California May Soon be First State to Require Public Universities to Offer Abortion Pills

By Elizabeth Castillo, KQED News/CALmatters

Jessica Rosales recalls plunging into a downward spiral after discovering that her birth control had failed and she was pregnant. A financially unstable third-year student at UC Riverside, she immediately sought an abortion — something the campus student health clinic did not provide.

Instead she was referred to private medical facilities off campus. One wouldn’t accept her insurance; the other didn’t provide abortions. Her grades slipped, she said, and she frequently slept the days away to escape her circumstances. Eventually she traveled 6 miles to a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed the procedure. Ten weeks had passed.

Read the complete story at KQED News/CALmatters.