“would require the university to dedicate $1.5 million to reimburse students for 50% of expenses related to abortion procedures”
I have been predicting for a few months now that abortion activism is going to be big on college campuses this year.
Campus Reform reports:
Florida SGA senator seeks to use university funds to reimburse students for out-of-state abortions
In early July, the University of Florida’s (UF) Student Government Judiciary Committee indefinitely postponed a bill intended to reimburse students for abortion-related expenses, such as out-of-state travel. The Student Government Supreme Court, however, will be viewing a case this semester that could keep the bill alive.
The bill, titled the “Authorization Ordering the Student Body President to Facilitate Access to Pregnancy-Related Healthcare Services to Students,” was originally introduced by student senator Oscar Santiago Perez in reaction to the Supreme Court’s June 24 overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Florida currently bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.
The legislation would require the university to dedicate $1.5 million to reimburse students for 50% of expenses related to abortion procedures. Perez said these funds could be taken from a UF student government reserve fund, which consists of “funds left over at the end of the year and revenues collected in excess of budget.”
Funding not used at the end of the month would “reimburse students for as much of the other half of the aforementioned expenses as possible,” the bill states.
The Student Government Judiciary Committee indefinitely postponed the bill due to its “legality and constitutionality,” student senator Alfredo Ortiz explained during the July 5 meeting.
The same day, senator Perez submitted a complaint to the Student Government Supreme Court to rule on whether it was improperly postponed.
“I believe that abortion should stay out of public university medical care, especially using funding from student government,” UF College Republicans board member Ava Meadows told Campus Reform.
“Student government shouldn’t be political and having an abortion bill forces it to become political and choose a side…The university should remain as uninvolved as possible.”
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