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What Are Crisis Pregnancy Centers?

Pregnancy Counseling Centers, also referred to as crisis pregnancy centers (CPC) or pregnancy resource centers, are non-medical entities whose aim is to dissuade women from seeking legal abortion to terminate pregnancy.1 They are inten...

There are over 200 ICE detention facilities across the United States, where detainees often spend months to years awaiting their decisions on immigration cases. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, health professionals have warned that the disease...

109. This is the number of people who died each day from firearms in the U.S. in 2017, the most recent year for which the CDC has published data . It is a staggering number, one that deeply damages the fabric of communities and tears families apart.

What’s perhaps most...

Millions of students around the world are striking for the defining issue of our generation. And as medical students we strike because climate change is the greatest medical and public health emergency of the 21st century: we are facing the epidemics of epidemics.

Our b...

On October 21st, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a ruling to mandate DNA collection of immigrants who come between official entry points by “strik[ing] a provision authorizing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to exempt from the sample-collection r...

Advocating for the humane treatment of detained migrants

As medical students who will all take an oath to uphold the highest standard of patient care, we are profoundly disturbed by the detrimental treatment of detained migrants

Detained migrants are dying, in large pa...

For the first time in over 50 years, U.S. life expectancy decreased for the second consecutive year in 2017. This decline is in part due to the drastic rise in opioid-related deaths, which increased by 21% in the past year. From 1999 to 2015, there were more than 183,0...

For a well-functioning society, it is necessary to have a government, schools, hospitals, recreational centers and other amenities. The prison system is a dark addition to that list. It is a place where we send those who society has deemed criminal or offensive- those...

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights begins from the premise that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.” In the years since the...

As we progress in our clinical training, we accumulate stories. We carry the stories of patients who have changed us in unforgettable ways, stories shared with us by the ill or dying, and we too enter into the lives and stories of our patients. We bear witness to extra...


"Freedom House has been a key partner with the University of Michigan's Asylum Clinic since its inception in 2013. Our partnership has been fruitful for both asylum seekers applying for legal status and for furthering humanistic medical education. Freedom House lawyer...

We, the student branch of Physicians for Human rights, urge healthcare professionals to view gun violence not ONLY as a public health matter but ALSO as a human rights issue

"In 2014 alone, there were 81,034 injuries and 33,599 deaths due to gun violence in the United...

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