The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which supports abortion rights, has sparked controversy this week by excluding the American Association of Pro-Life OBGYNs (AAPLOG) from its medical education conference. The decision has caused outrage among pro-life supporters, who view it as an attempt to stifle their perspectives and promote an extreme pro-abortion stance.
🚨PRO-LIFE DOCTORS SILENCED: AAPLOG was *banned* from attending the annual CREOG OB/GYN medical education conference this morning. Why? @acog_org is upset that we’re telling our patients how harmful abortion is. pic.twitter.com/gaImTwfEsm
— AAPLOG (@aaplog) February 27, 2023
Christina Francis, the CEO-Elect of AAPLOG, shared a video on Twitter stating that her organization has been excluded from the upcoming 2023 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting conference, despite being a participant for 15 years. She expressed concern that ACOG’s decision contradicts the conference’s “Building Bridges” theme, as it fails to promote constructive dialogue with those who hold differing views on abortion. Francis further asserted that normalizing intentional feticide as part of women’s healthcare poses a significant risk to medical students and residents.
ACOG asserts that a human fetus lacks the ability to experience pain until at least 24-25 weeks of gestation, and their “Guide to Language and Abortion” considers terms such as “baby” and “unborn child” as prejudiced because they humanize the unborn child. However, scientific research accumulated over time indicates that unborn babies can feel pain by the 15-week mark and occasionally even earlier. This represents another instance of ACOG advancing a stance that dismisses scientific evidence in favor of their own political views.
In 2022, the Supreme Court reversed the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that granted women the right to abortion in 1973, transferring the decision-making power back to the individual states. Several states had “trigger laws” in place that were designed to come into effect if Roe was overturned. Following the Court’s verdict, other states implemented 15-week bans or “heartbeat” bans. ACOG’s recent exclusion of AAPLOG from their conference strongly suggests that they have no intention of honoring the abortion laws that individual states may implement.
The abortion sector desires an audience that can be influenced to endorse an agenda of unrestricted abortion and endeavors to suppress the dissenting majority. In any pregnancy, there are two patients to consider: the mother and her unborn baby. Abortion is not a medical treatment; it is a violent act directed at both patients, intended to terminate the life of the child. A survey discovered that 86% of OB-GYNs in the United States are disinclined to perform abortions. Nonetheless, ACOG’s decision to bar AAPLOG from their conference signifies their lack of interest in acknowledging the majority opinion of their members.
It is clear that ACOG’s decision to ban AAPLOG from their conference is a blatant attempt to push their radical pro-abortion agenda and silence those who disagree with them. This is an affront to women’s health care and an insult to medical professionals who value life and want to provide care for both mother and child. It is time for ACOG to stop pushing their own political agenda and start respecting the rights of women and unborn babies.