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Urge State Assembly to Vote NO on SB 320: Creating Abortion Fund for Students Violates Choice, Undermines Students’ Needs


Senate Bill 320 would create a fund for abortions on UC, CSU, and other campuses in California. Voice your opposition to SB 320 today! 

1. Sign the Petition
Email your State Assembly Member to voice your opposition at NoCampusAbortions.com

2. Call your State Assembly Member
Call at the numbers listed below. Senators want calls from constituents, so be sure to let them know if you live in their district. Use this 
SB 320 Leave Behind for Legislators

3. Educate Yourself on These Talking Points 

As pro-life people, we know that abortion ends the life of an innocent child. This is our primary motivation for opposing this bill. But many of our legislators support abortion and will not change their minds overnight. Therefore, in order to win a pro-life victory, we must speak their language. Many legislators believe abortions are needed for disadvantaged women to finish their education. So our messaging is that these very women don't want abortion but instead want to raise their kids and need support to achieve their educational goals.​ SB 320 Fact Sheet​

4. Urge Your Parishioners to Raise Their Voices on this Legislation
Take advantage of our sample bulletin insert to involve your parish in opposing this bill. 
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"No woman should ever face a pregnancy feeling alone, or desperate, or like she has no other options. These are our sisters. We cannot be indifferent to their fears. We need to be near to them, to help them in every way that we can.” ~Archbishop José H. Gomez

For pregnancy help in California:
Call Options United at 1-877-398-7734
OptionsForPregnancy.com
There are so many wonderful resources for pregnant and parenting families. Options United refers to all the pregnancy resource centers in Southern California. These centers can help connect pregnant women with medical care, insurance, housing, food, baby items, maternity clothes, childcare, and more.

Find Resources for Moms and Dads
This website has helpful tips for everything from health, housing, and materials to parenting, life hacks, education and career advice for moms. 
Get Involved

A lot of parishes host a baby shower, diaper drive, baby bottle fundraiser, or a drive for pregnancy resource centers in their area. These are a good way to start, but here's some more creative ways your parish can support pregnant and parenting families.

Organize a Blessing for Pregnant Mothers and Unborn Children 
Pray with the Rite of Blessing for Unborn Children at the end of Mass to honor the sanctity of life. You can also organize a Holy Hour for Life or Rosary for Life.​

Visit Your Local Pregnancy Center
Take your Respect Life Group, RCIA, confirmation class, youth group, or anyone who wants to the local pregnancy resource center for a tour! Many pregnancy centers need volunteers to sort baby items or share information, and this is a great way to introduce your parish to the center. 

Start a Pregnancy or Parenting Support Group
Many moms and dads, especially those facing difficult pregnancies or single parenthood, are overwhelmed and looking for a welcoming community. Offer parenting classes, Mommy & Me classes, a mom’s walking club, summer reading program, or have your Respect Life Group meet at someone’s house and welcome kids to play while the parents talk.
Visit EmbraceGrace.com for a beautiful curriculum for pregnant/parenting moms

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