Sacramento, Calif., Jun 30, 2018 / 15:43 pm
A California bill that would require all public university health centers to stock abortion medication has drawn criticism for the threats it could pose to women's health and conscience rights.
"This push to reconfigure the life-saving, health affirming purpose of school health centers into abortion vendors goes against the mission of the medical centers and exposes women and the schools to great risk," said Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins in a press release.
California Senate bill 320 would require every public university student health center in the state to offer medical abortions by the start of 2022.
Medical abortions involve the taking of two pills. The first pill, Mifepristone (RU-486), is taken in a clinical setting. It blocks the progesterone hormone, which is essential for maintaining the health of the fetus. The second pill, misoprostol, is given to the woman to be taken at home within 48 hours after mifepristone and works to induce contractions in order to expel the fetus.