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SB 320 could revolutionize reproductive justice across UC system

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Thanks to UC Berkeley students, a bill that provides on-campus access to medication abortion awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.

A week or two to book the appointment. Fifty-five to 90 minutes of transit one way. An average of two hours of wait time upon arrival. Time for the appointment itself. This is the current experience for UC and California State University students trying to obtain a medication abortion, a
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Gov. Brown signs UC-sponsored bill to protect survivors of domestic violence

SB 331, which was authored by California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The bill will give survivors evidentiary privilege, which means that any discourse between a domestic violence survivor and a counselor will remain confidential. Before SB 331, according to Jackson, this privilege only existed for survivors of sexual assault.
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