Calif. Abortion Groups Mark Roe v. Wade
The National Right to Life Movement says the ruling has led to
the loss of 55 million lives, and the California ProLife Council
held a dinner Tuesday night remembering them.
Earlier in the day, abortion rights supporters gathered at the
State Capitol. Democratic Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal
spoke of the days when abortions weren't legal - and of the women
who sought them anyway.
Lowenthal: "It was a horrific
time - not all of them came back. There were back alleys,
there were people who didn't practice medicine, there were people
who went across our borders to get our basic rights
Meanwhile, the battle over abortion access in California
continues. Legislative Democrats say they'll take try again
to pass a bill that stalled last year in a State Senate
committee. It would expand the types of California health
professionals who could legally provide first-trimester abortion
CSU: No Tuition Increases to Make Up $250 Million
California State University administrators are asking the
state for nearly a quarter-billion dollars more than Governor Jerry
Brown's budget proposes. But the governor is warning that CSU
will have to make do without everything it's asking for.
Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom both attended
Tuesday's CSU Trustees meeting in Long Beach.
During the meeting, Newsom pushed Chief Financial Officer
Benjamin Quillian on whether tuition could be affected by that
Newsom: "The idea or issue
surrounding tuition or fee increases is off the table. That
will not be presented as an
Quillian: "At this point, we are
operating as if we will not increase tuition."
The governor's proposed budget would give CSU $125 million
more than last year. But the system is looking for more than
$370 million - including more than $85 million for salary
increases. Brown suggested those pay raises would not be so