A Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2022

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has led many to challenge our government’s potential intrusion on what happens in the privacy of a medical exam room.  We are concerned that this decision could impact the availability of comprehensive and safe reproductive healthcare services.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has long supported the sacred relationship between a patient and their physician and the freedom that relationship creates to discuss any health-related issue. Physicians and all health care providers must be afforded the unfettered ability to have open, clinically based discussions with their patients without the fear of government intrusion.

PAMED will continue to aggressively advocate for the ability of Pennsylvania patients, in consultation with their physicians, to make sound, informed, healthcare decisions including their full access to safe reproductive healthcare for all patients.

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  1. Virginia Hall | Jul 04, 2022
    This Supreme Court ruling does not end abortions. It ends safe abortions by appropriately and adequate trained practitioners. If you are anti-choice, you do not nor have you had to terminate a pregnancy. If you are so anti-choice, can you adequately and fairly counsel a patient on her options? I have. When the patient asked me if I would perform her abortion, I told her no as that was not my belief but she deserved her autonomy free of my beliefs. She said she could not tell and was grateful for my non-judgment.

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