In the latest chapter of Things That Piss You Off, the California state legislature is slated to vote Wednesday on a measure that would allow college students to get free abortion pills at their local, taxpayer-funded campus health center. Because handing out condoms to 8th graders just isn’t bad enough.
Senate Bill 320, introduced by Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, would make California the first state in the country that requires state schools – in this case, CSU, UC and all California community colleges – to make abortion counseling and medication available at their on-site clinics, rather than referring students to off-campus facilities.
The bill’s pro-abortion supporters reportedly think having to go off campus to murder your baby causes too many “emotional problems.” From the East Bay Times:
The bill’s backers, including women’s health groups, say that forcing students to leave campus to end a pregnancy can cause needless emotional, educational and financial problems, and that the medication — which consists of two pills — is simple to administer. Some argue that with the threats to Planned Parenthood by the Republican-controlled Congress, such a step is even more crucial to provide women their constitutionally protected right to abortion.
The oppressed student victims at UC Berkley, having thusfar been forced to pay for their own sexual decisions, have been pushing for abortion access on campus for over a year.
While the report doesn’t break down the price tag of providing these services, it is clear that the cost would be borne by taxpayers and the student body as a whole. Some colleges have reportedly warned they’d have to jack up student fees to pay for the new abortion pills – a lovely prospect for pro-life taxpayers and students who aren’t down with infanticide.
One college official said she’s not even sure the local nurses at the campus clinic would have the medical expertise to administer abortion pills safely.
But hey, as long as you can pop baby-killing meds out of your Madonna Pez dispenser and keep making your rounds through the football team, who really cares?