Physicians in the Press

Our doctors are nationally recognized experts on reproductive health topics such as abortion, contraception, and sex education and appear in a wide variety of news outlets. Here is a selection, in reverse chronological order, of their most recent media appearances. (Please note that links may expire.)

April 2015

April 15, 2015, MSNBC
New Laws Force Doctors to Lie to Patients About Abortion
Board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, coauthored an op-ed with American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) president Dr. John Jennings about the recently enacted “abortion reversal” laws in Arizona and Arkansas.

March 2015

March 31, 2015, xoJane
I Stopped Delivering Babies So That I Can Provide Abortions
Leadership Training Academy fellow Nicole Fanarjian, MD, MSCR, published an essay about her decision to give up practicing obstetrics so that she can provide abortion care, after she was unable to find a medical practice that would let her provide comprehensive reproductive health care.

March 29, 2015, Melissa Harris-Perry
Women’s clinic vandalized in Mississippi
Board member Dr. Willie J. Parker appeared on a panel that discussed the efforts by anti-choice activists to shut down Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in Mississippi and where Dr. Parker is a provider.

March 28, 2015, Wisconsin Gazette
Stop playing politics with women’s health
Former board chair Dr. Douglas Laube published an op-ed in opposition to expected legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in Wisconsin, which Governor Scott Walker has said he would sign into law.

March 27, 2015, Daily Beast
Abortion Lies Doctors Are Forced to Tell, by Brandy Zadrozny
Consulting medical director Dr. Anne Davis and Leadership Training Academy alumna Dr. Leah Torres were interviewed about state laws that force doctors to give medically inaccurate counseling about abortion to their patients.

March 26, 2015, Associated Press
Arizona Legislature OKs abortion medication requirement, by Ryan Van Velzer
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH, was interviewed by a reporter from the Associated Press about an Arizona bill that mandates abortion providers in the state give their patients medically inaccurate information about the possibility of reversing a medication abortion halfway through the procedure.

March 20, 2015, Medscape Ob/Gyn
Commentary: Ending Abortion Insurance Will Only Delay Care
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH, published an op-ed on Medscape about bans on insurance coverage for abortion care.

March 11, 2015, Salon
“Your heart can expand exponentially to take care of every woman”: An abortion provider on compassionate care — and why she’s open about her work, by Jenny Kutner
Leadership Training Academy fellow Jaclyn Grentzer, MD, MSCI, was interviewed by Salon about her work and why she became an abortion provider.

March 10, 2015, Cosmopolitan
5 Women Explain Why They Became Abortion Providers, by Robin Marty
On National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, three of our doctors–two current Leadership Training Academy fellows and one alumna–were interviewed for a  piece profiling the post-Roe generation of abortion providers and why they chose to do this work.

March 10, 2015, Ebony
Dr. Willie Parker: A Soldier for Choice, by Renee Bracey Sherman
On National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, board member Dr. Willie Parker was interviewed about his determination to provide abortion care in the South.  

March 10, 2015, Feministing
#Proud2Provide: Reflections on National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers
On National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers, Leadership Training Academy fellow Sarah Wallett, MD, published a piece about why she is proud to be an abortion provider.

March 2, 2015, Denver Post
Extend Colorado family planning funding
Leadership Training Academy fellow Lisa Goldthwaite, MD, published a letter in response to an op-ed that claimed Colorado’s family planning program doesn’t need renewed financial support.

February 2015

February 24, 2015, Salon
Let’s talk about vaginas: Salon’s guide to where things (don’t) go when you swallow them, by Jenny Kutner
Reproductive Health Advocacy fellow Dr. Kathleen Morrell was interviewed by Salon in response to reports that an Idaho state lawmaker asked a physician during a committee hearing whether a swallowed camera could be used to conduct a gynecological exam.

February 12, 2015, WCVB
The Right Age for Transgender Process
Board member and ARSHEP faculty member Dr. Michelle Forcier was interviewed on Boston’s ABC news affiliate WCVB about transgender children and teenagers.

January 2015

January 31, 2015, ThinkProgress
The Next Anti-Abortion Strategy Lurking Around The Corner, by Tara Culp-Ressler
Consulting medical director Dr. Anne Davis was interviewed about a new, extreme bill that has been introduced in Oklahoma and Kansas. Dr. David Grimes also appears in this article.

