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Amanda Dennis

Ibis Reproductive Health

Amanda Dennis is an Associate at Ibis Reproductive Health. She received her Doctorate in Public Health from Boston University. Dr. Dennis also holds a Master’s degree in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College. Prior to joining Ibis, she worked as a counselor at an ambulatory surgery center specializing in second-trimester abortion care and as a counselor at a domestic violence shelter. Currently, she directs Ibis’s research on the Hyde Amendment, as well as several projects focused on health care reform in the US. Other research interests include reproductive health for women with disabilities and health care disparities.


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Analysis Abortion

Roe at 39: Celebrate Roe by Taking Action to Ensure Abortion Is Both Legal and Accessible

Amanda Dennis

January 22, 2012, marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Reflecting on this, I am reminded of an interview with a woman who, when asked what she thought about the fact that Medicaid would not cover her abortion care said, “I wish women had a right [to Medicaid coverage of abortion]…. I think women should have that option…. There’s a lot of things to having a right to choose.”

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