The University of California and California State University will now provide medical abortions on campus.
California Senate Bill 24 – passed in 2019 by the state legislature – requires every UC and CSU student health center to offer medical abortion services by Jan. 1, 2023. Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in late June, 10 states have enforced full bans on abortions, and four states have set six-week abortion bans into law, according to The New York Times. California, however, aims to increase abortion access with this bill and other recent bills as a part of the effort to expand state abortion care, according to Bloomberg.
Jessica Gipson, professor of community health sciences, said the creation of SB 24 was spurred by student activists calling for abortion medication to be available on California’s college campuses.
Cathren Cohen, scholar of law and policy for the UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy, said this law reduces the distance students will have to travel to receive abortion services.
“There were some studies that were done around the time that this bill was being proposed that found that about 1,000 people per month from the UCs and CSU campuses were leaving campus to go get an abortion,” Cohen said.
While one website shows there is an abortion provider within a mile of UCLA’s campus, other UC and CSU schools are located in what Cohen refers to as an abortion desert. A study by the Journal of Adolescent Health found that 65% of students in the UC and CSU system were more than 30 minutes from the nearest abortion provider. Coupled with the fact that about two-thirds of UC students and one-third of CSU students do not have a car with them on campus, many students must travel – some via public transportation – in order to receive abortion care, according to the same study.
Gipson added that this bill could help normalize abortion services as part of health care, as certain services have previously remained separate in places such as the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center.
“Abortion as a basic component of basic health care and basic reproductive health care has, unfortunately, been sort of separated or siloed out,” Gipson said. “And, unfortunately, that’s been the case within the Ashe Center as well, in that it’s been a separate service.”
Ashe Center executive director Dr. Chaitali Mukherjee said in an emailed statement that UCLA is on track to offer access to abortion via medication beginning Jan. 1, 2023, adding that the Ashe Center can currently refer students requesting abortion services….
Cohen said the implementation of this law will not only help with convenience for students but also in eliminating abortion stigma.
“Any kind of health clinic is really mostly available during the day, during the week, not necessarily evenings and weekends when college students might have more free time to be able to travel,” Cohen said. “There’s just a real barrier in people being able to leave campus, make all those arrangements and not (be) disrupting their education….”
The above comes from an Aug. 9 posting on the Daily Bruin.
When will it start offering an education?
access to abortion can never be
how about just do the abortions
in the dorm rooms?
There is a recent article in the Catholic publication, “Crux,” all about the controversial new book put out by the tragically reformed Pontifical Academy for Life. The new book questions centuries-old, Biblically-based Catholic teachings on sexual morality and Marriage, and says that the Papal encyclical, “Humanae Vitae” may not be covered by the doctrine of Papal Infallibility, so Catholics can question its teachings. The Academy was defending its controversial views, with tweets on Twitter, but a highly controversial tweet on Aug. 6th was deleted. Many were extremely offended, stating that the Academy is an integral part of the Vatican, and must promote Catholic teachings on sexual morality and Marriage. The Academy replied that their role is now to “dialogue” regarding these Catholic teachings. How horrible! Millions of young people need the Truth of Christ taught to them, on these important issues! They also need to know that abortion– Baby Murder– is wrong!
Many other Catholic news sources, including EWTN, the “Pillar,” etc., have carried this recent news story, with further clarifications on the teachings of “Humanae Vitae.”
Safe haven? Nothing is safe in California. Not the person on the street, not the businesses, not the child in the womb. One family who has owned laundromats in the Bay Area for decades is in the process of selling its businesses and moving to Alabama since their laundromats have been burglarized and vandalized so many times it is no longer profitable to remain here. When doctors will burn an unborn child to death by saline; rip it limb from limb; or partially birth her, stick a pair of surgical scissors in the back of her neck and suck her brains out (partial birth abortion), do you trust them to work on you?
gives new meaning to
the expression “screwin’ bruins”
Come for the koolaid stay for the sodomy and orgiastic trysts.
Feed our power claims on Molloch by offering your sires on our Alter of blood while embracing the lie that it’s not. Deny truth, deny life, curse God.
What could go wrong?