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California Governor Decries Anti-Abortion Laws: Return of “Dark and Dangerous Times for the Lives of Women”

California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom joined with Planned Parenthood supporters Saturday to condemn legislation that severely restricts abortion in an increasing number of states.

“Spare me your indignity about the unborn,” Newsom lashed out at pro-life leaders using a common narrative of the left. “Folks that righteously talk about the unborn are the exact same people when those children are born that cut programs to support those children and their families – they’re the exact same people.”

“This is about control. This is about the patriarchy,” Newsom said, reported KRON4. “This is about the Republican Party trying to drag our country back to a time we refuse to go back to.”

Disgraced Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Brian Sims also recently made headlines when he posted to Twitter a video of himself bullying and threatening a woman who was praying outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Philadelphia.

Sims berated the woman as she walked, praying:

I have a couple of questions for you, ma’am. How many children have you clothed today? I’m sorry, I missed your answer. How many children have you clothed today? How about how many children have you put shoes on their feet today? Have you fed any children today, or have you just stood out in front of a Planned Parenthood shaming people for something they have a constitutional right to do? Huh? Huh? If you’re here about the children, you can pray at home for children. It’s probably the same place that you can feed a child. But, you’re not. Instead, you’re out here shaming people for something they have a constitutional right to do.

However, a number of black leaders have condemned the left-wing narrative that the pro-life community cares little about babies once they are born.

Retired NFL Super Bowl champion-turned community leader Burgess Owens wrote in his book Liberalism: Or How to Turn Good Men Into Whiners Weenies and Wimps, that the welfare “programs” Newsom refers to have often served as “the gradual degradation of my once proud and independent Black community.”

Owens wrote:

I remembered the introduction of the 1960s Great Society welfare program and the resulting increase of dependent women and young girls—given financial incentives to remain single, pregnant, and jobless. These same programs encouraged black men to abandon their roles as patriarchs, providers, and protectors of their families. In the decades since my youth, I’ve witnessed the explosion of fatherless families, and an exponential increase in illiteracy and crime.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Dr. Susan Berry and originally published at Breitbart. Title changed by P&P.]