Obstetrician 'blind' abortion procedure

However, the Graduate Medical Education Accreditation Council (ACGME), which evaluates and approves residency programs, requires all physicians to learn how to perform an abortion procedure before graduation.

The panel proposed amending obstetrics and gynecology guidelines following the Supreme Court’s decision, which said training programs in states that restrict abortion rights should support doctors traveling to other areas for study.

If the resident doctor cannot walk, schools still have to teach theory and simulated practice in class.

Some experts are concerned about whether the simulated practice (usually done on dragon fruit or papaya) will provide adequate knowledge and skills to the resident physician in practice.

“I am very concerned that at some point, very prestigious medical schools will have to recruit graduates who are not adequately educated in modern medicine.

Even if there was an opportunity to save a pregnant woman’s life, they wouldn’t,” said Pamela Merritt, executive director of Medical Students for Choice, which educates medical students about abortion.

The anti-abortion advocate said medical schools and resident doctor programs could continue to teach about emergency procedures to save pregnant women’s lives, not how to perform voluntary abortions.

The anti-abortion advocate said medical schools and resident doctor programs could continue to teach about emergency procedures to save pregnant women’s lives, not how to perform voluntary abortions.