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OP-ED: Perhaps it’s time to allow Roe v. Wade to be overturned

Political Cartoon by Nathaly Perez

Nicki Caddell

December 5, 2019

Renewed attacks on women’s reproductive freedoms have impassioned feminists to put much time, energy and resources into ensuring that abortion remains a constitutionally recognized right. Primarily, the focus has been on safeguarding the security provided by Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court decision....

Students Assist Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights

Students Assist Fundraiser for Reproductive Rights

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018

On Thursday, January 25, Planned Parenthood celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court Case “Roe v. Wade” with a fundraiser at El Corazon Winery. Though the event was not specifically geared towards Whitman College students, members of the Planned Parenthood Generation Action club were...

McCorvey’s Legacy and Roe v. Wade

Zuhra Amini, Columist

March 2, 2017

Did you know that the plaintiff of the Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion by extending the scope of the constitutional right to privacy, later dedicated her life’s work to overturning the case? That plaintiff was Norma McCorvey who recently passed away on Jan. 18, 2016. McCorvey leav...

Whitman Professor Jack Jackson weighs in on Supreme Court nominee

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

February 16, 2017

One week after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the position of Associate Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles sat down with Assistant Professor Jack Jackson from the Politics department. Below is a partial transcript from that interview. Minimal edits made for ...

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