Fighting Abortion Restrictions in a Hostile State: My Experience Testifying at the Texas Legislature

by Katie Hansen MS1 at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin The 2017 legislative session in Texas has been a disheartening one for women and the pro-choice movement. State lawmakers have already proposed 17 bills that would make it more difficult for women to access abortion. On February 15th, I testified at …

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Gopika Krishna


Gopika Krishna is a third year medical student at Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Before joining the MSFC board, she was co-leader of her school’s chapter, and co-facilitated electives providing sexual health education and HIV/HCV counselor training for medical students. Her current research focuses on collecting oral histories of abortion providers. Before medical school, Gopika worked with various local sexual health and social justice groups, including the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, Brown’s Female Sexuality Workshop, and Brown’s Center for Students of Color. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Human Biology: Race & Gender.

Her interests include the history and philosophy of science, feminist biology, narrative medicine, and the intersections of racial and class-based justice with reproductive justice. She also loves playing music, stress-baking, and reading horoscopes.