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ABO-004: Abortion as a Medical Procedure and Providing Abortion-Related Information

 
Abortion as a Medical Procedure and Providing Abortion-Related Information: The Wisconsin Medical Society: 1) supports enactment of appropriate legislation that would ac­knowledge the right of a physician to perform and to practice this medical procedure as he/she might any other medical procedure or to refuse to perform an abortion according to the dictates of his/her training, experience and conscience; 2) supports the development of guide­lines that ensure that abortions be performed only under proper medical circumstances with adequate provision for safeguarding the health of the patient; and 3) although abortion is a contentious issue, it is a legal medical procedure and physicians should be expected to advise their patients of all available options. (HOD, 0414)