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Free, confidential HIV testing at Georgetown University

Today, Georgetown Medical AIDS Advocacy Network hosted free, confidential HIV testing at the Student Health Center. This marks only the second time the Student Health Center has offered a free, confidential HIV testing clinic. While H*yas for Choice is proud of the progress we have made advocating for, planning, and promoting these events, Georgetown University has not done enough to prioritize student health. Similarly situated universities offer free comprehensive STI screening, and promote rather than stigmatize student sexual and reproductive well-being. As we celebrate our successes, we must remember how much still left we have to do.

Statement: "Life Week" flag demonstration

Have you seen the flags around campus today marking the "deaths of babies" from abortion? Remember that lack of access to safe and legal abortion kills. In 2012, Savita Halappanavar, a young dentist in Ireland, went to the hospital reporting back pain. She was 17-weeks pregnant and learned that the fetus was approaching miscarriage and there no was chance of a child surviving. She requested an abortion, which she was denied because of the remaining presence of a fetal heartbeat, and was told "this is a Catholic country" as justification for denying the medical procedure. As the fetus turned septic inside of her, she delivered a stillborn child. She never recovered from the forced carrying of

 

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