Change how pro-choice and pro-life was addressed at IVD
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While IVDs have been a staple of the Ignatius community, the March IVD is different in its direct and almost aggressive approach to anti-abortion.
While it is understandable if you are personally pro-life, it is offensive to ask a man to speak to a student body of men and women but only manipulate the women into "promising to never have an abortion." Abortions are not a form of birth control but sometimes necessary if women have known medical complications or if unwanted pregnancies result from sexual assault. Most importantly, abortion is an important component to gender equality and women's right to choose.
In the past, our school has found it controversial to address women's rights. The SPIRIT newspaper struggled to publish an article on the Women's March but the pro-life march was easily approved.
Sign this petition anonymously or with your initials if you felt that the IVD should have addressed pro-life better, were offended by the blatant presence of gender inequality, or preferred that this IVD should have touched upon issues that are actually harmful such as sexual assault or discrimination.
My goal is to collect enough names that I can go to the administration and let them know how hurtful, offensive, and insensitive it is to shame the pro-choice movement and the right to have an abortion.
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