Respect for Life
Physicians' group supports life
The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) is the largest medical professional organization of pro-life medical practitioners in the world.
AAPLOG equips physicians of all specialties to speak out professionally on life issues, especially the effects of abortion on women. It provides members with access to evidence-based research, networking opportunities and continuing education credit. Its members care for both patients: the mother and her unborn child.
AAPLOG has about 2,500 members and associates, approximately 85 percent of whom are obstetricians and gynecologists, a requirement for voting membership. For 40 years, AAPLOG was one of the largest "special interest groups" within the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where it functioned as a pro-life professional "second opinion," balancing ACOG's pro-abortion activism. When ACOG discontinued use of the title "special interest group" in 2013, AAPLOG was free to expand its membership to include physicians who are not ACOG members, such as family practitioners, pediatricians and others. In 2014 it opened its doors to a small but growing number of midwives and other midlevel providers and nurses, and its membership has been steadily growing since then.
AAPLOG has been involved in a majority of the Supreme Court victories, including the Gonzales v. Carhart Partial Birth Abortion decision, and the Hobby Lobby decision with its medical amicus briefs. The association has testified before local, state and federal legislatures and committees, as well as international convocations such as the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women. International AAPLOG members can be found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and South America. It supplies key information to professional medical pro-life organizations around the world.
AAPLOG is the international go-to source for information concerning the effects of abortion on women. Visit its website at www.aaplog.org for more information.
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