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Pro-life, pro-choice, pro-Stanford Students for Life

As disheartening as it is that this type of misunderstanding and unfounded written attack occurred, I am comforted by the open and free flow of ideas witnessed last week. I believe the ability of groups that are as disparate as the pro-life and pro-choice movements to respectfully disagree is a testament to the inherent goodness of humankind, and to the worth and purpose of each and every one of us.

Stanford Students for Life’s annual protest is shameful

We live in a society that has aggressively limited body autonomy. It is easy to forget this because we live in the Bay Area, but I think back to the rural Indiana women I went to high school with whose lives were ruined because they lacked access to abortions because of income or social shame. Abortion is an unfortunate, ugly, and sometimes necessary thing. This protest is an uglier thing still.

Op-Ed: I Support Planned Parenthood

On Jan. 24, The Unofficial Stanford Blog posted a picture of me handing out free condoms in White Plaza to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Excited to share the news, I sent out the link to family and friends. Within a half an hour, I received a reply from my mom: “Oh well, I guess my daughter won’t be president.”