Legislating Medical Procedures – posted by PsychiatricTimes.com on May 11, 2022

Leakage of a draft opinion of the majority in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has resulted in a consensus that the US Supreme Court will likely reverse the decision of Roe v. Wade, and undo its protections for women and their health care providers to determine the best course of care.

In my opinion, physicians, including psychiatrists, have a duty to advocate for patients who we counsel and treat based upon the best medical evidence. Roe has been settled law assuring women access to a standard medical procedure for almost 5 decades—or so we thought.

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