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Top Bills We're Tracking and Exposing

Here are the worst bills affecting children and families that SaveCalifornia.com is tracking and exposing:

Requiring dangerous, unneeded, ineffective 'HPV vaccine' jabs in order to attend public or private school -- no personal or parental exemptions
AB 659 by Democrat Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry would require schoolchildren 8th grade and up to be injected with risky Gardasil shots, which do not prevent cervival cancer. The shots would be 2 to 3 doses (jabs) injected once or twice in a student's teenage years, and would also be mandatory for all boys. There is no personal or parental exemption in the bill. AB 659 is unnecessary if one believes in Gardasil, since current law already permits minors 12 years old and up to consent to Gardasil shots. See more and take action

Status: AB 659 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Health Committee.

Eliminating parental consent for mind-altering drugs ("treatment") plus anti-family "counseling"
AB 665 by Democrat Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo would permit minors 12 and above to consent to "mental health counseling" and "mental health treatment." Parents would be cut out -- no parental notification or consent. Because children's brains are not fully developed until age 25, children cannot give informed consent, which is why parents are essential to making decisions on any medical or psychological treatment of their children.

Status: AB 665 has been scheduled for a March 28 hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

More Bad Bills Introduced by Assembly Democrats

AB 5 by Democrat Assemblymember and "LGBTQIA+" activist Rick Zbur would declare it is the Legislature's intent to provide "tools and training" so California government K-12 schools can create a school culture that embraces everything "LGBTQIA+" (includes development of "cultural competency training programs").

Status: Has not yet been assigned to committee

AB 223 by "LGBTQIA+" Democrat activists (3 Democrat assemblymembers + 4 Democrat state senators) would require secrecy (sealed records) for children (minors) seeking a legal change of "gender identity."

Status | Votes: This bad bill supporting child mutilation and eliminating a parent's right to know is on the Assembly floor. AB 223 on March 14 passed the Democrat-controlled Assembly Judiciary Committee. Joining all the committe's Democrats in voting yes were Republicans Diane Dixon and Bill Essayli, while Republican Kate Sanchez abstained.

AB 315 by Democrat Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan would allow civil lawsuits based on "emotional distress" against pro-life crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) for "false or misleading statements. This anti-child, anti-First-Amendment bill is an attempted "end run" around the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a previous Democrat bill requiring pro-abortion signage at California CPCs.

Status: This unconstitutional bill is scheduled for a March 21 hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

AB 352 is a "spot bill" (could be used for a different bill later in the session) by Democrat Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, which currently is one sentence long: "It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to protect reproductive and sexual health information."

Status: This bill has not yet been assigned to committee.

AB 443 by Democrat Assemblymember and "LGBTQIA+" activist Corey Jackson builds upon last year's AB 2229, which aimed to prohibiting sincerely religious law enforcement officers. This new bill, AB 443, would require the state's Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to unconstitutionally define “biased conduct” in order to punish current police officers and police force applicants based on what a state commission finds on social media. AB 443 reads: "The commission shall develop guidance for local law enforcement departments on performing effective Internet and social media screenings of officer applicants. The guidance shall include, at minimum, strategies for identifying applicant social media profiles and for searching for, and identifying, content indicative of potential biases, such as affiliation with hate groups." With family values organizations labeled as "hate groups" by the discredited SPLC, you know where this is going. Free-speech attorneys, prepare your federal lawsuits now!

Status | Votes: AB 443 has been sent to the Assembly Appropriations Committeee. On March 14, this unconstitutional bill unanimously passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee (the 6 Democrats and 2 Republicans -- Juan Alanis and Tom Lackey -- all voted yes).

AB 492 by Democrat Assemblymember Gail Pellerin would declare it is the intent of the California Legislature to "establish a reproductive and behavioral health integration pilot program to support community clinics that are developing or expanding programs to provide screening, referrals, and interventions for Californians at risk for mild-to-moderate mental health conditions in reproductive health services facilities." In other words, use taxpayer money for lie-based, pro-abortion counseling at Planned Parenthood killing centers. This is a "spot bill" that could be filled in later this session.

Status: This bill has not yet been assigned to committee.

AB 576 by Democrat Assemblymember Akilah Weber would fully fund chemical abortions under the state's Medi-Cal (welfare) program. Aiming to kill more preborn babies, this bill would "fully reimburse providers for the provision of medication to terminate a pregnancy."

