Abortion: When Politics Meets Practice

By Alana Cartens For most of my life I have danced around the sidelines of the reproductive justice movement, always supporting, but more actively involved in work around racial justice and international human rights. Attending the Medical Students for Choice Conference on Family Planning last December shifted my focus to see how, in many ways, …

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Libby Benedict


BenedictLibby Benedict is the Director of Leadership Training Networks for Physicians for Reproductive Health. She manages the Leadership Training Academy, which prepares physicians from multiple specialties to become self-directed leaders in reproductive and sexual health advocacy. She is also responsible for cultivating networks of progressive physician-activists throughout the United States. She received a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles. Go Bruins. A native San Franciscan and long-time community activist and organizer, Libby represents Physicians for Reproductive Health in the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and is a graduate of the Women’s Policy Institute, an initiative of the Women’s Foundation of California.