GOP bill halts funding to universities providing chemical abortions

Reps. Mary Miller (R-IL), left, and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

File – Reps. Mary Miller (R-IL), left, and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) are pictured. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

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UPDATED 10:07 AM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Republican lawmakers recently took aim at universities while introducing new legislation that targets abortion practices. Congressional Republicans introduced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021 on Wednesday, which would bar federal funds from going to universities that provide abortions or abortion pills to its students or faculty members.

The bill comes in response to a California law that will require health centers at state colleges to provide abortion pills by 2023. The proposed legislation not only applies to the 34 schools in the University of California and the California State University systems, but serves as a deterrent from other blue states who may try to implement similar policies in the near future.

Illinois Rep. Mary Miller (R), who sponsored of the bill, said it’s time to protect women and increase access to alternative options.

“Lives of the unborn and the safety of our girls, and I have to say that I’m very concerned about the situation our country is in,” she stated. “Before God, may we acknowledge the truth about what we have done, about what we have been involved in, what we are promoting now, what we are forcing Americans to pay for.”

Rep. Miller argued the pills are not only immoral, but also dangerous to the uninformed women taking them. She noted, they have killed 24 women and have injured thousands more. In fact, a recent study found that 7 percent of those who underwent a chemical abortion required follow-up surgery. Yet, in recent months abortion activists have been fighting the FDA’s safety standards that require women to meet with a doctor in-person before receiving abortion pills.

According to Rep. Miller, “the abortion industry exploits young women.” She said Republicans are committed to protecting women and the unborn despite Democrat attempts to make abortions self managed as well as unrestricted.

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