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AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
February 2016 update: The AAPS vs ABMS lawsuit is still alive and we are awaiting Court action to proceed. In addition to AAPS vs. ABMS there are now two additional new lawsuits concerning physicians and certification that are pending. We will share more details about all three cases as they become available. -------------------------------------------- December 2014 update: We are awaiting a decision by the U.S. District Court in Chicago on Defendant ABMS's motion to dismiss. The AAPS brief in opposition to motion to dismiss reads in part, "The motion to dismiss by ABMS depends on its implausible denial that it is... read more
Claimed Death Toll from Medical Errors Meaningless, Says AAPS
Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing some 250,000 lives per year, according to an article in the BMJ. Ever since the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine estimated, in 1999, that up to 98,000 Americans died of medical errors, such numbers have been trumpeted and recycled in the press, states AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D. “The original figures were based on a couple of small studies, and the results were extrapolated to the whole country. Nobody can point to that many individual casualties—the number is a statistic, a guess,” she stated.... read more
Separate Facilities Protect Women and Girls, States AAPS
In response to threatened boycotts of states with laws permitting sex-specific locker rooms and restrooms, AAPS released the following statement: “Public locker rooms and restrooms exist for the utilitarian purpose of hygiene, not to affirm the self-identified gender of certain individuals. These facilities are traditionally restricted to persons of the same sex for sound reasons. Plumbing fixtures are suited to male or female anatomy. More importantly, the separation protects feminine modesty as well as shielding girls and women from offensive, criminal, or dangerous behavior by voyeurs, exhibitionists, and rapists. “Indecent exposure is a crime in most jurisdictions, and it is... read more
$1.8 Billion for Zika Misdirected
The White House announced plans to ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to “combat Zika” as by “boosting research on ways to prevent its spread,” according to a Feb 8 article in the Wall Street Journal. Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases are spreading widely, and making their way from tropical countries into the U.S., states AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D. These include dengue and chikungunya, which are carried by the same vector as Zida, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. “The way to prevent their spread is already known: kill the vector in areas where there are infected... read more
End the Favoritism for the Abortion Industry, Says AAPS
Patients are protected and the patient-physician relationship is strengthened by requiring abortionists to comply with ethical and quality standards that are fundamental to the medical profession, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). AAPS filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, No. 15-274, in support of Texas HB 2, which properly requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital before they perform an abortion. Telling patients after a procedure to “call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room” is not quality medical care, and the... read more
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