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2015 RHE Participant

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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If the choice is to terminate, the method should be a safe one

December 9, 2013

When preparing for direct patient care, many medical students take the time to identify what ‘choice’ means to them and what values those meanings carry.  Questions may include: Are there certain motivations or barriers that affect my advocacy for abortion care?  What are my emotional and professional responses to the varied needs of women seeking …

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The Skinny on Emergency Contraception

November 4, 2013

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