Washington, DC—Lisa Hollier, M.D., MPH, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), issued the following statement regarding the Texas vs. Azar ruling:
“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) strongly disagrees with the decision in the Texas vs. Azar lawsuit and firmly calls for its reversal. If this decision stands, it will have a significant and devastating impact on the health and well-being of all Americans, especially women and families.
“The Affordable Care Act put in place landmark women’s health protections that are now part of the fabric of our nation. More than 55 million women have gained access to preventive services, including mammograms and birth control with no cost-sharing. And 8.7 million women now have the peace of mind of having meaningful maternity care coverage.
“ACOG remains vigilant to oppose any future attacks on women’s health and looks forward to working with the U.S. Congress to preserve the vital consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act.
“ACOG’s message is simple and consistent: Don’t turn back the clock on women’s health.”
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the nation’s leading group of physicians providing health care for women. As a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization of more than 58,000 members, ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care. www.acog.org