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Loss of the Federal Right to Abortion Care at the 1-year Mark – Virginia: The Final Bastion of Bodily Autonomy in the South

  Loss of the Federal Right to Abortion Care at the 1-year Mark Virginia: The Final Bastion of Bodily Autonomy in the South By Elissa Cleland, AMSA Gender & Sexuality Chair and rising MS2 at Eastern Virginia Medical School As a Virginia resident all of my life, I am well aware of the polarized cultural...

Current Extremist Efforts to Curtail Access to Gender-Affirming Care for Youth

Written by Nikitha Balaji, AMSA LGBT+ Health Coordinator for Gender & Sexuality Action Committee and incoming M1   Current Extremist Efforts to Curtail Access to Gender-Affirming Care for Youth On Friday, February 10th, the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine confirmed a discriminatory and politically motivated rule which will prohibit physicians in Florida from...

AMSA Statement: Guilty Verdicts Bend Arc Toward Justice

The officer who murdered George Floyd was held accountable yesterday. We know that this tragedy has been traumatic and incredibly difficult for many. If you need a break, please feel free to stop reading the rest of this statement. AMSA stands with you and all those who face injustice at the hands of law enforcement,...

Reimagining Roe v. Wade at its 48th Anniversary

On the 48th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we join with reproductive health professionals, advocates and activists in “reimagining Roe”: from Abortion Rights to Abortion Justice. Written by Jeff Koetje, MD, AMSA Reproductive Health Programming Strategist. Today we observe the 48th anniversary of the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade which affirmed...