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Smith College Gender Studies Prof Wants Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

Smith College Gender Studies Prof Wants Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

“Increasing Gender Equity Through Abortion Pills on Campus”

Just another reminder that taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize “free” college.

Campus Reform reports:

Smith College professor wants public universities to provide on-campus abortion pills

Smith College Women and Gender Studies Professor Carrie N. Baker wrote an op-ed for the Daily Hampshire Gazette arguing that public university health centers should provide abortion pills to students.

In the piece titled, “Increasing Gender Equity Through Abortion Pills on Campus,” Baker argues that ‘forcing’ students to leave campus to obtain an abortion pill is unfair.

“The burdens caused by forcing students off-campus to obtain abortion pills fall disproportionately on women, transgender and gender non-conforming students, lower-income students, students of color, and those with other family or work responsibilities that place demands on their time and finances,” Baker says.

“To travel to the clinic, obtain the health care they need, and travel home by bus takes almost a full day — time few students have to spare between classes, jobs, and other activities,” Baker writes. “And it’s unnecessary because abortion pills are safe to use, simple to administer, and could be easily offered on campus.”

Earlier this year, Massachusetts lawmakers Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa (D) and Sen. Jason Lewis (D) introduced a bill that would ensure “safe” and “affordable” abortion pills to Massachusetts students attending public universities.

In the proposed bill, public university health centers would be granted $200,000 to “pay for the cost, both direct and indirect, of medical abortion readiness.”

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“Smith College Women and Gender Studies Professor”

Tells you all you need to know. Anyone in a “studies” field should be seen as a political activist pretending to be a scholar. Politics is the only reason those fields exist.

Therefore, anything one of these people says should be ignored.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to irv. | July 27, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    East Tennessee State University has an Appalachian Studies department. At least the students learn music, and real history. I’m not sure how marketable that is but it sure beats tens of units about being oppressed.

I could say the same thing about condoms. Why are condoms not mentioned?

The Friendly Grizzly | July 27, 2021 at 7:02 pm

And, I want public universities to stop bleeding taxpayers to support bull-oney departments like gender studies.

henrybowman | July 27, 2021 at 9:41 pm

I love the motte and bailey argument here.
Traveling on the bus to a clinic takes all day, and it’s time students don’t have to spend.
So the pills should be available on site.
Free. Did we mention free? Free.
Because… because there here, not at a clinic. Or something.

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