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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 24. SB 24 would require student health centers on all 34 state universities in California to dispense without charge the drugs used in a chemical abortion. California is now the first state to dispense abortion pills on public college campuses.
Patrina Mosley, Director of Life, Culture, and Women’s Advocacy at Family Research Council, issued the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened to see Governor Newsom sign legislation that demonstrates an incredible disregard for human life, endangers women’s health, and increases liability for universities while costing taxpayers millions of dollars every year. California has become the first state to enact a mandate that public college and university student health clinics dispense abortion drugs. This move signals to women that higher education and motherhood are incompatible.
“Women make up the majority of all student parents and are disproportionately likely to be balancing college and parenthood. While SB 24 goes out of its way to promote taxpayer-funded abortion, it does nothing to support pregnant and parenting students or increase awareness of their rights under Title IX,” continued Mosley.
“The abortion pill carries life-threatening dangers for women, and its easy distribution will only further isolate victims of rape on campus and female students who are being forced or coerced into aborting.
“The profit-hungry abortion industry is using SB 24 to railroad human dignity, women’s safety, conscience protections, and taxpayers.” concluded Mosley.