January 29, 2015, Associated Press
Legislature could step in on abortion clinic rule proposal, by Gary Robertson
Current Leadership Training Academy fellow Dr. Matthew Zerden is quoted by the Associated Press in coverage of yesterday’s Raleigh news conference on the subject of abortion clinic regulations in North Carolina. This AP story has appeared in 34 outlets thus far.

January 27, 2015, Salon
Salon’s guide to where babies (don’t) come from: Let’s talk about IUDs!, by Katie McDonough
Salon’s Katie McDonough spoke to Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Dr. Kathleen Morrell, and quoted Dr. Anne Davis from a previous interview, on the topic of how IUDs actually work.

January 22, 2015, Refinery29
Meet the Women Who Make Abortions Possible, by Hayley MacMillen
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow spoke to Refinery29 on the 42nd anniversary of Roe. The author then produced a first-person profile of Kathleen, as well as profiles of four other people in the reproductive health, rights, and justice world.

January 21, 2015, ThinkProgress
The Growing Backlash To Republicans’ Effort To Ban Abortion, by Tara Culp-Ressler
The statement by board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, in our press release on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the 20 week abortion ban was quoted in an article about the opposition against the 20 week ban, including among anti-choice lawmakers.

January 21, 2015, RH Reality Check
To Push Back Against Mounting Restrictions, We Must Be Honest About Abortion Care, by Pratima Gupta
Former board member and Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH, published an opinion piece on RH Reality Check in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.

January 20, 2015, Ob.Gyn.News
Legislative battles over abortion put doctors in the middle, by Mary Ellen Schneider
Board chair Dr. Nancy Stanwood was interviewed for a lengthy Ob.Gyn.News piece on legislative interference in the doctor-patient relationship.

January 14, 2015, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Judges take up abortion law’s line of viability, by Linda Satter
An amicus brief filed by Physicians and the National Abortion Federation in the appeals court case on Arkansas’ ban on abortions after 12 weeks was cited in an article about the appeals court hearing that took place this week.

January 8, 2015, Salon
“They’re not based in science”: Why GOP’s already pulling a post-election bait-and-switch, by Katie McDonough
Salon writer Katie McDonough included parts of a past interview she conducted with consulting medical director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, on the science of fetal pain in an article about the ban on abortions after 20 weeks that was introduced in the House of Representatives this week.

December 2014

December 30, 2014, Albuquerque Journal
If you oppose abortion, you aren’t feminist, by Sandra Penn, MD
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) Fellow Sandra Penn, MD, published a letter to the editor in the Albuquerque Journal in response to an op-ed by a conservative columnist which posted that female politicians don’t have to be pro-choice to be considered feminists.

December 19, 2014, Indy Week
NC Health Department reviewing abortion regulations, by Jane Porter
Testimony on proposed abortion clinic regulations given at a North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services hearing by Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Gretchen Stuart, MD, MPH, was quoted in a blog post about the hearing on the website of a NC alternative weekly newspaper.

December 17, 2014, News & Observer
NC needs to continue to let patient care, not politics guide abortion rules, by Matthew Zerden
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) Fellow Matthew Zerden, MD, MPH, published an op-ed in the North Carolina paper News & Observer about the recently proposed rules for abortion clinics in the state.

December 15, 2014, Deseret News
Are pregnant women being given unduly harsh jail sentences?by Lois M. Collins
Physicians for Reproductive Health was mentioned in a Deseret News article as a medical groups that signed on to an amicus brief filed by National Advocates for Pregnant Women on behalf of a woman who received a harsher jail sentence for her involvement in a meth operation because she was pregnant at the time.

December 4, 2014, WTVR
State Board of Health votes to amend abortion clinic regulations, by Jerrita Patterson
Leadership Training Academy Fellow Dr. Serina Floyd testified in front of the Virginia Board of Health in support of amending the state’s TRAP laws and was interviewed by a local CBS affiliate at the hearing.  Dr. Floyd was also quoted in the Richmond Times Dispatch and appeared on local evening news on NBC, FOX, and ABC affiliates in Richmond, VA.

