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ACOG Statement on the Temporary Injunction Against SB8


Washington, DCThe following is a statement from J. Martin Tucker, MD, FACOG, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), on behalf of ACOG:

“The federal district court’s temporary injunction against Texas SB8 represents one small victory in the ongoing struggle for access to all reproductive health care options in Texas. SB8 stripped our members’ patients of their constitutional rights and violated the patient-physician relationship. The enforcement aspect of this law threatened all physicians, not just obstetrician-gynecologists. ACOG encourages the appellate court to uphold this injunction and looks forward to a final ruling declaring this law to be unconstitutional. Laws that attempt to restrict constitutionally protected abortion rights—not just SB8—limit the scope of women’s health care and exacerbate existing health inequities.”