District Roe v. Wade discussions necessary

District Roe v. Wade discussions necessary

The conversation revolving around the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade’s potential overturn has become one of controversy. 

To avoid division and isolation within the student population, Pierce College could publish a statement clarifying the college’s opinion on the situation. 

Publicizing an opinion would make Pierce’s intentions and efforts clear to students. 

According to the Great Blue Hill newspaper, Boston University School of Law and School of Public Health professor Nicole Huberfeld said that if Roe v. Wade was overturned, it might establish backlash toward other issues. 

“Roe v. Wade is part of a web of rights related to intimate relationships,” Huberfeld said. “It’s fair to say that this history and tradition test that Justice Alito is trying to push into the opinion could have implications for other civil rights and other intimate relationships.” 

The circumstance of Roe v. Wade becoming overturned and the potential influence toward other civil rights has become a concern for students. 

According to Alligator, medical students and staff at the University of Florida (UF) are concerned that Roe v. Wade being overturned could influence the school’s curriculum.

Clinical assistant professor for the College of Medicine’s department Tina O’Shea said the college’s curriculum does not teach medical students how to terminate pregnancies or perform abortions, but it does educate students on the reasons, methods and impacts of abortion. 

UF spoke about the situation, further encouraging students to educate themselves on the matter, and the school gave opportunities for those who disagreed about the opinion to demonstrate it. 

According to Patch, Virginia’s McLean High School had a youth-led protest advocation for abortion rights and emphasized that people are paying attention to what is happening around them, including students. 

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