Doctors on the Abortion Rights Crisis: We Cannot ‘Ignore This Real Human Suffering’ and ‘Feel Compelled to Speak Out’

A coalition of nearly 200 organizations and individuals this year made an urgent appeal to United Nations human rights experts, explaining that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization puts the U.S. in violation of its obligations under international law. This op-ed follows up on that appeal, authored by medical practitioners who describe the dire state of abortion access in the U.S.

“We never expected to witness this kind of regression of human rights and are embarrassed that such cruelties can occur in the United States, which holds itself as champion of human rights.”