Pro-Life SF at the Capitol, April 1st
Our volunteers toured the offices of Health Committee members, speaking against the Campus Abortion Bill
Here are some more details about Senate Bill 24, the proposed law which would turn all our CA public universities into first trimester abortion providers.
It is a danger to students
Our colleges are not equipped to manage emergencies that arise from hemorrhaging or other complications. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the abortion pill is effective in “less than 85%” of cases beyond 9 weeks of pregnancy. A proponent of an identical bill (SB-320) told Assembly Health last year that 3% of all women who take the abortion pill require a follow-up surgical abortion to complete the process.
It forces Californians to pay for more abortions
Ongoing costs for the campus abortion program are going to be passed on to taxpayers (Section 99251.c). Costs are likely to be passed on to students as well. There are no prohibitions that keep this from happening, despite Senator Leyva’s repeated promises.
It violates conscience protections
Senator Leyva, the author of the bill, famously said that health center employees who don't want to participate in abortion "don't have to work there if they don't want to." This lack of concern over people’s jobs and over job opportunities flies in the face of Federal law, namely the Weldon Amendment.
What can you do?
Come to the Capitol on April 3rd for lobby day (even if you've never done this before, it's a really easy way to make a difference)
Call the members of the Senate Health Committee today and Wednesday morning, urging them to vote NO
Make a financial gift to Pro-Life San Francisco
Read the bill HERE