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Med Student Takes a Stand on Hobby Lobby Decision

July 11, 2014

I’m angry. But more than that, I’m worried. I’m worried and I’m deeply disturbed by the recent, ongoing war on women and our access to healthcare. We’ve watched for the past several years as locality after locality, state after state, and now the Supreme Court of the United States, steadily turn back the clock on …

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An MSFC Success Story: A Panel on Abortion Provision in the Face of Legal Restrictions

June 27, 2014

A group of women advocate for legal abortions in 1980. [Evening Standard/Getty Images, source] Our medical students face different political atmospheres and laws that determine the legality and accessibility of abortion. This January, The University of Texas at San Antonio hosted a panel that included a local clinic staff member and two physicians that provide …

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An MSFC Success Story:

March 13, 2014

 ETSU Evening with an Abortion Provider MSFC’s chapter at Eastern Tennessee State University recently held a hugely successful event in an area that is often more hostile than hospitable to pro-choice activities. We talked to Aaron, an MSFC student leader, to hear more about how he set up the event, why it was such a …

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Coalition for Liberty and Justice Forum on Religious Liberty

February 11, 2014

On February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC, the Coalition for Liberty & Justice convened a forum featuring legal and political experts, religious and community leaders, grassroots organizers and advocates for religious freedom and against discrimination. Our Executive Director Lois Backus spoke on the panel for Women’s Rights and Religious Liberty. See the schedule and access …

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My RHE Experience

February 7, 2014

By the time I got to the Planned Parenthood clinic to begin my Reproductive Health Externship I’d seen about a dozen first trimester abortions at a private clinic close to my school.  “No sweat,” I convinced myself, remembering how underwhelmed I’d felt the first time I saw the procedure.  To my surprise there was no …

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Short film re-release: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

January 31, 2014

A short film about humans, choice, and frogs was re-released this year. It is simple, accurate, and a little cheeky. It serves as a pretty good reminder of why pro-choice organizations and individuals must be proactive. Watch here: http://lifeliberty.net/    

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Morgentaler Anniversary 2014: A Look at Choice in Canada

January 27, 2014

As we celebrate the decision that negated any laws restricting the practice of abortion in Canada, we’d like to share some facts with you about the history of choice in Canada as well as the current accessibility. It’s important that we train the next generation of abortion providers and make abortion even more available to …

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41 Years After Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2014

In addition to celebrating the decision that decided the legality of abortion in the US, we’d like to share some facts with you about the availability of abortion in the United States and why it’s important that we train the next generation of abortion providers and keep fighting to keep abortion safe and legal! View …

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Facing Adversitiy and Finding Support in MSFC

December 16, 2013

Jennifer, a second-year medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans, speaks with MSFC HQ about moving to a region more hostile to women’s reproductive rights and finding a supportive community through Medical Students for Choice.   What was your experience of choice before medical school? To me, choice means an individual being able to …

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