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Statement from Dr. Willie Parker against President-elect Trump’s Anti-Choice Comments on 60 Minutes

Dr. Willie Parker, Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, issued the following statement in In response to President-elect Trump’s pledge to appoint anti-choice judges:

“Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for 43 years and is supported by the majority of Americans. As physicians, we know all too well the harm women face when they don’t receive the care they need. We have seen how unconstitutional laws that force women to travel to other states for abortion care make this care essentially unobtainable, and it would be unconscionable to erect even more stringent barriers. President-elect Trump’s attack on fundamental rights is unacceptable. We will continue fighting to ensure that our physicians can fulfill their deep, conscientious commitment to providing all women who need it with dignified, compassionate, and appropriate reproductive health care.

Our position remains firm: politics should not trump medicine.”