“This is a sobering moment for many of us at the University of California and throughout the nation”
We’re going to see this happen at a lot of schools over the next year. Progressive students will demand it.
Campus Reform reports:
Liberal-dominated CA universities double down on abortion
California colleges and universities were quick to affirm their support for pro-abortion policies soon after the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade last Friday.
The release of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center returned the decision to regulate abortion to each individual state and immediately created a divide across the nation as states stake their side of the debate.
California Governor Gavin Newsom declared the state an abortion “sanctuary” city from the get-go in 2021. After the Dobbs decision was announced, Newsom signed legislation that protects people who aid, abet, perform, or obtain in-state abortions.
The legislation protects those who travel from out-of-state, as well, aiming at 13 states that enacted “trigger” bans immediately following Roe’s downfall. The number of states that ban or severely restrict abortion is expected to grow to 26.
Additionally, California residents will vote in November on whether or not to adopt abortion as a state constitutional right.
Currently, California allows abortions up to viability, with exceptions allowing post-viability abortion if the life or health of the mother is deemed “endangered.”
Campus Reform compiled a list of colleges and universities that published a pro-abortion statement after the court ruling.
A Campus Reform analysis of Federal Election Commission data also found that these same colleges donated heavily to Democrat candidates during the 2020 election cycle.
University of California
University of California (UC) President Michael V. Drake issued a June 24 statement on behalf of the nine UC campuses that confirmed the university system would continue to provide, support, and train students to perform abortions.
“This is a sobering moment for many of us at the University of California and throughout the nation,” Drake stated. “Today, we stand with California leaders and health care advocates who are taking critical steps to protecting Californians’ human rights and their access to affordable and convenient health care choices.”
Drake also perpetuated the narrative that the decision could result in “other fundamental rights to be removed.”
However, Justice Stephen Alito explicitly stated in the majority opinion that the Dobbs ruling should not be used to reconsider other precedents not pertaining to abortion.
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