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Artistic expression in post-Roe America: how creatives are taking a stand

Artistic expression in post-Roe America: how creatives are taking a stand

Olivia Erndl, Copy Chief March 24, 2024

  On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court abandoned the almost 50-year precedent of the constitutional right to abortion with Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Two monumental...

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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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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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Roe v. Wade’s defeat continues to wreak havoc months later

Anya Marquardt and Christine Kelley August 10, 2022
#OPINION: Abortion rights in America are taking a nosedive. In the month since Roe v. Wade’s defeat, states have put abortion on the ballot. Eleven states bar even rape and incest victims from getting abortions.
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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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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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Letter to the editor: Creating a new reality—we are the next generation of activists

The Statesman February 27, 2014
Like most of my peers, I ca not remember a time when women were denied access to safe and legal abortion. I don’t take this right for granted and neither do 68 percent of young Americans who believe abortion should be available in their own community. Our grandmothers, our mothers, our communities fought for this right so that I would be able to make my own decisions about my body.
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