ACLU official: Religious refusals deny rights, not just services

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Religious refusals to provide reproductive care such as abortions, contraception and sterilization directly discriminate against women, said Louise Melling, the American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director and director of the organization’s Center for Liberty. Melling delivered the lecture “Religious Refusals and Reproductive Rights: Conscience as Discrimination and […]

Civil discussion of abortion? PACE students show it’s possible

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Students filtered back into the auditorium of the IU Education Building after returning from a working lunch. Some looked over their notes and assigned readings while others finished lingering discussions from their last small group session. Sacrificing a sunny Saturday, over 100 students spent six hours deliberating — […]

Annual student forum seeks civil engagement on abortion and reproductive rights

Indiana University Bloomington’s Political and Civic Engagement program, PACE, will host a one-day, one-credit-hour course on abortion and reproductive rights from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Nearly 100 undergraduates will participate in the forum, which aims to promote productive civil discourse on difficult topics, teach students to challenge their own assumptions and emphasize […]