Dr. Colleen McNicholas and Pamela Merritt

Dr. Colleen McNicholas is the Chief Medical Officer at Planned Parenthood of the St Louis region and Southwest Missouri. She is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, her Fellowship in Family Planning, and her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis.

Pamela Merritt is the Executive Director of Med­ical Students for Choice. She has worked to advance progressive policy through advocacy and outreach at Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri and Progress Missouri. Most recently, she co-founded and served as the co-director of Reproaction, a national organization that leads bold action to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice.

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