Lawmakers Try Again With Bill To Require Universities To Provide Abortion Pill After Brown’s Veto Last Year
Last year, the legislature passed similar legislation, but it was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown who said the bill was unnecessary because the services are widely available to women off-campus.
Should UC And CSU Campuses Be Required To Provide Abortion Pills? Lawmakers Revisit Issue
Public university health centers in California do not perform abortions, but lawmakers will soon begin debate on a bill — SB 24 — that would require health centers at all 34 University of California and California State University campuses to provide medication abortions. It's the second attempt at this bill, after then-Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a previous version last fall. (Dembosky, 1/22)
Elsewhere in Sacramento —
Los Angeles Times:
Newsom Plans To Move California Juvenile Justice Division Out Of Corrections Department
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he intends to shift control of the state’s Juvenile Justice Division away from corrections officials to government health and human services providers, a move he called long overdue and necessary to build on past efforts to divert children and teens from a path to prison. Under the proposal, first unveiled as part of his January budget, the California Health and Human Services Agency would oversee more than 660 young offenders, the majority held at a camp in Pine Grove and three detention centers in Stockton and Camarillo. (Ulloa, 1/22)