Positions & Papers

AAPLOG Statement On The Necessity For Informed Consent Before Elective Procedures on the Pregnant Woman

December 1st, 2011|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

The acceptable standard of care for any patient undergoing a medical or surgical procedure would include obtaining her informed consent. This would include that she be informed of the risk of any potential complications of the procedure attested to in the evidence-based literature. To do less than this would be [...]

AAPLOG Statement on HHS Aug 1, 2011, "Contraceptive Mandate"

September 3rd, 2011|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|Tags: , |

The American Association of ProLife Obstetricians and Gynecologists presents its Position Statement on the US Dept HHS “Contraceptive Mandate” announced Aug 1, 2011 for implementation Aug 1, 2012: The American Association of ProLife Obstetricians and Gynecologists objects to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that contraceptives, emergency [...]

What is AAPLOG’s Position on Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy?

July 9th, 2010|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

July 2010 Ectopic pregnancy refers to any pregnancy that is implanted outside the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. By the time an ectopic pregnancy has been discovered (usually by 7 to 8 weeks gestation) the embryo has died in the majority of cases. However, the supporting tissues for [...]

Emergency Contraception

February 7th, 2010|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

This collection of articles, letters, and news releases will define AAPLOG’s position and actions as the Emergency Contraception issue has evolved. AAPLOG position on “ELLA,” the newest “emergency contraception” On August 13, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved the application for a new “Emergency Contraceptive” drug, ulipristal acetate, under… [...]


January 25th, 2010|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

This collection of articles, letters, and news releases will define AAPLOG's positons and actions as the Mifeprex issue has evolved. Analysis of Severe Adverse Events Related to the Use of Mifepristone as an Abortifacient by Harrison and Gary Mifeprex use is increasing, as are the adverse events reported. To see [...]

What is AAPLOG’s Position on “Abortion to Save the Life of the Mother?”?

July 9th, 2009|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

July 2009 Abortion is the purposeful killing of the unborn in the termination of a pregnancy. AAPLOG opposes abortion. When extreme medical emergencies that threaten the life of the mother arise (chorioamnionitis or HELLP syndrome could be examples), AAPLOG believes in “treatment to save the mother’s life,” including premature delivery [...]

Mandatory Abortion Training for Residents

January 7th, 2009|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

In 1994, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) declared a mandate that all Ob-Gyn Residency training programs must provide training in induced abortion. Failure to comply meant withdrawal of the accreditation of that training program—a devastating blow to any program. Individuals could opt out if they insisted. Hospital [...]

Partial Birth Abortion

February 7th, 2007|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

AAPLOG Statement on the Association of Induced Abortion and the Subsequent Development of Breast Cancer Induced abortion and the subsequent risk of developing Breast Cancer The possibility of this association has been persistently and vigorously attacked and denied by the major medical groups in the country since l994.… Summary information [...]

Breast Cancer

February 7th, 2001|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

The association of induced abortion and the subsequent development of breast cancer. Letter to incoming ACOG President Hammond Letter in 2001, urging academically balanced examination of the evidence for an association between induced abortion and subsequent development of breast cancer.…

Oral Contraceptive Controversy

June 16th, 2000|Categories: News, Positions & Papers|

NOTE: Previous papers are outdated and new ones are in process. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists is frequently approached by individuals wondering if the Association has a position on the sometimes-alleged abortifacient effect of oral contraceptives. This effect refers to any possible disturbance of the normal function [...]