….Global Health Newswire reports a new study from the University of California San Francisco, a hub of pro-abortion researchers, predicts that almost half of all abortion training programs for OB-GYNs could be gone if the court allows states to ban abortions again.
“Decimating abortion training in half the country will have far-reaching impacts,” said senior author Jody Steinauer, of the university’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. “It could affect the care of future patients of clinicians who trained in these states wherever they go on to practice.”
The study, published in April in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that about 44 percent of the 6,007 medical student residents training to be OB-GYNs are working in states that likely will ban abortions. They found that almost half of the 286 OB-GYN residency programs are located in these states, according to the report.
“In 2020, 92% of obstetrics and gynecology residents reported having access to some level of abortion training,” the study states. “We predict that, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, this would plummet to at most 56%.”
Estimates vary, but researchers predict as many as 26 states would protect unborn babies by banning abortions if the Supreme Court overturns Roe. Currently, the court prohibits states from protecting unborn babies from abortion prior to viability, about 23 weeks of pregnancy. Nearly 1 million unborn babies are aborted every year in elective abortions….
The above comes from an April 29 story on LifeNews.com.