The Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling today that overturned Roe v. Wade, the decades-old case that legalized abortion in our country. The power to determine where, how and if abortion is permitted is now placed in the hands of the individual states. We are working to determine what the implications from this significant change in the legal and medical landscape may be for our patients, for our community and for us.
As healthcare providers, we have an unwavering commitment to the health and wellbeing of those we serve, and a responsibility to approach this issue through the lens of what’s in the best interest medically of our expectant patients and their families. Sometimes those expectant patients are faced with heartbreakingly complex—even life-threatening—scenarios, and they turn to us as their trusted health advisors to guide them—or, sometimes, save them—through our capabilities in medicine. While we will comply with whatever laws come from the overturning of Roe v. Wade, our steadfast dedication to supporting people along their entire health journeys remains.