A California state senator has unveiled a bill that would require health centers on public college campuses to offer the abortion pill to students.
SB 320 was unveiled last month by Democratic state Sen. Connie Leyva, with the text calling for medical abortion services, though the proposal does not mandate surgical procedures, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The bill, according to Leyva’s website, would “expand medical abortion services on University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and community college campuses.” Text of the bill itself specifies that student health insurance plans offered by these colleges would be required to “include coverage of abortion.”
It’s a proposal that Leyva believes would be essential.
“I think that it’s incredibly important because women of all ages, especially young women, need to make sure they have control over their future – that they have a choice of when they want to incorporate a family into their lives,” Leyva said of the effort.
The senator said in a statement that, if passed, the law would allow students to end pregnancies up to 10 weeks via abortion-inducing medication.
“Many on-campus student health centers on public colleges already offer reproductive health services, including contraception, pregnancy options counseling and other critical services for both women and men,” the statement said. “Unfortunately, many students seeking early pregnancy termination are not able to receive that health care service on campus.”
The bill will be taken up this spring in a policy committee.
(H/T: Live Action News)
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