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"My experience was incredible. I learned so much in such a short amount of time."

2015 RHE Participant

After WWH in Texas: A Clinic and a Community

July 20, 2016

By Liza Brecher In June, I started my Reproductive Health Externship (RHE) at Houston Women’s Clinic in Houston, Texas. Houston Women’s Clinic (HWC) is a standalone abortion clinic (not an ambulatory surgical center) and is one of eleven clinics left in the state. When I was setting up my externship with Kathy, the clinic manager, …

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A Lack of Abortion Providers & Choice

June 29, 2016

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court made the momentous decision to overturn Texas’s HB2 law. The highest court in the country decided that Texas’s TRAP laws placed an undue burden on women seeking an abortion. However, there is still work to be done in Texas and many other states. One of the biggest obstacles facing …

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Pro-Choice in an Anti-Abortion State

May 27, 2016

By Christina Bourne Being pro-choice has always been natural to me.  I grew up in a pro-choice family, had an abortion as a teenager, and never felt anything but support from my community.  I seldom thought about the right to choose.  Sure, I knew there was debate around the issue, but I never felt a …

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A Texas Showdown: The State vs. Your Care

March 3, 2016

Yesterday, lawyers for the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights embarked on oral arguments before the Supreme Court for what is being called the most important abortion rights case in decades. In 2013, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2 which, among many other new restrictive regulations, requires abortion providers to hold …

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Fighting for Abortion Access in Florida

February 25, 2016

Abortion restriction laws have sadly become the norm in many states in the U.S. Though many of these laws are passed under the guise of helping women, they are actually made with the intent to slowly legislate abortion until it is virtually inaccessible. One tactic we are seeing in increasing numbers is the institution of …

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My Battle for Buckeye Women

February 16, 2016

By Tiffany Stainfield, MSFC Chapter President at Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine After four consecutive near-sleepless nights, tons of research into economic and social implications for Ohio, hours of proofreading and editing testimony, and two hours driving to Columbus, I spoke to the Ohio Senate on January 27, 2016 in opposition to House Bill …

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Grieving for the Loss of My Rights, and How I Recovered

January 22, 2016

By Carolyn Miller, Development & Communications Manager If you’ve had a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach since the beginning of the New Year, you might be like me and have read or heard about how 2015 was a terrible year for women’s reproductive health. Maybe today, on the anniversary of Roe v. …

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Keeping Choice (and Women) Alive in Uganda

December 21, 2015

You have surely heard of the constant barrage of legal attacks on abortion in the US. At MSFC, we are known for working to battle this onslaught of legislation by helping to create the next generation of abortion providers. Our efforts are especially important because women in the US are facing challenges to accessing abortion …

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Statement on the Attack on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

December 1, 2015

In the field of abortion care the isolation and targeting of physicians is nothing new. We have seen these terroristic attacks take the form of picketing providers’ homes and children’s schools, clinic arsons and bombings, and most horrifying, the murder and attempted murder of abortion providers. As we look back on 2015, the landscape is …

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