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Citational Racism: How Leading Medical Journals Reproduce Segregation in American Medical Knowledge

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By Gwendolynne Reid, Cherice Escobar Jones, and Mya Poe. Biases in scholarly citations against scholars of color promote racial inequality, stifle intellectual analysis, and can harm patients and communities.

Flipping the Script: Adoption and Reproductive Justice

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By Kimberly McKee. Adoption is a reproductive justice issue. Pretending otherwise ignores how adoption is used as a red herring in anti-abortion arguments. A recent invocation of this faulty logic occurred in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s questions during the November 2021 oral arguments in Dobbs v.

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The False Choice: Adoptee Voices in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom 

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By Michele Merritt. As legal scholars have predicted since the current composition of the United States Supreme Court became apparent, abortion restrictions are increasing; if Roe v. Wade is overturned with the Dobbs v.

Organizing and Activism of Adopted and Displaced People

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By Lina Vanegas. I am a transracial and transnational displaced person. I was separated from my country, language, and culture and taken to Michigan, which has no connection to me or my ancestors. I was taken there to create a family for strangers who had the privilege and resources to buy me.

Misleading, Coercive Language in Bills Barring Trans Youth Access to Gender Affirming Care

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By Arisa R. Marshall. On Friday, a federal judge temporarily enjoined part of a new Alabama law that would make it a felony for physicians to provide gender-affirming care to trans youth. The law had been in effect for less than a week.

Understanding Transracial Adoption: Life-long Transformations, Not Frictionless Transactions 

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By April Dinwoodie. I took a long, slow, deep breath when I heard Amy Coney Barrett, the adoptive mother of Black children, describe adoption as a “frictionless alternative to abortion.”

COVID-19, Patents, and Trade Secrets

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By David Gindler & Jasper L. Has the worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines been impacted by patent rights? David Gindler , head of IP at Milbank LA, and Jasper L.

Stemming Supreme Court Rights Reversals

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By James G. Hodge, Jr. Based on the May 2022 leak of an initial draft, most believe the Supreme Court will carry through some rescission of abortion rights later this month through its final opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Institutional Racism and the Rights of Black Fathers

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By Angela Tucker and Lisa Marie Simmons. This is a story about Oterious and Isell, our Black fathers who wanted us, and the system that prohibited them. ???. When Lisa was born, U.S.

The Proposed TRIPS Compromise Risks Setting Several Bad Precedents

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By James Love. On March 15, 2022, STAT published text of a proposed compromise at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily relax global standards for intellectual property for COVID-19.

The Indian Child Welfare Act: Preserving Families Is in Children’s Best Interests

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By Kathryn E. On February 28, 2022, the Supreme Court accepted one of the most consequential federal Indian law cases in decades, a direct constitutional challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Adoption and the Meaning of Consent

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By Malinda L. Seymore. Adoption and abortion both rely on concepts of consent, each an exercise in autonomy. Yet in adoption, we rarely consider the constraints on autonomy that often preclude meaningful choice. . When I think of adoption consent, I think of Dawn’s case.

Ethics Education in U.S. Medical Schools’ Curricula

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By Leah Pierson. I recently argued that we need to evaluate medical school ethics curricula. Here, I explore how ethics courses became a key component of medical education and what we do know about them. The rise of ethics education.

Negotiating Masks in the Workplace: When the ADA Does and Does Not Apply

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By Katherine Macfarlane. Workplaces are, by and large, no longer safe for employees who are high-risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was common for workplaces to require masks, at least in shared spaces.

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Adoptee Rights and Adoption Annulment

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By Gregory Luce. Annulling or legally ending an adoption is not a new concept, but it has rarely applied to the benefit of adopted people.

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Please Keep Your Masks On

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By Chloe Reichel. What is more important: your comfort, or a person’s life? These are the stakes of the move to unmask in the U.S. . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance , which suggests that many people in the U.S.

Injustice Anywhere: The Need to Decouple Disability and Productivity

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By Brooke Ellison. There is a profound need to deconstruct and actively reconstruct the interpretation of disability as it is currently understood.

A Precautionary Approach to Touch in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

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By Ne?e e Devenot, Emma Tumilty, Meaghan Buisson, Sarah McNamee, David Nickles, and Lily Kay Ross.

Providing Clean Air in Indoor Spaces: Moving Beyond Accommodations Towards Barrier Removal

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By Jennifer Bard.

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It’s Time for the Federal Government to Get Back to Protecting the Nation Against COVID-19

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By Jennifer S. Over the past two years, the Supreme Court has shown unprecedented hostility to efforts by both state and federal government to stop the spread of what every day turns out to be an even more deadly pandemic.

Native Reproductive Justice: Practices and Policies from Relinquishment to Family Preservation

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By Lauren van Schilfgaarde. Adoption can be, and frequently is, a celebrated extension of kinship ties within Native communities. But we cannot ignore the historical context of adoption as a tool to empty tribal communities and delete tribal cultures.

