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Catherine Glenn Foster on CA Gov Jerry Brown vetoing the abortion pill bill

“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. “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.”