SOGH responds to Roe v Wade decision

The Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists released a statement on the Supreme Court Decision overturning Roe v Wade.

Dear SOGH Community,

The Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists represents physicians and other professionals who care for hospitalized women and pregnant persons. We are frequently called upon to care for patients in life-threatening situations, including hemorrhage, infection, and surgical emergencies. We work to decrease maternal mortality through the practice of evidence-based medicine.

We oppose any legislation that makes caring for our patients less safe. Physicians and caregivers should be free from legal repercussions for providing medically appropriate interventions. The best medical decisions are made by a patient and their caregiver, based on the pregnant person’s medical needs, unique circumstances, values, and goals for their family.

Women and pregnant persons are more than a vehicle to deliver babies. They deserve respect and care in their own right. Abortion care is health care. We call upon the Supreme Court to uphold the reproductive rights of pregnant persons and not to interfere with our members’ ability to provide high-quality, compassionate, equitable care to our patients.

Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalist

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