Leadership Training Academy alum Dr. Colleen McNicholas appeared on Bustle’s Bodcast podcast to talk about the experience of being a traveling abortion provider in today’s political […]
Several Leadership Training Academy fellows and alumni were interviewed for Buzzfeed about their perspectives of being an abortion provider.
The class of 2017 Leadership Training Academy fellows kicked off their first training in Washington, DC to learn how to become a lifelong advocate […]
Parker, OB-GYN with 22 years of experience, travels the South providing abortions in areas with limited access NEW YORK—Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians), the doctor-led […]
On May 2, Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services. The complaint asks the Office for Civil Rights to […]
Today, during the oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, hundreds of reproductive rights supporters rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States. […]
Forty-three years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States in its landmark decision on Roe v. Wade. In the current political climate, there is reason to celebrate another year with legal abortion as the law of the land. But there is no doubt that millions of women cannot exercise this constitutional right without overcoming significant barriers. Physicians for Reproductive Health is doing everything we can to #ReclaimRoe, making the promise of Roe v. Wade a reality for every single woman in America. As part of today's anniversary, we are pleased to feature a piece by current Leadership Training Academy fellow, Antonella Lavelanet, DO, JD. Late in 2015, a United Nations Working Group traveled to the United States to assess the state of U.S. women’s human rights, including the ability to access comprehensive reproductive health care. As a self-proclaimed world leader devoted to medical and scientific advancement, one might expect that the U.S. leads the pack in terms of protecting the health of its citizens. And yet, what the UN group found instead were core failures to advance women’s standing in society. In its initial report, the group’s human rights experts pointed out that paid maternity leave is not universal in our country, that U.S. policy- and law-making bodies lack adequate representation of women and their needs, and that the full spectrum of reproductive health care services is not accessible to many women. As an obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in family planning, these findings come as no surprise to me. Continue reading Dr. Lavelanet's piece >>