“Basically the state doesn’t allow education about abortion.
We’re going to have a country where a lot of medical students don’t really understand how this process goes,” he said.
In interviews, dozens of doctors, activists and medical students expressed concern that the next generation of doctors, trained in states with strict regulations or outright bans on abortion, would lack the critical skills to treat women.
The June ruling, which allows states to decide the legality of abortion, makes it impossible for many medical schools and residency programs to comprehensively train students in obstetrics and gynecology.
92% of obstetricians said they had been trained in abortion at some level by 2020.
That number will drop to 56 percent after the Supreme Court ruling, according to research by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, which studies abortion rights, there are already 7 states, including Texas and Alabama, that no clinics offer this service.
The procedure used to perform elective abortions, including angioplasty and abortion, is essential for emergencies, such as a woman having a heart attack, stroke, or initiation of a hemorrhage.
They are also intended for cleaning tissue from the uterus after incomplete abortion, in order to prevent infection and sepsis.
“It (the statute) goes far beyond abortion. It’s going to affect a lot of other women’s health care processes,” said Maya Hammoud, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Medical schools in the United States are not required to train in abortion.