Physicians weigh in against new abortion restrictions

From today’s Charlotte Observer:

Doctors to N.C. legislators: Get out of our exam rooms
By Jeanne A. Conry and Haywood L. Brown

North Carolina is yet another example of legislators wanting to play doctor, telling real doctors how to practice medicine and how to care for our patients. Medical decisions must be based on scientific evidence and made by patients in consultation with physicians, not the state or federal government.

Let’s be clear. Senate Bill 132 and Senate Bill 353 collectively have one purpose: To restrict the reproductive rights of women in North Carolina by interfering with the practice of medicine. The two leading state ob-gyn associations – the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and the North Carolina Section of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – have joined together to stand against these bills because they undermine the very fabric of what’s important: Patient safety and access to quality medical care for all women in our state.

ACOG respects our members’ deeply held personal beliefs on abortion. While we can agree to disagree about abortion on ideological grounds, we must draw a hard line against any legislation that threatens women’s health. That’s why we’re setting the record straight for all politicians: Get out of our exam rooms.

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2 Comments

  1. Sandi Campbell

    July 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

    The real purpose of all these anti-abortion laws is to finagle a case to be brought before the Supremes, with the hope that Roe v Wade will finally be reversed. All the outrage and gnashing of teeth, by myself included, ignores the real objective.
    Of course, they will make life a living hell for a lot of women along the way.

  2. laura rankin

    July 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    when men can experience pregnancy, birth and 18 years of blood sweat and tears involved in raising a child….than they can express an opinion. Until that day happens, they need to take an aspirin and keep their knees together.