A proposal that would mandate public universities to provide abortion pills to students vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown in September has been brought back to the California state Senate.
Democratic state senator Connie Leyva from Chino had vowed to bring back the bill after it was vetoed. She reintroduced it as the state legislature reconvened after the election on Dec. 3, now with Democratic supermajorities in both chambers and a new governor-elect.
The “College Student Right to Access Act,” or SB 24, would require on-campus student health centers to have the abortion drugs available by Jan. 1, 2023. The two-dose abortion pills would be given to “students who seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks,” Leyva said in a statement.
The medication advertises a success rate of over 95 percent and students would be expected to return to regular activities within 1-2 days, said the state senator.
The non-profit organization Live Action released a video with former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describing the medication procedure to help educate women.
“I am confident that the incoming Legislature will also approve SB 24 and that Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom will continue to stand strong in his support for a woman’s right to choose,” Leyva said.
The bill would…
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