Last week, the Orient reported on a national pro-life organization’s intention to establish a chapter at Bowdoin. While there are no club charters currently proposed to the College, there will be an abortion discussion hosted by Undiscussed—a student group designed to create dialogue on campus about controversial issues—on November 13, 20 and 21. 

This topic will be the first issue up for conversation in a series hosted by Undiscussed. Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA), and featured in last week’s article, will be speaking on the 13th. 

Samaa Abdurraqib, a reproductive freedom organizer from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine (ACLU), will then be speaking on the 20th. Aburraquib, who was a visiting professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin from 2010-2013, is now also a part-time professor at the University of Southern Maine. She will discuss a pro-choice stance. 
Following each speaker’s talk there will be time for questions. However, the full student forum will not be until Friday, November 21 and neither speaker will be at the student discussion. The forum is not open to the public.