A sign in the hotel lobby read: “There are no events scheduled for today. Please enjoy your day!” Meanwhile, upstairs, a significant portion of America’s current and future abortion providers were eating breakfast. The fake-out sign was one of multiple security measures. But the atmosphere at the Medical Students for Choice national conference hummed with energy as 450+ medical students (the vast majority women in their early 20s) tried to absorb as much information as possible about abortion provision, information that – depending on where they go to school – can be extremely difficult to get.
SOURCE: Medium, by Malcolm Harris, 4 September 2018 ; VISUAL: Claire Merchlinksy