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Three women protesting Alabama's new law banning nearly all abortions. The controversial law is the latest in a stream of bills designed to be challenged in court, with the potential to go to the Supreme Court.

OPINION: Roe v. Wade is Roe v. Wade—stop trying to change it

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor January 10, 2021

After a week in which we saw insurrectionists attempt a coup in the nation's Capitol and political leaders attempting to throw away our democratic processes, Americans must remember that these events are...

Illinois' move to expand abortion protections comes as a number of states including Missouri, Ohio and Alabama pass bills restricting abortion.

Illinois governor set to sign bill removing abortion restrictions

Mari Oliver, Contributing Writer June 3, 2019

A controversial abortion bill which removes abortion restrictions in Illinois and criminal penalties for physicians who perform abortions passed in the state Senate on Saturday, with a 34-20 vote. The...

Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, D-Chicago, outlines a $39.9 billion state budget plan to the Executive Committee, Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. Lawmakers missed the Friday, May 31, 2019 deadline to adjourn their spring session after a week of landmark votes including approving a constitutional amendment question asking voters whether to switch to a graduated income-tax structure that hits the wealthy harder and sending to the governor statutory language to protect abortion rights after several Republican-led states have imposed steep restrictions on the procedure.

Overtime produces Illinois budget, construction, taxes

John O'Connor, Associated Press June 1, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House cranked out mountains of legislation Saturday in an overtime workday, producing a $39.9 billion budget, a $45 billion state construction program, and billions...

Maya Cruz, a supporter of communist group Revolution Club,  spiritedly addresses the crowd at the pro-choice Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice on Thursday.

Reproductive justice rally in Chicago stokes abortion debate

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad May 28, 2019

Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate stood their ground Thursday at the Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice. The protest began in the Daley Plaza, with speakers addressing the crowd from...

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At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

Kim Chandler and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press May 21, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion...

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DePaul pro-lifers speak out at March for Life rally

March for Life rally attracts protesters of all ages and values
Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor January 16, 2018

The pro-life minority felt like the majority on Sunday. On a cold afternoon, thousands gathered at The Federal Plaza to give a voice to those, that they say, can’t speak for themselves. Though many...

Demonstrators participate at The March for Choice event in Dublin, Ireland, calling for a change to Ireland's strict abortion laws Saturday Sept. 30, 2017. 
(Tom Honan/AP)

Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Carina Smith October 9, 2017

At a time of intense political polarization, the argument over whether abortions should be legal or not is at the forefront of many politicians' campaigns. The debate over reproductive rights has become...

Protestors stand outside the trial of surviving Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Many in the Christian community have driven anti-death penalty activism, despite common labeling as conservatives. (AP Photo/Justin Saglio)

Nation of divisions: Pro-life viewpoints on the death penalty, abortion

Brendan Pedersen May 10, 2015

As a nation of relative diversity, we enjoy putting others and ourselves into neat little boxes. When it comes to political expectation, the establishment-minded and god-fearing conservative enjoys the...

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