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The Senate must reject political interference in medical decisions

In advance of the U.S. Senate’s vote on S. 2311, legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Consulting Medical Director Dr. Anne Davis issued the following statement:

“Week after week, Congress has tried to push policies that are designed to deny millions of American people access to critical health care, especially reproductive health. S. 2311, which has already passed the House, is another attempt to attack safe, necessary, and high-quality health care by not allowing medical professionals and pregnant people to make appropriate medical decisions about a pregnancy.

Providing abortion care is lifesaving work.

“Providing abortion care is lifesaving work. My colleagues and I are called daily to assist women who face decisions about pregnancy, and we provide them with safe, high-quality care. Every patient is unique, every pregnancy is different, and my patients need all of their medical options available in order to protect their health and well-being. We must be able to provide the best care throughout pregnancy, including when pregnancies have to end. Interference by politicians, like S. 2311, makes that good care even harder to access.”

Dr. Anne Davis is the Consulting Medical Director at Physicians for Reproductive Health. She’s also an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Her research interests include new hormonal contraceptives, how women use contraceptives, and contraception in women with medical problems.

Dr. Davis is director of the Kenneth Ryan Family Planning Fellowship at Columbia University, of which she is a graduate. Frequently interviewed by the media, she is a vocal advocate for reproductive choice.