Prior to the Hill visits, attendees were given advice by fellow physicians, Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-Calif.), and Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD (D-Calif.).
As stated by ACOG President Haywood Brown, MD, “This is a critical moment in our nation’s history. People are engaging like we haven’t seen in our lifetime, and politicians are paying attention. Advocacy efforts around the country are already creating change, in policy and in elections. ... Let’s remind America of what ob.gyns. know best: Facts are important. Women’s health is no exception.”
Dr. Bohon is an ob.gyn. in private practice in Washington. She is an ACOG state legislative chair from the District of Columbia and a member of the Ob.Gyn. News Editorial Advisory Board. She reported having no relevant financial disclosures. Dr. Cuff of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, is the current chair of the Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council of ACOG.