Under a proposed new law, State University of New York schools would be required to provide access to medication abortion at all on-campus student health centers. The services would be paid for with a combination of public and private funds managed by the comptroller, the SUNY chancellor, and the health commissioner.
SUNY health centers already offer women gynecological exams, breast exams, birth control, and pregnancy counseling, but abortion pills would be new.
CompassCare pregnancy services is a pro-life agency that provides care for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. The CEO, Jim Harden, said this bill isn’t well thought out.
“You’re not providing actual patient care in a student health environment with a doctor-patient relationship ongoing. There’s follow up that’s required, there’s monitoring that’s required, and all of this is extracted from the woman’s experience on campus. It’s dangerous for her,” said Harden.