It Depends on Dobbs: The Uncertain Future of Abortion in the United States

Margaret RiceApril 10, 20224 min read
The right to choose to have an abortion has been recognized as a constitutional right in the United States for nearly fifty years since Roe v. Wade. However, states have the right to impose restrictions on abortions until the vague point of “viability,” as long as the restriction does not present […]

Taking Aim at the Threat of Bioweapons

Patrick LeeApril 10, 20223 min read
It is an unfortunate enough reality that the world is concerned about the threat of naturally occurring biological hazards, but now there is a real fear that terrible biological weapons may make a reappearance. While many may consider the Covid-19 pandemic to be a “once in a lifetime” tragedy, there is reasonable […]

Racial Disparities in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Katherine GallagherMarch 28, 20225 min read
Over the past twenty-five years, the United States has experienced an increasingly devastating opioid crisis.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies offered reassurance to the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers, leading healthcare providers to begin prescribing […]

The VAWA, Medical Forensic Examinations, and Assumptions about Victims of Sexual Violence 

Samantha BurtonMarch 28, 20224 min read
In 2000, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) came together with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform a study to better understand the breadth of abuse, stalking, and other violent behaviors on women in the US. Previously, other studies showed that arrests of abusers upon report tended to […]

How the Unvaccinated Raise Insurance Premiums for the Rest of Us

Annabel WeinbachMarch 28, 20223 min read
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), private health insurers cannot deny a person coverage or charge them a higher premium because of a pre-existing condition or because of their health status.  Is being unvaccinated for Covid-19 a pre-existing condition? If it isn’t, the unvaccinated could be denied healthcare coverage, but […]