A bill being proposed in the state of California would require all public universities to offer abortive medication at student health centers.
Medication abortion involves the taking of two pills several hours apart and can be used for the termination of pregnancies up to 10 weeks. The law, which was approved by the state Assembly Wednesday by a vote of 52-25, argues that such services are necessary and low-cost.
“Public university student health centers make abortion by medication techniques as accessible and cost-effective for students as possible,” reads the new legislation, “and thus public university student health centers should treat abortion by medication techniques as a basic health service.”
Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, introduced Senate Bill 320. “A woman should always have the right to decide when she incorporates a family into her life,” she said of the new law, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins expressed absolute opposition to the new law, declaring that her group would “work tirelessly to prevent this misguided effort from going to other states.”
“We are also already hearing from students who do not want to see their school fees support abortion on campus, and we will work with them as they fight to prevent that misuse of their resources,” she added.
Hawkins told LifeNews that California politicians were putting “the interests of the abortion industry ahead of the needs of both students and the colleges and universities with this shortsighted vote.”
She added: “Schools should be focused on educating the next generation, not ensuring that it’s easy to end the lives of future generations. We call on Governor Jerry Brown to put the safety of women and the preborn ahead of this abortion industry push to get on college campuses and to veto SB 320.”
Complications from medication-induced abortion can include excessive bleeding, infection, incomplete abortion requiring surgery and even death of the woman.
“The reality is, the procedure is gruesome,” wrote LifeAction founder Lila Rose, slamming abortion business Planned Parenthood for describing the effect of the pills as nothing more than “a really heavy, crampy period.”
“This is not true,” Rose wrote at the Washington Examiner. “Students who take the abortion pill will find themselves in communal dormitory bathrooms in labor, expelling their preborn child alone — often in severe pain and with heavy bleeding for days — with no direct medical supervision on hand.”
Grace relayed the experience of one former Planned Parenthood manager:
“Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager, described her own medication abortion. The second day on the pill regimen, she was in excruciating pain, bleeding and vomiting for hours. She passed what she called several lemon-sized blood clots. When she called Planned Parenthood, the nurse told her, “That is not abnormal.” For eight more weeks, Abby bled heavily, had debilitating cramps, and experienced intense nausea.”
Earlier this year, the state of California attempted to try and force pro-life pregnancy centers into advertising tax-funded, before the Supreme Court prohibited the action.