A bill that critics argue could decriminalize infanticide in California drew hundreds of people to the state’s capitol Tuesday as the legislation continues to move forward in Sacramento.
Demonstrators — including Pastor Jack Hibbs and other pastors and churchgoers — descended on the state capitol to lobby legislators ahead of a committee vote on Assembly Bill 2223.
The day of advocacy was led by Capitol Resource Institute, California Family Council and Real Impact.
According to Hibbs, the pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills and head of the advocacy group Real Impact, close to 3,000 people attended. However, news reports have estimated around 1,500 participants.