Rape victims need care, not needless rules

February 6, 2007 • 0
It is difficult to imagine a situation in which a victim of a violent crime would not receive comprehensive care in an emergency room. In the midst of the confusion, fear and vulnerability that plague a crime victim, the last worry he or she should have is that the hospital will be unwilling to provide »

Roe anniversary is a chance to reflect

January 22, 2007 • 0
In the most recent midterm election, Americans voted to preserve a woman’s constitutional right to choose by voting down the South Dakota movement to outlaw abortion. In several other states, voters further supported women’s reproductive health by voting down legislation meant to limit a woman’s access to abortion services. Since the court ruling of Roe »

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January 26, 2006 • 10
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade coincides this year with the impending confirmation of Samuel Alito LAW ’75 to the Supreme Court, drawing into question the future of the court decision that has protected a woman’s right to choose for the past 33 years. While those who predict Roe’s permanence are as numerous as those »

Limiting access to EC only hurts women

October 27, 2005 • 0
Emergency contraception is a form of birth control that should appeal to any supporter of women’s health, regardless of his or her belief about abortion. If granted over-the-counter status, emergency contraception, also known as EC, could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions in the United States by half. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug »

Bush’s ‘global gag rule’ puts women’s health at risk

April 12, 2005 • 0
Two weeks ago, the Senate again voted to repeal George W. Bush’s “global gag rule” policy. This policy denies federal family planning funding to any foreign non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses its own, separate money to fund any program relating to abortion. This ranges from programs that perform the actual operation to programs that provide »