MSFC in the News

May 14, 2022

‘Bans off our bodies’ rally brings hundreds of people together in downtown Syracuse By Delana Thomas in CNY Central

 Hundreds of people gathered at the University United Methodists Church to attend a “Bans off our Bodies” rally on Saturday. The streets and sidewalks surrounding the church were filled with …

May 12, 2022

Advocates say more Black women will die if abortions are banned By Andrea Y. Henderson in St. Louis American

[…] According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women are more than three times as likely to die while giving birth as white women. Banning abortions also …

May 11, 2022

The Potential End of Roe Won’t Stop This Abortion Provider-in-Training By Christina Sturdivant Sani in The Washington Post

Interview to Sherry Reddix, 2022 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and member of Unmuted MSFC. I’m from Mississippi, and my whole family is in the field of medicine. …

May 9, 2022

Missouri Abortion Ban Would Hit Marginalized Communities the Hardest By Monica Obradovic in Riverfront Times

Ask any pro-choice advocate if they were surprised by the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, and they’ll most likely say no. Pamela Merritt, executive director of …

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 …