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An assortment of contraceptives such as Plan B and condoms provided by Planned Parenthood Generation Action BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Lack of sex education in GOP states puts students at risk

Sunjae Lee March 24, 2024
Although it may be a cliche, there is some truth to the trope 'it takes a village to raise a child' — whether it be through teachers, pediatricians, athletic coaches or politicians who create laws directly affecting youth.
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Salvadorans are protesting restrictions on sexual, reproductive and LGBTQ rights. DANIELA WEIHSKOPF/THE STATESMAN

El Salvador: “Coolest” country is failing women and LGBTQ people

Daniela Escobar March 1, 2023
#OPINION: Violence against the LGBTQIA+ community and a lack of sexual and reproductive rights have persisted in El Salvador. While the Salvadoran government has assured its people that the country is safe, its legislation needs a drastic change.
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Protests occurring outside the Supreme Court following the ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson. With the passage of anti-abortion and gendered-laws, decriminalization of sex-work has been a topic of discussion.COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA COMMONS LICENSE

Want to defend reproductive rights? Then legalize sex work.

Jenna Zaza November 14, 2022
#OPINION: In an era where reproductive and gender rights are under attack, it is pivotal to defend bodily autonomy, including decriminalizing sex work.
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The 2022 midterms and the red wave that wasn’t

Tim Giorlando November 9, 2022
#OPINION: House races across the nation have given surprises to the Democratic Party, from open races in North Carolina to incumbent seats in toss-up states.
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New York should be preparing for the “red wave”

Sonya Gugliara October 23, 2022
#OPINION: Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin are neck and neck in the polls for New York governor. The term “red wave” is not some preposterous buzzword, but a fair reflection of the current state of New York politics.
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Exploring the ornate and provocative at NYCs Museum of Sex

Exploring the ornate and provocative at NYC’s Museum of Sex

Zoe Elyse September 4, 2022
Equal parts education, art and entertainment, the Museum of Sex draws attendees in with its playful advertising and taboo subject nature, with an interior that sparks thoughtful conversation about a wide range of topics.
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Stony Brook students march in support of abortion rights

Stony Brook students march in support of abortion rights

Jeremy Portnoy and Karaline Talty May 6, 2022
A group of roughly 100 abortion rights advocates marched around the Stony Brook University campus and gave speeches on May 5 in protest of the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
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The Onion Bagel: Banning abortions isn’t enough, we must also restrict male masturbation

Michael Cleary September 19, 2021
#opinion: Whenever a male ejaculates, they can release between 40 million to 1.2 billion sperm. That is 40 million to 1.2 billion potential lives that have been completely snuffed out before they have ever been given a chance at life.
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After four years of division, we’re not that divided

Matt Venezia November 29, 2020
#OPINION After the past four years of division and then the 2020 presidential election, we have seen countless renditions of how the nation is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
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Teachers should not voice their politics during class discussions

Sam Lauria November 3, 2019
With Election Day approaching, political debates are becoming more frequent in schools. These debates, however, should only voice the sociopolitical opinions of students and not teachers.
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State, county police increase security at Planned Parenthood clinics

State, county police increase security at Planned Parenthood clinics

Brittany Bernstein November 30, 2015
New York State will be increasing security at Planned Parenthood following Friday’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, according to a news release from Gov. Cuomo.
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Briana Finnneran, a senior english major, had in abortion in 2010 and says that she never regretted the decision to do so. Photo credit: The Statesman

We need to talk: My abortion was the best decision I ever made

Briana Finneran October 8, 2015
I have a voice that refuses to be silenced by shame any longer. I am a woman who is standing up and saying “I had an abortion, and it was the best decision I ever made.”
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