PODCAST: Op-Ed team debates abortion

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Daily Collegian columnist Karly Dunn explains her transition to pro-choice views in this weeks podcast hosted by William Keve.

Transitioning to pro-choice values in adult life

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  Throughout my life, those who have attempted to take charge of the decisions I made have always angered me. Even as a child, I felt I should be the only one in charge of myself. Granted, my parents did a remarkable job raising me to be an independent and confident person, even as the youngest mom and dad picking their daughter up from school. One day, my parents asked me how I felt about abortion. As the young girl I was, I deeply felt that a growing human should never be killed before they had a chance to live….

My abortion story: Privilege gave me access to medical care

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Emma Ayres says women need more safe spaces to discuss abortion stories, and that her story would include a child without her privilege.

Pro-life and death in Texas

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“Using women’s bodies as political battlegrounds is something Texas has gotten [too] good at,” says Hannah Sparks who discusses the latest development in the poor state of women’s reproductive rights in Texas.

Letter to the editor: Roe v. Wade anniversary

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Today marks exactly 41 years since Roe v. Wade made legal abortion the law of the land.

Religion, abortion and vice presidential politics

Jillian Correira explains why to be wary of a candidate that focuses more on social issues than economic issues in a time dubbed ‘The Great Recession.’

Mind the gender gap during Women’s History Month

Emma Sandler looks at the history of women’s rights and how it affects one of today’s most heated political topics, abortion rights.

Fictional fetuses and the right to life

Collegian columnist Kellie Quinn investigates the link between pop-culture depictions of pregnancy and the continuing debate over abortion rights.

Get your laws off my body

Men don’t have a place in the debate over legal abortions, says Collegian columnist Victoria Knobloch.