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Measure To Ensure Access To Abortion Pills On College Campuses Moves Forward

If the legislation passes, California would be the first in the nation to require public universities to provide students with the option to take the pills.

The Mercury News: California Campuses Would Provide Abortion Pills Under Proposal 
There’s a new battleground for the debate over abortion: California’s public universities. The Golden State could become the first in the country to require its public universities to offer abortion pills on campus under a legislative proposal that passed through the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday. ... Reflecting the political chasm between California and Washington, the proposal marks a stark contrast to the ongoing debate in Congress over women’s health — whether to cut federal funding from Planned Parenthood’s massive network of reproductive health clinics, which provide abortion services. While the California bill sailed through the health committee, it is already facing strong opposition from anti-abortion groups such as the California Family Council, which are emphasizing safety concerns and costs. (Murphy, 4/19)

Capital Public Radio: Bill Requiring UCs And CSUs To Provide Abortion Pills Advances 
Cal student Adiba Khan read the letter of a classmate to the Senate Health committee. She described missing class, work and her internship as she searched for an off-campus provider. "I lost about $300 throughout this entire process," Khan read. "I lost days of lecture that could help me get a higher grade. I lost valuable experience from my internship." (Bradford, 4/19)

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