Senator Leyva Commits to Reintroducing “College Student Right to Access Act”

Monday, October 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 320 earlier today:

“I am truly disappointed that Governor Brown vetoed the ‘College Student Right to Access Act’.  This very important bill would have ensured access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students seeking to end their pregnancy. At its core, SB 320 affirmed the constitutional right of college students to access abortion care promptly and without delay. As the Trump Administration continues to unravel many of the critical health care protections and services for women, legislation such as this is urgently needed to make sure that Californians are able to access the full range of reproductive care regardless of where they may live.”

“In the months and years ahead, I will continue fighting to make sure that college students have access to medication abortion on college campuses. I am hopeful that our incoming Legislature and Governor will agree that the right to choose isn’t just a slogan, but rather a commitment to improving true access to abortion for students across California.”