Don’t you love these fancy titles? It’s really a euphemism for a policy which would force OB-GYNs to either perform abortions as “standard practice” or refer women to abortion clinics. Failing to do so would constitute medical malpractice, according to the opinion. The ACOG opinion also urges legislators to create laws to conform to this opinion.
The Ethics Committee will meet again on March 17-18 to discuss, and possibly adopt, the opinion as official ACOG policy.
Fortunately, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) has drafted a powerful response and alerted its 2,500 members to this potential violation of conscience for those who believe their job is to care for and deliver babies, not kill them in the womb.