How the abortion landscape has changed 30 years after Planned Parenthood v. Casey

Dr. Janis Orlowski, chief health care officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges, speaks on the landmark decision to reaffirm a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.
2:32 | 06/29/22

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WELCOME BACK. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY, IN 1992, THE SUPREME COURT RULED IN FAVOR OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA VERSUS CASEY. REAFFIRMING A WOMAN'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AN ABORTION. IN THE 1973 DECISION ON ROE V. WADE. THAT DECISION ESSENTIALLY REASSERTED THAT STATES CANNOT PROHIBIT ABORTIONS BEFORE FETAL VIABILITY. THE POINT WHEN A FETUS COULD OUTSIDE -- WHICH IS NOW ABOUT 23 WEEKS. CHIEF HEALTH CARE OFFICER FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, DOCTOR JANICE ORLOVSKY JOINS ME LIVE NOW FOR MORE ON THIS. DOCTOR ORLOVSKY, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. HOW SIGNIFICANT WAS THIS DAY IN HISTORY AND WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THAT RULING AND ROE ITSELF NOW BEING OVERTURNED? >> WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS ABOUT ROE BEING OVERTURNED. BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IN INTERFERENCE WITH US PROVIDING THE BEST MEDICAL ADVICE FOR WOMEN. WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS THAT ABOUT 40 TO 50% OF SCREENING PROGRAMS FOR GYNECOLOGISTS RESIDENTS WILL LIKELY BE AFFECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE IN STATES THAT HAVE ALREADY HAD LAWS AGAINST A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO AN ABORTION. THAT WILL IMPACT TRAINING, THAT WILL IMPACT OUR ABILITY TO HAVE A COMPETENCY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY DOCTORS. >> CRITICS OR I SHOULD SAY SUPPORTERS OF THE DECISION HAVE POINTED TO OTHER OPTIONS FOR WOMEN WHO WANT ABORTIONS. THINGS LIKE ADOPTION AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES. WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO THAT, WHAT ARE ALTERNATIVES ARE THERE FOR WOMEN SEEKING ABORTIONS? >> I THINK THAT THE PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THIS VERY NARROWLY IN A SITUATION WHERE THERE MIGHT BE A DECISION FOR -- YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE DNC PROCEDURES USED IN MANY DIFFERENT GYNECOLOGICAL SITUATIONS MIGHT BE USED WHEN, WHEN A WOMAN'S LIFE IS AT RISK. FOR AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY, FOR A MISCARRIAGE. SO THERE NEEDS TO BE THE ABILITY FOR A PHYSICIAN AND HIS OR HER PATIENT TO EXPLORE ALL OF THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE AT RISK AND THEN MAKE A DECISION AS TO

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