Rachel Pearson

Rachel Pearson is a physician and researcher who holds a PhD from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas. Her writing has appeared in Scientific American and the Guardian. She is currently a resident at Seattle Children's Hospital.

By Rachel Pearson:


We Were the Safety Net

by | Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:45 am CST
Robert Lewis Dear allegedly attacked a Colorado Planned Parenthood last month,
Health Care

‘Baby Body Parts’ Video is a Misleading Distraction

In response to a video released Tuesday by anti-abortion activist group the Center for Medical Progress, Gov. Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to investigate what he calls “the harvesting of baby body parts.” The videomakers’ claim that Planned Parenthood uses abortion to illegally “sell baby parts” is a misleading distraction from real issues of justice in medical research and care. Read More

Ebola virus
Health Care

Quarantining Compassion

Texas Ebola policy may hamper efforts to fight the disease.

The Texas policy of subjecting returning doctors and nurses to unnecessary quarantines for Ebola may discourage them from going abroad in the first place. Read More

St. Vincent's Student-Run Free Clinic
Health Care

Texas’ Other Death Penalty

A Galveston medical student describes life and death in the so-called safety net.

A Galveston medical student comes to grips with a healthcare system in which her patients die from treatable conditions. Read More