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Opinion | Title X should fund all birth control methods

Opinion | Title X should fund all birth control methods

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

October 29, 2019

itle X should provide federal funding for all methods of contraceptives rather than funding programs such as the Obria Group, which promotes the unrealistic and regressive notion of abstinence until marriage.

Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

An airplane displaying a banner reading

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 22, 2019

While the Alabama law certainly is a blatant attack against women, there’s a slew of other laws in states around the country that restrict abortion in smaller ways which might be even more effective in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

Alyssa Milano arrives for the 76th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 6.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

May 14, 2019

Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.

Editorial: Trump’s gag rule unethical, harms women

A Planned Parenthood location in April 2017.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 25, 2019

The federal rule would decrease women’s access to inclusive health care and promote a dangerously edited education of all possible family-planning options.

Opinion | New York sets example with new abortion law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on Nov. 2, 2017, in New York.

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Columnist

February 12, 2019

The legislation is a landmark victory in the fight for women’s reproductive health-care rights.

Editorial: Ohio bills threaten reproductive freedom

Ohio’s capitol building in Columbus houses the state’s Congress and is where legislation such as House Bill 565 are proposed.

December 3, 2018

The Ohio bills criminalize choice in a way that is pulling the pro-choice stance of the national conversation about abortion closer to a pro-not-getting-arrested-for-exercising-autonomy stance.

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

Votes poured in May 25 in Dublin for the referendum on the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, which prohibited abortions unless a mother’s life was in danger. The Irish voted 66.4 percent in favor to repeal the amendment. (Photo courtesy of Brian Lawless/PA/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Anne-Marie Yurik | Columnist

May 30, 2018

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

House Speaker Mike Turzai delivering a speech in October. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 11, 2018

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

 Dr. Sheila Ramgopal, one of Pittsburgh’s foremost abortion providers, finds her peace through empowering women — and she’s just getting started.

By Christian Snyder & Christian Snyder

March 25, 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

 Lois Shepherd, a law professor at the University of Virginia, gave a talk titled “How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to Do About It” in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom in Pitt’s Barco Law Building. (Photo courtesy of Laura Howe)

By Laura Howe | For The Pitt News

November 10, 2017

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...

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