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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

From left, Patrick Gallagher, Robin Kear, Kristin Kanthak and Joe Suyama at Thursday’s Senate Council meeting.

Senate Council talks COVID-19 expectations, reproductive health resources for students

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2022
At the monthly Senate Council meeting, director of the Covid Medical Response Office Joe Suyama said there’s “no better place” for students to learn than in the classroom.
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 7, 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.
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 2, 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,...

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...

 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)

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,...

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