Urge a Veto of the Bill that Requires Abortions on Campus.
October 7, 2019
SB 24, Abortion by medication bill, (Leyva, D-Chino) mandates that on-campus health centers at public universities in California offer abortion-inducing drugs like RU-486. Governor Brown vetoed a similar bill (SB 320) last year.
SB 24 also invites health centers to offer abortion-counseling services to students but is specifically written in such a way to exclude pro-life counseling. This bill fails to allow students the opportunity to know any option other than abortion.
Besides the moral significance of this bill, SB 24 puts the health of college women at risk because college health centers will not have adequate resources to support them as they should.
The bill also requires the state’s Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to accept donations and administer an abortion promotion fund. The state of California should not be encouraging or funding abortions at all.
Let the Governor know that you oppose this one-sided bill. Where is the assistance for women who want to choose to keep their babies?