MSFC in the News

May 7, 2022

Protesters gather at Ohio Statehouse in support of LGBTQ, abortion rights By Erica Thompson in The Columbus Dispatch

[…] “A pregnant person’s body has to change so much to support a fetus,” said Perryman, 22, of King-Lincoln/Bronzeville, who also is a member of Medical Students for Choice. “There …

May 3, 2022

Looming Roe Decision Increases Urgency for Scaling Up Abortion Training By Morgan S. Levy, Shira Fishbach, Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, and Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD in MedPage Today

[…] Limited Abortion Care Training Opportunities The opportunities to learn about abortion in medical school are limited. Even at institutions that provide some abortion education, students are oftentimes responsible for …

April 28, 2022

Standing strong: youth health workers from Benin share lessons from sexual and reproductive health and rights workshop By FIGO in FIGO News

From 9–11 March 2022, in Cotonou, Benin, FIGO’s Advocating for Safe Abortion Project worked with the National College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Benin (CNGOB) to organise a capacity building …

April 24, 2022

Medical students and doctors fear they can no longer perform abortions for those in need By Gabriela Miranda and Marc Ramirez in USA TODAY

Our Executive Director, Pamela Merritt was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article about the current state of abortion training in medical schools in the US and the prospect of …

April 11, 2022

Abortion training under threat for med students, residents By Lindsey Tanner in ABC News

MSFC Board Member and Oklahoma University medical student, Ian Peake. Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you’ll find abortion. The first two procedures are part of …

March 22, 2022

Fewer medical students trained for abortion procedures By Sarah Varney in NBC News

Featuring MSFC Medical Director, Pamela Merrit. […] The anti-abortion movement knows it’s important to abortion rights advocates to maintain the pipeline of providers, “and that’s why they’re focused on travel …

March 8, 2022

Amid abortion rights threat, OB-GYNs more vocal with support By Travis Loller in ABC News

Featuring MSFC Founder, Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD. “There’s no question of the huge adverse effect of the movement of abortion into clinics,” Bixby Director Jody Steinauer said. “You go see …

January 28, 2022

With Roe v. Wade on the Line, BU Will Continue Abortion Education Regardless of Ruling By Rich Barlow in BU Today

Featuring MSFC Board Member, Rose Al Abosy. […] Long before the fracas over Mississippi and Texas, schools tiptoed gingerly around abortion, with more than half declining to offer any clinical …

January 25, 2022

Yale medical students rally for abortion rights on 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade By Veronica Lee in Yale News

The Yale chapter of the Medical Students for Choice organization rallied Saturday in support of the protection of reproductive care, as the Supreme Court seems poised to dismantle Roe v. …