On May 6, members of the Washington University community gathered in Brookings Quad to protest the draft leaked by the Supreme Court suggesting that the court could be planning to overturn Roe v. Wade. The motivation behind the rally was to “call on the University to take a stand in support of abortion rights and against Missouri’s trigger ban.”
“From a pretty young age, I was exposed to the idea that it’s important to speak up for issues that are affecting the world,” Luna said.
With talk of female reproductive rights in Congress and the Supreme Court, women everywhere have shared their fear of losing access to mandatory family planning and reproductive resources.
In recent weeks, it has been brought to the public’s attention that Williams has been keeping a spreadsheet tracking the menstrual periods of woman who have attended Planned Parenthood for abortion services.
Over the next 8 weeks, the Forum section will be profiling the most pressing economic, political and social issues of the 2016 presidential race. We will examine the views of the top three candidates: Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump—to give students an inside view on who and what we will be voting for (or against) in the upcoming election.
State Representative Stacey Newman was tired of hearing old white men talk about women’s bodies. Her answer: an anti-vasectomy bill aimed at mocking the idea that government should interfere with reproductive choices.
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