College Student Right to Access Act (SB 24, Leyva)
The College Student Right to Access Act would expand abortion care at California’s public universities by requiring that the UC and CSU offer the abortion pill at campus health centers. This bill reaffirms the constitutional right of all Californians to access abortion care and guarantees that college students do not have to endure the added financial, logistical, and emotional burden of seeking standard reproductive healthcare off-campus.
The bill’s reintroduction comes after Governor Brown’s insensitive and out of touch veto of the bill last year, despite overwhelming support in the State Legislature and among the public. A survey conducted by Change Research on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice California revealed 60 percent of likely California voters, and 72 percent of women, say students should be able to access the abortion pill on campus.
The bill is sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice California, ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, ACLU of California, ACT for Women and Girls, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Students United for Reproductive Justice, and the Women’s Policy Institute/Women’s Foundation of California.
For more information, visit http://justcarecalifornia.org