It is time to for the forced birth advocates to sit down and shut up. The mess they are making of women’s rights in N.Dakota is an atrocious and ethically bankrupt action.

Dr. Jen Gunter

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…

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