Major Medical Groups Amicus Brief

12.02.19

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  • Amici are the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Public Health Association, and over ten other leading national medical and public health organizations committed to the provision of safe, quality reproductive healthcare, including abortion.

  • Based on prevailing medical research and professional standards, it is the position of these  groups that, nationwide, abortion is a safe medical procedure, providers of abortion care are unable to obtain admitting privileges for reasons unrelated to their ability to safely and competently perform abortions, patients are harmed by medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion clinicians such as Act 620, and laws regulating abortion should be evidence-based and supported by a valid medical justification.

  • Signers further urge that physicians and other clinicians must continue to be able to pursue their patients’ constitutional claims to ensure access to the judicial review that is so often, unfortunately, necessary to protect patients’ rights against state incursion.

  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is pro bono counsel.

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