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Alice Rothchild '70 Writes on Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

July 18, 2022
Alice Rothchild '70

Alice Rothchild '70, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who worked in the health care reform and women’s movements for many years, has been among the many speaking out about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Rothchild, who majored in psychology at Bryn Mawr, has had several opinion pieces published recently, including ones in The Seattle Times and Common Dreams.

From Common Dreams:

"The pre Roe v Wade era was epitomized by the trauma of illegal abortions that sickened and killed many women, by hospitals that had entire wards dedicated to treating the injuries and infections created by ill-trained, illegal abortionists. No matter the barriers, we know that women will seek out pregnancy terminations, that the poor and disenfranchised will be most vulnerable, that women want to have control over their own bodies, to have babies when they feel able to care for them emotionally and financially. Women and nonbinary and transgender people who can become pregnant deserve to have safe, available, shame-free medical care when they need it most."

Find out more about Rothchild by visiting her website. 

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