Status: AB 576 has been referred to the Assembly Health Committee.

AB 583 by Democrat Assemblymember Buffy Wicks has been dubbed "reproductive justice" by its author. The bill would make taxpayers fund "doula care" (a professional pregnancy companion) for certain "communities" of low-income Californians. Might sound good, but realize this is abortionists trying to "mainstream" their leftist "services." As the Massachusetts chapter of the baby-killing giant Planned Parenthood describes it: "Medicaid coverage for doula services: Doulas have been proven to improve health outcomes for birthing people, especially BIPOC patients, but their services often need to be paid out-of-pocket, making doula care inaccessible to patients who would benefit from it the most. This bill will provide Medicaid coverage for doula services for pregnant people, surrogates, foster parents and adoptive parents, making doula care more accessible and affordable, and furthering the goals of racial equity and reproductive and birthing justice."

Status: AB 583 has been referred to the Assembly Health Committee.

AB 598 by Democrat Assemblymember Buffy Wicks would require that children at junior high and high schools all receive "physical or digital" referrals to abortions. The bill would also mandate the anti-family "California Healthy Kids Survey" upon all school districts to impose in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11. This bill would also require these invasive questionaires include "questions about sexual and reproductive health care as a core survey module for pupils in grades 7, 9, and 11."

Status: AB 598 has been referred to the Assembly Education Committee.

AB 957 by Democrat Assemblymember Lori Wilson would "require the court to strongly consider that affirming the minor’s gender identity is in the best interest of the child if a nonconsenting parent objects to a name change to conform to the minor’s gender identity." This unscientific, pro-child-mutiliation bill would make the courts go against what is truly best for children and families all the more.

Status: AB 957 is scheduled for a March 21 hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

AB 1078 by Democrat Assemblymember and "LGBTQIA+" activist Corey Jackson would prohibit local school boards from "ceasing to teach any curriculum or removing any instructional materials" unless the State Board of Education approves. This bill also requires State Board of Education approval "removing any books, publications, or papers from schools and school libraries." AB 1078 would also require new instructional materials to "accurately portray the contributions of people of all gender expressions and the role and contributions of LGBTQ+ Americans."

Status: AB 1078 is scheduled for a March 29 hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.

AB 1120 by Democrat Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel would require every government-controlled school "that serves pupils in grades 6 to 12" to "adopt a policy on universal mental health screening of pupils for youth behavior disorders." The big problem here is what is defined as a "youth behavior disorder?" Since more and more Democrat-driven agendas are to extinguish biblical or moral or traditional values, this bill could easily call right wrong and good bad. Another problem is AB 1120 does not require written, advance notification of parents or a clear opt-out, saying only that the local educational agency will determine "The manner in which parents or guardians of pupils will be notified and given the option to object to the mental health screenings."

Status: AB 1120 is scheduled for a March 29 hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.

AB 1432 by Democrat Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo would require group health insurance carriers that sell policies in California to "cover" the killing of preborn babies via abortion and "sex changes" (the bill calls this "gender-affirming care"). Beyond the lie and harm of these "operations," AB 1432 would raise the cost of insurance for the rest of us.

Status: AB 1432 has been assigned to the Assembly Health Committee.

AB 1450 by Democrat Assemblymember and "LGBTQIA+" activist Corey Jackson would require every California government-run elementary and secondary school "to conduct universal screenings for adverse childhood experiences." But what defines whether an experience was "adverse"? Under AB 1450, will good parents' loving training and discipline be labeled "adverse," so get these children into "re-education" counseling right away? The bill contains no written, advance notification of parents or a clear opt-out.

Status: AB 1450 has been assigned to the Assembly Education Committee.

The Terrible ACA 5

ACA 5 is coauthored by 71 Democrat senators and assemblymembers, plus 1 Republican assemblymember, Greg Wallis. If passed by two-thirds of both houses of the California State Legislature, this proposed state constitutional amendment would place so-called "marriage equality" on the California ballot.

This is all about symbolism and truth versus lies. In 2008, California voters placed into the California State Constitution, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." But in 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal striking down Prop. 8, and homosexual marriages started happening in California. In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court opined that homosexuals can obtain marriage licenses in all 50 states. And even though Prop. 8 is legally dead, "LGBTQIA+" activists hate seeing the 14 words of truth about marriage in the California Constitution. So they're trying to remove it the only way possible, by passing a state constitutional amendment and getting a majority of California voters to support it.

