Amici are leading medical societies representing physicians and other clinicians who practice in Texas and nationwide, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and others. Amici detail how the Texas abortion bans are preventing clinicians from providing necessary care to pregnant Texans and forcing an impossible choice between following the law and upholding their ethical obligations. The brief outlines how the bans are diminishing the availability of obstetrical care in Texas where there is already a shortage of OB-GYN physicians. Finally, amici describe the devastating consequences of the bans for Texas patients in need of obstetrical care—whether they require an abortion or not—with a disproportionate impact on people of color, people living in rural areas, and people living on low incomes.
This brief was one of many filed in Zurawski v. State of Texas. For more information on the case, click here.