Last updated on: 11/20/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Patricia Livengood, MA Biography

Title:
Former Intern at the Office of Marriage & Family Life Formation at the Diocese of Allentown
Position:
Con to the question "Should birth control pills be available over the counter?"
Reasoning:

“Women deserve to know the real health risks of hormonal birth control from their doctor in order to make an informed decision, not from a size-eight font warning label in the supermarket aisle…

First, scientists are discovering health risks that suggest dangers to women’s health and safety. Second, there is the real concern that over-the-counter contraceptives will increase unplanned pregnancies and abortion. Third, making hormonal birth control available over the counter without the oversight and care of her doctor endangers a woman and deprives her of proper informed consent.”

Cowritten with Arina Grossu, “Hormonal Birth Control Is Too Dangerous to Dispense without a Prescription,” thefederalist.com, Nov. 10, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Writing tutor, DeSales University, Jan. 2015-May 2016
  • Tutor, DeSales University, Jan. 2013-May 2016
  • Research Assistant, DeSales University, Apr. 2013-May 2016
  • Note taker, DeSales University, Jan. 2013-May 2013
  • Intern, Office of Marriage & Family Life Formation, Diocese of Allentown, May 2015-Aug. 2015
  • Neuropsychology Technician, David S. Glosser, Sc.D. Neuropsychology & Behavioral Medicine, Jan. 2014-July 2014
Education:
  • BS, DeSales University, 2016
Other:
  • None found