“On April 5, I and another freshmen member of Students for Sexual Health [of Boston College] attended the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts conference for campus organizers, alongside representatives from UMASS-Amherst, Boston University, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Smith College, and Wellesley College. It was a day of instruction and reflection on how to improve our campus outreach programs, strengthen our campaigns, recruit new members, and facilitate those difficult conversations concerning reproductive social justice.”
Amy Poehler’s opening monologue at the Golden Globes last night reminded us that “students [at Boston College] need the resources to make safe and healthy decisions" — as Scott Jelinek, Boston College alumnus and former head of the group BC Students for Sexual Health told the New York Times after college administrators threatened the group with disciplinary action if they continued to make condoms accessible to their peers.
Young Catholic women back birth control use
- For young Catholic women born after birth control became accessible, the national debate over contraceptive coverage is about politics, not their lives.
So proud of the activists of BC Students for Sexual Health for standing up for their health on a Catholic campus… and talking to the Globe about it!