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Abortion Is a Higher-Ed Issue: The end of ‘Roe’ will worsen the campus mental-health crisis

By Katie Rose Guest Pryal The Chronicle of Higher Education

When I left for college decades ago, I carried with me a bag of birth-control pills. In graduate school, I got the first of many IUDs. Throughout my educational career, I had the privilege of knowing that even if these contraceptive measures failed, I could have an abortion. Although there were many stressors in my young life — I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder my senior year of college — fear of forced pregnancy was not one of them.

That is no longer the case for college students today.


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