Earlier this month, AMWA put out the following statement in support of Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who was a featured keynote speaker at the AMWA Annual Meeting.
“The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) stands with the American Medical Association and Indiana University Health in support of Caitlin Bernard, MD, MS who provided necessary abortion care to a 10-year-old Ohio girl whose pregnancy was the result of rape. Reports and testimony show that Dr. Bernard did not violate her institution’s privacy policies, nor the policies of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. AMWA was honored to have Dr. Bernard as a keynote speaker at the recent AMWA Annual meeting.”
We also congratulate Dr. Caitlin Bernard on receiving the AMA Foundation Courage in Women’s Health Advocacy Award.
Read more about Dr. Bernard in the AMA Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Awards Program. Dr. Bernard’s “clinical, research and advocacy work focus on expanding access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, miscarriage and pregnancy care. In the wake of the Dobbs ruling in 2022, she spoke out publicly about the harms of abortion bans and received both support as well as political persecution.”