"We don’t pretend, and we never will pretend that ideology is science." Read more here!

If you only have 3 minutes to spend with this member update, watch this video ( AND LOOK AT THE ACOG PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY AT THE END OF THIS EMAIL): The Doctor Meets the Bioethicist: http://youtu.be/4LTq6kBU2-E FROM HIPPOCRATIC TO UTILITARIAN MEDICAL ETHICS It is difficult to understand how an Ob can go into one room with [...]

By | May 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on "We don’t pretend, and we never will pretend that ideology is science." Read more here!

Current Happenings in the Support for Life

Maternal Mortality The World Health Organization just released two very important publications concerning  global and country specific maternal mortality.  [Trends in maternal mortality 1990 to 2013]  and  [Global Causes of Maternal Death:  a WHO systematic analysis]    There are two findings to note:  1) While global maternal mortality is decreasing, the maternal mortality in the United [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Current Happenings in the Support for Life

"…Pregnancy is not a disease, and the voluntary killing of fetuses for social reasons is not medical care."

“In medicine, the vast majority of conscientious objection (CO) is exercised within the reproductive healthcare field – particularly for abortion and contraception. Current laws and practices in various countries around CO in reproductive healthcare show that it is unworkable and frequently abused, with harmful impacts on women's healthcare and rights. CO in medicine is supposedly [...]

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"…Safe abortions were defined as those that meet legal requirements."

1. Find A Physician Directory Update Ready to Launch May 1.  We are going live with the new member directory as of May 1.   If you have not yet logged into the members only website (members.aaplog.org)  please take 90 seconds and log in and update your profile.   Unless we hear differently from you, we will [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|News|Comments Off on "…Safe abortions were defined as those that meet legal requirements."

Important March Events

We have some good news to report both in the United States and worldwide! In the U.S. this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas upheld a law requiring Mifeprex abortions to be performed according to the FDA protocol.   Several AAPLOG members spent many hours helping to defend this legislation, and you can [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Important March Events

Speaking Out Against the Abortion Mandate Embedded in the ACA

Dear Colleagues, As the tornado of the Affordable Care Act touches down on our practices, there has been very little attention given to the effect of that act on physicians, or physician opinion of the impact on health care. One physician staffing group undertook a survey of physician opinions of the ACA. [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H9DUHknkrc-S65FW9lOAU-q70ylNPpcNp10vxTGrdYk/pub] The results [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Speaking Out Against the Abortion Mandate Embedded in the ACA

The Push for Non-Physician Surgical Abortions

Dear Colleagues, We trained for 4 years of medical school, and 4 years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology in order to provide the best surgical care for our patients. During that time we learned by instruction and experience the skills necessary to avoid major surgical complications. We learned to respect the large blood vessels [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|News|Comments Off on The Push for Non-Physician Surgical Abortions

Important Bill Being Introduced to Congress!

Dear Colleagues, Representative Chris Smith has just recently introduced a profoundly important bill to Congress this week called the —‘Right to Know Act’ or formally H.R. 3279, the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” [see also http://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=353542] Please contact your representatives and urge them to vote for this bill. The Congressional Prolife Caucus sent out this [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Important Bill Being Introduced to Congress!

FDA Explores Oocyte Modification in Assisted Reproduction

Dear Colleagues, Since embryonic human beings have now achieved the scientific status of commodities to be designed, used or disposed of as the owners or reseachers desire, this article from the UK about the three genetic parent embryo should not surprise us http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24158049 In that article is a diagram of the process. The process of [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|News|Comments Off on FDA Explores Oocyte Modification in Assisted Reproduction

Important Article & Video

Dear Colleagues: The gauntlet has been thrown down once again. In the opinion piece just published (Sept 27) in British Medical Journal entitled [http://jfprhc.bmj.com/content/39/4/244.extract]: Embracing post-fertilisation methods of family planning: a call to action , prominent pro-abortion researchers Elizabeth G Raymond [Gynuity], Francine Coeytaux [“Public Heath Inst. Oakland CA], Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson [Karolinska Institute Sweden], Kirsten [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Important Article & Video