California Introduces College Pro-Abortion Bill
In the near future, California may pass a legislation to force all 146 taxpayer-funded colleges and universities to dispense abortifacient pills (RU-486) to students. A bill is currently making its way through the state legislature.
The bill comes from Democratic state Senator Connie Leyva, which is being called the College Student Right to Access Act. If passed, she claims it will “help to improve the academic success of students…”
The RU-486, Abortion Pill
Rebecca Downs of The College Fix reports:
“The program would work by requiring student health insurance plans at the state’s 10 University of California schools, 23 Cal State campuses and 113 community colleges to provide medical abortions. “If a UC, CSU or community college already has a student health center, it makes sense that they provide this health care service within that facility,” Leyva stated.
“The abortion pill, formally called RU-486, is a misnomer for a combination of drugs that essentially produces a miscarriage in pregnant women. Women often experience heavy bleeding, nausea and strong abdominal pain as they expel the fetus over the course of several days. The drugs may be given during the first 10 weeks of a women’s pregnancy.”
Levya’s Bill Supposedly Inspired By Students
In addition, the Daily Caller published:
“[Levya] makes no attempt to correlate academic success and having an abortion.”
“The ‘pill bill’ has been compared to a campaign at UC Berkeley in the spring of 2016, when the student government passed a resolution that would have authorized abortions at the campus medical centers. That effort failed.”
“But if a member of UC Berkeley’s Students United for Reproductive Justice group is to be believed, the abortifacient pill legislation is related to that earlier attempt. Phoebe Abramowitz told The College Fix that Leyva’s bill was “inspired” by the Berkeley students. Leyva’s office has indicated that there is no organized opposition to the bill but that people have been calling her office either in support or against the legislation.”