It’s frightening how far some will go to silence the Pro-Life movement.
That’s because they have no valid arguments to defend the slaughter of the unborn.
And Congressman Chip Roy just blasted one OB-GYN group for banning Pro-Life doctors from a major event.
The fight over abortion in the U.S. didn’t end with last year’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.
In fact, if anything, it’s gotten more heated.
“Hypocritical and outrageous”
That’s why five Republican Members of Congress are calling on fellow House Members to refuse meetings with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
The five conservative, Pro-Life House Members took the action after the ACOG prohibited Pro-Life doctors from setting up a booth at their annual conference.
And it wasn’t just that they banned them – it was how they did it.
The Pro-Life doctors had set up an exhibit booth at ACOG’s annual conference for the past 15 years, but this year they were refused and did not find out their booth had been canceled until they showed up at the conference.
In a statement responding to the action, U.S. Congressmen Chip Roy (R-TX), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and (R-TX), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) shared their dismay at the reports the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) had been banned from ACOG’s national medical education conference in National Harbor, Maryland.
The lawmakers called the OB-GYN group’s move “outrageous.”
“The reported decision by ACOG—an organization purporting to represent all obstetrician-gynecologists—to exclude qualified health care professionals of maternal and child care from presenting at an annual conference because of their Pro-Life positions is hypocritical and outrageous,” the five Representatives said.
Building bridges? Or blowing them up?
The Republican lawmakers went further and also called on their colleagues in the House to refuse to schedule any meetings with ACOG until the group changes its behavior toward Pro-Life doctors.
“As Members of Congress, we call on ACOG to end its discrimination against Pro-Life doctors, and we will press for immediate changes to this unacceptable behavior—whether that means taking ACOG to task in meetings or refusing meetings until they change course—and encourage other Members to do the same,” they added in their statement.
Dr. Christina Francis, incoming CEO of AAPLOG took to social media on February 27 to state her frustration with ACOG and also ironically noted this year’s theme for the conference was “Building Bridges.”
“This is a conference for physicians who are educating the next generation of OB-GYNs. We have exhibited at this conference for the last 15 years and I was planning on being inside this hotel today at our exhibit booth which we booked last year,” Francis said in a short video posted to Twitter.
“However, just a few days ago, after already having traveled to this area, we were informed that our exhibit booth had been canceled by ACOG,” Francis said.
Francis continued, “Despite multiple requests for an explanation as to why, the only explanation we’ve received is a vague explanation is that we disagree with ACOG, presumably on the issue of abortion.”
“This is very interesting considering the theme of this year’s conference which is ‘Building Bridges’.”
“However, ACOG is showing yet again, they have no desire to build bridges with those of us who disagree even a little bit with them on their position on abortion,” the incoming AAPLOG CEO said.
Francis further explained, the “ACOG is obviously afraid for its students, residents, and medical educators to be exposed to any other position on abortion other than their radical position.”
That is because more and more pro-abortion radicals are realizing their extremist views have no defense, so they simply shut down anyone who disagrees.
Look for more of this kind of outright discrimination against Pro-Lifers in the weeks and months to come.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.