Some U.S. Colleges To Offer Abortion Pills

 NOW, A TOPIC WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING AN EYE ON.

IT IS ABORTION ACCESS TO COLLEGE CAMPUSES AFTER THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED ROE V. WADE.

YOU HAVE SEEN STATES TAKE MATTERS IN THEIR OWN HANDS. THIS WEEK ALONE FIVE STATES HAD REFERENDUMS. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, PLAIN ENGLISH, ARE FIGURING OUT HOW TO SERVE STUDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES IN A POST ROE V. WADE WORLD.

>> Reporter: COLLEGE STUDENT.

> IT IS NOT JUST THAT.

> Reporter: STUDENT-LED ORGANIZATION THAT ADVOCATED FOR NEW YORK COLLEGE TO PROVIDE ABORTION BILLS FOR STUDENTS.

>> IT WAS NOT A SURPRISE. IT WAS SOMETHING THEY INDICATED THEY WERE GOING TO DO.

> Reporter: MONTHS AFTER THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED ROE V. WADE, THEY RELEASED A MEMO SAYING CAMPUS PROVIDERS ARE PREPARED FOR ABORTION BY THE FALL OF 2023.

> IT FELT GOOD TO KNOW ACCESS WAS GOING TO BE A REALITY. IT CHANGED THE ENTIRE ABORTION LANDSCAPE. MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING TO NEW YORK AS IT IS A DESTINATION STATE.

>> Reporter: OTHERS ARE MOVING IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

> UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO GENERAL COUNCIL WARNING EMPLOYEES PROMOTING ABORTION IS AGAINST SAFE LAW ACCORDING TO THE IDAHO CAPITOL SUN. THEY SAID IN AN E-MAIL IN PART, QUOTE, EMPLOYEES ENGAGING IN THEIR COURSE OF WORK IN A MANNER THAT FAVORS ABORTION COULD BE DEEMED AS PROMOTING ABORTION. WE REACHED OUT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO. THEY DECLINED TO COMMENT.

>> Reporter: WOMEN IN THEIR 20s ACCOUNT FOR HALF OF THE ABORTIONS ACCORDING TO THE DATA. BUT THE REPRODUCTIVE COLLECTIVE IS THINKING BEYOND THE GATES.

> WE ARE DOING A STATEWIDE LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO PASS A BILL FOR ABORTION PILLS ON CAMPUS ACROSS NEW YORK. WE ARE WORKING WITH FOLKS FROM CAMPUS.

>> Reporter: WHILE STUDENT GROUPS LIKE THEIRS ARE WORKING TO PROVIDE ABORTION SERVICES OTHERS ARE DOING THE OPPOSITE.

> Reporter: STUDENTS FOR LIFE FOR AMERICA IS AN ANTI- ABORTION ADVOCACY SERVING 1,000 CAMPUS GROUPS WITH REPRESENTATION IN ALL-STATES. IT IS AGAINST COLLEGES PROVIDING ABORTION.

> I AM IN COLLEGE. HAVING IT AVAILABLE TO MY FRIENDS AND GOING THROUGH THAT IN A COLLEGE DORM SETTING IT IS HEARTBREAKING.

>> Reporter: TWO STATES IS MAKING IT A LAW. MASSACHUSETTS REQUIRING THEM TO SUBMIT PLANS FOR MEDICATION ABORTIONS BY NEXT NOVEMBER, AND CALIFORNIA, PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE REQUIRED TO OFFER THE BILLS BY THIS JANUARY.

THEY SEE RIPPLE EFFECTS SAYING IN THE MEMO IT WILL DECREASE ACCESSIBILITY, RESULT IN LOWER GRADUATION RATES AND DERAIL EMPLOYMENT TRAJECTORIES.

>> IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY OR THE HIGHEST COURT IN OUR LAND SAYS SOMETHING, THERE IS STILL POSSIBILITIES AND PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET ABORTIONS CAN GET ABORTIONS..

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