Statement from ACOG District II

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II

Statement from ACOG District II
Affirming The Right of All Women to Obtain
a Safe and Legal Abortion

Albany, NY - February 27, 2013 -- The New York State District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) continues to affirm the right of all women to obtain a safe and legal abortion and have timely access to other reproductive health services and medication.

Abortions are necessary in a number of circumstances to save the life of a woman or to preserve her health. Unfortunately, pregnancy is not a risk-free life event, particularly for many women with chronic medical conditions. Despite all of our medical advances, many women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth-related reasons. In fact, many more women would die each year if they did not have access to abortion to protect their health or to save their lives. If abortion is to be performed, it should be performed safely and as early as possible.

ACOG District II supports access to care for all individuals, irrespective of financial status, and supports the availability of all reproductive options, including abortion. ACOG opposes unnecessary regulations that limit or delay access to care.

ACOG District II opposes the harassment of abortion providers and patients and strongly supports those activities which prevent unintended pregnancy.


The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II (ACOG) represents over 4,000 members who deliver health care to New York's women. Our Albany office offers its resources as a scientific and educational organization dedicated to quality health care for women. Our commitment to professional excellence, combined with our choice to be a strong public advocate for New York women, has made District II one of the state's most trusted and credible voices on all aspects of health care for women.

Contact Information: 518-436-3461 

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998