November 2014

November 24, 2014, Cincinnati Enquirer
Banning abortion won’t make it go away, by Roslyn Kade, MD
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Roslyn Kade, MD, published a letter in the Cincinnati Enquirer in response to an article about the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which would ban abortions in Ohio as early as six weeks in pregnancy.

November 21, 2014, Guardian US
‘I can’t think of a time when it was worse’: US abortion doctors speak out, by Karen McVeigh
Leadership Training Initiative (LTI) alum and board member Willie Parker, MD, MSc, MPH, and board member Curtis Boyd, MD (along with his wife, Glenna Halvorson-Boyd), were interviewed for an in-depth story about their work as abortion providers.

November 19, 2014, Feministing
Busting Myths and Calming Fears: A Doctor Answers Questions About the IUD, by Luu Ireland
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Luu Ireland, MD, MPH, published an article about IUDs on Feministing.com, timed to coincide with the currently ongoing annual LARC Awareness Week. The piece was posted under Physicians for Reproductive Health’s name on the Community page, but was posted to Feministing’s homepage by the site’s editors.

November 13, 2014, Columbus Dispatch
Senate panel OKs Kasich’s controversial choice to lead health department, by Catherine Candinsky
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) fellow Catherine Romanos, MD, submitted written testimony to an Ohio state Senate committee in opposition to the confirmation of Richard Hodges as director of Ohio’s Department of Health because Hodges has no experience in public health or medicine. Her written testimony (which she submitted as an individual physician, but that we helped her with) was quoted in an article about the Senate hearing.

November 12, 2014, New York Times
The Civil Rights of Pregnant Women, by Nancy Stanwood
Board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, published a letter to the editor in the New York Times on laws that criminalize pregnant women in response to this op-ed.

November 7, 2014, NPR
Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges, by Robin Marantz Henig
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Jennifer Kerns, MD, MPH, was quoted in an article on NPR’s “Shots Blog” about a study that investigates the pregnancy experiences of transgender men, which she coauthored.

October 2014

October 31, 2014, CBS Chicago, WBBM Newsradio
Birth Control Referendum On Illinois Ballot Stirs Controversy
Class of 2015 Leadership Training Academy Fellow Leanne Griffin, MD, spoke at a press conference in support of the Illinois ballot measure on birth control and some of her remarks were played on CBS Chicago’s WBBM Newsradio.

October 29, 2014, MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show
IUD is not an ongoing abortion in your body
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Stephanie Teal, MD, discussed “personhood” bills and the science behind IUDs.

October 29, 2014, Medscape
Commentary: Texas Abortion Restrictions Create Tangled Web for Women and Providers, by Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Dr. Kathleen Morrell published a Medscape commentary piece on the impact of HB 2 on the state of Texas and on abortion providers in particular.

October 14, 2014, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Keep Medicaid strong for Missouri’s children, families, by Dr. Molly Droge and Dr. Colleen McNicholas
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Colleen McNicholas, MD, coauthored an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the importance of Medicaid payment increases. The article also argues for the payment increase program to include primary care provided by ob/gyns.

October 12, 2014, Durango Herald
Colo. Residents to vote on giving rights to unborn: Similar efforts have failed twice before, by Peter Marcus
Aaron Lazorwitz, MD, an ob/gyn in our network at the University Of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine, spoke at a press conference in opposition to Amendment 67, which would effectively ban abortion in Colorado by applying personhood to the Colorado criminal code.

October 10, 2014, St. Louis Public Radio
72-Hour Wait For Abortions Will Reduce Access, Providers Say
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Colleen McNicholas, DO, was interviewed for a St. Louis Public Radio story on Missouri’s new 72-hour mandatory delay, which went into effect that same day.

October 1, 2014, HuffPost Live
The Link Between Abortion, Domestic Abuse & More
Reproductive health advocacy fellow Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH, joined a panel of experts on HuffPost Live to discuss newly published findings from ANSIRH’s Turnaway study on the links between intimate partner violence and abortion access, and a new report on abortion restrictions from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

September 2014

September 30, 2014, WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson
New Birth Control Guidelines; Enterovirus
Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) faculty member and Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Kate Greenberg, MD, appeared as a guest on the WXXI (the NPR station in Rochester, NY) radio show Connections with Evan Dawson. She was on the show for half an hour for an interview about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation that pediatricians consider IUDs and the implant as first-line contraceptive options for adolescents and answered questions from callers.

