Students for Life Condemns Abuse Of School Resources To Fund Abortions in California
Students for Life of America Calls California Assembly Vote to Put Dangerous, Life-ending Drugs on College Campuses “a tragic misuse of school resources that will ultimately be used in ways that harm women”
“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,” said SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “Women will face deadly risk from the RU 486 drugs and the schools will be forced to deal with huge costs and complications. But abortion vendors come out strong, as they can collect consulting fees without facing the risk of distributing the drugs. “
SACRAMENTO, CA and FREDERICKSBURG, VA (08-29-18) –Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins called the passage today of SB 320 in the State Assembly a tragedy, noting: “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. But this is not the end of our efforts to protect women from abortion industry attempts to infiltrate school health centers. Students for Life of America will work tirelessly to prevent this misguided effort from going to other states, and we will stand with healthcare workers whose conscience rights may be violated when the state forces them to distribute the deadly RU 486 drugs. We are also already hearing from students who do not want to see their school fees support abortion on campus, and we will work with them as they fight to prevent that misuse of their resources.” SFLA hosted more than 50events across the state, as well as testifying multiple times in opposition to the measure, meeting with legislators and school officials, talking with the media and gathering students together to work against the proposal to turn health centers on campuses into abortion vendors, despite the known risks of distributing the life-ending drugs.
“Schools should be focused on educating the next generation, not ensuring that it’s easy to end the lives of future generations,” said Hawkins. “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 SB 320.”
The FDA reports that drug-induced abortions have lead to cases of extreme bleeding, infection and incomplete abortions requiring a surgery, and even to the deaths of women. The drugs are especially dangerous to women who are later in pregnancy or experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, both conditions which must be determined by an ultrasound (using equipment not usually found in a college health center.) And as the women would be sent to their dorms to experience extreme bleeding, the schools would be confronted with the issues of blood and tissue clean up on site as well as the potential need for blood transfusions if a life threatening situation arose.
To learn more about our efforts, please visit https://www.nocampusabortions.com. You can also read about the dangerous nature of the drugs here,and about how abusers have used the drugs to end the lives of infants without a mother’s knowledge or consent. Watch one woman’s experience with the drug here.
To watch a video of Anna Bakh, Northern California Regional Coordinator testifying in the state Senate about the measure, please visit here.
Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, Students for Life has over 1200 groups on college and high school campuses, with more than 90 groups in California.