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Gonzales v. Carhart: Amicus brief of the American College of Obstretricians and Gynecologists

STATEMENT OF INTEREST
Nebraska, 2006

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (“ACOG”) is a non-profit educational and professional organization founded in 1951. ACOG is the leading professional association of physicians who specialize in the health care of women. Its more than 50,000 members represent approximately 90% of all board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists practicing in the United States.

ACOG represents the vast majority of physicians affected by the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (“the Act”). Though their views on abortion differ, ACOG’s members agree that their chief goal is to improve women’s health by providing their patients with the safest possible care. As a result, ACOG opposes laws, such as the Act, that would expose patients to serious, unnecessary health risks.