Category: Health

  • We need more doctors– Let’s make it easier for them to come here

    We clearly have a shortage of doctors in the Commonwealth and it’s even more severe in rural areas like western Mass. There is no easy solution for this, but there is a simple step which could help. One way we can make it easier for doctors to come practice here would be by increasing physician…

  • Support Easthampton City Councilors standing up for freedom of information for women

    I’m writing to urge the public to support the brave Easthampton City Councilors as they work to pass Ordinance 6-23 (again), after Mayor LaChapelle recklessly vetoed it. First, this ordinance guarantees “Safe and fair access to legally protected reproductive and gender-affirming health care services” to the citizens of Easthampton.   Second, it aims to provide honest…

  • This lawsuit isn’t about mifepristone – it’s about the FDA and safety of our medicines

    I am writing to express my deep concern about a recent legal case that challenges the legitimacy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This case poses a significant threat to the integrity of our drug approval process and should be addressed urgently. In April, a federal court in Texas made an unprecedented decision…

  • Requiem for a Healthcare non-system- America’s

    Two recent news stories got my attention. The first was about the creation of “Maternity Deserts” (60 Minutes 4/30 and others). These large areas in America totally lack maternity care and have become  more common because financial entities are closing maternity services in rural hospitals because they don’t make enough profit..  The second described for-profit…

  • Standout against Anti-Abortion “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

    In these fraught times when women’s reproductive health in much of the country is subject to legislative fiat and women are criminalized for seeking standard reproductive healthcare, in Massachusetts our state legislature has been at the forefront in defending women’s healthcare and reproductive rights.  Among the organizations opposing this effort in Massachusetts, are 30 or…