September 29, 2014, WHEC
Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls
Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) faculty member and Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Kate Greenberg, MD, was interviewed by her local Rochester, NY, NBC affiliate regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new recommendation that pediatricians consider IUDs and the implant as “first line contraceptive choices for adolescents.”

September 22, 2014, New York Times
The Decision to Have an Abortion
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Colleen McNicholas, DO, MSc, published a letter in the New York Times in response to the news of Missouri enacting a 72-hour mandatory delay for women seeking abortion care in the state.

September 20, 2014, New York Times
On Raising Children Outside of Marriage
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow and Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Kathleen Morrell, MD, published a letter in the New York Times in response to an op-ed that, among other things, argued in favor of improving young women’s access to long-acting reversible contraception.

September 19, 2014, MedScape
A Clinician’s Guide to Emergency Contraception, by Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna and former Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, wrote a clinician’s guide to emergency contraception, which was published on MedScape.

September 17, 2014, San Francisco Chronicle
Letters to the editor
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH, published a letter to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle, writing in support of a local (city) resolution opposing sex-selective abortion bans.

September 14, 2014, Wall Street Journal
Many Pediatricians Are Skipping the Sex Talk With Teens, by Jeanna Whalen
Faculty member of the Physicians for Reproductive Health Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) Veenod (Vinny) Chulani, MD, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about his work promoting and improving adolescent reproductive and sexual health care, including through his role as ARSHEP faculty.

September 12, 2014, RH Reality Check
Mindy Kaling’s Sitcom Could Help Disrupt Abortion Provider Stigma, by Renee Bracey Sherman
Reproductive health advocacy fellow and Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Kathleen Morrell, MD, was quoted in a piece on RH Reality Check about some of the reasons why many obstetrician-gynecologists do not provide abortion care.

September 8, 2014, Salon
GOP’s crude birth control fake: Here’s who they may fool (hint: it’s not women), by Joan Walsh
Excerpts from an interview board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, did with ThinkProgress about recent comments by politicians in support of making oral contraceptives available over-the-counter were re-printed in a Salon piece.

September 6, 2014, Charlotte Observer
The GOP and Birth Control, by Editorial Board
In its editorial about the GOP’s stance on contraception, the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer quoted board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, from an interview she did with ThinkProgress.

September 5, 2014, ThinkProgress
Why Republicans Are Embracing Over-The-Counter Birth Control, by Aviva Shen
Board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, was interviewed by ThinkProgress about the increasing number of politicians who are supporting over-the-counter access to birth control pills while simultaneously being on the record as generally opposing sound reproductive health policies.

September 3, 2014, KCRW’s To The Point
Will New Limits on Abortion Hold?
Board member and Leadership Training Initiative (LTI) alum Willie Parker, MD, MSc, MPH, was interviewed on KCRW’s radio news program To The Point for a segment about abortion restrictions, including hospital admitting privileges requirements. KCRW is “Southern California’s flagship NPR affiliate.”

August 2014

August 31, 2014, Salt Lake Tribune
Op-ed: It’s Time to Put a Woman’s Health, Safety and Rights First, by Leah Torres, MD, MS
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Leah Torres, MD, MSCI, published an op-ed on the Women’s Health Protection Act in the Sunday print edition of the Salt Lake Tribune.

August 29, 2014, New York Times
The Move Toward More Abortion Restrictions
Board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, published a letter in response to the editorial “Quackery and Abortion Rights.”

August 21, 2014, Washington Post
The Simple Policy That Led America’s Biggest Drop in Teen Birth Rates, by Tina Griego
Leadership Training Academy alumna Stephanie Teal, MD, MPH, is quoted in a story about the success of Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative in helping to dramatically reduce the state’s teen birth rate.

August 21, 2014, Vox
“A Constant Battle”:  What It’s Like to Work in Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic, by Sarah Kliff
Board member and Leadership Training Initiative alum Willie Parker, MD, MSc, MPH, was interviewed by Vox writer Sarah Kliff for a piece about why he chooses to live and work in Alabama and Mississippi, what it’s like to be a provider in those states, and why he is so public about his work.

August 6, 2014, MSNBC’s The Reid Report
Texas Judge Weighs Law That Would Shutter All Abortion Clinics
Board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, discussed his work in Mississippi as well as abortion restrictions and current court cases in Alabama and Texas.

