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On January 20th, 2023, Congressman Roy (TX-21) introduced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2023 with Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), the founder of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus.

This legislation is in direct response to California’s radical chemical abortion pill mandate on college campuses. As of January 1, 2023, California state law requires their 34 public universities to provide chemical abortion pills to their students without exception.

This bill would prohibit federal funds from going to any institution of higher learning that hosts or is affiliated with a student-based service site that provides abortion drugs or abortion to students of the institution or to employees of the institution or site. Additionally, to remain eligible for federal funding, institutions of higher learning are required to submit an annual report to the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services certifying that no site provides abortion drugs or abortions to students of the institution.

Congressman Roy had the following to say about this legislation:

“A college dorm room is no place to have a do-it-yourself abortion, and the American taxpayer should not be paying for the destruction of innocent human life on our college campuses. But, as we already know, what the abortion industry really cares about are profits—not the welfare of mothers or the integrity of higher learning,” said Congressman Roy. “The Protecting Life on College Campuses Act is about guarding young college women and their unborn children from the predatory abortion industry’s radical and reckless push for universal access to abortions.”

Senator Daines had the following to say:

“Every life is created with God-given dignity and potential—no matter how small or how many chromosomes they may have,” Daines said. “We are making great strides to build a culture of life in America but there is more work to be done. Now more than ever it’s critical we continue our fight on the federal level to be a voice for the most vulnerable and protect young moms from the dangers of do-it-yourself chemical abortions.”

Congressman Roy is proud to be joined by more than 20 co-sponsors: Mary Miller (IL-15), Monica De La Cruz (TX-15), Trent Kelly (MS-1), John Moolenaar (MI-2), Randy Feenstra (IA-4), August Pfluger (TX-11), Jeff Duncan (SC-3), Matt Rosendale (MT-2), Gary Palme (AL-6), Jim Banks (IN-3), Ronny Jackson (TX-13), Jake Ellzey (TX-6), Keith Self (TX-3), Michael Waltz (FL-6), Andy Biggs (AZ-5), Randy Weber (TX-14), Nathaniel Moran (TX-1), Robert Aderholt (AL-4), Warren Davidson (OH-8), Clay Higgins (LA-3), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Carol Miller (WV-1), Andy Ogles (TN-5), Glenn Grothman (WI-6), and Bob Good (VA-5).

More support for the Protecting Life on College Campus Act:

“We are thankful to Rep. Chip Roy for introducing this bill to protect young women and girls from gruesome chemical abortions. The Protecting Life on College Campus Act will stop the flow of taxpayer money to universities that endanger their students by distributing unsafe drugs that could result in severe bleeding, intense pain, infection, physical and emotional trauma, and even death in some cases. As the Biden administration strips away commonsense regulations on chemical abortion, legislators across the country are fighting back by passing laws to safeguard moms and babies in their states. We strongly support this bill and will never stop working to expose the brutality of abortion.” 

  • Mary Szoch, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council

“Colleges are not funded to be pill-pushing institutions; they need to quit the political games that are endangering the lives of young women across college campuses. Since the chemical abortion pill was introduced in 2000, it has caused dozens of deaths and thousands of severe and life-threatening medical complications. Thank you Senator Daines and Congressman Roy for holding these institutions accountable.” 

  • Paul Teller, Executive Director of Advancing American Freedom

“Chemical abortions present severe complications such as hemorrhaging, infection, and physical and emotional trauma, and students should be protected from these dangerous drugs. As the Biden administration continues to strip away life-saving regulations on chemical abortion, legislators across the country are working hard to safeguard moms and babies in their states. We are thankful to Rep. Chip Roy and Sen. Daines for introducing this important legislation and we urge their colleagues to join in supporting this bill that would protect unborn children and their mothers across the country from the dangers of chemical abortion.”

  • Hon. Marilyn Musgrave Vice President of SBA Pro-Life America

“Telling students that they can’t succeed in life without abortion is a defeatist and harmful message from any college or university and has no place in our taxpayer-funded schools. The Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2023 will ensure that the campus health centers help students stay healthy and learn the skills for a career, not be hijacked as a mouthpiece for the abortion industry advocating for ending thr lives of future students. Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion. Ending young life should not be paid for or endorsed by schools whose mandates should stay focused on building hope and a future.”

  • President Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life Action, which proudly endorses the bill.

“We are thankful for leaders who seek to protect life like Representative Chip Roy, who introduced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act. Chemical abortions have four times the rate of complications as surgical abortions. College women are uniquely targeted by the pro-abortion industry, which expects women to take a chemical abortion pill alone in her dorm room outside of medical oversight and care. This is common sense legislation that would spare young women from lifelong trauma.”

  • Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America LAC

“National Right to Life applauds Rep. Chip Roy and Sen. Steve Daines for introducing the Protecting Life on College Campus Act. This important legislation would prevent taxpayer money from being funneled to universities to distribute dangerous abortion drugs on campus. The documented dangers of chemical abortions include severe hemorrhaging and pain as well as the possible rupture of an ectopic pregnancy. Young women deserve better than to be left to deal with the potential severe side effects of abortion on their own.” 

  • Jenny Popik Director of Federal Legislation

“Federal funds should never be used to subsidize dangerous chemical abortion pills. College should be a place where girls can access real education and healthcare — not a place where they receive wrong information about high-risk drugs that kill their children. Family Policy Alliance commends Congressman Chip Roy for introducing the Protecting Life on College Campuses Act. This bill will put a stop to this abuse of taxpayer funding and ensure that all girls are protected against harmful abortion pills.”

  • Ruth Ward Family Policy Alliance

Author: Press Release


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