Why Fetal Viability is Incompatible with Human Dignity

In late March, activists from the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) recovered the bodies of 115 aborted babies in Washington D.C., five of which were late in gestational age and had visible injuries suggesting possible violations of the Partial-Birth Abortion Act and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. At least two doctors have commented on the […]

The Untold Truths of Birth Control

One day in my high school gym class, I remember having terrible menstrual cramps. I was walking around the gym warming up, trying the best I could to make small talk with some friends through the pain I was feeling. That’s when they asked me: “Why don’t you just go on birth control?” As I […]

Parental Rights in Education

As the world has navigated through almost 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and children have dealt with many second order effects, one of the most serious being the substantial education loss from school closures. As schools pivoted to online learning in the United States, many parents were able to catch a glimpse into […]

Priority of Persons and the Right to Privacy

Under the highly contentious case of Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court used the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to rule abortion as a form of ‘right to privacy.’ However, the Court also determined two “compelling state interests” that could override the women’s ‘right to privacy,’ that being “preservation and protection […]

The Evolving Trend of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide goes directly against the concept of human dignity.  The history of euthanasia is a lengthy one. Dating back to classical antiquity (5th century B.C. to 1st century B.C.) the ancient Greeks and Romans would frequently practice “mercy killings.” Although Hippocrates, widely accepted author of the Hippocratic Oath, had […]

Welcoming Sofia Piecuch, WYA Foundation Director of Advocacy

WYA warmly welcomes our new Director of Advocacy, Sofia Piecuch.   Sofia holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where she specialized in refugee and migration policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College. Before […]

Insider Info: How to Score the Best Internship

[su_tabs active=”5″][su_tab title=”English“] The WYA Internship Program didn’t earn its reputation as the #BestInternship for nothing.  Currently offered in person or online (depending on the regional office), the WYA internship provides members the opportunity to gain professional skills while living out WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. […]

WYA North America Welcomes Summer Online Interns

June 15, 2021 – For WYA North America, one of the highlights of the past year has been the online internship program. When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, WYA North America quickly moved its internship program online, resulting in 4 online interns in 2020 and 2 more in the beginning of 2021. While […]

Attaining Consensus for Human Dignity at WYA’s 2021 International Solidarity Forum

I served as Head Delegate for World Youth Alliance’s North America regional branch at WYA’s 2021 International Solidarity Forum (ISF) on the theme of Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia. This year’s ISF, one held virtually during March, offered my fellow North American delegates and me an excellent opportunity to contribute to the advancement of human dignity […]