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Northeastern student invited to the White House to discuss reproductive rights with Kamala Harris

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Vice President Kamala Harris takes a photo with student leaders, Friday, October 14, 2022, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.

When Ren Birnholz, a Northeastern fourth-year student, was invited to the White House to take part in a discussion of the ongoing and future impacts of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on reproductive rights, they had no idea what to expect.

But Birnholz, a cultural anthropology and theater combined major set to graduate in the spring of 2023, had some thoughts, particularly about how the administration’s own messaging around abortion access since the decision gutting abortion protections has been inherently exclusionary, leaving out the transgender and gender nonconforming communities, they said.

It’s an issue that hits close to home, as Birnholz, who is nonbinary and transgender, has developed close ties with those communities.

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