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More than 420 Chemical Abortions Carried Out on 3 California College Campuses in 6 Months

March 14, 2024

Last year, California passed SB 24, a low that required “public colleges and universities to provide chemical abortions, or abortion pills, in their student health centers,” The College Fix reported. Within the first six months, 203 chemical abortions were carried out at the University of California, 162 at California State University, and 62 at UC Law in San Francisco.

Greg Burt, vice president of the California Family Council, is one of the many locals upset by the dangerous effects of the law. “Colleges should be providing services that encourage women to give birth to their children, not trying to make killing their children the easiest option,” he said. Mary Rose Short, director of California Right to Life, agreed, sharing with The Fix that not only is chemical abortion highly dangerous for women, but it turns “the pregnant mothers into abortionists.” She added, “Abortion purveyors are still paid, but they don’t have to get their hands dirty by doing the actual killing or dealing with the disposal of the babies’ bodies.”

Short expressed that she wishes Democratic lawmakers would work “to make [California] affordable for families.” But instead, she said, they’re creating “an abortion corps in our health department” and removing “all civil and criminal penalties for anyone assisting a mother in achieving the death of her unborn child at any gestation.”

This trend has made its way outside of the Golden State, spreading to New York and Massachusetts, which have recently passed similar laws.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) recently signed SB S1213B, which will take effect August 1 and “provides access to medication abortion prescription drugs at SUNY and CUNY campuses.” The governor specifically noted she passed the law to “help” students with “unwanted” pregnancies. She said, “As anti-choice extremists and judges continue to roll back abortion rights across the country, we are fighting back here in New York. I am proud to sign these landmark pieces of legislation that protect and expand access to abortion and reproductive health care.” Bill H.5090 in Massachusetts carries numerous similarities.

Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council, expressed her disappointment that abortion laws are being classified as a “success” for women. For Szoch, it’s anything but.

She shared with The Washington Stand, “Title IX was meant to give men and women equal opportunity in education. It wasn’t passed with an asterisk saying, ‘So long as women sacrifice the lives of their unborn children.’ But this is what these laws require.” Ultimately, Szoch explained, “Colleges and universities in California are telling women if they want to graduate, they must kill their unborn child and put their own health in danger while doing it.”

Szoch added, “This sets the precedent for a woman’s career, and so no one should be shocked to see women either not having children or exiting the workforce when they do.” She explained that since “Roe was decided so closely to the passage of Title IX, colleges had a way out” of having to be institutions “where women could flourish.” Because, as Szoch contended, abortion is not the path to flourishing.

It seems, she concluded, “[colleges] just became places that demanded women become like men to succeed,” rather than being unique in their womanhood. “Women should demand better,” she insisted.

Sarah Holliday is a reporter at The Washington Stand.