COMMENTARY — Leave the practice of medicine to physicians, not politicians

Just four short years ago, during a moment where the whole world stopped, health care providers in New Hampshire, and around the nation, were revered as “health care heroes.” “Heroes” that our loved ones, neighbors, complete strangers, as well as our elected officials relied on and trusted, not only to provide comprehensive medical care during a global pandemic and a time of extraordinary uncertainty, but trusted they’d know what’s best for public health and our communities. Today, however, those same health care “heroes” who were trusted to compassionately care for all patients are suddenly under attack.
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Evidence-based politics:  WHO and the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) sign Memorandum of Understanding

"Mobilizing political will and working to ensure all people can achieve the highest standards of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Special Research Programme HRP and the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the bridge between science and policy to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. 'Sexual and reproductive health and rights are a cornerstone for better health and must be an integral part of policies, laws and budgets governing universal health coverage,' said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO…
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Anger to action: How DFLers transformed Minnesota abortion rights after Roe

"This is part one of a five-part series from MPR News examining the state of abortion in Minnesota one year after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Rage.  Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman said that’s what she and her allies felt last year on June 24 as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Fifty years of constitutional protection for abortion was gone. Almost immediately, states around the country began locking down access to legal abortion. Minnesota still had protections in state constitutional law, but supporters worried it wouldn’t hold. The ground seemed to be shifting rapidly. How would Minnesota respond?..."
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