Persuasive Essay On Abortion In College

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University of California (UC) Berkeley students are lamenting the cost and the time it takes to procure drugs to induce abortion and are now demanding for the public university to provide the said pills for free.
Just this month, UC Berkeley students launched a petition for the campus to dole out abortion pills at the on-campus health center. Activists are complaining that one has to pay around US$500 to get their hands on abortion pills and visit clinics several times just to undergo the procedure, The College Fix reports.
The abortion pill, called RU-486, is a combination of drugs that induces miscarriage in pregnant women. The drug, which is administered during the first 10 weeks of gestation, causes nausea, heavy bleeding, and severe abdominal pain
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The bill says the campus provided abortion services during the 1980s, but the services were halted because of the lack of trained professionals. However, they student government says there are now trained abortion providers at the UC health office.
The graduate student government had also reportedly passed a similar resolution.
“When medication abortion is not available at [University Health Services], students who are seeking an abortion face financial, time, and travel constraint burdens that create negative impacts on academic performance and mental health,” the resolution says. “Abortion is a common health-care service and access to abortion is necessary and relevant in student life.”
Meanwhile, Berkeley’s UHS Communications Manage Kim Jarboe sent The College Fix a statement saying the resolution does not guarantee an action on the issue. She added that there are a lot of high-quality clinics around the Berkeley campus that can provide contraception, emergency contraception, abortion, and pregnancy
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