Gavin Newsom recently said after birth abortion is ‘made up’: He lied!

Gavin Newsom after birth abortion California

Gavin Newsom recently said after birth abortion is ‘made up’: He lied!

In a recent appearance with CNN’s Dana Bash, California Gov. Gavin Newsom was asked about the claim that Democrats support abortion “up to and after birth.” Newsom called the claim a “political statement” and further stated that after birth abortion was “made up.” (via Mediaite)

“What does that mean, ‘after birth’? Abortion after — it’s made up. It’s a political statement. It’s political.

“It’s a political thing. People are not seeking abortion at the end of the cycle. The policy, it’s not up to Donald Trump or me. It’s up to you, to women that have to bear that responsibility uniquely and distinctly. And the reality is, it’s a canard; it’s a political frame. It’s total B.S…this is a false flag. This is where they need to go in order to get out of the mess they’ve created, because they don’t believe in fundamental choice and freedom for women. They don’t. Period, full stop. And this whole issue is a political issue.”

Of course, Newsom lied. Not only are Democrats pushing abortion without limits up to and after birth, but California has been a leader in promoting this infanticide.

In May 2022, the California legislature passed A.B.  2223, a bill that legalized murdering babies after they’re born. Gavin Newsom signed the bill, along with 12 additional pro-abortion bills, into law in September 2022.

The law is the crowning achievement of California’s Future of Abortion Council (FAC), an organization formed by Newsom to turn California into an abortion sanctuary for the entire country following the Supreme Court ruling in the Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Mississippi. FAC also paved the way for Golden State taxpayers to pay for the abortions for women coming from other states in addition to reimbursing them for travel, lodging, childcare, and lost wages.

Not only did A.B. 2223 make it legal to murder a baby at any time while still in the womb, but the law also legalized murdering them after they are born. (via California Family Council)

The legislation shield(s) a mother from civil and criminal charges for any “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.” Although definitions of “perinatal death” vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth.

The [legislation] … additionally protects anyone who “aids or assists a pregnant person in exercising” these rights. It also allows a woman to sue any police department or legal authority which arrests or charges her for hurting or killing her child under provisions of the bill. (Emphasis mine)

The words “perinatal death” are intentionally vague.

Perinatal is a word with many interpretations. The World Health Organization defines it as the period between 23 weeks’ gestation and seven days after birth. Other bodies say the perinatal period ends 28 days after birth.

A baby born alive in California, after an abortion or during a regular delivery, can be allowed to die within the first days of his or her life — possibly as long as 28 days — and no one will ever be charged with murder, including anyone who served as an accomplice.

California, Maryland, and a growing number of states are legalizing the same actions that put abortionist Kermit Gosnell in prison for life with no chance of parole after he was convicted of routinely murdering babies by severing their spinal cords with scissors through the back of the neck or drowning them in toilets after being born alive.

I’m not being hyperbolic. Whether murdering babies after they’re born by letting them starve to death, severing their spinal cords, or drowning them in a toilet, we are talking about “actions or omissions” as expressed in the California law.

A.B.2223 isn’t about birth control nor does it have anything to do with so-called women’s health. The state of California simply wants to legalize murdering babies after they are born by codifying infanticide.

The California law is the latest example of what you get when you embrace pro-life incrementalism — the compromising belief held by many in the so-called pro-life movement that saving “some” babies is better than saving “none.”

Incrementalism has always been an ineffective strategy to end abortion because it still allowed millions of unborn babies to be murdered while making it easier for Pro-Life, Inc. to feel good about itself while doing little-to-nothing to end it. Incrementalism allowed abortion to survive, creating an environment where infanticide laws like the one in California have become acceptable.

This game of footsie with abortion, along with a Republican Party that never had any intention of ending it, has allowed the conscience of a generation to be seared to the point that protecting life has become secondary to finding ways to profit from it financially and politically.

Might we see a national law legalizing infanticide? Could be. Forced abortions and mass sterilization have been the official policy of the far-left ever since John Holdren served as Science Czar for Barack Obama.

Joe Biden is fully committed to making abortion without limits the law of the land, and fellow Democrats (along with a few Republicans) have been working the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), a law that would override the ability for the states to place limits on abortion.

“Our rights shouldn’t depend on what state we live in at the time,” U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, a California Democrat, told reporters in a briefing on WHPA. “Today the fight to protect abortion rights for all Americans is more critical than ever.”

The Women’s Health Protection Act aims to ultimately outlaw any and all state-level restrictions that have been put on abortion access — largely across the South and the Midwest — and it is seeing renewed emphasis following the SCOTUS ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health that “overturned” Roe v. Wade.

Despite the rhetoric surrounding the SCOTUS ruling concerning Roe v. Wade, and the Gavin Newsom lie that after birth abortion is made up, murdering babies born and unborn does exist, and it remains a top priority of Democrats and many Republicans.


David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.

Follow the Strident Conservative on Twitter and Facebook.

Subscribe to receive podcasts of his daily radio feature: iTunes | Stitcher | Tune In | iHeart | RSS

For media inquiries or to have David speak to your group, use the Contact Us form.