North Dakota abortion laws: the American Congress of OB/GYNs makes a statement

This is the e-mail that I received today from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Washington, DC — The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly opposes all three restrictive abortion laws recently enacted in North Dakota. ACOG opposes laws regulating medical care that are unsupported by scientific evidence and that are not necessary to achieve an important public-health objective. These laws hurt the women of North Dakota and their families and do not enhance women’s health or patient safety. These laws destroy the reproductive rights of women and impose unnecessary barriers that limit access to medical care. 

Legislators should not needlessly interfere in the patient-physician relationship or the practice of medicine. ACOG, as an organization, joins other women’s health advocates in supporting the legal right of women to obtain an abortion and opposing laws that are dangerous, unscientific, and criminalize medical care.      

Physicians, not legislators, should be making medical decisions with North Dakota women about their care.


Do we really want a society where we completely disregard science for religion and political fundraising? 

Who do you want in your examining room, your politician or your health care provider?

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  1. Finally!! I have been wondering when physicians’ groups were going to start pushing back against all this interference into how they practice medicine. I hope this continues and gets louder and louder.

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