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Opinion | We need to get ready to say goodbye to Roe v. Wade

Opinion | We need to get ready to say goodbye to Roe v. Wade

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2021
I want to clarify how dire the situation truly is. The law — which went into effect on last Wednesday — bans almost all abortions after six weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest and very narrow ones for the patient’s health.
The Pitt News Editorial Board argues that Texas’ abortion law is not only a cruel attempt to control women’s bodies, but has paved the way for bans throughout the country.

Editorial | The Texas abortion ban is disgraceful — PA could be next

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 2, 2021
This is another shameless expression of Republicans’ desire to control women’s bodies — particularly low-income women — and disregard for public opinion.
Op-Ed | Calling all Pitt students — we must stand up for abortion rights

Op-Ed | Calling all Pitt students — we must stand up for abortion rights

Standing up for abortion availibilty is essential to ensuring the right to choose remains for everyone.
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.
An airplane displaying a banner reading Abortion Is OK circles the Alabama State Capitol on May 15, in Montgomery, Alabama, the same day Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total ban on abortion into state law.

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

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.
A Planned Parenthood location in April 2017.

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

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

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.
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)

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,...

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