MSFC in the News

July 8, 2022

‘It’s incredibly far-reaching’: medical students on the Roe reversal By Gray Chapman in The Guardian

Featuring MSFC chapter members Mackenzie Bennett and Laura Rush. Fourth-year medical student Mackenzie Bennett was on a conference call when news broke that Roe v Wade had been overturned. The …

June 30, 2022

Massive media fail: Abortion coverage ignores misogyny, theocracy, and so much more By Dan Froomkin in Press Watch

The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a shattering blow to women, as well as to anyone who believes that women should have the same rights and same autonomy …

June 27, 2022

La. ‘trigger law’ on abortion blocked by state court; abortion care to resume By Rachael Thomas and Destinee Patterson in WAFB Channel 9

Louisiana’s “trigger law” has been blocked by a state court in response to the lawsuit filed Monday, June 27, meaning abortion care will resume in the state. A hearing has …

June 27, 2022

Experts Encourage College Campuses to Prepare for Repercussions of Roe v. Wade’s Overturn By Mariah Bohanon in INSIGHT Into Diversity

On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ruling that had protected reproductive rights in the U.S. for nearly half a century. While many were expecting the court to reverse …

June 24, 2022

Missouri’s anti-abortion advocates cheer as attorney general authorizes trigger ban By Sarah Fentem, Chad Davis in St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri anti-abortion advocates are praising a decision Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortions across the country. […] “The …

June 21, 2022

Abortion resistance in the US pending SCOTUS’s decision By Cecilia Khavar in Sveriges Radio (Sweden)

[…] The proposals have been shelved, they are considered controversial, but some experts believe that such more extreme laws may become a reality in the future. Pamela Merritt is active in …

June 20, 2022

A race to teach abortion procedures, before the bans begin By Nick Anderson in The Washington Post

[…] Shelbie Fishman, 24, from Rockville, Md., is the co-leader of a group called Medical Students for Choice at Washington University. Missouri has a “trigger ban” that puts abortion rights …

June 14, 2022

The Loss of Abortion Rights Will Send Reverberations Through Many Spheres By Jennie Wetter in rePROs Fight Back

As the future of Roe looks increasingly shaky, the implications of its overturning could result in a number of outcomes– some of which may not immediately occur to many of …

June 9, 2022

New Voices: On ethics, education and abortion By Maddie Larkin, Brianna Wenande and Madi Sundlof in StarTribune

Maddie Larkin, Brianna Wenande and Madi Sundlof are students at the University of Minnesota Medical School. They are board members of UMN Twin Cities chapter of Medical Students for Choice. …

June 8, 2022

Poland Establishes ‘Terrifying’ Pregnancy Register After Banning Almost All Abortions By Julia Conley in The Real News Network

A new government database tracking people’s pregnancies in Poland is sparking fears that medical data will be used to prosecute women who obtain abortion care in other countries or by …