SACRAMENTO, CA (08-20-18) –
SB 320 is the senate bill in California that will force their public universities to distribute the abortion pill, RU-486. Students for Life has been laser-focused on SB 320 since its inception because it is so incredibly dangerous for California students. The state senate has already passed SB 320, making our presence before the committee all the more important.
Last semester, we got creative and devised a toilet seat tour to bring around to California universities to draw attention to how dangerous RU-486 is. The premise is simple: women don’t deserve to die on toilets. In June, Students for Life testified before the State Assembly Higher Education Committee, discussing the dangers of SB 320 and the abortion pill.
Students for Life gathered at the California State Capitol on August 20th to rally against SB 320. We made office visits to key assembly members, urging them to vote “no” on the bill. Later, we sat on the assembly floor to hear the bill read for a second time. Anna Bakh, SFLA’s Northern CA Regional Coordinator, led the charge with her students. The group stayed on the assembly floor for two and a half hours, but the bill was not heard before they had to leave. “Every day this bill is not heard is a small victory,” says Anna. “We will continue to do all we can to keep this horrible legislation from becoming a reality, but we’ll be there to raise awareness to help keep women safe should the assembly fail us.”