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U.S., like Ireland, needs to move forward on abortion laws

U.S., like Ireland, needs to move forward on abortion laws

By Anne-Marie Yurik | Columnist

May 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ireland overturned the Eighth Amendment of its constitution May 25, effectively ending one of the world’s most restrictive bans on abortion and allowing room for more progressive laws to emerge in Ireland. Meanwhile, the United States seems to be moving backwards. The Supreme Court this week refus...

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Even though the Supreme Court declared abortion a constitutional right 45 years ago with Roe v. Wade, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Mike Turzai seemingly pushed against that decision Monday. The Republican lawmaker unveiled a controversial bill in front of the Health Committee that wo...

Sheila Ramgopal: Giving back to women

Sheila Ramgopal: Giving back to women

By Christian Snyder & Christian Snyder

March 25, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018

From the outside, it’s hard to tell that Allegheny Reproductive Health Center is an abortion clinic. The red brick building on Kirkwood Street in East Liberty has flowers in the window and the name of the clinic in small-set plain white text on the door. Past the security guard in the foyer is ...

Law professor underscores reproductive rights

Law professor underscores reproductive rights

By Laura Howe | For The Pitt News

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

An older man in the audience of a reproductive rights lecture looked around the room and commented on the lack of people like him. “You know, I think Rep. [Tim] Murphy summed up the whole problem, and that is men sort of abandon the issue or exclude themselves from the discussion until it immediate...

Editorial: Murphy’s abortion hypocrisy helps no one

Editorial: Murphy’s abortion hypocrisy helps no one

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Politicians can often debate the issues — even the most emotional ones — into a state of almost humdrum normalcy. There’s only so many times you can revisit a public outrage and still realize the issue’s real impact. One of Pennsylvania’s pro-life members of Congress appears to have reach...

Column: When abortions could save lives, Catholic hospitals fail women

Column: When abortions could save lives, Catholic hospitals fail women

By Christian Snyder / Opinions Editor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

When Tamesha Means entered labor with her first child in 2016, she was only 18 weeks pregnant — not even halfway through her pregnancy. So she did the logical thing and rushed to the nearest hospital. When she arrived at the Mercy Health Partners hospital, doctors diagnosed her with preterm prem...

Supreme Court ruling sparks PA legislation

Supreme Court ruling sparks PA legislation

By Alexa Bakalarski / News Editor

July 5, 2016


Filed under National News, News, Top Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court’s biggest abortion ruling in decades might signal changes for the Keystone State. The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 June 27 that a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory or outpatient surgical centers was medically unnecessary and unconstitutiona...

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