Supreme Court blocked in June 2018.
Comments: So if a pro-life crisis pregnancy center is forced to tell clients about abortion options, should an abortion facility such as Planned Parenthood's be forced to tell their clients about pro-life options?
The abortion question has always been, "When does a child's rights begin?"
Pro-life individuals, such as those who work at a crisis pregnancy center, believe that a pre-born child's journey through childhood and into adulthood begins at conception and their rights, including the right to life, also begin at conception. Should pro-life crisis pregnancy workers who are there to protect life, be forced to tell pregnant clients about options to kill their pre-born child? Of course not.
Contact the bill's author:
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
1021 O Street, Suite 6320
P.O. Box 942849-0016
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319 2016