UC Davis will offer abortion pills this fall; Sac State will meet the January 1 deadline

California students at public colleges and universities are expected to have access to the abortion pill on campus when a new law takes effect next year. Leer en españolUC Davis confirmed to KCRA 3 that he will offer the pill this fall, several months ahead of the state’s Jan. 1 deadline. Sacramento State said the pills would be available before the deadline. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, also known as the College Student Right to Access Act, in 2019. It requires the campuses of the University of California and California State University to offer the abortion pill in health centers on campus through qualified health professionals. Video above: Previous coverage from when Governor Newsom signed SB24The abortion pill is a non-surgical, non-invasive pill taken to induce miscarriage. | RELATED | What is medical abortion and who has access to it? Here’s What You Need to KnowAccording to the Guttmacher Institute, medical abortion accounted for 54% of abortions in the country in 2020, up from 29% in 2017. The research and policy organization, which supports abortion rights , claims that 60% of abortions are obtained by women in their twenties. UC Berkeley has been supplying the pills since December 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported. Here are statements from Sac State and UC Davis on how they plan to comply with the new law. Sac State: Sacramento State does not currently offer abortion services. The University expects to comply with the College Student Right of Access Act (SB 24) no later than January 1, 2023, when students will have access to medical abortion through the student health through in-person or telehealth appointments. UC Davis: The university highlighted a message to students that was sent on June 3. It read: “Looking forward, a bill passed by the California Legislature requires student health centers at the University of California and California State University to provide drug services. on their campuses beginning January 1, 2023. Prior to this deadline, the SHCS Department of Gynecology will offer this service to students, who use medication to terminate a pregnancy less than 11 weeks old. at Stanislaus State but did not hear back. –Daniel Macht and Brittany Hope of KCRA 3 contributed to this story.

California students at public colleges and universities are expected to have access to the abortion pill on campus when a new law takes effect next year.

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UC Davis has confirmed to KCRA 3 that it will offer the pill this fall, several months ahead of the state’s Jan. 1 deadline. Sacramento State said the pills would be available before the deadline.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24, also known as the College Student Right to Access Act, in 2019. It requires the campuses of the University of California and California State University to offer the abortion pill in health centers on campus through qualified health professionals.

  • Video above: Previous coverage from when Governor Newsom signed SB24

The abortion pill is a non-surgical, non-invasive pill taken to induce miscarriage.

| RELATED | What is medical abortion and who has access to it? Here’s what you need to know

According to the Guttmacher Institute, medical abortion accounted for 54% of abortions in the country in 2020, up from 29% in 2017. The research and policy organization, which supports abortion rights, says 60% of Abortions are obtained by women in their 20s.

UC Berkeley has been supplying the pills since December 2020, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Here are statements from Sac State and UC Davis on how they plan to comply with the new law.

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Sacramento State does not currently offer abortion services. The University expects to comply with the College Student Right of Access Act (SB 24) no later than January 1, 2023, when students will have access to medical abortion through the student health through in-person or telehealth appointments.

U.C. Davis:

The university highlighted a message to students that was sent on June 3. It said, “Looking forward, a bill passed by the California Legislature requires student health centers at the University of California and California State University to offer health care services. medical abortion. on their campuses beginning January 1, 2023. Prior to this deadline, the SHCS Department of Gynecology will offer this service to students, who are using medication to terminate a pregnancy less than 11 weeks old.

KCRA 3 also contacted Stanislaus State but did not hear back.

–Daniel Macht and Brittany Hope of KCRA 3 contributed to this story.

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