Opposing Political Interference

Deploying ACOG's Expert Voice in an Increasingly High-Stakes Environment

Mar 1, 2021

About the Webinar

ACOG has long opposed political interference that restricts quality patient care. In 2021, abortion access is once again front-and-center in the state legislatures. Political realities threaten new and graver restrictions while presenting opportunities to fortify protections and increase services.

Moderated by a national expert involved in the development of ACOG guidelines, this panel features ACOG state advocacy leaders who have deployed successful on-the-ground advocacy efforts in both protective and restrictive environments. The discussion will equip attendees with concrete strategies for leveraging obstetrician-gynecologists’ expert voices to influence legislators and other key decisionmakers, cultivate partnerships inside and outside the health care community, mobilize ACOG members, and shape a fact-based public discourse.

Moderated by

  • Serina Floyd, MD, MSPH, FACOG, Co-Chair, Abortion Access and Training Expert Work Group, Vice Chair, Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women


  • Dawn Bingham, MD, MPH, FACOG, Legislative Chair and Vice Chair, South Carolina Section
  • Sarah Prager, MD, MAS, FACOG, Legislative Chair and Past Chair, Washington Section, Co-Chair, Abortion Access and Training Expert Work Group
  • Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, MPP, FACOG, Darney/Landy Fellow, Past District V Junior Fellow Chair, Member, Abortion Access and Training Expert Work Group