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Abortions, Georgetown Hospital, and the 1960s

The reproductive justice framework centers access, not choice. The current legality of abortion does not mean that abortion services are accessible to everyone. Class discrimination in the form of the Hyde Amendment, geographic distance and transportation barriers, lack of affordable childcare, transphobia in the healthcare system, and much more contribute to the inaccessibility of abortion services, particularly for people of color and low-income folks. Intersecting oppressive structures have reserved full access to reproductive healthcare for the most privileged in our society, and that has been the case even before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in this country. And with recent legislativ

An Incoming First-Year's Look at Georgetown's Anti-Choice Policies

I am a pro-choice Latina from Southern California. My life has been painted with depictions of strong women within my family and within my school halls. It was never a question for me whether or not my mother deserved the same opportunities as my father, regardless of our cultural norms. It was never a question for me whether or not my friend who identified as female deserved the same resources as her male counterpart. When I was searching for schools, I heard that Georgetown did not offer contraceptive services due to its religious affiliation. Me, a junior in high school, did not think that much of it. I was so enamored with the idea of a beautiful school so far away from home that I could

 

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