Preview of the ACLU of Georgia original video series on the impact that an abortion ban would have on women’s healthcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ana Maria Rosato, media@acluga.org 

WHAT      
Press briefing prior to the public rollout of  the ACLU of Georgia original short video series on the impact that an abortion ban would have on women’s healthcare. The series is titled “Stop. The. Bans. American Physicians Speak Out.” 

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. We will showcase five videos, each of which are less than a minute and a half in duration.

The first set of videos will go public at noon on October 15th and will be released on social media one at a time that same day. The videos are subtitled in Spanish.

Stop. The. Bans. American Physicians Speak Out

WHO        
Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia
Christopher Bruce, political director of the ACLU of Georgia
A cardiologist who is featured in some of the videos will discuss the impact that an abortion ban would have on women with heart problems. 

WHERE   
ACLU of Georgia
1100 Spring Street, Suite 640
Atlanta, GA 30309
Parking is on the main deck. We will validate parking.

WHEN      
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am
October 15, 2019  

WHY          
“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." 

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