Who doesn't love procrastinating in class by reading the Minnesota Daily? I was doing just that when I found this article "Student groups celebrate women's right to choose" written by Amber Scadewald on Tuesday, January 23, 2007. The article talks about the University Pro-Choice Coalition's efforts to raise awareness about women's reproductive rights. The reason for raising this awareness: it's the 34th anniversary of the decision of Roe v. Wade.
The Coalition's main agenda at the second annual "Rock for Roe" concert was to get out the idea that "Seventy-seven percent of anti-abortion leaders are men, 100 percent of them will never get pregnant." The coalition wanted to make sure that students could realize and become aware of what it was like to live in a time when abortions weren't legally available.
The article goes on to talk about how the UPCC (University Pro-Choice Coalition) was created and why. According to the Coalition's creator, "the group's mission is to educate and raise awareness of pro-choice issues, safe-sex xpractices, pregnancy options, birth control and contraceptives and pro-choice legislation."