The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

PPGA president Kenna Bartlett and experts (from left) Megan Jeyifo, Jamie Manson and Dr. Morgan Beatty discuss the how pro-choice Catholics are a silent majority while addressing students in a classroom in DePauls Theatre School Thursday, May 2. The panel was a kickoff event for PPGAs campaign to end DePauls contraceptive ban.

PPGA showcases the voices of Catholics who support abortion rights

Rose O'Keeffe, Asst. News Editor May 7, 2024

“My Catholic identity is my advocacy. They are one in the same,” said Jamie Manson, president of the national organization Catholics for Choice. Out of love for her faith, not in spite of it, Manson...

A Chicago abortion rights rally on Oct. 8, 2022. Protests broke out throughout the country following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022.

Biden rolls out new reproductive guidelines on the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

LiLi Jarvenpa, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024
Biden called for increased access to Federal Drug Administration-approved contraceptive medications.
Nora Muhlemfeld and other abortion rights activists march outside a fundraiser for crisis pregnancy centers at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, which was also International Safe Abortion Day.

Battle for Choice: DePaul students protest what they call ‘secret anti-abortion’ clinics, in person and on social media

Molly Tinkey, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

As cars zoom up North Cicero Avenue, they encounter signs from protesters: “Honk for Abortion Access” and “Honk for Abortion Rights.” Red and blue pigtails bounce back and forth as junior Kenna...

El cartel, creado por Patricia Wallin, muestra a 17 mujeres acusadas de haber abortado tras sufrir un aborto espontáneo en El Salvador.

La película ‘Fly So Far’ inspira a las activistas por el derecho al aborto en medio de la anulación de Roe V. Wade

Cary Robbins and Rodrigo Melgarejo July 4, 2022

Patricia Wallin, una activista Salvadoreña que aboca por el derecho al aborto, vio la película 'Fly So Far' al menos cinco veces. Cuando la vio por primera vez, Wallin dijo que se sorprendió al ver...

Una pancarta leyendo “Libertad, Justicia y Reparación para #Las17 en El Salvador”, es sostenido por William Alpizar García.

Manifestantes pro-abortistas exigen el derecho al aborto legal en Latinoamérica y los Estados Unidos

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2022

El sábado, grupos pro-abortistas de la organización Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights se reunieron en Millenium Park para protestar contra la posible decisión de la Corte Suprema de EE. UU. de anular la decisión...

Three women protesting Alabamas 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, News 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...

A No Trespassing sign is posted along the fencing protecting the parking lot of the Jackson Womens Health Organization, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Jackson, Miss. The facility is the states only abortion clinic.

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

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 Irelands strict abortion laws Saturday Sept. 30, 2017. 
(Tom Honan/AP)

Irish law banning most abortions could change in 2018

Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor 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...

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