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American Physicians Speak Out

“Stop. The. Bans. American Physicians Speak Out” is an ACLU of Georgia original video series on the impact that an abortion ban would have on women’s healthcare. 

“Since the Georgia legislature passed the abortion ban, we have received questions about what it means for women’s healthcare. We went to the experts – American physicians who provide healthcare for women – and asked them what an abortion ban would mean for their practice,” said Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia.

“We asked physicians in a number of different disciplines out of the awareness that the effect of this law went far beyond limiting or eliminating access to abortion care, as detrimental as that would be by itself. This law has even greater implications for women to access to healthcare, period." 

The series includes 19 physicians from diverse disciplines: obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, psychology, internal medicine, maternal fetal medicine, and oncology. 

This is a 32-part series. 
Click a title to go to the page where you can view the video.

1 Out of 4 Women Will Have an Abortion

Black Women, Maternal Mortality, and Abortion Care

Heart Disease, Pregnancy, and Risks

Reproductive Healthcare and Contraceptive Failures 

Abortion Bans Would Take Away Her Freedom to Decide

Medication Trials Almost Universally Exclude Pregnant Women 

Intimate Partner Violence Can Increase During Pregnancy

Your Decision is Correct

Abortion Bans Undermine Trust Between a Healthcare Provider and Their Patients

Mental Health and Access to Abortion Care

Abortion Bans Jeopardize Medical Education

Legal Abortion Care is Safe

Women of Color Must Have Agency Over Own Their Bodies

Abortion Bans Impact Women Living With Cancer

Reproductive Autonomy and Empowering Women

Heart Disease Can Complicate Pregnancy

Abortion Bans Devalue Women's Lives

Doctors Must Provide Real Information

​Maternal Mortality of African American Women and Abortion Bans

Abortion Care is Incredibly Common

It's All Related

Pregnancy Decisions – A Core Aspect of Women’s Lives

Maternal Mortality Epidemic for Black Women

Focus on Caring for the Woman

Postpartum Depression and Family Concerns

Abortion Bans Stop Doctors From Practicing Evidenced-Based Medicine

Abortion Bans Deprive a Woman of Her Own Medical Decisions

Communities of Color and Access to Doctors

Pregnancies Don’t Always Go as Planned

Mental Health, Autonomy, and Decision-Making

Respect Her Decision


Stop The Bans Campaign
The Past: Roe v. Wade
The Present: SisterSong v. Kemp
The Problem: Georgia Has a Maternal Mortality Crisis
The Politicians
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American Physicians Speak Out video series