Why We Should All Care about Abortion Rights—From a Medical Student Perspective

March 18 will be a regular Friday for most. But for the thousands of medical students across the U.S., the stakes could not be higher. For us, the past 20 years of education have culminated in Match Day, when graduating medical students discover where they will continue their medical training in their chosen specialties.

For those of us going into obstetrics and gynecology, the pressure and nerves of Match Day are far greater this year. The upcoming Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges Mississippi’s state law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, threatens the very foundation of reproductive care in the U.S.