Opinion Piece Slams Argument That Abortion, Welfare Bills Would Protect Women and Children’s Health
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Margaret Bengs -- a political speechwriter and a former contributing columnist for Sacramento Bee -- dismisses a recent opinion piece that argued that "those who oppose AB 154 don't really care about women and children unless they also support AB 271, which allows an additional $122 a month for mothers on welfare who have another child." AB 271 would remove the state's "family cap" for CalWORKS, while AB 154 would expand access to abortion services statewide. She writes, "That is an amazing comparison -- asserting moral equivalence between life and income. A child not even allowed to be born not only won't be helped by an extra $122 a month but her entire life is ended."
- "Another View: Abortion Access Bill Is Misleading and Unnecessary" (Bengs, Sacramento Bee, 9/6).