MSFC in the News

May 8, 2023

N.Y. Assembly must stop blocking abortion bill: The telemedicine shield legislation protecting doctors has passed the Senate but remains stalled By Julie F. Kay in New York Daily News

Featuring . Last week, Gov. Hochul trumpeted “major actions” she has signed into law to protect abortion access, including more than $100 million in new funding. Unfortunately, the most significant …

May 1, 2023

Abandoned at birth, medical student fights for reproductive justice By Hallie Leo and Kaylee Pugliese in UMass Chan Medical School News

Featuring MSFC’s alumna, Jennifer Marino. Third-year medical student Jennifer Marino was abandoned at birth, left in a basket on a doorstep in Newton under a porch light. She was rescued …

April 26, 2023

Part Two: Residency programs and medical practices drew them to Tennessee. Then came Dobbs. By Jamie McGee in Tennessee Lookout

Featuring MSFC’s Executive Director, Pamela Merritt. Recruiting residents to Tennessee is critical to the state’s health care workforce. In Tennessee, 46% of residents training in the state stayed to practice …

April 26, 2023

Post-Dobbs, WashU Med Students Fight for Reproductive Education, Healthcare, and Justice By Sylvie Richards in Student Life

Featuring MSFC’s chapter leaders, Caroline Cary and Paula Valiño. Caroline Cary, a first-year at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Medicine, decided to go to medical school because of …

April 4, 2023

PHOTOS: The Rally for Our Rights unites community members at the Wisconsin State Capitol By Lauren Aguila in The Daily Cardinal

The Rally for Our Rights gathered community members to stand up for transgender and women’s rights on Sunday, April 2 at the Wisconsin State Capitol. This rally was organized by …

April 4, 2023

Democrats want to restore Roe. They’re divided on whether to go even further By Alice Miranda Ollstein and Megan Messerly in Politico

Featuring MSFC’s alumna, Dr. Colleen McNicholas and MSFC’s Executive Director, Pamela Merritt. The abortion rights movement is split over how to restore access to the procedure as it prepares for …

March 29, 2023

Medical students’ abortion training is stifled in a post-Dobbs nation: Hannah Ahrendt and Eija Kent By Hannah Ahrendt and Eija Kent in Cleveland.com

By MSFC’s student leaders, Hannah Ahrendt and Eija Kent. Medical school is like drinking from a fire hydrant – too much to learn in a limited amount of time. But …

March 26, 2023

Abortion rights rally hosted at UW-La Crosse By Anna Fischer in News8000.com

Pro-choice organization Women Win Wisconsin has partnered with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, Fair Wisconsin, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Progress, Medical Students for Choice, SEIU, Human Rights Campaign, and …

March 25, 2023

As South Bans Abortion, Thousands Turn to Illinois Clinics By Amanda Seitz in AP News

Featuring MSFC’s alumna, Dr. Colleen McNicholas. Dr. Colleen McNicholas is fresh off performing two abortions when a ringing phone quickly stops her. “Oh, ugh,” she said, eyes widened, before she …

March 17, 2023

How Dobbs Upended Med Students’ Futures By Andrea González-Ramírez in The Cut

Featuring MSFC’s Board Member, Rose Al Abosy. Rose Al Abosy was on the last day of their maternal-fetal medicine sub-internship last year when the Dobbs decision came down. The end …