California lawmakers are slated to debate a bill this week about whether to force public universities to offer taxpayer-funded abortion drugs to students on campus.
State Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Sen. Connie Leyva, a Democrat, would require California public universities and community colleges to provide abortions drugs up to 10 weeks of pregnancy at their student health centers. It also would require the taxpayer-funded schools to cover the cost of the abortions in their student health insurance plans. The pro-abortion mandate would go into effect in 2020.
“Not only will this bill destroy the lives of innocent children, but the chemical abortion medication being mandated has a notorious reputation for being very painful and traumatic,” said California Family Council CEO Jonathan Keller. “These drugs are known for not just causing physical pain to the mother, but psychological anguish that could last a lifetime.”
Luxora Leader reports the California Senate Health Committee has a hearing about the bill scheduled for this week.
The measure would expand California’s already very liberal abortion laws by incentivizing college students to abort their unborn babies through free, on-campus abortions.
College-age women already are the age group most likely to have abortions, and campuses tend not to be friendly toward pregnant and parenting students. Leyva’s bill could push more young women to abort their unborn babies when what really is needed is better support for parenting students and their children.
Leyva claimed the bill is necessary to help college students who may have to travel off campus to have an abortion or pay for it themselves.
“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 so that students do not have to travel many miles away from their work and school commitments in order to [have an abortion],” Leyva said.
One supporter of the bill even claimed the abortion drugs are safer than taking Tylenol.
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Despite what abortion activists claim, abortion pills can be very dangerous and even deadly to women as well as their unborn babies.
The abortion pills are responsible for the deaths of dozens of women worldwide, including several in the United States; and they have injured at least 1,100 women in the United States, according to 2006 figures from the FDA. A Planned Parenthood study admits at least one woman is seriously injured from the abortion pills daily.
California laws already are some of the most hostile to unborn babies in the world. Late-term abortions are legal for any reason up until birth, and girls under age 18 can get an abortion without a parent’s knowledge or permission.
The state forces taxpayers to fund abortions through Medi-Cal, and allows non-doctors to perform abortions. It also forces pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise free and low-cost state-funded abortions to clients, though pregnancy centers are challenging the law.
Californians for Life, a coalition of pro-life groups in California, is urging pro-lifers to call Leyva’s office to “tell her that turning our college health centers into Medical-Pill-Abortion clinics is outrageous!”
“These pills will hurt our daughters and end the lives of our grandchildren by forcefully inducing a miscarriage up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, with hemorrhaging and delivery of the baby into the dorm room toilet,” the pro-life group said in an email.