Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D.Associate Scholar
Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D., received an AB cum laude from Princeton University (2003) in public policy. In 2011 she received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she was recognized in 2009 by being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She has served as Fellow with the Program for Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (2011-2016) and as Adjunct Professor of Biology at Bethel University in Minnesota (2013-15). Her publications include (with co-authors) “Religious Freedom and the War on Terror,” and “The Flickering of a Heartbeat.”
Of interest to the medical, moral, sociological, and political issues surrounding late-term abortion is the question of why women seek abortion after twenty weeks gestation. Any data considered to answer this question must be examined carefully for limitations. However, a greater understanding of the reasons why women choose these late-term procedures is valuable to those who seek to offer alternative, compassionate options.
(Click here for a chart detailing all state abortion limitations: Abortion Funding Limits) In the last three years, an increasing number of states have debated and/or passed statutes limiting abortions beyond a certain point in pregnancy. Most recently, Texas legislators voted to ban
Amid the firestorm in Texas politics on the legislative vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks and increase regulation of the health and safety of clinics that perform abortions (despite a failed filibuster, a successful mob takeover of the statehouse, and now
In a scene familiar to many, the young senator passionately defends his state constituents through a 24-hour filibuster while the older senators refuse to listen, but as he grows weary there is a sudden change in perspective and his cause is accepted
The Maryland Office of Health Care Quality is investigating the tragic death of 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli, who died after a suspected late-term abortion procedure performed at a controversial abortion clinic in Germantown, Maryland. They are right to do so. However, a more comprehensive response