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People Rally for Pro-Planned Parenthood

People Rally for Pro-Planned Parenthood

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

February 11, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

Students and prominent feminist figures gathered in Washington Square Park in support of Planned Parenthood today.

Guide to birth control

By Dana Reszutek and Hannah Treasure

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, Sept. 25 print edition. Email Dana Reszutek and Hannah Treasure at [email protected]

Contraception effort should supersede anti-abortion laws

Contraception effort should supersede anti-abortion laws

February 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

A recent report released by the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice research group that examines abortion trends, found that pregnancy terminations among Americans dropped to the lowest level in three decades in 2011. According to its estimate, 1.1 million abortions were performed in 2011, a decrease ...

Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby

Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby

November 26, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Featured Opinion 2, Opinion

Two years after a small majority in the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Affordable Care Act was constitutio-nal, the incessantly controversial piece of legislation has returned to the highest court in the land. Hobby Lobby, a privately held retail chain selling arts and crafts, has argued that the federal ...

Supreme Court agenda might yield partisan rulings

Supreme Court agenda might yield partisan rulings

October 8, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Unlike the rest of Washington, D.C., which is still shut down, the Supreme Court returned in full force to the bench on Oct. 7. The Justices’ docket is filled with highly controversial cases that touch on key social and electoral issues including abortion, contraception and campaign funding. The conservative...

Pope Francis lays foundations for personal choice within church

Pope Francis lays foundations for personal choice within church

September 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Pope Francis’ recent criticisms of the Catholic Church for its incessant focus on gay marriage, abortion and contraception marks another defining moment in papal history. Even more significant is the largely positive Catholic response to his comments — evidence of a growing desire for change in the church...