Sacramento, Calif., Aug 30, 2018 / 16:12 pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto a bill that mandates abortion drugs at state university campus health centers, said pro-life advocates, citing both financial and ethical objections.
"California politicians put the interests of the abortion industry ahead of the needs of both students and the colleges and universities with this shortsighted vote today," Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said Aug. 29.
"Schools should be focused on educating the next generation, not ensuring that it's easy to end the lives of future generations," Hawkins said. "We call on Governor Jerry Brown to put the safety of women and the preborn ahead of this abortion industry push to get on college campuses and to veto S.B. 320."
The bill passed the State Senate on Aug 30 by a 26-13 vote and heads to the governor's desk. It mandates that all on-campus student health centers at University of California and California State University campuses provide the abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, which work together to cause an abortion.