California Bill Would Allow Universities To Offer Early Abortion Options

California Bill Would Allow Universities To Offer Early Abortion Options

October 9, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION, THE ARREST AND WHERE THEY WERE FOUND CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE, KOVR.COM. COULD PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN CALIFORNIA START TO OFFER THE ABORTION PILL? ONE STATE SENATOR HOPES THAT WILL SOON BE THE CASE. THEY GIVE YOU THE IUD AND BIRTH CONTROL BUT THEY DO NOT HELP STUDENTS WHEN THOSE HAVE FAILED. THE SENATOR INTRODUCED A BILL THAT REQUIRES ALL CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITIES PROVIDE THE ABOTION PILL ON CAMPUS HEALTH CENTERS, WE HAVE MORE ON THE BILL AND WHAT STUDENTS THINK ABOUT IT. Reporter: RIGHT KNEW, THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DOES NOT OFFER ABORTION SERVICES BUT WE SPOKE WITH THE WOMAN BEHIND THE IDEA OF BRINGING THE SERVICES TO THE EURT LEVEL. I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT. IT WAS A HUGE SURPRISE. Reporter: HER UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY PUT HER IN PANIC MODE. SHE SAID IT TOOK THREE WEEKS BEFORE SHE COULD ACCESS THE MEDICINE SHE NEEDED FOR AN ABORTION. I HAD TO GO TO MULTIPLE POINTS AND THE HOSPITAL. Reporter: SHE WAS FORCED TO TAKE TIME OFF HER JOB AND SCHOOL. SHE SAID BY THE TIME SHE GOT THE ABORTION MEDICATION SHE MISSED A WEEK OF CLASS WORK AND LOST $500 OF INCOME. SHE STARTED THE PUSH TO BRING ABORTION SERVICES TO THE CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES. THEN A SENATOR POAPPED A BILL TO ALLOW THE ABORTION PILL TO BE PROVIDED ON CAMPUS. IT’S NOT THE UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO OVERCOME OUR ISSUES. SOME SAY THAT THE PILL SHOULD NOT BE SO AVAILABLE ON SCHOOL. THERE ARE CLINICS, IF YOU WANT TO DO IT, FIND A PLACE. THE SCHOOLS HAVE NOT TAKEN A FORMAL POSITION ON THE BILL BUT THEY HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE STAFF NOT BEING TRAINED. IF WE HAVE AN UNINTENDED PREGNANCY AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHAT WE DO WITH IT, IT’S SETTING UP A LIFE OF COMPLICATIONS AND STRUGGLES. Reporter: BOTH THE UC AND CSU SYSTEMS SAID THEIR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT TRAINED ENOUGH TO PROVIDE AND ADMINISTER THE MEDICATION, SO WILL THEY TRAIN THE EMPLOYEES,