San Jose University students are protesting a California bill that would force public college campuses to provide abortion pills by 2020.
Miriana Miranda, Spartans for Life vice president, is fighting to bring awareness to the pro-abortion bill and the effects that it can cause, CBS reported.
“So many students don’t know about it, that’s why we’re here,” Miranda said. “I just can’t imagine it honestly.”
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 bill passed the Senate, and it is due to be presented in the House in the spring, the report noted.
Senator Leyva and other supporters claim the bill is necessary to allow students to have abortions without being obliged to travel off campus. They do not want college students to be denied their so-called “constitutional right” to have easy and convenient access to abortion drugs.
Ricky Silva, who also leads Spartans for Life, articulated the problems with the dangerous bill.
“It will basically be a recipe for disaster,” Silva said. “Some have even died as a result of taking the abortion pill. Now imagine a woman taking the pill at her dorm room.”
Even though taking abortion pills has been compared to taking Tylenol, the Food and Drug Administration and even Planned Parenthood have released studies showing countless deaths and injuries caused by the abortion pills, as Life News previously reported.
Silva and Miranda are not alone. CBS noted pro-life clubs also are mobilizing against the bill in California State University and the University of California.
And they are not the only ones who are concerned. California State University officials are also worried about this bill’s effects.
Spokesperson Toni Molle said, “Currently our CSU health centers offer basic health services, however, the administration of medications still requires a level of expertise that our health center staff may not have.”
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Some students support the bill. SJSU student Celina Arranaga stated: “We should decide what we want to do with our body. It’s our body. … we should dictate what happens to us.”
However, it is heartening to hear of college students who are concerned enough about their classmates to fight against an unwise bill promoting abortions.
As CA Political Review reporter Stephen Frank wrote: “The bigger story here is that students are fighting for life! We have seldom seen stories about young people that do not want to kill babies as a government policy. Is it possible that there is renewed opportunity for free speech and moral values on our campuses? This is a very hopeful story.”