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, …
Quinn Jackson is a third year medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is pursuing a Masters in Public Health concurrently, specializing in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. Her interests include the integration of family planning and abortion service into primary care, disparities in access to these services, and improving medical student education regarding contraception and abortion. She worked with the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals to train medical students on manual vacuum aspiration techniques. Quinn is also the Tulane liaison for Sante Total, an organization which provides primary care services and sexual health education in rural Haiti.
Prior to medical school, Quinn earned her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from University of Florida and worked for Planned Parenthood of North Florida for several years. Her years working in abortion care inspired her to pursue a career in medicine.