Fighting To Make New York a Safe Place for Abortion
By Rachel Weinstock, MS2 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Under a siege of anti-choice rhetoric at the national level, New York has felt like a ‘safe place.’ Abortion was legalized here in 1970 before Roe V. Wade, a provider assured me during my medical school interview. Hearing this, and knowing of New York’s historically …
Quinn Jackson is a third year medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is pursuing a Masters in Public Health concurrently, specializing in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. Her interests include the integration of family planning and abortion service into primary care, disparities in access to these services, and improving medical student education regarding contraception and abortion. She worked with the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals to train medical students on manual vacuum aspiration techniques. Quinn is also the Tulane liaison for Sante Total, an organization which provides primary care services and sexual health education in rural Haiti.
Prior to medical school, Quinn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from University of Florida and worked for Planned Parenthood of North Florida for several years. Her years working in abortion care inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.