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On Point: Access Denied

College students in California may not have access to abortion pills at public universities, now that Governor Brown has vetoed California bill SB-320. The bill would have provided UC and CSU’s students free access to medically induced abortion pills at college health centers by the year 2022.

Brown said the bill is not necessary and [abortion] services are available to students at clinics off-campus .

“It’s really unfortunate that abortion has such a stigma,” said Shira Brown, Director of Women’s Research and Resource Center at Cal State Northridge, “Women should have the right to do what they wish with their own body.”

UC Berkeley students started campaigning for the bill after noticing the campus offered only contraceptives, and no form of abortion alternatives.

“Students have been the ones showing up to hearings, doing the work necessary to have this bill come to Governor Jerry Brown’s front desk”  said Adiba Khan, campus organizer for the Women’s Foundation of California. “It is a student led movement.”

Despite the veto, students can find alternatives.

“Planned Parenthood helps women access abortion and contraceptives, health care and screenings for cancer,” Brown said .

Moderator: Natalia Vivino

Producers: Mario Saucedo and Natalia Vivino

Anchor: Tammera Magana

Social Media Editor: Sandy Chavez

Reporters: Ahmad Akkaoui, Sandy Chavez, Manuel Fuentes, Tammera Magana, Mario Saucedo and Natalia Vivino


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CSUN On Point is the California State University, Northridge Journalism Department’s 30-minute news and public affairs show. Advanced level journalism students in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication produce the show with the assistance of faculty advisors Sally Turner, executive producer, and Lincoln Harrison, director. The show covers newsworthy topics including current affairs and in-depth issues.

On Point students are divided into three teams, each responsible for researching, writing and producing four shows over the course of the semester. This includes pitching a story, writing the content, constructing interview questions, booking the guests, working together to produce and tape the show and editing. In addition, other students are responsible for the upkeep of the On Point website as well as managing all aspects of publicity and social media. The high skills and unique talents of On Point advanced journalism students are reflected in the professionalism and production value of the segment.

The mission of the Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge is to prepare its students to become well-educated principled citizens who are capable of initiating careers as skilled journalists, public relations practitioners and other related communication professionals. Its goal is to stress a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of journalism and mass communication while helping to attain a solid foundation in liberal arts. This type of forward-thinking teaching allows for students to get the education they need to succeed as communicators in today’s complex and changing world.

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