California campus abortion pill law ‘violates conscience rights’ of workers, says group

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Pro-life activist Kristan Hawkins says California's 'abortion pill' law will turn every state college campus "into an abortion facility.”

Kristan Hawkins, president of a pro-life group, on Monday, voiced concerns over a new Californian law that would require public universities to provide their campus health centers with abortion pills.

Hawkins, who is the president of Students for Life, told Fox & Friends, “This is a first-in-the-nation law that is going to fundamentally alter what is happening at college campus health centers. Every state college campus in California will now be turned into an abortion facility.”

These comments come after the new law was signed on Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law has made California the first state to require all public universities to offer RU-486 drug, an abortion inducing drug, from 2023.

A number of states, including Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia have placed multiple abortion restrictions in recent months, such as banning the procedure when a heartbeat is detected, typically after six weeks. Most of these restrictions have been challenged in court.

All 34 public colleges in California would be required to provide abortion medication services under the new legislation.

Hawkins was concerned that some women may require additional medical care due to the pills which campus health centers would not be able to provide.

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