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Get Your IUD Now: Trump's Change to the Birth Control Mandate

By Evin Rothschild Published November 15, 2018

The Trump administration has rolled out a new clarification on the Obama-era birth control mandate that was included in the Affordable Care Act. The nuanced history of who may abstain from the mandate and who is covered under the new rules can be misleading and the future consequences are unknown, but the broader implications of a religiously charged and intrusive rule concerning women’s health is ominous nonetheless.


Unarmed Against Gun Violence

By Evin Rothschild Published June 18, 2018

Even with clarification in the new spending bill stating the CDC can do research on gun violence, no money has been allocated for investigators to do this research. Without substantial data, no effective policy measure can be designed to combat gun violence in the United States.


Bioethical Implications of CRISPR Gene EditingBioethical Implications of CRISPR Gene Editing

By Evin Rothschild Published November 2, 2017

The development of the CRISPR gene editing system has allowed researchers to begin to investigate possible cures to genetic diseases in somatic cells of humans. Controversy ensues when determining whether editing of the germline cells should be allowed since it creates the possibility of choosing traits for your own baby.