MSFC in the News

August 24, 2022

Cities Funding Abortion Access Battle State Leaders Against It By Hadriana Lowenkron in Bloomberg

Fights between state officials and local governments are escalating after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, as cities start to use their own funding to support abortion access. …

August 23, 2022

Hickenlooper meets with women’s health advocates, will help protect access By Jeff Rice in Journal-Advocate

Featuring MSFC’s resident member Samuel Raine. Colorado needs to brace for a surge in demand for abortion services as surrounding states shut down access. That was the consensus earlier this …

August 12, 2022

Medical education in a post-Roe world: student advocacy is patient advocacy By Zachary Simpson and Christen Jarshaw in BMJ

Opinion piece written by MSFC’s chapter members from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. It was a shot heard around the world—the announcement earlier this summer declaring the dreaded …

August 10, 2022

Medical schools, students review training amid abortion bans By Sandhya Raman in Roll Call

Ghazaleh Moayedi credits many of her strengths as a Texas-based obstetrician-gynecologist to training related to abortion. Outpatient abortion training builds bedside manner and teaches practical technical skills outside of a …

August 6, 2022

Should Doctors Break the Law? By Judith Levine in The Intercept

THE HORRIFIC STORIES are pouring in. A Texas woman’s water breaks at 18 weeks, leaving the fetus’s chance of survival “as close to zero as you’ll ever get in medicine,” …

August 4, 2022

University of Wisconsin medical students examine state’s future after reinstatement of 173-year-old abortion ban By Claire LaLiberte in The Daily Cardinal

Featuring MSFC’s chapter members from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health The Supreme Court’s controversial Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which was released on …

July 27, 2022

Many future doctors may lose access to abortion training as more states move to outlaw it By Rebecca White in Spokane Public Radio

Featuring MSFC’s chapter members from the Washington State University. Washington State University medical student Carmen Abbe has long been committed to reproductive healthcare access and hopes to one day become …

July 25, 2022

The Insidious Attack on the Training of Ob/Gyn Residents By Robert Kuttner in The American Prospect

Featuring MSFC Founder, Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD. The Dobbs decision of the Supreme Court is the culmination of half a century of insidiously successful efforts by anti-choice groups to add state restrictions …

July 25, 2022

With limited access to abortion comes limited access to medical training to perform abortions By Kristin Schwab in Marketplace

When Roe v. Wade was overturned last month, access to abortion became illegal or uncertain in nearly half the country. And with that, accessing abortion care training has become incredibly difficult for medical students …

July 10, 2022

Abortion Bans Are Limiting What Some Doctors and Med Students Are Taught By Ella Ceron in Bloomberg

Featuring MSFC Founder, Jody Steinauer, MD, PhD; and MSFC Executive Director, Pamela Merritt. Abortion care is one of the most common medical procedures in the US, yet even before the fall of …