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California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Criminalize Undercover Filming at Abortion Facilities

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawmakers in California have passed a controversial bill that criminalizes undercover filming at abortion facilities in the state, sending the legislation now to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown.

The Planned Parenthood-backed bill, A.B. 1671, passed the state Assembly Wednesday with a 52-26 vote, and moved on to the Senate, where it likewise was approved with a party line vote of 26-13—but not without vocal opposition.

“When ’60 Minutes’ uses a hidden camera and discovers a unique story, it’s called outstanding journalism. But when a private citizen does it and unmasks a very, very unpleasant truth, it’s a call for legislation,” Sen. John Moorlach, R-Orange County, lamented.

As previously reported, Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Echo Park) proposed the measure earlier this year in light of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood’s provision of baby bodily organs to procurement companies.

Written by Heather Clark  

Full report at Christian News  

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