Statement From Americans United For Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required public universities in California to offer abortion pills on campus.

“American United for Life is pleased and grateful that California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed SB 320, a dangerous bill that would have required college health clinics across the state to stock and distribute chemical abortion drugs to young women,” said AUL President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster.

She adds, “Governor Brown recognized that in a state where Medicaid already pays for elective abortions, there is no issue of access, since, as he said yesterday, ‘the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from 5 to 7 miles, not an unreasonable distance.’ Moreover, college health clinics are not equipped to handle the very serious risks of chemical abortion drugs, which, as AUL testimony against the bill pointed out, the FDA warns can cause life-threatening hemorrhaging of blood and bacterial infection. By vetoing SB 320, Governor Brown has made California safer for women and colleges campuses safer for their unborn children.”

AUL, the nation’s premier pro-life legal team, works through the law and legislative process to one end: achieving comprehensive legal protection for human life from conception to natural death.

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