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 …
Libby 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.