A California state lawmaker is working to expand abortions by forcing colleges to offer students abortion drugs on campus.

The Sacramento Bee reports California Senate Bill 320, sponsored by Sen. Connie Leyva, a Democrat, would require California public universities and community colleges to provide non-surgical abortions at their student health centers. It also would require the taxpayer-funded schools to cover abortions in their student health insurance plans.

Leyva linked her bill to new federal legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. The abortion chain performs more abortions than any other group in the U.S. and receives about half a billion taxpayer dollars annually.

Here’s more from the report:

Leyva said the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and reduce federal funding for reproductive care heightens the need for additional services on college campuses.

The new health care plan would reduce services for women to avert pregnancies, particularly in areas without other health care clinics or doctors who serve low-income patients, according to a review by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

The American Health Care Act would bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds for providing any type of care to Medcaid patients. The bill also blocks the use of tax credits on insurance policies that cover abortion services, creating…

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