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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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.