Bill Re-Introduced To Require On-Campus Health Centers At California’s Public Universities To Provide Abortion Pills
The legislation would require Cal State and UC campuses to provide abortion medication at their health centers by 2023. It is similar to a measure vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September. Its sponsor, state Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino), hopes that the incoming governor, Gavin Newsom, will be more supportive.
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Abortion Pills Could Be Given Out At UC, CSU Universities In California
Hoping for support from California’s new governor, an Inland state senator has re-introduced legislation requiring on-campus health centers at the state’s public universities to offer abortion-inducing pills to students seeking to terminate their pregnancies. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, is similar to legislation vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September. In his veto message, Brown, who leaves office next month, wrote that the bill wasn’t needed because abortion-inducing medication is “widely available” at off-campus clinics. (Horseman, 12/5)