APAOG Statement: Importance for Women's Health

September 30, 2021 1:35 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

APAOG stands with our colleagues in Texas and in women’s health in opposition to the recent Texas state laws. As an organization dedicated to improving access to care for women, we are deeply concerned about attempts to interfere in the patient-provider relationship.

APAOG believes patients have a right to access the full range of reproductive health services, including fertility treatments, contraception, sterilization, and abortion. As healthcare providers, we believe it is our ethical obligation to ensure patients receive unbiased clinical information about reproductive healthcare. We also firmly support the ability for any clinician to refer a patient to a qualified provider when their personal values conflict with providing certain services.

APAOG knows first-hand the importance of evidence-based medicine, particularly in women’s healthcare. We oppose efforts that incentivize private citizens to pursue unfounded legal action against any healthcare providers. APACOG will continue our work to ensure all women have access to comprehensive healthcare.

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