The California legislature has approved SB 320, a bill requiring public universities health centers to provide chemical abortions. While the bill's proponents insist SB 320 is to facilitate student "access" to abortion, there is no demonstrable lack of access to abortion.
After the victory with AB 2943 failing to go up for a final vote, it's important to remember that anything can happen at the end of session. Click the link below to call Governor Brown and ask him to veto SB 320!
SB 320 sends the wrong message to pregnant students on California college campuses: that parenthood and success in your chosen career are incompatible.
The bill's funding mechanism is purposefully vague. Private funding until 2021 ignores the fact that a school clinic's overhead is paid by taxpayers, and the language of the bill leaves open taxpayer-funded abortion after that. A clear majority of Americans, and millions of Californians, continue to oppose taxpayer-funded abortion.
University campuses are no place to be distributing abortion drugs. Student health centers are not equipped to deal with complications from abortion, and the bill does not even require a standing agreement with local hospitals to provide emergency care in the event of adverse outcomes.
Constituent Call Script:
"Please veto SB 320. This bill sends the wrong message to pregnant students on our campuses. Parenthood and a successful career are not incompatible!
This bill's funding mechanism is deliberately vague, and ignores the fact that taxpayers subsidize overhead costs of these campus clinics. Millions of Californians oppose taxpayer dollars subsidizing abortion.
College campuses are no place to be distributing abortion-inducing drugs. Student health centers are not equipped to deal with complications from abortion, and the bill does not even require a standing agreement with local hospitals to provide emergency care in the event of adverse outcomes from abortion-inducing drugs.
I respectfully ask you to oppose this bill!"