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 …
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.