Roe’s reversal threatens all reproductive care

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It was days after the overthrow of Roe v. Wade when a doctor in Louisiana prescribed a drug to make inserting an IUD, a form of birth control, less painful for a patient.

The drug has several uses. One of them is to act as the second part of a two-drug protocol used to terminate a pregnancy.

The pharmacy called the prescribing doctor to ask if the prescription was for an abortion. When she told them it was for an IUD insertion, the pharmacist still refused to give the medication, leaving the patient without medication for her procedure. It’s one of the ways Roe’s reversal has already impacted access to other types of reproductive care. We fear that not only will this continue, but that it will get worse.

Today we’ll explore the new landscape of reproductive health care in a post-Roe world by talking to two doctors who have dedicated their lives to helping people at risk of becoming pregnant navigate their vast pool of reproductive health care needs. health. Whether deciding how to prevent pregnancy and how to deal with harmful periods, how to recover from a miscarriage, or how to treat infertility, these doctors know better than most, and certainly better than the Supreme Court, that the full spectrum of reproductive care is of vital importance to the lives of millions of Americans.

We have with us today Dr. Colleen Denny, Medical Director of Women’s Health Services at Bellevue Hospital in New York and Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU School of Medicine who provides OB-GYN care that includes abortion, and Dr. Lucky Sekhon, a dual board-certified OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at RMA of New York, a fertility clinic. She is a clinical assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Make a donation to support our fight against the violation of reproductive autonomy and all the attacks that follow. Please visit aclu.org/keepfighting. To get involved in our efforts to protect abortion access, please visit aclu.org/abortionactivist.

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