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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Students are sitting on chairs, facing a blue sign that reads, “N.Y.U. Student Health Center.”

SHC begins stocking abortion medication following student criticism

After facing backlash from students, NYU’s Student Health Center is stocking mifepristone, a common abortion medication.
Quinn Sental, Contributing Writer October 6, 2023

The NYU Student Health Center began stocking mifepristone, a common abortion medication, in September following criticism from on-campus student groups last spring.  In a written...

A blue package that reads: Plan B One-Step.

New vending machines to provide emergency contraceptives on campus

Students can now access emergency contraceptives at vending machines for $15 at five locations on campus.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 5, 2023

Emergency contraceptives will now be easier to access for NYU students, thanks to five vending machines stocked with the medication installed prior to the start of the semester. The...

The façade of Judson Memorial Church, which has columns made of red bricks, stained windows and a cross at the top.

Greenwich Village church that supported abortion access in the ’60s continues activism

Judson Memorial Church, which has historically provided women with reproductive health care referrals, remains vocal in a post-Roe v. Wade world.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor April 18, 2023

Judson Memorial Church is a little-known historic landmark nestled among NYU’s cluster of buildings around Washington Square. Founded by Edward Judson in 1890, the Baptist church’s...

A group of people stand on the staircase of N.Y.U.’s Kimmel Center. They are holding a banner with red-colored text that reads “BANS OFF OUR BODIES.”

NYU YDSA protest demands NYU expand abortion coverage

Protesters gathered on the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life on April 15 to call on the university to expand abortion coverage to those without NYU insurance.
Michaela Seah, Contributing Writer April 17, 2023

A month after NYU announced that it would provide elective abortions at no cost to students enrolled in its university-sponsored health care plan, a group of students and faculty...

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Abortion rights advocates confronted a large crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators near Foley Square this past weekend.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor March 28, 2023

A blockade of police officers divided dozens of protesters and counterprotesters at an anti-abortion march this past Saturday. Counterprotesters yelled, banged on scaffolding and...

A group of protesters poses in front of the Washington Square Arch for a photo. In the middle is a banner that reads “Abortion Access Day of Action.”

Guest Essay: Linda Mills, we demand action on reproductive health care

In an open letter to NYU’s next president, students from the university’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America call for better access to reproductive health care on campus.
Averi Chen, Samantha Del Rio and Erin Lawson February 23, 2023

The authors of this letter are members of the NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. It is addressed to Linda Mills, who, earlier this month, was appointed...

A box of emergency contraceptive pills on a white tabletop. The box reads “Plan B. One-Step.”

Opinion: What if you could get Plan B from a vending machine on campus?

Universities across the country have installed vending machines that sell round-the-clock, contact-free emergency contraception on their campuses. NYU needs to follow suit.
Aksha Mittapalli, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

The George Washington University installed a first-of-its-kind vending machine on its campus last month. Instead of dispensing snacks, energy drinks, or other late-night study...

The waiting area of the NYU Student Health Center. A man wearing a black hoodie is on his phone, sitting in a row of chairs closest to the front of the room. Two men with maroon shirts sit in the second row, and another two students sit in the third row. A reception desk is on the right side of the room.

NYU says it will ‘look at’ carrying abortion pill at health center

An FDA rule change may allow the university to provide medical abortion, a service students have long petitioned for.
Tori Morales, News Editor February 1, 2023

NYU’s Student Health Center Pharmacy is considering becoming certified to dispense a medication used for abortions after student calls for expanded access to the procedure on...

Two people writing on a poster laid on the ground with text “ABORTION ACCESS DAY OF ACTION.” Around the poster are texts written on the ground with chalk, one block of text says “NYU PROVIDE ABORTION WITHOUT COST, QUESTION, OR DELAY!”

Opinion: It’s time to expand reproductive health care on campus

As reproductive justice advocacy surges on college campuses, the NYU administration should take action.
Aarna Dixit, Contributing Writer October 14, 2022

Barnard College officials just announced the college will expand reproductive health care and begin offering abortion pills on campus next year. After advocacy from student organizations,...

Rewind: Protests around NYU after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Thousands of abortion rights supporters protest in NYC after Roe v. Wade was struck down.
Edward Franco, Video Director September 2, 2022

After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, thousands of protesters took to the streets across New York City to oppose the decision. Large gatherings were held in...

People hold signs at an abortion rights protest at Barclays Center. Signs read Codify Roe v. Wade, Fuck this, and Its not just abortion: Right to privacy equals gay marriage, gay sex, contraception and interracial marriage.

Opinion: Community abortion funds need your help right now, not Planned Parenthood

Small abortion funds and community-based reproductive organizations are in urgent need of financial support as reproductive rights are under attack. To help those most in need, donate to local funds instead of Planned Parenthood.
Srishti Bungle, Opinion Editor May 6, 2022

An initial draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico on...

A woman stands on the sidewalk in front of NYU’s Bobst Library holding a big sign that shows a graphic image of a fetus, and above it the word “Abortion.” Next to the woman, students with backpacks head to class or are waiting to cross the street.

Anti-abortion protesters pester students outside Bobst

Protesters wearing body cameras stood outside of the library on Wednesday afternoon with graphic images to discourage students from supporting the right to get an abortion.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor March 24, 2022

Content warning: This article contains graphic images and descriptions of sexual assault.  Around 15 anti-abortion protesters wearing body cameras stood in front of Bobst Library...