How Providers Can Navigate Medical Professional Liability Risks in a Post-Roe World
In the months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, medical providers have felt a wave of uncertainty.
In states that have enacted abortion bans, there is concern that providers may be cautious about engaging in treatments that could be interpreted as abortion over fears of criminal prosecution.
Laws with exceptions for saving the life of the mother don’t always clearly define under what circumstances an abortion would be legally allowed, and there isn’t much precedent for providers since the bans have yet to be tested in the courts.
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