State Ban Puts Abortion Rights at Jeopardy Once Again

Hannah ZuckermanMar 31, 20213 min read
Before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, women went great lengths to end unwanted pregnancies. Those with money traveled to countries where abortion was legal or persuaded their family physician to illegally perform the procedure. Other women were limited to self-induced abortions, using household items like hangers, […]

Can we disclose? School Privacy Issues During COVID-19

Shelby TaylorMar 1, 20213 min read
As COVID-19 continues to spread in the US, teachers, students, and their respective communities face tough privacy issues. Typically, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) delineates patients’ privacy rights regarding the disclosure of protected health information. However, this is not the case for student health information. The Family […]

Algorithmic Discrimination against Black Americans in Healthcare

Byron G. Mobley IIMar 1, 20213 min read
As technology continues to advance, hospitals and healthcare providers have gained the ability to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms to automate many of the complex decisions that were once only capable of being made by human beings. AI is now used to detect and diagnose diseases, screen patients, and […]

A License to Discriminate in Health Settings

Alexander NaumMar 1, 20213 min read
In a recent federal court case, Religious Sisters of Mercy v. Azar (2021), a coalition of healthcare entities affiliated with the Catholic Church attacked a nondiscrimination provision under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The U.S. District Court in North Dakota granted a permanent injunction […]

Are Abortion Pill In-Person Requirements During COVID-19 Unduly Burdensome? SCOTUS Says No.

Riley DriscollMar 1, 20214 min read
Medication abortion, commonly referred to as the abortion pill, is a safe and effective way to terminate an early pregnancy and has been available in the United States for the past 20 years. The abortion pill is as safe and effective as the surgical procedure, but it can be administered […]