The abortion industry and its proponents in California are championing an effort to mandate abortion pills on college campuses.
“If California politicians have their way, soon all of the state’s public universities will be forced to dispense abortion pills to students,” reports a Washington Examiner op-ed.
The effort in the state’s legislative house would essentially turn health centers on college campuses into abortion clinics with readily available methods of eliminating unwanted children.
“What it really means is serious problems for both students and the universities, not to mention the destruction of more human lives,” the op-ed continued.
The nightmarish California Senate Bill 320 would make abortion pills “as available as Tylenol” and would pose dangers to the university and to the students that are not being included in the legislative campaign.
Per the Washington Examiner op-ed:
The proponents of California Senate Bill 320 have omitted pertinent facts in an attempt to promote and normalize abortion for young people, and to get the dangerous RU-486 abortion pill onto campus.
Proponents have lied about the dangers of a medication abortion, lied about fetal development, and lied about the accessibility of abortions. They have also failed their students by refusing to offer other solutions to unwanted pregnancies.
Planned Parenthood’s website describes the medication abortion as “kind of like having a really heavy, crampy period.” This is not true. The reality is, the procedure is gruesome.
The report includes an account of one student who took the abortive medication, RU486, and was in severe pain and bleeding for days alone in her dormitory. There was no doctor or other medical supervision on hand according to the report.
Another account which contains more graphic imagery can be seen by clicking here.
Here’s more on the abortifacient drug:
According to the FDA, at least 22 women have died after taking the RU-486 regimen, and many others have had serious complications, with nearly 600 women experiencing such severe blood loss that they required transfusions.
And, from Austrailian feminist Renate Klein:
The result of our three-year investigation was the book RU 486: Misconceptions, Myths and Morals, published in 1991. We concluded that the “safe-and-effective” mantra that RU 486/PG abortion had acquired was misleading: the adverse effects of the two drugs were unpredictable and dangerous and the research undertaken inadequate. The new “demonising” of suction abortion as “surgical” abortion (conjuring up knives and requiring a general anaesthetic, both wrong) was worrying. We said that the drawn-out and painful process of chemical abortion (our preferred term; but I also use pill abortion or “medical” abortion) was emotionally and physically hard on the women. The abortion process lasts a minimum of three days – when all goes well – but women can bleed up to 6 weeks. Moreover, between 5 and 8% of women need a second abortion when the drugs fail to completely terminate their pregnancy and remaining products of conception need to be removed to prevent an infection. This is a very draining and unpredictable time for women
One of the public universities is resisting the measure as it argues it is not equipped to handle medication abortions occurring on their campus: California State University.
Washington Examiner reports a number of key facts concerning the pill were left out of the legislation currently being pushed through California’s state house. These omissions are vital in understanding the full implications such a law would have on students and the schools.
The Washington Examiner op-ed reports one of these omissions includes the pregnancy development of the child. As the bill is written, a woman can take the abortive pill at 10 weeks, when a child has already developed a heartbeat, arms, and legs:
The bill’s supporters argue that the law is needed to save students hours of travel and to cover the cost of their abortion pills. They say that dispensing pills on campus will ensure that young women have easy access to abortions anytime they want, especially if they don’t have cars or have trouble fitting an appointment into their school schedules.
This argument is disingenuous, and an attempt to hide the truth. Research from Californians for Life shows that the average distance from each public campus to the nearest abortion pill provider is less than six miles (the longest distance for any of them is about 15 miles). With all of the Ubers, cabs, and public transportation available, “access” is a manufactured issue. Not to mention that these same students who go through with the medication abortion will need to get emergency medical help off campus if complications arise.
SB 320 also flies in the face of California’s own progressive ideals by telling young women that the price for staying in school is to end the lives of their own babies. This is reminiscent of a dark time in our country’s history, when employers fired pregnant women unless they got abortions. Today, California is creating a similar environment, where college students are told that if they are pregnant, college will be too difficult for them, so they will make it easy to get rid of that baby.
Should the bill pass, it would require all public universities to offer the medication abortion by 2022.