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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Planned Parenthood health center is shown in Waukegan, IL on June 28, 2022.

Opinion | How to continue to support abortion providers in the coming year

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist January 18, 2023
Students cannot become complacent when it comes to reproductive justice, even if Democrats did well in the midterms.
A crowd gathered under the tent at Schenley Plaza at a rally for abortion rights on Wednesday evening.

Students hold rally for abortion rights as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
Several speakers addressed a mix of roughly 40 Pitt students and other Pittsburgh residents on Wednesday evening at a rally for abortion rights, organized by Pitt’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action club.
Savannah Henry: Taking action for her generation

Savannah Henry: Taking action for her generation

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Savannah Henry, president of Pitt Planned Parenthood Generation Action, worked to organize the distribution of free tampons and pads in on-campus buildings.
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania Violence Prevention Program Manager Jose Garth spoke with Pitt Unmuted Tuesday night about toxic masculinity and gender issues.

Pitt Unmuted talks sexual violence

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer February 27, 2019
Pitt Unmuted, a student group that helps facilitate environments where survivors of sexual assault can share their stories, began in 2017 with a focus on collecting written and visual submissions from its members. But the group also looks for ways to actively prevent sexual violence.
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.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards talks about her mother, former Texas governor Ann Richards, at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer April 5, 2018

Cecile Richards has been politically active since seventh grade, when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. When she was called to the principal’s office and asked if her...

Pitt students write why they think birth control matters at the art installation, “My Body is My Own,” organized by Planned Parenthood Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

Students petition for reproductive rights at “My Body is My Own” exhibit

Bright pink flags dot the lawn outside the William Pitt Union on one of the first warm days of spring semester as students kneel to read the stories written on each individual marker — sometimes pausing...

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