September 5, 2023

American College of OB/GYNs Announces Support for Abortion "without limitations"

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced in an op-ed to the Washington Post that it supports abortion "without restrictions, without limitations, and without barriers."

The pro-abortion op-ed was penned by ACOG interim chief executive Christopher Zahn and Society of Family Planning (SFP) interim director of advocacy & public affairs Jenni Villavicencio. The pair wrote this op-ed in response to a pro-life op-ed by Kellyanne Conway and SBA Pro-Life president Marjorie Dannenfelser. The pro-lifers op-ed was titled "Republicans need to go on the offense about abortion."

Zahn and Villavicencio accuse pro-lifers of misleading Americans on the safety of abortion. Not only did they claim that abortion is safe, refusing to acknowledge that a "successful" abortion always takes a human life, but they argued that abortion "improves and saves lives."

They concluded, “Abortion is safe. It improves and saves lives, and it must be available without restrictions, without limitations and without barriers — just as any other critical part of health care.”

“As an obstetrician for the last 30 years, I have advocated and cared for both of my patients — mothers and their unborn children,” said Dr. Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB/GYN and vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute. “This brazen proclamation from ACOG, while sad to see, is reflective of a discouraging new reality: In ACOG’s leadership and the broader medical community, there’s no place for dissent on the issue of unlimited abortion for any reason, at any time during pregnancy.”

She added, “We are witnessing, in real time, a vocal, political takeover of a scientific community that represents the most honorable and beautiful profession, responsible for safely bringing new life into the world.”