Providing abortions on UC campuses doesn’t address the issue
Dr. Andrea Henkel states in her letter “We must support women pursuing college education” (Oct. 7) that 519 students seek abortions in California each month. In response to Governor Brown’s veto of the bill to provide abortions on UC campuses, she states that it’s a “significant logistical burden” if a girl has to go off campus to get an abortion. I’m sorry, but these girls are in college. They’re smart. Rather than putting the burden on society to provide a convenient way to get an abortion, why not avoid the need in the first place by using birth control, which would save them this inconvenience?
It seems we’re not addressing the real issue, but only want to fix it afterwards. Besides, that procedure seems more traumatic for a young woman than taking a pill. It would also save another unborn child from being aborted.
Have we missed this part of their education?
Letter: Providing abortions on UC campuses doesn’t address the issue