August 4, 2014, KQED’s Forum With Michael Krasny
CDC: HPV Vaccine Rates for Teens ‘Unacceptably Low’
Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program faculty member Dr. Sophia Yen discussed the CDC’s recent study that showed that few teens are getting the HPV vaccine.

July 2014

July 30, 2014, Esquire
The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker, by John H. Richardson
An in-depth profile of board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, and his work as an abortion provider in the South, and in particular at Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last clinic in Mississippi.

July 30, 2014, Italics: Television for the Italian American Experience
Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Stacy De-Lin, MD, discussed TRAP laws in Texas, state-level abortion restrictions, the Hobby Lobby decision, and abortion pre-Roe. (Note: Video; interview begins at the 7:00 mark.)

July 21, 2014, Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network
ACA: How Will the Recent Supreme Court Decision Impact Contraception?, by Alicia Ault
Consulting Medical Director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, discussed the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision on physicians’ ability to provide medically appropriate contraceptive care for their patients.

July 19, 2014, Tribune-Review
Buffer Zones Needed I, by Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
Buffer Zones Needed II, by Colleen Krajewski, MD, MPH
Class of 2013 Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Colleen Krajewski, MD, MPH, and class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Christy Boraas, MD, MPH, published letters to the editor about the Supreme Court ruling on buffer zones and its possible effect on Pittsburgh’s buffer zone law.

July 18, 2014, Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network
Senate Panel Considers Bill to Overturn State Restrictions on Abortion, by Alicia Ault
Ob.Gyn News quoted from Senate Judiciary Committee hearing testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alum Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act.

July 17, 2014, Medscape Ob/Gyn
Commentary: Supreme Court’s Birth Control Mandate Is Bad for Patients and Healthcare Providers, by Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Dr. Lin-Fan Wang published a commentary on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

July 17, 2014, LongIsland.com News
AG Schneiderman Proposes Bill to Blunt the Effect of Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Decision in New York
Consulting Medical Director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, was quoted in a press release from the office of New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announcing proposed legislation, the Reproductive Rights Disclosure Act, in response to the Hobby Lobby decision.

July 17, 2014, WOCA | The Source Radio (Ocala, Florida)
Class of 2013 Leadership Training Academy alumnus Joshua Nitsche, MD, PhD, did a joint radio interview with Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, about their report, “Bad Medicine: How A Political Agenda is Undermining Women’s Health Care.” (Note: Video)

July 16, 2014, RH Reality Check
Anti-Choice Witnesses Misinform During Senate Hearing on Women’s Health Protection Act, by Emily Crockett
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 16, 2014, msnbc.com
Senate Considers a Bill that Would Prohibit Abortion Restrictions, by Clare Kim
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 16, 2014, Los Angeles Times
An Overdue Response to the Frenzy of State Restrictions on Abortion, by Robin Abcarian
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 15, 2014, Huffington Post
Senate Considers Rare Bill Supporting Abortion Rights, by Laura Bassett
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 15, 2014, ThinkProgress
Congress is Actually Doing Something to Protect Reproductive Rights for Once, by Tara Culp-Ressler
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 15, 2014, Washington Post
Senate Democrats Launch Fight to Reverse Supreme Court, State Abortion Restrictions, by Julie Rovner
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (This article also appeared on the Atlantic website.)

July 15, 2014, Al Jazeera America
Spate of Abortion-Restriction Laws Draw Attention of Congress, by Lisa De Bode
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 15, 2014, Houston Chronicle
Cruz Watch: Senator Calls Democratic Bill a ‘Manifestation of a War on Women’, by Brianna Gurciullo
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 15, 2014, Marie Claire
This Act Could Put an End to Anti-Abortion Legislation, by Diana Pearl
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 15, 2014, Los Angeles Times
Senate Democrats Move to Prevent State Restrictions on Abortion, by Marianne Levine
Article quotes testimony given by board member and Leadership Training Initiative alumnus Willie Parker, MD, MPH, MSc, in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

July 11, 2014, Fresh Perspectives
Acting on Our Convictions: Court Ruling Shows Need to Stand Up for Evidence-Based Care, by Margaux Lazarin, DO, MPH
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Margaux Lazarin, DO, MPH, published a blog post on the American Academy of Family Physicians blog about the need for physician advocacy, prompted by the recent Hobby Lobby decision.

