SB 1142 Abortion Services

Bill Text

Bill History

Introduced by Senators Caballero and Skinner
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Cristina Garcia)
(Coauthor: Senator Eggman)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Calderon, Carrillo, Cervantes, Friedman, Luz Rivas, Akilah Weber, and Wicks)

February 16, 2022

Summary of SB1142 SEC. 2. 123430 (C)

Provides for abortion services both for Californians and for those out of state including "airfare, lodging, ground transportation, gas money, meals, dependent childcare, doula support, and translation services,...."

SB1142 is part of a package of approximate 20 pro-abortion bills that are currently making their way through the California legislature. This bill, along with the others, are preemptive legislation for the time when Roe v Wade is overturned something that many abortion providers believe may soon happen.

Comments: SB1142 is based on the idea that all women have the right to unlimited abortion access. Few, if any, Californians are against women’s rights, but the question is, “The right to do what?” And what about the child in the womb? What about their rights? Or, maybe a better question for a civilized society is, “When do the rights of the pre-born matter, because at some point in time our constitutional rights do begin. None of the recent plethora of California pro-abortion bills, SB1142 included, define when the mother no longer has the right to kill her child. Maybe at viability? Maybe at birth or maybe some days after birth? Sooner or later, that time when an infant becomes a fellow human being, entitled to full protection of the law, must be defined.

Contact the bill's authors Senators Caballero and Skinner and coauthor Assembly Member Cristina Garcia:

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Senator Anna M. Caballero
1021 O Street, Suite 7620
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
(916) 651-4012

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Senator Nancy Skinner
1021 O Street, Suite 8630
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
(916) 651-4009

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Assembly Member Cristina Garcia
1021 O Street, Suite 8140
Sacramento, CA 94249-0058
(916) 319-2058

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh
1021 O Street, Suite 7220
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
(916) 651-4023

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