Thursday, April 3, 2008

Support ACOG!

TAKE ACTION: Tell ACOG, Don't Back Down!

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology(ACOG) is currently a target of criticism from a group of anti-choice doctors who want ACOG to weaken their stance on conscientious refusals

ACOG currently requires conscientious refusals. This means that doctors who will not provide abortions or contraceptive services must still offer their patients medically accurate information on reproductive health as well as referrals for patients who wish to pursue these services. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt has expressed "strong concern" over conscientious refusals which has spurred anti-choice physicians to pressure ACOG to weaken their conscientious refusal standards.

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1 comment:

A. Paul said...

It is outrageous that ACOG is being pressured to give an out to anti-choice doctors who want to refuse to give out medical information to their clients. I personally believe that if you are not prepared to give your patients the services they need, or at least help find those services, you shouldn't be a doctor. Could you imagine a doctor telling a patient that they don't perform appendectomies, and won't tell them where to get one?? That's clearly a violation of ethics- but apparently the same standard does not apply to reproductive health services, according to Mike Leavitt. Keep your morality out of the doctor's office, or don't practice.