July 10, 2014, National Journal
Why the Supreme Court Ignored Science in Hobby Lobby, by Lucia Graves
Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, spoke to the National Journal about how the contraceptive methods at the center of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby work. The article also mentions and links to our mechanism of action amicus brief.

July 6, 2014, Los Angeles Times
Readers React Hobby Lobby Decision Perpetuates Myths on Birth Control
Class of 2013 Leadership Training Academy alumna Tracey Wilkinson, MD, MPH, published a letter to the editor in response to a column that contained misinformation about how emergency contraception works.

July 5, 2014, State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Letter: No place for Employers in Contraception Decisions, by Tabatha Wells, MD
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Tabatha Wells, MD, published a letter to the editor in response to the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.

July 4, 2014, New York Daily News
Putting Patients First, by Sara Baird, MD
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Sara Baird, MD, published a letter to the editor in response to the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.

July 2, 2014, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Birth Control Decisions are Private Medical Decisions, by Catherine Chappell, MD
Class of 2015 Leadership Training Academy candidate Catherine Chappell, MD, published a letter expressing her concern over the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.

July 2, 2014, Salt Lake City Tribune
Letter: IUDs, Emergency Contraception Not Abortifacients, by Leah Torres, MD
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Leah Torres, MD, published a letter in response to an article about the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, calling out the fallacious claim that emergency contraception and IUDs are abortifacient.

July 2, 2014, Salon
Leader in Anti-Choice Movement Admits Abortion is Totally Safe, Still Wants to Ban It, by Katie McDonough
Consulting Medical Director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, is quoted in a Salon article about comments the leader of the National Right to Life organization made about the safety of abortion.

July 1, 2014, Al Jazeera America
Hobby Lobby Verdict Overlooks the Science on Pregnancy, Experts Say, by Marisa Taylor
The amicus brief Physicians submitted on the mechanism of action of IUDs and emergency contraception was quoted in an article about the science at the core of Hobby Lobby’s objections to these birth control methods.

July 1, 2014, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Necessary Buffers, by Colleen Krajewski, MD, MPH
Class of 2013 Leadership Training Academy alumna Dr. Colleen Krajewski published a letter in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the harassment her patients in Pittsburgh must endure from the so-called “counselors” even with the city’s buffer zone.

July 1, 2014, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Keep the Buffers, by Christy Boraas, MD, MPH
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Dr. Christy Boraas published a letter in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the Supreme Court’s buffer zone ruling and her concerns regarding the ruling’s impact on Pittsburgh’s buffer zone.

June 2014

June 30, 2014, Salon
Hobby Lobby Decision Day! Catch Up on What it All Means — Really Quickly, by Katie McDonough
In a piece on the morning of the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, Salon writer Katie McDonough quoted Physicians consulting medical director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, from a previous interview about how contraception works.

June 30, 2014, San Francisco Chronicle
Supreme Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control, by Bob Egelko
The statement by board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle’s article on the ruling.

June 30, 2014, The Guardian
The Hobby Lobby Ruling Proves Men of the Law Still Can’t Get Over ‘Immoral’ Women Having Sex, by Jessica Valenti
The statement by board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was quoted by Jessica Valenti in her Guardian column on the ruling.

June 30, 2014, Chicago Tribune
Abortion Patients Should Not Be Forced to Walk the Gauntlet, by AuTumn Davidson, MD
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Dr. AuTumn Davidson published a letter in the Chicago Tribune about why buffer zones outside of abortion clinics are effective and necessary.

June 30, 2014, Medpage Today
Supreme Court Issues Hobby Lobby Decision, by Joyce Frieden
Reproductive health advocacy fellow Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, was interviewed by Medpage Today about her reaction to the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Medpage Today also interviewed Dr. Wang and two other people for a short video, and she is also quoted in the accompanying article.

June 30, 2014, MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner
Corporations Can Be Birth Control Free
Consulting medical director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, what it means for women and patients, and how contraception works.

June 30, 2014, The Huffington Post’s HuffPostLive
SCOTUS Delivers Blow to Birth Control Coverage
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Tanya Ohly, MD, appeared on a HuffPostLive segment about the Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case.

