Co-Director of the Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH)
Pro to the question "Should Abortion Be Legal?"
"Access to safe abortion is a key factor in preventing deaths and disability among women due to pregnancy-related causes. Each year, an estimated 22 million women and girls have an unsafe abortion, almost all in the developing world. As a result, 47,000 lose their lives and millions more suffer serious injury. The economic and social costs of unsafe, delayed, or illegal abortions include maternal mortality, long-term complications from damage to reproductive organs, pelvic inflammatory disease, and secondary infertility, as well as potential harm to a woman’s existing children.
Countries' health systems incur huge costs in managing these preventable injuries, and their economies suffer from diminished economic participation."
"Bernie, Tom, Time for The Talk. About Abortion...", huffingtonpost.com, Apr. 25, 2017
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, ThDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to abortion. Also top-level federal government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to abortion.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH), Nov. 2002-present
Contributor, Huffington Post
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California at San Francisco
Member, Executive Board, American Public Health Association, 2004-2008
Project Director, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, Jan. 1999-Aug. 2001
Senior Health Policy Advisor to Senator Paul Wellstone, 1992-1995
PhD, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
"Bernie, Tom, Time for the Talk. About Abortion...," huffingtonpost.com, Apr. 25, 2017
"What If Just 3 Senators Switched from R to D?," huffingtonpost.com, Feb. 1, 2017
Cowritten with Lisa H. Harris, "Capsules from the Medical Care Section of APHA: Call to the Public Health Clinical Community to Practice Conscientious Provision of Abortion Care," Medical Care, Dec. 2016
"Yes, Hillary Said Abortion. You Go, Girl!," huffingtonpost.com, Oct. 20, 2016
"The Politics of Women's Health," Our Bodies, Ourselves, 2011