Sacramento, Calif., Oct 1, 2018 / 13:00 pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill Sunday that would have mandated that public universities in the state offer abortion inducing "medication" through campus student health centers starting in 2022.
The bill, SB 320, was "not necessary," Brown said in his veto message signed Sept. 30, as abortion services are already "widely available" off campus. Governor Brown is a public supporter of abortion rights.
Student health centers at California's public universities do not provide abortions, but they do provide referrals to abortion facilities. However, many of these centers do distribute the "morning-after pill," which can block fertilization or prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a uterus.
Kathleen Buckley Domingo, senior director of the Office of Life, Justice & Peace for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said that she was "grateful" Brown vetoed the bill.