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ACOG position statement on decriminalization of self-induced abortion

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eMediNexus    05 January 2018

A new position statement “Decriminalization of Self-Induced Abortion” from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that criminalization of self-induced abortion intimidates and shames women unnecessarily. The statement also outlines opposition to any policies mandating that ob-gyns or other clinicians report to law enforcement women they suspect have attempted self-induced abortion.

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