On Tuesday, the California Family Council, an organization aiming to advance “God’s design for life, family and liberty,” held a webinar to stop what it described as “Newsom’s ‘Abortion Sanctuary’ Scheme.” Panelists condemned the report, calling it “abortion tourism” and referring to those who are part of the California Future of Abortion Council as “extremist groups.”
Allison Martinez, executive director for the California Alliance of Pregnancy Care, participated in the panel and said pregnancy centers and clinics are “a valuable commodity in our communities” that offer same-day pregnancy tests and ultrasounds within the same week.
The California Alliance of Pregnancy Care aims to “promote life affirming alternatives to abortion” and in its website said it advocates for reproductive justice in California.
“Our hope is to unify the centers and clinics throughout our state so that we can have a voice in Sacramento,” Martinez said.
David Bereit, a Catholic anti-abortion strategist, urged during the panel that people should be involved by becoming “sidewalk advocates,” by beginning Students for Life chapters at their schools and by participating in March for Life events.
Bereit said that, while ending abortion might seem impossible, “with God, all things are possible, so we need to pray.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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