With Roe v. Wade overturned, will California’s universities become safe havens for out-of-state students?

UC and CSU double down on offering comprehensive reproductive health education,
By: | June 27, 2022

Californians’ constitutional rights to abortion may be protected, but questions abound over what effect the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have on out-of-state students who come to the state’s universities.

Jodi Hicks, the president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, said young people outside of California seeking abortion will now be faced with the daunting prospect of having to travel outside their state and navigate a new health care system.

As for the young Californians who leave the state to attend college in the 26 states expected to ban or severely restrict abortion, Hicks asked, “What rights do they have when they go there?”

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