California is now trying to make abortion easier for their students. They did a study that showed student have to travel a whole five miles off of campus in order to visit an abortion clinic and lawmakers felt that is just too inconvenient. They don’t want to give students time to think about the ramifications of their actions. So they want colleges to start supplying abortion pills on campus.
“The California state legislature approved a bill Friday night requiring that all 32 campuses in the sprawling University of California and California State University systems offer abortion-inducing pills to students who request them by 2023. The bill now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature; during his campaign, the Democrat pledged to sign similar legislation.
The program would make medication abortions available to the 760,000-odd students enrolled on public university campuses such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State University. In a medication abortion, which are used up until about ten weeks of pregnancy, a patient typically takes two doses of pills several hours apart. The universities will not be required to offer surgical abortions.
Advocates say the program ensures California students can actually get abortions without having to make an onerous journey off-campus.
“It’s about access. Just because you have a constitutional right, if you don’t have access to that constitutional right, then it’s really no right at all,” said California state Sen. Connie Levya, a Democrat and main sponsor of the bill. “I’m tired of women being shamed.”
“The bill decrees that the medication abortion program will only take effect if supporters are able to raise $10,290,000 in private funds. (A consortium of reproductive rights groups have said that they have already raised the money.) Each university will be given hundreds of thousands of dollars from that fund to cover things like buying new equipment, adding security, and training staff.
But a California Department of Finance report found that actually implementing the legislation could, over time, far exceed its projected cost.
“The cost has to be burdened — shouldered — by somebody and that somebody will be the students and/or taxpayers,” said John Gerardi, executive director of Right to Life of Central California.”
California can’t even afford to handle their homeless problem and they think a new immoral drain on funds is a smart move? This is why they are struggling.