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Student raises funds for Planned Parenthood
After raising more than fivefold her original goal of $1,000, Emma Stellar, a rising sophomore majoring in sociology and non-governmental organizations and social change, said she hopes her effort shows others that they can make a greater impact than they think. (Photo courtesy of Emma Stellar) As the nation reeled from the repeal of landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade June 24, Emma Stellar knew she needed to do what she could to help protect reproductive rights. The day of the repeal, Stellar, a rising sophomore majoring in sociology and non-governmental organizations and social change, launched an Instagram fundraiser for nonprofit reproductive healthcare organization Planned Parenthood that has raised more than $5,300 from 391 donors — fivefold her initial goal of $1,000.
When she heard about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe, which for 49 years held that unduly restriction on abortion by states is illegal, Stellar was “extremely upset.” Vacationing in Spain at the time, she didn’t feel it was safe to speak her mind or protest in the predominantly Catholic community she was in. Instead, Stellar hoped to garner the support of her friends, family and social media followers through an online fundraising campaign, which she […]