U.S. Abortion Bans and the Future of Medicine: A Conversation with Clinicians

In the two years since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision, 14 states have banned abortion in almost all circumstances. As a result, growing numbers of clinicians are facing possible criminal and civil penalties for the provision of basic health care, creating real threats to public health and human rights.  

Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned, Roe v. Wade, PHR convened a conversation with medical professionals to unpack the devastating impact of abortion criminalization on health care, exposing worsening health disparities and the exodus of providers from affected states. In this discussion, moderated by PHR Board Member Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP, and featuring PHR Medical Director Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, medical and legal experts share alarming findings and frontline clinician testimony on compromised care standards and needless delays. In this webinar, legal, medical, and public health experts share the findings of research undertaken in Louisiana, Idaho, and Oklahoma on the harmful impact on the practice of medicine and disparities in health care arising from the criminalization of abortion post-Dobbs.

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