Last week a pretty significant event occurred regarding the abortion debate! Tomi Lahren, a prominent conservative who supported Donald Trump and his platform throughout the recent election stated that she was prochoice, a stance not shared by her party. To see more quotes from Tomi, check out this article that describes the incident and its public reception. I think this is significant because it shows a significant member of a party, going against her “assigned” political beliefs to show her true opinion. She also states that she appreciates the support of women who may not agree with her, another important concept. I do not generally support Lahren or her beliefs, but I do respect her statements made in this instance. I think it is also significant that she shared the full backing of her party and The Blaze, up until she voice an opinion that did not align with theirs. This is an example of censoring to skew what is voiced to the public. Enjoy the article!
As an 18 year old female at a prestigious, liberal arts university, abortion is a topic that I find not only relevant and important, but also crucial to the future of our country and its people. My pen name "CallJane" comes from an initiative in the 1970's called the Jane Collective. This was an underground service in Chicago that trained women in performing safe abortions and created a network for women to locate this service. This collective was created due to the increasing prominence of unsafe abortions that resulted from making abortion illegal in the United States. When a woman needed help, she was told to call Jane.