Republican lawmakers are taking aim at abortion pills being provided to women on college campuses.
Dubbed the Protecting Life on College Campus Act, introduced on Wednesday, the legislation would bar federal funds from going to colleges and universities that provide abortions or abortion drugs to students or employees.
It is a response to a California law that requires health centers on state universities to provide medicated abortion, also called abortion pills or dubbed “chemical abortion” by anti-abortion activists, to students by 2023.
“This legislation aims to stop that from expanding,” said Texas Rep. Chip Roy. “It’s only a matter of time before other abortion extremists attempt to pass it in their states.”
Roy, Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, and Sen. Steve Daines of Montana were joined by dozens of anti-abortion activists from various organizations, mostly those from Students for Life, wielding red signs