SAR Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson
The Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR) is focused on improving patient health in abdominopelvic conditions, including pregnancy, and providing imaging diagnoses to referring physicians and patients to make important healthcare decisions. As a Board, we join numerous professional physician organizations in disappointment of the recent Supreme Court decision that limits pregnant people’s autonomy and reproductive rights. The resulting patchwork of state approaches unfortunately enables restrictive legislation in many states, undermining human rights, personal safety of pregnant people, and furthering healthcare inequity. We believe that the decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade is a threat to public and individual health and interferes with the doctor-patient relationship. In a democratic nation, health care decisions should be private and individual to patients and their caregivers.