The state of California has passed a controversial bill requiring public universities to offer medication abortions on campus. If the bill is signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, 34 campus medical centers will offer pills that induce abortion during early stages of pregnancy.
California State Senator Connie Leyva shares that the students will be required to get a sonogram taken to ensure that they are not more than 10 weeks pregnant. If they are under that 10 week mark and want to get an abortion, they will be given two pills to be taken at home (12 hours apart) to induce abortion. “You have a constitutional right to abortion,” she says. “But if you don’t have access, then you really have no right at all.”
Of course the controversial law has caused quite the disagreement between both sides of the abortion argument. It’s noted that although the universities will be required to offer the abortion pills, faculty and staff who are in opposition of abortion are not required to administer the pills. If it sounds a little confusing, it’s because it is. Not to mention it’s the first of its kind and could be the next table topic in the abortion discussion.
How do you feel about the new law?