Liberal lawmakers in California want to make it as easy as possible for college students to get abortions. The California state Senate Education Committee just approved Senate Bill 24, known as the College Student Right to Access Act.
The bill would require all California public colleges and universities to provide the abortion pill to students. Who would pay for it? The students through their tuition, of course. So if you have one pro-life student on campus, he or she would be required to pay for a fellow student's abortion.
Even former Democratic Governor Jerry Brown said the bill, which was proposed during his term in another form, was "unnecessary," as there were abortion clinics close to every campus.
Explaining his veto of the bill, Brown said that “according to a study sponsored by supporters of this legislation, the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance.”
But this newer version of the bill goes above and beyond the last, allowing for "external contractors" for abortion services. This would invite Planned Parenthood onto college campuses to facilitate abortions. Not only that, but campuses would offer no services to help moms that want to keep their babies, only services to help those abort their babies.
Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins brought up the fact that there can be serious, life-threatening complications with the abortion pill. “When the abortion drug cocktail fails as it does about 10 percent of the time, surgical abortion is the next step,” Hawkins said. “Are Californians interested in outfitting campus health centers into surgical abortion facilities with compensated personnel and extensive emergency equipment?”
Hawkins also asked if college administrators are “prepared to handle the repercussions of students experiencing possibly life-ending bleeding and infections, caused by the abortion pills the school is providing.”
Tragically, most believe that California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will sign into law this new bill, making California the first state to require college campuses to facilitate abortions, as well as make students foot the bill for their fellow students' abortions.
Besides the obvious evil underpinnings of this bill, think of the young college women who end up taking abortion pills alone in their college campus bathroom. How lonely and isolating; what if they need emotional help or physical support? It won't be there. Instead, there will just be more money in the pocket of agencies like Planned Parenthood.
What do you think of this new bill? How should pro-lifers in California respond? Share your thoughts and prayers in the comments! Thank you.