Status: ACA 5 has not yet been assigned to committee.

Bad Bills by Senate Democrats

SB 36 by Democrat State Senator Nancy Skinner would prevent California judges, law enforcement, or bail professionals from helping save pre-born human life or save kids from "LGBTQIA+" mutilation. As the Democrat-run Public Safety Committee said, SB 36 does four things to prohibit any California "authority" from helping with the arrest and detention of out-of-state residents seeking California abortions and "sex changes":

(1) Prohibit a magistrate from issuing a warrant for the arrest of a bail fugitive whose alleged offense or conviction is for the violation of another state’s laws that criminalize abortion, contraception, reproductive care, or gender-affirming care that is otherwise lawful under the laws of this state, regardless of the individual’s location;
2) State that it is a misdemeanor for a bail fugitive recovery agent or bail bondsman to take into custody a bail fugitive whose alleged offense or conviction is for the violation of another state’s laws that criminalize abortion, contraception, reproductive care, or genderaffirming care that is otherwise lawful under the laws of this state and makes them ineligible for a license to operate in California;
3) Prohibit a state or local law enforcement agency from providing information or assistance to specified entities regarding legally protected health care activity, which includes abortion, contraception, reproductive care, or gender-affirming care that is otherwise lawful under the laws of this state; and,
4) State that a person who is fleeing to avoid prosecution, or custody and confinement after conviction, for the above-described acts, is not ineligible for the California Work Opportunity

Status | Votes: SB 36 was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee after March 14 passing the Senate Public Safety Committee (all 4 Democrats voted yes, and the sole Republican abstained).

SB 58 by Democrat State Senator and "LGBTQIA+" activist Scott Weiner would legalize the mind-altering, "hallucinogenic substances" of psilocybin, psilocyn, dimethyltryptamine (DMT), ibogaine, and mescaline. This bill, by legalizing these harmful, "recreational drugs" for 21-year-olds, would, for all practical purposes, open the door to teens and pre-teens getting it. A stoned society is not a safe society.

Status: SB 58 is scheduled for a March 21 hearing in the State Senate Public Safety Committee.

SB 59 by Democrat State Senator Nancy Skinner would dramatically expand "free menstual products" in California. If this bill were only about using taxpayer money to "stock menstrual products" in women's restrooms in state-and-local-government buildings and state-funded hospitals, it would simply be another big-government "nanny government" program. Yet by mimicking existing bad law requiring "free menstual products" at certain public schools' "all-gender restrooms, and in at least one men’s restroom," SB 59 descends into lunacy by claiming men have a uterus that can discharge blood, and requiring menstual pads "in at least one men’s restroom" in government buildings and most hospitals. If this passes, expect a future bill that would require "free menstual products" be stocked by private-sector businesses.

Status | Votes: SB 59 is scheduled for a March 29 hearing in the State Senate Health Committee. On March 14, this bill passed the State Senate Government Organization Committee (9 Democrats voted yes, all 5 Republicans abstained, as did 1 Democrat).

SB 274 by Democrat State Senator Nancy Skinner aims to eliminate any school suspensions or expulsions based on "disrupting school activities" or "willful defiance" of teachers, staff, or school administrators. Thinking it is inappropriate to expect children to be trained or disciplined, SB 274, according to the Democrat-run Legislative Counsel's Office, "would remove disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties from the list of acts for which a pupil, regardless of their grade of enrollment, may be suspended or recommended for expulsion. The bill would extend the prohibition against the suspension of charter school pupils for those acts to all grades, indefinitely." In addition, SB 274 would prohibit suspensions or expulsionss based on a student's unexcused absences.

Status: SB 274 has been referred to the State Senate Education Committee.

SB 345 by Democrat State Senator Nancy Skinner would make California even more pro-abortion and pro-"sex changes" than ever. The bill would stop any preborn baby from being referred to as "child" and "person" in California's statutes. SB 345 also aims to remove all legal hurdles to children from other states being brought to California for abortions and "sex change" procedures and operations. What's more, the bill would eliminate certain peaceful, free speech activities of California pro-lifers ("This bill would prohibit a business that tracks, uses, collects, or stores geographic location data from tracking, using, storing, or selling data that contains the personally identifying information of a person physically located in or in close proximity to a family planning center.")

SB 345 tries to block the moral policies of other states by declaring their lawsuits against transporting minors to California for abortions and "sex changes" to be "interference" and "against the public policy of California." SB 345 would also authorize civil lawsuits in California against other states for their "interference" and "abusive litigation."

