November 12, 2019

Massachusetts Lawmakers Consider California-like Law Requiring Public Colleges to Provide Abortion Pills

Massachusetts State Capitol
Credit: Nicholas Erwin / Flickr
HB3481 is a new bill sponsored by Massachusetts Representative Lindsay Sabadosa which would require public universities to provide abortion pills to students. The bill would cover the cost of abortion medication using state tax dollars and provide funding for university health centers' equipment and staffing.

C. J. Williams of Massachusetts Citizens for Life said, “If you’re just putting an abortion facility in the middle of their college campus, our daughters are not getting the message that they have a choice. You want to give them options, not abortion.”

The abortion pill process actually involves two pills. The first of these, mifepristone, blocks the flow of nutrients to the baby and starves them to death. The second, misoprostol, causes violent contractions that allow a mother to expel their deceased child.

If this bill passes, the program would be in place by 2022.

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