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Ana Lopez

Political advocate

Ana Lopez is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and was honored as Plan II Honors Distinguished Graduate. She plans to continue political advocacy work, and hopes to run for Congress and help reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban.

Latest Columns

Governor, please don’t sign that abortion bill

Colloquially known as the “born-alive” bill, House Bill 16 would amend Texas Family Code to punish health practitioners with a civil penalty, to the tune of $100,000 or more, for “fail[ing] to provide the appropriate medical a child born alive after [an] abortion.” Gov. Abbott, if you’re reading this, don’t sign it into law. 

Guns on campus are a lousy idea

Universities are meant to foster safe debate, expression of idiosyncratic beliefs and a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas about the worlds’ problems. The presence of a loaded gun in a Human Sexuality lecture hall effectively stills the freedom of speech of both students and staff.