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California SB 320 Ensuring College Student Access to Medication Abortion Clears Assembly Committee

Following compelling testimony by college students speaking about the importance of improving access to reproductive care on college campuses, the Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday passed important connie m leyva california state senatorlegislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students who may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Specifically, SB 320 requires public universities with on-campus student health centers to provide medication abortion on campus by January 1, 2022. Many student health centers at public universities in California already offer reproductive health services, including contraception, pregnancy options counseling and other health related services. Denying comprehensive and accessible reproductive care interferes with the well-being and academic success of students and disproportionately impacts students of color and low-income students.

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