Posted: Nov 04, 2021 12:01 AM
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This week, the House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing entitled: “The Texas Abortion Ban and its Devastating Impact on Communities and Families.” The title foreshadows the conclusions the panelists are likely to reach, conspicuously coinciding with the December 1 Supreme Court oral arguments on the increasingly politicized abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women Health Organization. However, both the panel and the Court would do well to set aside politics and pre-determined outcomes and base their decisions and recommendations on medically-based, peer-reviewed evidence on the impact of elective abortion on healthcare.All too often, I’ve seen what happens to my patients when politics enter healthcare in the form of medically uninformed policies. If the panel were genuinely interested in exploring a “devastating impact on communities and families,” …
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