CA Senator Proposes Law that Would Force Public Universities to Provide Free Chemical Abortions to Students
A California Senate Committee recently affirmed a law which, if enacted, would require public universities in California to provide students with free access to “the abortion pill.”
According to CBN News, Senator Connie Leyva, D-Chino, proposed the legislation, known as SB 24, in December 2018. The bill passed out of the Senate Health Committee last week by a vote of 7-3.
If passed, the bill would require student health care clinics at California State University and University of California campuses to “offer abortion by medication techniques” beginning January 1, 2023. In addition, it would create the “College Student Health Center Sexual and Reproductive Health Preparation Fund” which would provide grants to the student health clinics so they can make the necessary upgrades they need to provide the services.
According to the Daily Californian, Leyva characterized the bill as “an important step toward ensuring the right to abortion is available to all Californians and that our college students don’t face unnecessary barriers.” She continued, “Students should not have to travel off campus or miss class or work responsibilities in order to receive care that can easily be provided at a student health center.”
The text of the bill declares that “Students seeking early pregnancy termination, especially those at institutions outside of major urban areas, face prohibitively expensive travel, often without reliable means of transportation, to a clinic that may require
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