AMA May 26, 2023
By Jack Resneck Jr., MD President

The harm to patients and our nation’s public health triggered by last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization continues to expand and worsen. That’s because lawmakers, state officials and other third parties are seeking to exert their influence into the patient-physician relationship, impede access to evidence-based reproductive health services, and criminalize care based on political ideology instead of science.

One example of this interference, in a case that became a political flashpoint in the wake of the Dobbs ruling last summer, has continued to play out. The case involves Caitlin Bernard, MD, MS, an Indianapolis-based ob-gyn who was targeted by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita last summer after she provided abortion care...

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