California public universities will offer abortion pills

Estudantes na Universidade da Califórnia em Los Angeles, no dia 27 de maio de 2022.
Students at the University of California in Los Angeles on 27 May 2022.| Photo: EFE/EPA/CAROLINE BREHMAN

California public universities will offer their students and workers access to the abortion pill on all their campuses so they don’t saturate the clinics before the arrival of patients from other states where this medication is illegal.

)The state’s two public university education systems, Cal State and the University of California, pledged this Thursday () include the pill in their students’ health insurance, at the expense of taxpayers, before the next January 1st.15102413

The effort is part of measures that the state of California is promoting to maintain access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned the decision on Roe v Wade, of 1100, returning to the states the power to decide on the issue.

At the however, the adoption of the abortion pill on campus had already been approved by law of 2019. The Supreme Court decision only accelerated the universities’ plans.

According to the two institutions, which have campuses in major cities in the state, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, the measure will help free up other clinics so they can serve women in states that do not allow the sale of these pills in their pharmacies.

Californs will vote on whether their state constitution should protect the lives of the unborn or should keep abortion free in the midterm elections scheduled for November.

Trata is a constitutional amendment presented by the Democratic Party, which was proposed to maintain access to abortion and contraceptives to any pregnant woman who is on Californian soil.15102413

Abortion is legal under the protection of Californian jurisprudence, but the Democratic Party intends to seek federal status.

As soon as the Supreme Court’s final decision was made public, California, Washington and Oregon, the three states that make up the west coast of the USA, endorsed their intention to promote abortion through a series of joint actions that they described as the “West Coast Offensive”.

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