“California legislators are recklessly experimenting with students’ lives and health by advancing a plan to force school health centers to become abortion vendors,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins.
Governor has until Oct. 13 to act.
SACRAMENTO, CA & WASHINGTON D.C. – (09-13-19) –The controversial California SB 24 that would force public college and university health centers to distribute deadly chemical abortion pills to students has passed through the state assembly, despite extensive opposition from organizations including Students for Life of America. With more than 90 groups on California college and universities campuses, SFLA has been active over the last few years as SB 24 and its earlier versions have been debated. “California legislators are recklessly experimenting with students’ lives and health by advancing a plan to force school health centers to become abortion vendors, pushing chemical abortion pills to force an intentional miscarriage,” said Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “These Toilet Bowl Abortions would create havoc on campuses, as girls are sent to their dorm bathrooms to bleed and pass an aborted infant in a toilet, without medical supervision or assistance. Why would California schools want to expose their students and their universities to that kind of deadly risk?”
Nick Reynosa, Northern Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America, recently detailed the costs of the bill at National Review.“California passed the most extreme public funding of abortion in this bill today, but the long protracted fight over SB 24 showed that there were a lot of concerns other than the typical pro-life, pro-choice debate. This bill represents a continued pattern of attacks on conscience rights, which have been supported at the court level. And Californians, especially pro-life Californians, will continue to fight to protect their rights.”
Hawkins testified against SB 24 earlier this year, detailing the dangers and liabilities of the bill.
As Hawkins has written:“The FDA reports that these drug-induced abortions have led to cases of extreme bleeding, infection and incomplete abortions requiring 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).” You can learn more about the medical realities of chemical abortions here.
Those complications have the potential to lead to death from the drugs as well as a need for emergency surgery, something school health centers are not equipped to do.
Bernadette Tasy, President of Fresno Pro-Life Future with SFLA, has lobbied, written and testified against the radical effort to re-task student health centers into abortion vendors. As part of a recent letter writing campaign she noted: “Dr. Daniel Grossman, a witness testifying on behalf of this bill several times in the past year and a half, stated that at least 3% of the time, the woman requires a follow-up surgical abortion, though numerous sources, including one that Grossman co-authored, state that the failure rate is about 3% only when the woman has an abortion at 6 weeks pregnancy. If the woman is in the later-accepted stages, the failure rate is over 15% (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists). If the estimate of this bill’s proponents is correct, about 500 students would utilize these services each month. This means that between 15-75 students per month will need a follow-up surgical abortion to complete the process. These women would effectively be getting two abortions – how will these numerous follow-up surgical abortions, transportation, and any other expenses due to complications be funded?”
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