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Protesting on the sidewalks

Bhoomi Sharma, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Often times, when the weather permits, there will be a woman with a sign standing at the intersection between Skylane Drive and 95th Street. Her name is Renata (no last name given), and according to her, her main goal is to edu...

Deliberate attacks against Roe v Wade

Anika Haridas, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Texas government officials attempt to pass bill 896, introduced April 9, 2019, to issue the death penalty for those who have abortions, saying “a living human child, from the moment of fertilization on fusion of a human spermatozo...

Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” outlaws abortion after 6 weeks

Madeline James, Sports Editor & Columnist

May 15, 2019

On May 7, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481 into effect. The bill prevents doctors from performing an abortion after “embryonic or fetal cardiac activity” can be detected, according to NBC News. For most pregnanci...

Changes to Title X modify access to reproductive health care

Hannah Denaer, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule to alter Title X: the only federal grant program whose funds are directed towards providing family planning and preventative health services...

Governor J.B. Pritzker signs executive order on reproductive rights

Abigail McArthur-Self, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

Earlier this year, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order that requires all state health insurance programs to cover abortions in their reproductive health coverage. This executive order serves to further...

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