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The American Association of Pro-life OB/GYN’s Annual Meeting

Posted by MDViews on January 20, 2009

The American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) held their annual meeting in Ft. Lauderdale this last weekend. AAPLOG is a somewhat small group of OB/GYN physicians made up of conservative Christians and practicing Catholics.

We heard from Gene Rudd, MD, who is a leader at the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) who spoke on rights of conscience issues, a topic that affects (and will affect even more as the new administration takes office) we pro-life OB/GYN’s greatly.

Donna Harricson, MD, president of AAPLOG, spoke on maternal mortality. Joel Brind, PhD, spoke on the link between abortion and breast cancer. Bryon Calhoun, MD spoke on early pregnancy failure.

We were all moved by the presentation of Fredrick Brown, MD, who told of his journey from an abortionist to a pro-life Christian. God bless him.

Priscilla Coleman, PhD, a psychologist, spoke about the American Psychological Association’s (APA) recent statement saying there is no such thing as post-abortion syndrome, a stand not supported by the evidence.

Allen Sawyer, MD, told about coding issues related to abortion. All elective abortion codes are lumped in with tubal pregnancies and molar pregnancy in a purposeful way to hide data on abortion. Mary Davenport, MD, spoke about oral abortifacients.

AAPLOG with CMDA has been at the forefront of the political debate surrounding abortion. They were instrumental in getting Secrtary Leavett to pass the right of conscience rule, short lived as it may be. They testified in the Partial Birth Abortion Bill debate stating that there is never a reason to perform a partial birth abortion. As a pro-life physician group, they tend to carry more weight than some other groups. 

It is not easy for doctors to stand for life in our current medical culture. One is looked at a a neanderthal misogynist with no compassion for the plight of women with unintended pregnancies. Fully 88% of OB/GYN’s in the country support legal abortion. We are a minority. Of course, I tend to think that God and I make a majority. I have no intention of backing down in this fight, and neither do the wonderful doctors at AAPLOG. We covet your prayers.

One Response to “The American Association of Pro-life OB/GYN’s Annual Meeting”

  1. abigail said

    Thanks for this update. It is very encouraging to hear of committed Christian physicians that are willing to stand in the minority and do what’s best for their patients and what’s right in the eyes of God.

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