Education secretary says students ‘need access’ to abortion to thrive in school

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In a push for increased access to abortion and contraception on college campuses, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said last week that students “need access to health care to thrive in school and in life, and that includes reproductive health care” —  the latter of which is a common term used by abortion advocates to refer to abortion.

Cardona’s remarks came during the second meeting of the White House Task Force on Reproductive Access, which President Biden said was created to address the “healthcare crisis” created by the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade.

“As I share your grave concerns about maintaining access to contraception and reproductive health services on college campuses and ensuring there’s accurate and reliable information for students and educators,” Cardona said. “Students need access to healthcare to thrive in school and life, and that includes reproductive health care.”

READ: Pushing the abortion pill on college campuses is dangerous to women

Live Action News has reported time and time again that abortion is not health care; any procedure that deliberately kills an innocent human being cannot reasonably be considered as such. Pro-abortion activists use this mantra to obfuscate the truth that abortion kills a preborn child. 

During the White House event, President Biden also pushed for fewer restrictions on abortion for college students. He urged colleges and universities to avoid enacting any limitations on abortion and contraception and said he has asked Cardona to look at ways to “protect” college students and school employees in Idaho (which has a near-total abortion ban) and other states.

Live Action News recently reported that the University of Idaho released a memo instructing staff to remain neutral and not promote abortion or birth control to students. However, the university is unique. Many colleges and universities throughout the United States encourage abortion, going so far as to distribute abortion pills on campus, which have been shown to be four times as dangerous as surgical abortions in the first trimester. If a student has complications on campus, transportation to an emergency room could be an issue. In addition, a woman bleeding heavily and passing the remains of her preborn child in a shared dormitory bathroom seems to be an issue no abortion advocates have even considered.

The narrative that abortion is essential to thriving as a student, and as a woman, is a dangerous one. Killing one’s preborn children is not a prerequisite for success, as numerous women have found. Becky Martin, now a mom of eight children, found out she was pregnant as a high school senior and made an abortion appointment. She ended up canceling the appointment, and went on to be her class valedictorian, attended college, and now has a large family.

Countless women have proven that abortion is not the answer to “thriving” as a student — the answer is empowering women and providing them with the resources they need to grow and achieve their dreams. 

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