Reproductive rights

Louisiana Charter School Prohibits Pregnant Females From Continuing Education

2019-06-19T16:46:54-04:00August 8th, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sex education, Teen pregnancy, TORCH|

By Megan As I was reading through the blog,, I ran across a headline that really shocked me. “Louisiana charter school totally illegally kicks out students for becoming pregnant.” My first thought was, “How is this possible?” I’ve seen a handful of pregnant females at my Bronx high school; I’ve seen them all 9 [...]

IUD Teen Night

2019-06-19T16:46:54-04:00June 15th, 2012|Reproductive rights, TORCH|

Below are two Peer Leader’s’ posts about TORCH Teen Night with special a focus on the IUD! The event took place on April 19th: After planning for various days at Torch, the IUD teen night event was a success. Even though we expected more people than the people who attended, we got the purpose across [...]

Lobby Day

2019-06-19T16:46:55-04:00April 25th, 2012|Empowerment, Reproductive rights, TORCH|

By Theresa Last week on Tuesday April, 17, I went up to Albany with other TORCH Peer Leaders to lobby for reproductive rights. It was my first time lobbying in Albany and meeting with pro-choice elected officials. Our goal was to get these elected officials to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. The [...]

Are Human Rights Negotiable?

2019-06-19T16:46:56-04:00February 23rd, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sexual violence, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Amy Culture is not an excuse for human rights violations. Practices like female genital mutilation (FGM), where young females’ clitorises are removed or vagina sealed, are practiced in many African and Middle Eastern countries. Advocates for these practices claim that FGM is a cultural and religious practice that has been performed for so many [...]

Teen Night

2019-06-19T16:46:57-04:00February 17th, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sex education, TORCH|

By Theresa Back Up Your Birth Control Teen Night was great! A night for teens to learn about the many different types of contraception out there and how effective they are. On February 8, 2012, me, Sheniece, Tamara, and Brandon hosted the 2nd annual Back Up Your Birth Control Teen Night. The highlight of the [...]

Plan B for all

2019-06-19T16:46:57-04:00February 16th, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sex, Teen pregnancy, TORCH|

By Sheniece I think that Plan B should be available over the counter for people of all ages. It’s important that people have access to emergency contraception so that they would not get into any situations like unplanned pregnancy. Giving all people access to Plan B would not promote careless behavior. People would more likely [...]

Nobody is Pro-Abortion

2019-06-19T16:46:58-04:00December 6th, 2011|Abortion, Reproductive rights, TORCH|

By Morgan To be pro-choice is not to be pro-abortion. There is no such thing as pro-abortion. When a husband takes his comatose wife off of life support, that does not mean he wants her to die. When a mother takes care of her sick child, that does not mean she derives pleasure from the [...]

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