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Pitt Unmuted talks sexual violence

Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania Violence Prevention Program Manager Jose Garth spoke with Pitt Unmuted Tuesday night about toxic masculinity and gender issues.

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.

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.

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

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)

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 mother knew what she was doing, she replied, “Probably.” Since then, she’s grown to become a lea...

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

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)

By Marissa Perino | Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

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 to add their own to the display. Emphasizing the importance and intersection of topics such as bi...

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