Why are we punishing women for getting abortions?

Image Credit: thinkprogress.org It seems as though there is a never-ending conversation surrounding women and their right to make decisions about their own bodies. So in March when Donald Trump made a comment that women seeking abortions should be subject to “some form of punishment”, all I could think, as I heaved a sigh of frustration, was…

Planned Parenthood and the Right to Choose

Planned Parenthood has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, and people seem to confuse the support of Planned Parenthood with the support of heinous abortion tactics. However, Planned Parenthood is available for a variety of reasons, not solely for abortion services. Planned Parenthood Action Fund explains how it was founded with six main values, all regarding women’s right…

Mitzi’s Abortion: A Review

By Guest Contributor Lauren Beach Gadfly Theatre’s Production of Elizabeth Heffron’s, “Mitzi’s Abortion: A Saint’s Guide to Late-Term Politics and Abortion in America”: A Review On October  19, 2012, I went to Gadfly Theatre’s opening night debut of, “Mitzi’s Abortion: A Saint’s Guide to Late-Term Politics and Abortion in America,” at the Lowry Lab Theater…

A Feminist Horror Story

Happy November, dear readers! I know that Halloween was yesterday, but there is something scary still out there that needs to be discussed, and involves the Holocaust, abortion, and the film 180. Normally I ignore protestors who try to convert people into being pro-life. However, after hearing about 180—which was distributed out by Northrop Mall…

Kids crushed my soul

STDs have been on my mind as of late, for a couple reasons: 1) April is STD Awareness Month! 2) I watched Kids last weekend. Have any of you seen Kids? It’s a mid-nineties film about teens in New York City, and shows a day in their lives, a day filled with drugs, sex, and…

Lactation Rooms and Income Inequality

Last week (April 21st, to be precise), the new lactation room in Appleby Hall opened , giving new mothers a quiet, comfortable place to nurse or pump milk. This addition brings the total number of designated lactation rooms at the University of Minnesota to ten. I took some time over the last week to find…

Closer To Home

Even though there have been several posts recently about potential legislation against women’s rights, I’d like to take a minute to point out that not all of these proposals have been made in D.C., Mississippi, or even Wisconsin. In the last few days I’ve read about two different anti-abortion proposals right here in Minnesota, just…