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I'm a constituent of yours and I'm writing today to ask you to please oppose House Bill 141. This legislation would harm survivors of sexual assault by requiring physicians and medical professionals to provide misinformation during the incredibly personal time of experiencing a pregnancy after a sexual assault.
The medical practice known as "Medication Abortion Reversal" is not recommended in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ clinical guidance on medication abortion. Indeed, ACOG and the American Medical Association (“AMA”) agree that there is no reliable evidence that medication abortions can, in fact, be ‘reversed’ through a course of treatment.
Requiring physicians, or licensed providers, to tell women that a medication abortion may be reversible – despite no supportive scientific or medical evidence to support this claim – undermines the informed consent process and risks misleading women to believe they do not need to be certain about their decision before beginning the medication abortion process.
Please oppose House Bill 141 because sexual assault survivors deserve evidence-based, medically-sound information when they are faced with a pregnancy after an assault.