June 26, 2014, MSNBC
Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law, by Irin Carmon
The statement by board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the McCullen v. Coakley buffer zone case was quoted in an MSNBC article on the ruling.

June 26, 2014, Religion Dispatches
Your Uterus is “An Important Subject” About Which Your Fellow Citizens “Wish to Converse,” by Sarah Posner
In an article about the Supreme Court’s decision in McCullen v. Coakley, Religion Dispatches writer Sarah Posner quotes from the statement by board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, in our press release on the ruling.

June 26, 2014, Chicago Tribune
Court Ruling May Jeopardize Buffer Zone for Abortion Protesters in Chicago, by Manya Brachear Pashman
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy alumna Ellen Lorange, DO, was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for a front page story about how the Supreme Court ruling on the Massachusetts buffer zone law will affect Chicago’s “bubble zone.”

June 26, 2014, The Huffington Post’s HuffPostLive
SCOTUS Says No To Abortion Buffer Zones
Class of 2014 Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Julie Johnston, MD, appeared on a HuffPostLive segment about the Supreme Court decision on the Massachusetts buffer zone law.

June 26, 2014, MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner
No Buffer Zones Outside Abortion Clinics
Board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, discussed the Supreme Court ruling striking down the Massachusetts’ buffer zone.

June 26, 2014, The Guardian
The US Supreme Court’s Abortion Buffer Zone Ruling Protects a Gauntlet of Horror, by Jessica Valenti
Physicians for Reproductive Health’s press release with accompanying quote from board chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH, on today’s Supreme Court ruling in McCullen v. Coakley was referenced by Jessica Valenti in her Comment is Free column on The Guardian.

June 26, 2014, Salon
“Do What We Tell You To Do, or We Will Kill You,” by Katie McDonough
Salon writer Katie McDonough interviewed this year’s Tiller awardee Dr. Cheryl Chastine, as well as Dr. Warren Hern and clinic escort Katie Klabusich at our Rashbaum-Tiller Awards ceremony for this story about anti-choice protesters and harassment outside of abortion clinics, and buffer zones.

June 24, 2014, Teen Vogue
The Fight for Reproductive Rights: What’s Going on with Politics and Your Body Right This Minute, by Fawnia Soo Hoo
Reproductive health advocacy fellow Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, spoke to Teen Vogue about confidential reproductive health care, emergency contraception, and what the Affordable Care Act means for young people.

June 16, 2014, RH Reality Check
The NRA Successfully Silences Another Obama Nominee, by Jessica Mason Pieklo
Reproductive health advocacy fellow Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, spoke to RH Reality Check about laws that interfere with the trust inherent to the physician-patient relationship by mandating what physicians can’t or must say to their patients in relation to specific medical procedures or public health issues.

June 11, 2014, Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill to Regulate Providers is an Attack on Abortion, by Rebecca Mercier, MD, and Ralph Riviello, MD
Class of 2013 Leadership Training Academy (LTA) alumna Dr. Rebecca Mercier and former board member Dr. Ralph Riviello co-authored an op-ed in opposition to a Pennsylvania bill that would impose hospital admitting privileges requirements on abortion providers in the state.

June 8, 2014, MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki
The Role Obamacare is Playing in North Carolina’s Senate Race
MSNBC’s Irin Carmon interviewed Class of 2011 Leadership Training Academy alumna Amy Bryant, MD, for a report on the role of Obamacare in North Carolina’s Senate race. Dr. Bryant talked about the Affordable Care Act’s contraception benefit.

June 5, 2014, Salon
Ohio Considers Banning Insurance Coverage of All Abortion — Even if the Pregnancy is Life Threatening, Katie McDonough
In a story about the anti-choice Ohio bill that seeks to ban insurance coverage of abortion and contraceptive methods like the IUD, Salon writer Katie McDonough uses excerpts from a previous interview she did with Physicians consulting medical director Anne Davis, MD, MPH, about how IUDs work.

June 4, 2014, Democracy Now!
5 Years After Dr. George Tiller’s Murder, A Doctor Braves Threats to Continue Abortions in Wichita
The daily news program Democracy Now! referenced Physicians documentary “Voices of Choice” in a segment on Dr. George Tiller. They played part of an interview with Dr. Tiller from the documentary.