In its many provisions, SB 345 tries to make California its own immoral nation, saying all "the laws of California govern in a case or controversy heard in California related to reproductive or gender-affirming health care services, except as required by federal law."

SB 345 would also legalize DIY abortions and perhaps even infanticide by exempting from a charge of murder "a mother who committed the act that resulted in the death of the fetus." And throughout California statutes, SB 345 would replace “unborn child” with “fetus," and replace “unborn person” with “unborn beneficiary.”

Status: SB 345 is still in the State Senate Rules Committee.

SB 385 by Democrat State Senator and former abortion clinic director Toni Atkins would expand on last year's bill allowing nurses -- and now letting physicians assistants -- to engage in "performing an abortion by aspiration techniques" (a suction abortion that vacuums a preborn baby -- dismembering, torturing, and killing a little boy or girl). SB 385 would also lower training standards for physicians assistants performing abortions (this means greater risk to mothers). What's more, SB 385 would remove virtually all legal and regulatory accountability, declaring, "A person authorized to perform abortion by aspiration techniques...shall not be punished, held liable for damages in a civil action, or denied any right or privilege for any action relating to the evaluation of clinical competency of a physician assistant." This bill is an abortionist's dream (and the worst nightmare for preborn babies).

Status: SB 385 is scheduled for an April 10 hearing in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee.

SB 407 by Democrat State Senator and "LGBTQIA+" activist Scott Wiener would make California foster youth homes -- even those with biblical Christian foster parents -- support the "LGBTQIA+" agenda to the the extreme. According to the Democrat-run Legislative Counsel's Office, SB 407 would:

  • "require a resource family to demonstrate an understanding of the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or plus (LGBTQ+) and gender-expansive youth, and the capacity and willingness to meet those needs, as specified. The bill would additionally require the family evaluation to include assessing the ability of an applicant to provide care and supervision for LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth."

  • "expressly include among those the rights of LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth among those rights of which an applicant is required to demonstrate an understanding. The bill would also require the applicant to demonstrate that understanding through signing a document acknowledging foster youth rights."

  • require the State Department of Social Serivices "to ensure that county-approved resource families are upholding the rights of a child in foster care and meeting the resource family’s responsibility to safeguard those rights, including the right to have fair and equal access to all available services, placement, care, treatment, and benefits, and to not be subjected to discrimination or harassment on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, or HIV status. The bill would require the department to work with stakeholders, including counties, the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, and LGBTQ+ advocates, to develop standards and a caregiver handbook for caring for LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth."

  • "require a county to investigate incidents reported about a resource family not meeting the specific needs of LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive youth."

  • would "deny a resource family application or rescind the approval of a resource family" or "exclude an individual from any resource family home" if the foster parents were not supportive enough of "LGBTQ+ and gender-expansive children."

Status: SB 407 is still in the State Senate Rules Committee.

SB 541 by Democrat State Senator and "LGBTQIA+" activist Caroline Menjivar "make condoms available to all pupils free of charge" at all government-controlled junior high and high schools (includes charter schools). SB 541 would also "prohibit a retail establishment, as defined, from refusing to furnish nonprescription contraception to a person solely on the basis of age by means of any conduct, including, but not limited to, requiring the customer to present identification for purposes of demonstrating their age." What's more, the bill would subsidize with taxpayer money Gardasil injections (the so-called "HPV vaccine) by the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and others that provide "comprehensive clinical family planning services."

Status: SB 541 is scheduled for a March 29 hearing in the State Senate Education Committee.

INSIGHT: Why do so many bad bills pass and good bills fail?

Who's behind the aborting of pre-born babies with your tax dollars, the brainwashing of children, tyranny against free speech, religious freedom, and private property, a lot of sexually-transmitted diseases, depression and suicide stemming from sexual addictions?

In California, the abortion industry and homosexual-bisexual-transsexual activists and their Democrat politicians, who dominate the California State Legislature, are pushing a raft of awful bills. And by extension, anyone who supports abortion or "gay rights" and votes for Democrats is, intentionally or unintentionally, behind these bills too.

For example, "Equality California," composed of homosexual and transsexual activists, pushes an endless number of "genders," opposes parental rights, religious freedom, private property rights, and fairness for dissenting views; and defies science proving the harm of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality. Yet no one can change their sex.

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