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Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

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

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

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

Editorial: Trump’s gag rule unethical, harms women

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

Opinion | New York sets example with new abortion law

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

Editorial: Ohio bills threaten reproductive freedom

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

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

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

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

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

Sheila Ramgopal: Giving back to women

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

Law professor underscores reproductive rights

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...

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

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

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

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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