Articles by: Erica Turret

North Dakota and Arkansas Laws Thwart Right to Choose

North Dakota and Arkansas Laws Thwart Right to Choose

by Erica Turret Forty years ago, in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, the Supreme Court declared abortion to be a constitutional right. Justice Blackmun’s majority opinion proposed a “trimester standard,” which would prevent states from restricting abortion rights within the first trimester of a pregnancy. In subsequent court decisions, most notably […]

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Why Showing Support for Gay Marriage Matters

Why Showing Support for Gay Marriage Matters

by Stephanie Ribet As the Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments about two cases related to same-sex marriage, DOMA and Proposition 8, the ongoing debate about gay marriage has intensified.  This issue seems particularly important to students, which explains why social media sites are dominated by discussions about marriage equality.  […]

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Universal Pre-school Provides a Path Toward Reducing Inequality

Universal Pre-school Provides a Path Toward Reducing Inequality

by Erica Turret Public education has served as the gateway to the American Dream for millions of low-income children. But now with income inequality rising, partly due to large disparities in education, it is more important than ever to re-evaluate the extent to which the United States is ensuring its […]

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