Abortion care is the only area of medicine where the federal government puts politics and ideology before the doctor-patient relationship, with the intent to criminalize doctors and manipulate patients’ health care decisions. As physicians, we use our medical expertise and experience caring for our patients to advocate for their right to access safe, affordable, high-quality abortion care in their communities.
We are uniquely positioned to bring evidence and clarity to the most politicized area of medical practice. We believe that speaking about abortion helps remove the stigma that anti-choice lawmakers and organizations have attached to it. Through our practice we have seen that abortion access strengthens our families and communities.
We are proud to provide comprehensive reproductive health care to our patients and help ensure that everyone has the choice to determine their futures, including if and how to become a parent.
We help defend abortion access.
Anti-choice politicians use deceitful tactics to ban safe methods of abortion care, or prohibit abortions sought for a particular reason, or after a certain point in pregnancy. These bans police the relationship between patients and providers, and prevent medical professionals from providing their patients with individualized care. They serve no medical purpose, and federal courts have deemed many of them unconstitutional. We advocate against abortion bans by educating legislators on the harms they create for patients.
Bills that attempt to restrict abortions are based on bad science, endangering our patients and putting obstacles in their path to getting the care that they need. We use medical evidence to fight false claims like those saying abortion causes cancer or that abortions can be reversed.
We believe that health insurance should cover all reproductive health care needs, including access to safe abortion care. A patient's source of insurance should not determine whether or not they can get the care they need. We work to end the Hyde Amendment and other harmful restrictions that prohibit our patients from using their insurance, including public insurance, to access abortion care.
“You do abortions here, right? You promise?” a patient asked me as I began her state-mandated counseling and ultrasound. She was understandably skeptical and afraid […]
Dr. Caitlin Bernard wrote a letter to the Indianapolis Star in opposition to legislation that would create reporting requirements violating the privacy of patients who have had abortions.
The Los Angeles Times talked to Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper about the Trump administration’s announcement on health care provider religious refusals and also quoted Physicians for Reproductive Health’s joint statement with ACOG on the announcement.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted this morning to pass H.R. 4712, a bill intended to intimidate abortion providers and curb patients’ access to essential […]
Dr. Lealah Pollock talked to MedPage today about the announcement of a new HHS division protecting health care providers who use religious refusals to discriminate against patients.
Dr. Jenn Conti spoke to Salon about the impact on patients if health care providers are allowed to discriminate.
In response to the announcement that the Trump administration will create a new division within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) dedicated to […]
Dr. Ben Brown talked to CNBC about the Trump administration’s announcement on religious refusal for health care providers.
A patient came to me for an abortion, and she was one of those who demonstrate why we need abortion beyond cases of rape, incest, […]
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