Commenters Tim and SA gently chided me for thinking CA Proposition 34 was a total waste of time and of no value at all to the pro-life movement. Doing a little bit is better than doing nothing at all was the sentiment expressed. Allow me to disagree.
Say you were rabidly pro-life and you wanted to do something to save innocent lives. Without knowing the cause, you discover that in the last 10 years, 4 people have died from one kind of activity while 2,100,000 have died from another. In the last five years, the score has been 1,050,000 to zero. Each death is the result of an individual decision, one that you might be able to change if you tried really, really hard.
There is simply no way on Earth that a rational person would choose to attack the 4 deaths in 10 years problem when that required a massive, statewide effort costing thousands of dollars and requiring hundreds of people to get involved*. It's obviously ludicrous on its face. Clearly, the same effort put into something like Birthline would result in many more innocent lives saved. This is not pro-life, it's pro-waste-of-time.
I wonder if that was the intent all along.
After they deal with capital punishment, they can work on protecting the innocent from robot unicorn attacks.
* - I haven't done the research, so I'm lowballing my estimates.