On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law that would help children be able to get certain medical procedures – such as sex operations and abortions – without their parent’s knowledge or consent.
One of the bills – AB-1184 – prohibits health insurers from requiring authorization from a child’s parents before they are able to get a procedure. The bill also makes it illegal for any communications, information, or receipts to be shared with the parents unless the child authorizes it to be disclosed.
The sickening new law is set to take effect in July of next year.
“This bill, on and after July 1, 2022, would prohibit a health care service plan or health insurer from requiring a protected individual, as defined, to obtain the policyholder, primary subscriber, or other enrollee’s authorization to receive sensitive services or to submit a claim for sensitive services if the protected individual has the right to consent to care.
The bill would require the health care service plan or health insurer to direct all communications regarding a protected individual’s receipt of sensitive services directly to the protected individual and would prohibit the disclosure of that information to the policyholder, primary subscriber, or any plan enrollees without the authorization of the protected individual, as provided. “
If you were curious about what “protected individual” means, it’s defined in the text of the bill.
Once again, it is simply another example of a leftist, Orwellian made-up term that is meant to twist the language – It means child.
“Protected individual” means any adult insured covered under a health insurance policy or a minor who can consent to a health care service without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, pursuant to state or federal law.
The bill doesn’t just make these life-altering procedures more available to children who have no faculty to make the decision to get them, it also mandates that insurance providers notify their policyholders that they can request a “confidential communication.”
“This bill would require a health care service plan to notify subscribers and enrollees and a health insurer to notify insureds that they may request a confidential communication in a specified format and how to make the request, and would require a health care service plan and health insurer to provide the information in a specified manner, including on the internet website of the health care service plan or health insurer.”
The other bill – AB-1356 – makes it a crime for anyone to post personal information, including photos, of any provider, patient, employee, or volunteer of a reproductive healthcare facility in the state. People who are found guilty will face up to a year behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000.
This other legislation also makes it a crime for people to “videotape, film, photograph, or record by electronic means” any person associated with a reproductive health facility inside their property or within 100 feet of the entrance.
This bill would also make it a crime, within 100 feet of the entrance to or within a reproductive health services facility, to intentionally videotape, film, photograph, or record by electronic means a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant, as defined, with the specific intent to intimidate a person from becoming or remaining a reproductive health services patient, provider, or assistant.
Newsom signing the pair of bills comes at a questionable time. The text of the law had been in place since February of this year, which means he could have easily signed it at any point before now – It’s no surprise that he waited until after pulling a fast one in the recently rigged California recall election to sign this radical law.
His office released a statement about the decision, arguing that it had to be done because according to the American Psycho Governor, children’s sexual and reproductive rights are currently under an “unprecedented” attack.
He even calls the Golden State an abortion “haven” for all Americans seeking to kill their children.
What a sicko.
“California has been a leader in protecting access to sexual and reproductive rights, but as we’ve seen recently with unprecedented attacks on these rights, we can and must do more.
I applaud the establishment of the California Future of Abortion Council and look forward to its important work to advance our state’s leadership on this vital issue. I’m proud today to sign these two bills that demonstrate our dedication to strengthening and further protecting access to reproductive health care services in California.”
[The state will] remain a haven for all Californians, and for those coming from out-of-state seeking reproductive health services here.”
To their credit, every Republican member of the California Senate opposed the signing of AB-1184 and sent a letter to Newsom asking him to veto the bills.
“We should be encouraging parents and family to be involved in their children’s lives, not removing them further from it,” read the letter from the 9 Republican Senators.
Clearly, their attempt did not do much.