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Our public colleges and universities are intended to expose young men and women to new ideas, to sharpen their critical thinking skills, and, ultimately, to prepare them for productive careers. In short, they exist to provide education and to further opportunity. But why stop at educating when you can indoctrinate? Why stop at furthering opportunity when you can further the big business of abortion?
I'm James Gottry, Vice President of Public Policy for the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute. Public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas. California politicians are turning them into the marketplace of Planned Parenthood. Just last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation so radical that even former governor, Jerry Brown, vetoed a similar measure last year. What's the new legislation require? Simple, it requires every public university in the state to become a first-trimester abortion provider. Sound unbelievable? Well, here's a statement from Governor Newsom's office.
It says that, "SB-24 requires student health centers "on University of California and California State University "campuses to offer abortion 'by medication techniques onsite.'" In other words, public, tax-funded universities are now equipped with book stores, weight rooms, cafeterias, and abortions. Incidentally, another bill signed by the governor, AB-1264, reduces unnecessary barriers and requirements to accessing birth control from Planned Parenthood. How's it do that? By mandating that birth control can be prescribed by a telephone call. You better believe Planned Parenthood is excited! What a great way to introduce more young women to its business model, excuse me, healthcare services.
Here's more from Governor Newsom's statement. "In this year's budget, California doubled investment "in reproductive health to a record 100 million. "When matched with federal funding, "this investment will provide hundreds of millions "to Planned Parenthood and other critical "women's health providers." California residents, these are your tax dollars at work. Everyone else, your state could be next.
So what's the solution? Well, you may have heard that our constitutional republic is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And we are those people. It is our job as citizens to elect representatives that will respect the sanctity of life and that will uphold our First-Amendment-protected freedoms of belief and expression. And then it is our job to use that expressive freedom to support policies that are good for this nation and to oppose those that are harmful. We have a voice. Are you using yours? Together, let's make a difference. I'm James Gottry and that's today's policy update. Thank you for following us on social media and thank you for using your voice.