“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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