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The Student News Site of Ithaca College


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Junior Lilly Tollin writes about how conversation around reproductive rights has slowed but legislation on the issue has not.

Commentary: Conversation continues the fight for reproductive justice

By Lilly Tollin November 6, 2023
Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June 2022, states across the country have been forced to make strong decisions regarding abortion rights. From implementing total bans to establishing sanctuary states, there has been a wide spectrum of abortion laws and the changes are still ongoing.
Senior Caroline Peyron, president of ICYAL, said the activity was meant to remind students about their right to free speech and assembly and allowed students to write on a giant beach ball over five feet in height. Later in the day, the situation escalated when some students slashed the ball and argued with the organizers.

Free speech activity causes mixed reactions from campus

By Prakriti Panwar, Contributing Writer October 10, 2022
Ithaca College students engaged in heated discussions Oct. 5 on the academic quad outside of Campus Center around a free speech ball set up by the college’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter
Ithacas abortion sanctuary law prohibits city resources to aid out-of-state investigations seeking to bring criminal charges against people performing or receiving an abortion and individuals are encouraged to sue Ithaca if the law is not upheld. 

City of Ithaca protects abortion access with sanctuary law

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Ithaca became a sanctuary city for abortions July 6 after the Common Council voted unanimously to make the ordinance brought forth by Alderperson Robert Cantelmo into city law. 
A flag flies in front of the U.S. Supreme Court that reads No Justice, No Peace, after the decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Womens Health Organization was released which also overturned Roe v. Wade.

Ithaca community responds to Roe v. Wade overturning

By Aidan Charde and Caitlin Holtzman June 28, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade — a 1973 landmark ruling that protected citizen’s rights to an abortion — in a 5–4 decision June 24. [slideshow_deploy id='44160']   Justice...

About 100 members of the Ithaca community gathered at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons to rally in support of the right to an abortion. Protestors held signs that read, “Abortion is a human right,” “Women should have more bodily autonomy than a corpse,” “I stand with Planned Parenthood,” “Safe abortions save lives” and “Not your body, not your life, not your business.” 

Ithaca community protests draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Alexis Manore and Elijah de Castro May 5, 2022
Despite legal precedent and public opinion, the United States Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. May 3 the Ithaca community gathered in protest. 
With Ketanji Brown Jackson on the verge of being the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, members of the IC community are voicing their support.

IC civil rights groups voice support for Ketanji Brown Jackson

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor April 5, 2022
With Ketanji Brown Jackson on the verge of being the latest justice to join the Supreme Court, members of the IC community are voicing their support.
embers of Eliminating Abortion Stigma and Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes discuss abortion rights at a speak out event hosted by Ithaca College Planned Parenthood Generation Action.

Speak out held for abortion rights

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer October 24, 2018
Ithaca College Planned Parenthood Generation Action hosted an event titled Roe V. Wade: Abortion Speak Out Oct. 23 to emphasize the importance of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade (1973).
Protestors stand up for women’s reproductive rights during the Women’s March in January 2017. Nicolette Nordmack writes that women’s reproductive rights must be defended even now.

Commentary: Women’s rights must still be defended

By Nicolette Nordmack March 28, 2018
Though this topic is tainted with political biases, the core of the problem is the fact that women are slowly losing foothold in the fight to fairly control their own bodies.
Planned Parenthood became the center of a polarized debate after the release of controversial investigative videos. Several Ithaca College students have become engaged in the discussion.

Point/Counterpoint: Planned Parenthood still under fire

By Liz Alexander September 23, 2015
People don’t want to talk about abortion, but it is what we need to be talking about.
History professor Zillah Eisenstein discusses reproductive justice for Constitution Day on Tuesday in Emerson Suites.

Mother and daughter discuss reproductive rights

By Gillian Nigro September 26, 2013
History professor Zillah Eisenstein used this year’s 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade as a starting point for a deeper discussion on reproductive rights.
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