Gov. Newsom signs bill requiring public colleges to provide abortion pill

Gov. Newsom signs bill requiring public colleges to provide abortion pill

October 14, 2019 7 By Stanley Isaacs


GET THE ABORTION PILL.>>IT’S LIKE A SIGN OF RELIEF
FOR ME BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF
PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE REALLY
HAPPY ABOUT IT. EMILY: ALMA GOMEZ IS A JUNIOR
POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR AT
SACRAMENTO STATE. SHE SAYS HAVING ACCESS TO THE
ABORTION PILL ON CAMPUS IS
IMPORTANT FOR STUDENT HEALTH.>>IT’S VERY VITAL TO HAVE
ACCESS TO GOOD HEALTH CARE,
ESPECIALLY ON CAMPUS PIGOT A LOT
OF US DO SPEND A MAJORITY OF
TIME HERE. EMILY: GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM
SIGNED SENATE BILL 24 ON FRIDAY,
REQUIRING PUBLIC COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES TO PROVIDE THE
ABORTION PILL THROUGH TRAINED
MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AT ON-CAMPUS HEALTH CENTERS. THE NON-SURGICAL, NON-INVASIVE
PRESCRIPTION PILL IS TAKEN TO
INDUCE A MISCARRIAGE. IT’S AN OPTION SOME STUDENTS SAY
SHOULD BE AVAILABLE.>>EVERY UNIVERSITY SHOULD OFFER
THAT KIND OF OPTION. I MEAN, EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
THAT KIND OF ACCESS.>>I THINK OPTIONS ARE NEVER
REALLY A BAD THING.>>IT’S OUR CHOICE. AND IF SCHOOLS THE ONLY PLACE WE
CAN GO TO, WE NEED THAT CHOICE
THERE. EMILY: IN A PRESS RELEASE, THE
SENATOR WHO SPONSORED THE BILL
SAYS SOME STUDENTS HAVE LIMITED
ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
CARE OPTIONS WHICH CAN HINDER
THEIR ACADEMIC SUCCESS.>>IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE AN
OPTION. WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN THAT SORT
OF THING OR NOT, YOU SHOULD HAVE
THE OPTION, I THINK. EMILY: BUT, NOT EVERYONE
SUPPORTS THE NEW LEGISLATION. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE STUDENTS
FOR LIFE OF AMERICA, A PRO-LIFE
GROUP, SAYS SENATE BILL 24 WILL
“PUT STUDENTS’ LIVES AT RISK AND
PUT SCHOOLS AT RISK OF LAWSUITS
AS CONSCIENCE RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED.”
THE PRESIDENT OF SAVE
CALIFORNIA, A FAMILY RIGHTS
GROUP, CONDEMNED THE NEW LAW
SAYING, “WITH CHEMICAL
ABORTIONS, WOULD-BE MOMMIES ARE TURNED INTO NOVICE ABORTIONISTS. WOMEN ALWAYS SUFFER AND BABIES
ALWAYS PERISH. IN 2018, THEN GOVERNOR JERRY
BROWN VETOED A SIMILAR BILL. THERE ARE 34 CALIFORNIA
UNIVERSITY AND CALIFORNIA S