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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...

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...

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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