Opinion: Abortion is an Inalienable Right

Human rights are not something we can just strip away. As a female, the possibility of my rights to my own body being taken away from me is horrific. Banning abortion causes so much more harm than good and puts women in a situation of fear. Putting young mothers, unhealthy mothers, or women who simply do not want a child, in a position where they … Continue reading Opinion: Abortion is an Inalienable Right

The History of Roe v. Wade

Sunday, January 22, was the 50th anniversary of the landmark court decision to protect abortions, Roe v. Wade. The name comes from Norma McCorvey (who took the pseudonym “Jane Roe”) and her district attorney, Henry Wade. Abortions were illegal in Texas (where McCorvey lived) unless the mother would die. McCorvey was pregnant with her third child but wanted an abortion, so she took her case … Continue reading The History of Roe v. Wade

The Respect for Marriage Act is Passed

This past Tuesday, the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which protects both same-sex marriage and interracial marriage. It doesn’t make all states allow same-sex marriages, but it does make them respect legal same-sex marriages from other states. Additionally, these marriages can qualify for federal benefits like Medicare. With votes from every Democrat plus a dozen Republicans, the bill passed 61-36. “With today’s bipartisan … Continue reading The Respect for Marriage Act is Passed

Amidst the Midterms

DISCLAIMER: These are not official results but were called by The Associated Press (https://www.ap.org/en/) Last Tuesday, hundreds of millions of Americans went to pre-designated places to cast their votes for Senate, House of Representatives, Governor, and Ballot measures. Here’s the rundown: There have been predictions about the Republican party claiming a majority in the House and Senate however it still remains undecided. As of Thursday, … Continue reading Amidst the Midterms

The Passing of Proposal 3

As I am sure many of you already know, 137 days ago the United States supreme court removed a woman’s right to an abortion as a constitutional right. The states now have the individual power to decide the legality of such rights. In Michigan, Proposal 3 was on the ballot. Prop 3 would add to the Michigan constitution “ right to reproductive freedom”. On Tuesday … Continue reading The Passing of Proposal 3