Ms. Foundation for Women chooses FIU Women's Studies student for competitive fellowship

Ms. Foundation for Women Selects 2013-2014 Fellow
Lindsay Rosenthal to Support Advocacy Efforts to Increase Access to Health Care


NEW YORK—June 3, 2013—The Ms. Foundation for Women announced today that Lindsay Rosenthal has been selected for its 2013-2014 fellowship. As a member of the Ms. Foundation's Advocacy and Policy department, Rosenthal will identify the best strategies for increasing access to health care services for girls currently in or transitioning from the juvenile justice and foster care systems.

Specifically, Rosenthal's research and advocacy will support the repeal of formal restrictions on access to abortion care, including the Hyde Amendment – which restricts access to abortion services for those reliant on public funding – and an end to the practice of terminating Medicaid coverage for incarcerated individuals.

Rosenthal also will work to eliminate informal practices that limit access to vital physical, mental and reproductive health care services for girls inside the juvenile justice and foster care systems and during their transition to more independent living.

Rosenthal previously worked at the Center for American Progress as a Research Assistant and with the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Read more on Rosenthal from the Ms. Foundation here. Read the July 2, 2013 FIU News story here.