Medical professionals speak out on abortion ruling – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-06-24 14:11:17 –

Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the Roe v. Wade case announced Friday, medical institutions have spoken on behalf of their profession and patients.

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Issue a statement Calling this decision “a devastating setback for Obgan and the patient,” he insists on “continuing his unwavering determination to support all those who suffer from interference with the patient-doctor relationship.”

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The organization’s president, Ifftah AbasiHoskins, MD, and FACOG, called this decision “a direct impact on physical autonomy, reproductive health, patient safety and health equity in the United States.”

“Overturning the constitutional protection against safe and legitimate abortion established by the Supreme Court nearly 50 years ago has exposed pregnant people to arbitrary state-based restrictions, regulations and bans, and many. Will not have access to the medical care they need, “he said. “The restrictions presented are not based on science or medicine. They allow unrelated third parties to make decisions that should be made legitimately and ethically only by individuals and their physicians. ACOG condemns this catastrophic decision, which allows state governments to prevent women from living voluntarily on their bodies and decisions.

“Abortion is a safe and integral part of comprehensive health care and, like any other safe and effective medical intervention, is equitably available to people regardless of race, socioeconomic status or place of residence. It must be safe if abortion is legal. Allowing the state to set individual restrictive abortion policies, including a complete ban on this important element of health care, is already in the health care system. These oppressive laws bring about potential complications associated with abortion, deterioration of existing health, birth-related morbidity and mortality. Many people will face known risks associated with continued abortion, such as. The impact of this irresponsible decision is already on health care, including people of color, rural people, and those who do not have sufficient financial resources. It will be disproportionate to those facing access barriers. This decision, which has been foreseen for months, confirms that this is a dark and dangerous time for American women and doctors. increase.

“The principle of shared decision-making is based on respecting people’s physical and life expertise and the clinician’s expertise in science and medicine. Within the sanctuary of the patient-doctor relationship, individuals to others There is no room for individual members who want to impose a religious or ideological view.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a serious and devastating setback, but ACOG’s determination is unwavering. We are members, communities in the ongoing struggle against legislation that violates and interferes with patients and physicians. We will continue to support our partners and everyone. We will build relationships and block access to critical evidence-based healthcare. ”

American Academy of Family Physics (AAFP) Also lamented the decision.. AAFP President Sterling Lanson, Jr., said the decision “criminalizes health care, undermines patient-doctor relationships and exacerbates health inequality,” and “endangers assisted reproductive technology and access” to the state legislature. Break the law. “

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“Patients must be able to rely on their doctors to help make important decisions about their health,” he said in part. “Physicians must be able to practice freely informed medical care, with years of medical education, training, experience, and available evidence, without the threat of harassment of punishment or retaliation. , Interfering with these basic healthcare beliefs. “

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