“I found out that I was pregnant,” Bonta said. “I had to weigh all of the decisions that came with that reality. And I chose to get an abortion. I chose to own my body. I chose to make a decision that would allow me to recognize the ending (of) the cycle of poverty in my family.”
Bonta hosted the briefing Tuesday at the California State Capitol to discuss the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) opinion that could overturn 1973 Roe v. Wade. The goal of the briefing was also to discuss the impact the Roe v. Wade reversal would have on women of color. While the left pushes the narrative that overturning Roe would negatively impact women of color, it in fact would do quite the opposite. Abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood currently target women of color. Arizona Capitol Times reports,
“Abortion impacts African Americans at a higher rate than any other population group. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an Abortion Surveillance Report. According to that report, black women make up 14 percent of the childbearing population. Yet, 36 percent of all abortions were obtained by black women. At a ratio of 474 abortions per 1,000 live births, black women have the highest ratio of any group in the country.”
The official ruling from SCOTUS is not expected until the end of the court’s term in June. California’s governor and legislative leaders have responded to the leaked draft by announcing their plans to introduce an abortion rights amendment to the state constitution as well as continuing their push for legislation that turns California into an abortion sanctuary.
Bonta is one of the many women who have come forward to announce their abortion in light of recent news. Bonta discussed that she chose to end the life of her unborn baby at 21 years-old, right after graduating from Yale University and beginning her first job. Bonta was pregnant with her then boyfriend, and now husband, Rob Bonta’s child, and announced that “he held my hand when I made that decision.”
Although Bonta believes her story will empower women, she is actually perpetuating destructive and self-centered belief among the poor, that killing your children is a legitimate way advance your career and ‘break the cycle of poverty.’ Instead of encouraging mothers to show self sacrificing love towards their children, she perpetuates the lie that women can only be successful if they have the “right” to kill their unborn children.
Discussing her abortion Bonta announced “I chose to own my body,” a statement that goes directly against science. Bonta is following the argument pushed by the left of “my body my choice.” Although the argument fails as the baby is not part of her body, science makes it clear that life begins at the moment of fertilization. LiveAction reports “as soon as the preborn baby is created, there now exists a separate unique human with his or her own DNA – different from the mother’s or father’s.”
With the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, Bonta lamented that abortion would “will not be available for women in places like Mississippi or Georgia or 20 other states.” She said this was “unfathomable,” as though ending an innocent life in the womb is a necessary part of achieving happiness.
Women who have had an abortion are fully loved by God, and can receive forgiveness and redemption through unmerited grace God gives those who put their trust in Jesus Christ. In times like these, women should be encouraged that they can both be successful and mothers, and that they do not need to end their child’s life pull themselves out of poverty.