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"The Evidence in the State’s “Woman’s Right To Know” Booklet is Lacking," New Statesman Op-Ed by Daniel Grossman.

Fri, August 5, 2016
My Statesman op-ed.

new op-ed from TxPEP Investigator Daniel Grossman published in the Austin American-Statesman entitled "The Evidence in the State’s “Woman’s Right To Know” Booklet is Lacking" critiques the suggested revisions to the “Woman’s Right To Know” booklet — a document that physicians are required by law to give to women seeking an abortion that should provide them with accurate information to help inform their decision.

In the op-ed, Grossman writes that the booklet contains inaccuracies and out-of-date statistics on topics such as mental health post-abortion and risk of death that “seem designed to confuse women, if not outright trick them.” 

Grossman concludes, “In order to fulfill its responsibility as a public health agency, DSHS should revise the booklet to contain only medically accurate information that is informed by the most up-to-date scientific evidence.”

Read a letter TxPEP submitted to the DSHS for a detailed analysis of the proposed changes, including references, here.  

Published August 5, 2016

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