Pig Hearts for Humans and the FDA

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By Jacob Balamut. David Bennett, a man who recently underwent the world’s first successful xenotransplantation organ surgery, died last month after a sudden and as yet unexplained period of rapid deterioration. Bennett, who was 57 years old, had been suffering from end-stage heart disease.

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Safe Haven Laws and Anti-Abortion Politics

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By Laury Oaks. During the Supreme Court oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health , Justice Amy Coney Barrett acknowledged that previous cases addressing abortion rights relied on a consideration of the burden of parenting and forced motherhood.

Striving Towards Ethical Adoption Practice

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By Susan Dusza Guerra Leksander. In the United States, the practices of adoption are rarely oriented towards the goals of anti-racism, child-centeredness, and reproductive justice. In this article, I present a model that strives to fulfill these goals.

Safety First: Potential Heart Health Risks of Microdosing

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By Kelan Thomas. Given the current evidence for psychedelic “microdosing,” the risks may outweigh the benefits for many people.

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The Racialized History of Adoption Practice

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By Rickie Solinger. The racial and gender coercions at the heart of adoption clarify the violence inherent in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s wish to revitalize adoption in America as a substitute for abortion. . The mass practice of adoption, which started in the U.S.

The Risk of Scientific Misinformation with Preprints and Science Twitter

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By Matthew Bauer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, science has moved quickly, and the pace of disseminating research findings also has sped up.

Reflections on Procedural Barriers to Pediatric COVID Vaccine Access

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By Fatima Khan. When news broke last week that Pfizer-BioNTech was submitting for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) a two-dose COVID vaccine regimen for children under 5 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), many parents felt a glimmer of hope after a long time.

Equalizing the Genetic Lottery?

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By James Toomey. Kathryn Paige Harden’s The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality is a thoughtful, thorough, and well-written book about the compatibility of behavioral genetics with progressive ideology.

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Voices of Indian Adoption

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By Susan Devan Harness. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hold a hearing regarding the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act , with one of the main questions being, is it really about race? The anti-ICWA crowd says it is.

Misplaced Skepticism on Accountability for War Crimes Against Health Care in Ukraine

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By Leonard Rubenstein. Russian attacks on hospitals, ambulances, and health workers in Ukraine — including more than 180 attacks confirmed b y the World Health Organization, and double that number reported by the Ministry of Health — have gained global attention.

The Reproductive Violence of Family Policing & Separation

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By Dorothy E. Roberts. In the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization oral arguments, Justice Amy Coney Barrett presented parental relinquishment as an alternative to abortion access. In the leaked Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs , which overturned Roe v.

A Precise Definition of Microdosing Psychedelics is Needed to Promote Equitable Regulation

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By Sarah Hashkes. When we talk about microdosing psychedelics, it’s important we have a mutual understanding of its definition to be able to conduct accurate research, promote regulations, and educate the wider population.

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Long COVID and Physical Reductionism

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By Leslie Francis and Michael Ashley Stein.

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A Novel Approach to Crisis Standards of Care

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By Stephen Wood. The provision of scarce resources such as intensive care unit (ICU) beds, antivirals, and ventilators during this pandemic has been an ongoing topic of discussion.

Introducing the Global Health and Rights Project’s New Affiliated Researchers

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(Clockwise from top left: Alma Beltrán y Puga, Luciano Bottini Filho, Ana Lorena Ruano, María Natalia Echegoyemberry). By Alicia Ely Yamin and Chloe Reichel. Leer en español.

A Timeline of Biden’s Pandemic Response, Part 3: We Have the Tools (Sept. – Dec. 2021)

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This series, which will run in four parts, has been adapted from “ A year in, how has Biden done on pandemic response? ” which was originally published on January 5, 2022 on Medium. Read the first and second parts here. By Justin Feldman.

Who ‘Deserves’ Health, Who ‘Deserves’ Freedom? A Recurrent Divide in SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Cases

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By Wendy E. Parmet. In October 2020, Martin Kulldorff, Sunetra Gupta and Jay Bhattacharya issued what they called the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD).

The Bind We’re in — And How the Supreme Court Put Us There

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By Jennifer Bard.

Ethical Challenges Associated with the Protection of Pets in War

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(Photo: Sign at the central train station in Berlin (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) that offers free support for pet owners coming from Ukraine. Courtesy of Kristin Sandvik.). By Kristin Bergtora Sandvik. Introduction.

Will NIH Learn from Myriad when Settling Its mRNA Inventorship Dispute with Moderna?

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By Jorge L. Contreras. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently embroiled in a dispute over the ownership of patent rights to Moderna’s flagship mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273).

COVID ‘Compromise’ on International IP Underscores Need for New Approach

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By Cynthia M.

New Data Reveal Sparse Protections for Students Who Cannot Pay for Meals at School

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By Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research. As a federal program to serve meals to all U.S. public school students during the COVID-19 pandemic ends on June 30 , the consequences of unpaid school meal debt will resurface for the millions of students nationwide facing food insecurity.