Senate Bill 24 in California is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever written by the abortion lobby. It would force taxpayers to fund dangerous RU-486 abortion drugs on campus, and would also force health center workers, even pro-life ones, to dispense these drugs. Furthermore, students would have to endure an RU-486 abortion in her dorm room or shared bathroom if she is living on campus.
The legislation is so bad that California’s last governor, the reliably pro-abortion Jerry Brown, vetoed the legislation.
Now the California Department of Finance, which is tasked with evaluating fiscal liabilities associated with legislation, has come out against the legislation, as they did last year with the similar SB-320 legislation.
The California Department of Finance has come out against #SB24; the legislation would impose massive liabilities and costs on the universities.
— Students for Life (@StudentsforLife) August 16, 2019
In its new analysis, the Department of Finance states several reasons why they are opposed to the legislation:
- “The Commission does not have the technical expertise nor existing capacity to develop and administer a program of this size, scope, or content.”
- “While the bill assumes private funding would be available to support grants to become prepared to offer abortion by medication techniques and develop associated back-up medical supports, this bill likely creates significant one-time and out-year General Fund cost pressures for the UC and CSU to comply with the requirements of this bill if: (1) sufficient private funding cannot be raised to support readiness grants, (2) the costs to comply with this bill’s requirements exceed the proposed grant funding, or (3) UC and CSU campuses incur ongoing costs after January 1, 2023.”
- “This bill would require UC and CSU health centers to establish medical billing systems and develop medical bill expertise. The UC and CSU indicate that campus health centers primarily offer triage and preventative services that have not required the implementation of medical billing systems and development of medical bill expertise because the centers are student fee supported.”
The analysis further reveals that the University of California system has determined start-up costs from the General Fund of up to $8 million and then yearly costs over $3 million a year. Even more revealing is that the California State system are unknown.
Students for Life of America has consistently worked to oppose dangerous abortion drugs on campus. Just last week we held a rally to speak out against this awful legislation.
Hi Team. Here's the speech I gave yesterday at our State Capitol against SB 24. Please join our fight against this terrible bill; SB 24 represents the most extreme public funding of abortion in our country. #nocampusabortions #NoonSB24
Posted by Nick Reynosa Sfla on Wednesday, August 14, 2019
You can read more at NoCampusAbortions.com.