Jerry Brown on Abortion
Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions
Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Status:Passed House, 54-20-4; passed Senate 29-8-2; signed by Governor, 10/9/2013.
Source: California legislative voting records: AB 154
, Oct 9, 2013
- Existing law makes it a public offense, punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment, for a person to perform or assist in performing a surgical abortion if the person does
not have a valid license to practice as a physician and surgeon.
- This bill makes an exception for performing an abortion by medication or aspiration techniques in the first trimester of pregnancy if the person holds a license to perform the necessary
- The bill would also require a nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant to complete training to comply with standardized procedures or protocols.
- The bill would delete the references to a nonsurgical abortion
as a punishable offense.
Uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose
Fighting to Protect Civil Rights: I have fought for equal rights and against discrimination throughout my career. I have also been an uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose. I will continue to do so if I am elected Governor.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website, jerrybrown.org
, Nov 2, 2010
Supports federal abortion funding.
Brown supports the CC survey question on funding abortion
The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic:"Public funding of abortions, (such as govt. health benefits and Planned Parenthood)"
Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q1b on Aug 11, 2010
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